InstructorRic Herbert
TypeOnline Course
Price$95
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Such valuable lessons. Definetely worth it!!!   Abbey Slattery

Fun, informative and transformative. You are a brilliant teacher.  Emma Bitti

There are loads of singers and voice people I know who could use this.  Nicola Quilter

Truly a brilliant voice and a wonderful soul. Very exciting to see this series online.  Shen Rocks

Ric’s great, and this is great value for money.  Ian Wright

I continue to highly recommend Ric’s proven techniques to others since doing the course myself.  ‘Lofty’ Fulton

Overview

This is a step-by-step video tutorial series that allows professional and amateur singers and speakers alike, to fully develop the potential of their voice. Through a series of highly crafted, but simple to follow, exercises, you will begin to master tone, control and clarity.  You will learn techniques that will be of great value in any situation where your voice is required to communicate ideas and emotion. And very often, the exercises are creative and fun to do.

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Who should take this Course?

  • Actors
  • Voice Artists
  • Singers
  • Public Speakers
  • Industry/PR spokespeople
  • Sales Professionals

Why take this Course?

This is a step-by-step video tutorial series that allows professional and amateur singers and speakers alike, to fully develop the potential of their voice. Through a series of highly crafted, but simple to follow, exercises, you will begin to master tone, control and clarity.  You will learn techniques that will be of great value in any situation where your voice is required to communicate ideas and emotion. And very often, the exercises are creative and fun to do.

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What’s in the Course?

STEP 1 – ROMANCING THE TONE     (VIDEO 30 mins)

In this first step, you’ll be guided through a series of exercises to learn where the voice originates, and what fuels the voice. You’ll be introduced to the first stage of developing a powerful ‘breathing platform’, and learn a humming technique that starts to awaken your instrument (your voice) to producing sounds with clarity and control. You’ll also be introduced to the first stage of articulation through various vowel exercises. Finally, you’ll receive your homework to practice with before you launch into Step 2.

STEP 2 – BOW OVER STRINGS   (VIDEO 29 mins)

In this second step, you’ll be guided through a series of exercises to further explore what fuels your voice. You’ll work through the second stage of a powerful ‘breathing platform’, and the next stage of a humming technique that teaches you about ‘placing’ your voice with control. You’ll also work through some simple, but highly effective, articulation exercises with consonants. Finally, you’ll receive your homework to practice with before you launch into Step 3.

STEP 3 – ENGAGING THE TONGUE   (VIDEO 32 mins)

In this third step, you’ll further extend your breathing platform to beyond what you thought was possible. You’ll discover the simple joy of exploring the relationship between consonants and vowels. You’ll work through the 3rd stage of a humming technique that teaches you how to ‘light up’ your instrument, giving you even more clarity and control; the second part of ‘placing’ your voice effectively. You’ll finish this step by working through some fun and effective ennunciation exercises. Finally, you’ll receive your homework to practice and perfect before you move into Step 4.

STEP 4 – DIDGING   (VIDEO 32 mins)

In the fourth step, you’ll move up to a set of advanced breathing exercises to further extend the flexibility of your breathing platform. You’ll learn a unique and extraordinary new humming technique that explores the sonic resonance or tone between the tongue and the hard palate. You’ll then be guided through a number of advanced and innovative vowel exercises. Finally, you’ll receive new homework to practice with before you move to Step 5.

STEP 5 – DROP THE JAW   (VIDEO 22 mins)

By this 5th step, you will have arrived at a place of comfort, genuine ability, and control with your breathing. You’ll now learn a method of ‘snatching breath’ as would be demanded of you in many real-life situations. You’ll learn a method to ‘drop your jaw’ and double the power and potential of your voice. You’ll complete this step with a series of new, short, and more percussive, vowel exercises. Finally, you’ll receive new homework that will prepare you for Step 6.

STEP 6 – PLACING THE BEE   (VIDEO 19 mins)

In the 6th step, you’ll move to an advanced stage of ‘snatching breath’ as would be demanded of you in many real-life situations. You’ll then work through a series of highly imaginative and enjoyable exercises that help you maintain life-long techniques for quickly getting in touch with the many ways you can ‘light up’ different parts of your instrument (your voice) before a vocal performance of any kind. You will now find yourself adept at relaxing, enjoying, and discovering your breath. Step 6 completes with a refined set of homework exercises that will prepare you for the final lesson.

STEP 7 – RING THE BELL   (VIDEO 17 mins)

In this final step, you’ll be introduced to a new variation of breathing exercise, called ‘balloon breathing’ and this will further increase your lung capacity and strengthen your breathing platform. You will then be guided through another imaginative and enjoyable exercise that shows you how to use your whole body to draw vocal power, where and when you need it. You’ll then receive ‘final’ homework that will be your permanent companion to your wonderful voice.

HOMEWORK AND TIPS & TRICKS SHEET   (PDF)

Each exercise and techinque is detailed in this Step by Step printable document. It also includes a number of tips and tricks to help look after that wonderful voice of yours!

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Section 1The 7 Steps
Lecture 1Step 1 - Romancing the Tone
Lecture 2Step 2 - Bow Over Strings
Lecture 3Step 3 - Engaging the Tongue
Lecture 4Step 4 - Didging
Lecture 5Step 5 - Drop the Jaw
Lecture 6Step 6 - Placing the Bee
Lecture 7Step 7 - Ring the Bell