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Voice experts and bestselling authors Dr Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher have been chatting about voice for more than 20 years - this time they've switched the microphone on. Vocal technique? check. Musicals? check. The weird things you can do with your voice? check. Includes AMA on voice, singing, speaking, performance techniques, voice exercises and so much more.

This Is A Voice Jeremy Fisher and Dr Gillyanne Kayes

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Voice experts and bestselling authors Dr Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher have been chatting about voice for more than 20 years - this time they've switched the microphone on. Vocal technique? check. Musicals? check. The weird things you can do with your voice? check. Includes AMA on voice, singing, speaking, performance techniques, voice exercises and so much more.

    The reality of PhDs and vocal pedagogy with Dr Marisa Lee Naismith

    The reality of PhDs and vocal pedagogy with Dr Marisa Lee Naismith

    Ever wondered what it's like to do a PhD in vocal pedagogy? Or how that PhD might translate into teaching singing?
    Want to know exactly why we think classical vocal training doesn't work for contemporary commercial music singers?

    We go deep with Dr Marisa Lee Naismith, author of Singing Contemporary Commercial Music Styles, a pedagogical framework:
    How difficult is it to juggle the work of a PhD, family life and a full-time business? Marisa and Gillyanne compare notes (3.00)Why is CCM pedagogy still not thought of as legitimate? Marisa gives us the background (9.00)What is the single biggest difference between classical and CCM music, and therefore the biggest requirement for teaching CCM singers that classical teachers don't usually do? Jeremy shares his thoughts. (16.50)Marisa prods Jeremy about bias - what's his answer? (18.30)What is the 1% that Marisa is talking about, and what was the survey Gillyanne & Jeremy did that confirms it? (26.40)And what IS the job of a singing teacher? Marisa reveals her take on what needs to happen in a singing lesson.
    It's a fascinating conversation, and this is just part 1!
    Drop in and join us

    Get Marisa's book here https://amzn.to/3EG7O3p

    Get the This Is A Voice book here https://amzn.to/3A9steN

    Get the One Minute Voice Warmup app here, it's got a 4.9star rating
    Appstore https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/one-minute-voice-warmup/id1212802251
    Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.speechtools.warmup&hl=en_GB&pli=1

    We've also got this! ↓
    The 5 Days to Better Singing Teaching course online, with voice coaching techniques, vocal articulation exercises and a LOT more for the up-to-date singing teacher is here https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/5-days-to-better-singing-teaching

    For the best self-guided learning check out the Vocal Process Learning Lounge - 16 years of vocal coaching resources (over 600 videos) for less than the price of one private singing lesson. Click and scroll down the page for the free previews
    https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/the-vocal-technique-learning-lounge

    For real 1-1 attention on your own voice, book a voice coaching session in the singing studio with Jeremy or Gillyanne
    https://drgillyannekayesjeremyfisherinspirationsession.as.me/schedule.php

    If you want to discover if our singing teacher training programme works for YOU, message us - we can share the process for joining Cohort23.

    Sign up for the Vocal Process newsletter https://vocalprocess.co.uk/build-your-own-tilting-larynx/

    Check out our brand new Voice Journal, written with Rayvox's Oren Boder
    https://www.rayvox.co.uk/products/voice-journal

    Find us - follow us on the socials!
    🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Vocalprocess
    📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/vocalprocess
    📖 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/vocalprocess  
     
     
    #thisisavoice #vocalcoach #singingteacher #voice

    • 36 min
    Change your pitch, change your meaning. Vocal exercises from This Is A Voice book

    Change your pitch, change your meaning. Vocal exercises from This Is A Voice book

    Feed the dog!
     Changing your pitch patterns can help your listeners understand your emotions and meaning. In this week's This Is A Voice podcast (Season 6 Episode 12), expert vocal trainers Dr Gillyanne Kayes & Jeremy Fisher use the sentence "Feed the dog" to showcase different pitch patterns and meanings.
     
    We read out the instructions from the second half of exercise 26 (page 84 of This Is A Voice) and show you step by step how to change meaning, intonation and interest in your speaking voice.
     
    Jeremy reads out a paragraph of text with two very different pitch patterns (it's almost like singing), and Gillyanne shares a very simple exercise to help non-singers process their own spoken voice pitch patterns.
     
    Jeremy also demonstrates two different pitch patterns that can become irritating if repeated - the upward inflection and the creak down.
     
    There's a BRILLIANT exercise borrowed from UCL's phonetics department for speaking voice inflection that's very close to science fiction, and Jeremy demonstrates all four versions of the exercise to create four different emotional states.
    (You can go to the free preview of our Pitch, Pace & Power webinar where we explore this more here https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/courses/the-vocal-technique-learning-lounge/lectures/27906956)


    Get the This Is A Voice book here https://amzn.to/3A9steN

    Get the One Minute Voice Warmup app here, it's got a 4.9star rating
    Appstore https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/one-minute-voice-warmup/id1212802251
    Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.speechtools.warmup&hl=en_GB&pli=1

    Sam and Garry at Speechtools are here https://speechtools.co/

    We've also got this! ↓
    The 5 Days to Better Singing Teaching course online, with voice coaching techniques, vocal articulation exercises and a LOT more for the up-to-date singing teacher is here https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/5-days-to-better-singing-teaching

    For the best self-guided learning check out the Vocal Process Learning Lounge - 16 years of vocal coaching resources (over 600 videos) for less than the price of one private singing lesson. Click and scroll down the page for the free previews
    https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/the-vocal-technique-learning-lounge

    For real 1-1 attention on your own voice, book a voice coaching session in the singing studio with Jeremy or Gillyanne
    https://drgillyannekayesjeremyfisherinspirationsession.as.me/schedule.php

    If you want to discover if our singing teacher training programme works for YOU, message us - we can share the process for joining Cohort23.

    Sign up for the Vocal Process newsletter https://vocalprocess.co.uk/build-your-own-tilting-larynx/

    Check out our brand new Voice Journal, written with Rayvox's Oren Boder
    https://www.rayvox.co.uk/products/voice-journal

    Find us - follow us on the socials!
    🐦 Twitter - https://tw

    • 24 min
    What's your pitch pattern? Exercises from This Is A Voice & our Warmup App

    What's your pitch pattern? Exercises from This Is A Voice & our Warmup App

    No? Yes!
    What makes a voice more interesting to listen to? Tone? Volume?

    Pitch patterns help your listeners understand your emotions and meaning. In this episode, expert vocal trainers Dr Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher riff on pitch patterns and meaning in speaking voice.

    Exercise 26 on page 84 of our This Is A Voice book is a brilliant vocal technique exercise for improving your speaking (and singing). We go step by step through the instructions and demonstrate how the exercise works in both male and female voice.

    Jeremy demonstrates monotonous voice, a very boring version of the test sentences. And both Gillyanne and Jeremy speak with extreme pitch changes, giving a totally different meaning to the same words.

    And we walk you through a pitching exercise in our One Minute Voice Warmup app too.

    It's a cracking episode, one of our best so far.

    If you want to discover how to increase your speaking range, improve your voice use and get your listeners more interested in what you're saying, tune in to this episode!

    Get the This Is A Voice book here https://amzn.to/3A9steN

    Get the One Minute Voice Warmup app here, it's got a 4.9star rating
    Appstore https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/one-minute-voice-warmup/id1212802251
    Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.speechtools.warmup&hl=en_GB&pli=1

    Sam and Garry at Speechtools are here https://speechtools.co/

    Anne Leatherland of Vocal Intuition is here https://anneleatherland.co.uk/

    Susie Millen of MyVocalFitness is here https://www.myvocalfitness.com/

    We've also got this! ↓
    The 5 Days to Better Singing Teaching course online, with voice coaching techniques, vocal articulation exercises and a LOT more for the up-to-date singing teacher is here https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/5-days-to-better-singing-teaching

    For the best self-guided learning check out the Vocal Process Learning Lounge - 16 years of vocal coaching resources (over 600 videos) for less than the price of one private singing lesson. Click and scroll down the page for the free previews
    https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/the-vocal-technique-learning-lounge

    For real 1-1 attention on your own voice, book a voice coaching session in the singing studio with Jeremy or Gillyanne
    https://drgillyannekayesjeremyfisherinspirationsession.as.me/schedule.php

    If you want to discover if our singing teacher training programme works for YOU, message us - we can share the process for joining Cohort23.

    Sign up for the Vocal Process newsletter https://vocalprocess.co.uk/build-your-own-tilting-larynx/


    Check out our brand new Voice Journal, written with Rayvox's Oren Boder 
    https://www.rayvox.co.uk/products/voice-journal

    Find us - follow us on the socials!
    🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Vocalprocess
    📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/vocalprocess
    📖 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/vocalprocess 


    #thisisavoice #vocalcoach #singingteacher #voice

    • 19 min
    Coaching Austin Butler for Elvis & training teachers - Irene Bartlett returns

    Coaching Austin Butler for Elvis & training teachers - Irene Bartlett returns

    What does a movie musical vocal coach do?
    Singer and pedagogue Irene Bartlett is back to chat with vocal trainers Gillyanne & Jeremy about coaching Austin Butler to sing Elvis in the latest movie, and how she works with singing teachers in the Pedagogy Programme at Griffith University in Brisbane.

    What was the first thing Irene needed to do when meeting Austin (or any singer) for the first time? (3.00)
    What is she listening for when working with professional singers? (6.53)
    How do we know whether a singer has real tension or whether they're adding it "for effect"? (12.00)
    How do you teach singing teachers to become BETTER singing teachers? We're all in agreement, but on what? Jeremy clarifies (22.40)
    Why might "the 5 note scale" be a problematic exercise for singers? (24.00 and 25.40)

    It’s an honest conversation between vocal trainers separated by 10,000 miles but together in spirit.

    Baz Luhrmann's film Elvis with Austin Butler is here https://amzn.to/3E2pWFA

    Liz Lerman's Critical Response Process book is here https://amzn.to/3t4Jti8

    The 5 Days to Better Singing Teaching course online, with voice coaching techniques, vocal articulation exercises and a LOT more for the up-to-date singing teacher is here https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/5-days-to-better-singing-teaching

    For the best self-guided learning check out the Vocal Process Learning Lounge - 16 years of vocal coaching resources (over 600 videos) for less than the price of one private singing lesson. Click and scroll down the page for the free previews
    https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/the-vocal-technique-learning-lounge

    For real 1-1 attention on your own voice, book a voice coaching session in the singing studio with Jeremy or Gillyanne
    https://drgillyannekayesjeremyfisherinspirationsession.as.me/schedule.php

    If you want to discover if our singing teacher training programme works for YOU, message us - we can share the process for joining Cohort23.

    Sign up for the Vocal Process newsletter https://vocalprocess.co.uk/build-your-own-tilting-larynx/

    We've also got this! ↓
    Check out our brand new Voice Journal, written with Rayvox's Oren Boder
    https://www.rayvox.co.uk/products/voice-journal

    Find us - follow us on the socials!
    🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Vocalprocess
    📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/vocalprocess
    📖 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/vocalprocess  

    • 38 min
    What is good singing? Dr Irene Bartlett chats to vocal trainers Gillyanne & Jeremy about vocal health, technique & style

    What is good singing? Dr Irene Bartlett chats to vocal trainers Gillyanne & Jeremy about vocal health, technique & style

    What is good singing? Singer and pedagogue Dr Irene Bartlett joins vocal trainers Gillyanne & Jeremy to talk about good singing, function and style.
    It’s an honest conversation between vocal trainers separated by 10,000 miles but together in spirit.
    Is it divisive to separate classical, CCM and Musical Theatre music? Irene has a great one-sentence answer to this (2.40)Is there a difference between classical singing lessons and musical theatre singing lessons? How do classical singers react to their first heavy metal, or newbies react to their first opera? It’s a fascinating part of the conversation about vocal technique, sound output, performing environment and genre.What happens when you look at a spectrogram of a classical versus a contemporary singer? (5.36 onwards)What do a lot of acoustically trained singers get wrong about working with a mic? (8.10)And what does Irene do first in a singing lesson (that Gillyanne and Jeremy applaud her for)? (10.30)Which “standard” MT vocal technique does Gillyanne think needs a flight correction? (11.19)And why does Jeremy think your “vocal look” isn’t relevant in Musical Theatre but is relevant in CCM? (16.45)Tune in to find out!

    The 5 Days to Better Singing Teaching course online, with voice coaching techniques, vocal articulation exercises and a LOT more for the up-to-date singing teacher is here https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/5-days-to-better-singing-teaching

    For the best self-guided learning check out the Vocal Process Learning Lounge - 16 years of vocal coaching resources (over 600 videos) for less than the price of one private singing lesson. Click and scroll down the page for the free previews
    https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/the-vocal-technique-learning-lounge

    For real 1-1 attention on your own voice, book a voice coaching session in the singing studio with Jeremy or Gillyanne
    https://drgillyannekayesjeremyfisherinspirationsession.as.me/schedule.php

    If you want to discover if our singing teacher training programme works for YOU, message us - we can share the process for joining Cohort23.

    Sign up for the Vocal Process newsletter https://vocalprocess.co.uk/build-your-own-tilting-larynx/

    We've also got this! ↓
    The Vocal Process Learning Lounge https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/

    Find us - follow us on the socials!
    🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Vocalprocess
    📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/vocalprocess
    📖 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/vocalprocess

    • 26 min
    Consonants, false vowels and "I have so much more space"

    Consonants, false vowels and "I have so much more space"

    Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher chat about putting their flagship vocal training course fully online for the first time, and describe the amazing content on each day of the course.

    And this episode they focus on consonants and false vowels, with an incredibly simple vocal technique to create more resonating space for awkward consonants, allowing you to match resonance more easily while singing words

    Discover why Jeremy says there isn't one way to breathe. And the thing you shouldn't do when practising breathing for singing (5.02)

    Check out the process for vocal diagnosis that we've been using for years but have only this year shared with our teachers (8.48)

    Why we think academia and singing teaching don't really mix (10.23)

    Our definition of nasality (we created an entire DVD on voice techniques for nasality) and why it's confused with "forward tone"

    And why the Creep Challenge in our episode on ventriloquism sparked an interest in false vowels (and how to make them easier)

    They describe how the Pandemic was a positive influence on their teaching, and what it's like to work with a group of people from completely different backgrounds.

    More instant vocal coaching from two of the best vocal trainers


    The 5 Days to Better Singing Teaching course online, with all these voice techniques and a LOT more, is here https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/5-days-to-better-singing-teaching

    For more information on nasality check out the Vocal Process Learning Lounge - 16 years of vocal coaching resources (over 600 videos) for less than the price of one private singing lesson. Click and scroll down the page for the free previews
    https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/p/the-vocal-technique-learning-lounge

    For real 1-1 attention on your own voice, book a voice coaching session in the singing studio with Jeremy or Gillyanne
    https://drgillyannekayesjeremyfisherinspirationsession.as.me/schedule.php

    If you want to discover if our singing teacher training programme works for YOU, message us - we can share the process for joining Cohort23.

    Sign up for the Vocal Process newsletter https://vocalprocess.co.uk/build-your-own-tilting-larynx/

    We've also got this! ↓
    The Vocal Process Learning Lounge https://vocal-process-hub.teachable.com/

    Find us - follow us on the socials!
    🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Vocalprocess
    📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/vocalprocess
    📖 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/vocalprocess 

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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poppishepherd ,

Combining science, artistry and humanity

Benefit from the wisdom of two wonderful teachers with decades of research and experience producing unique insight and wisdom. And such clear discussions that recognise how what we know and understand about voice is always developing-and they are at the forefront of blending musical aesthetic, empowerment of the singer and vocal technique.

Spend big bucks ,

Highly recommended, Highly experienced, brilliant musicians and teachers.

Process's timeline.
Aug 8, 2020, 5:13 PM
These two are highly skilled, passionate advocates for all things voice and teaching of voice. I can personally vouch for their skills at finding just the right thing that will immediately make a difference in a persons singing. Thankyou! All of that with well researched scientific knowledge about the functional aspects of what is happening when we sing. On top of which they are generous and inclusive human beings, we need more of these type of people in our profession and in the world. Thankyou for being an inspiring positive example to all of us Gillyanne and Jeremy.

Hannahmay20 ,

COUNTING THE DAYS TILL THE NEXT EPISODE!!!

As an avid ‘Vocal Process’ fan I was thrilled to hear this podcast had been launched and it hit all my expectations & more - on all things singing! Love the dynamic, knowledge and Q&A - highly recommend to anyone! #numberonepodcastforsingers

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