My name is Adam and I've been singing for about a year now and have gone from being a pure

beginner to coming third out of 100 competitors where 40 or so were quite strong singers! When I first started to learn how to sing I just went to karaoke bars and blasted out a tune, a lot of the time in a very strained way, because I never new how sound worked in the first place. Then after a while a few of the singers mentioned I should get singing lessons as I had a good base voice with potential. Not being someone who wanted to go and get lessons from a teacher, I turned to the internet and found Singorama. I have to say their singing tools and explanations of how sound works which I never had any understanding or what articulators and resonators were in my voice and how they effectively created "Unstrained" sound. But from the audio ebooks that you supplied with the real world examples that I could follow along with was a real breath of fresh air. By doing what the book suggested and practicing the various scales, pitches and metronomes for 2 x 15 minute sessions daily and implementing what I learn into my songs, I discovered the bridge from just doing the exercise to adapting the exercises into my songs. My voice become stronger and stronger and I was able to hit notes that I never thought I would and produce sounds that shocked the heck out of everyone who heard me sing. I get praise now from many people when I sing in karaoke competitions, one judge even asked me "who is your teacher" and I must say I was proud to tell them I learn from a company online called "Singorama", to which she replied... "WOW" they really know their stuff, congratulations you have a beautiful voice. Overall, I have to say that if you follow each lesson in Singorama from beginner to advanced you're going to learn a "heck of a lot" about musical notes and why it's so important to understand music in singing. You'll also learn how to produce sound, articulate and breath so that you don't run out of air on the high and big notes in songs (which I used to constantly do before this course) and so much more that I could write for a whole day on what I've learnt.

Thank you so much Singorama for developing me from a pure beginner to someone who can hold his own on stage with very developed and seasoned entertainers. I would highly recommend you and your thorough course to anyone considering using it and "sticking" with the program step-by-step, that's the key.

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Here's run down of the core set of 28 audio lessons (yes there is a lot more in this course beyond these lessons also):

Audio Lesson 1: Introduction and how to understand your own voice This first section will help you Get Started as a Singer. You’ll come to understand your own voice, where you are at, what you are capable of, and you'll find out what exercises you need to do to warm your voice up, before we get into the more nitty-gritty vocal technique. Audio Lesson 2: Warm ups and strengthening the voice Welcome to the second lesson of this course, today we will focus on warming up and teach you some great vocal strengthening exercises. We hope that you are excited to get into the great content we have for you. This lesson is going to be so beneficial to you as a singer. The warmups and strengthening exercises we have for you in this lesson can be learned and when you have mastered them they will keep your voice strong and ready to sing. The ability to warm up and the strengthening your voice are paramount. You will dramatically improve most areas of your voice if you take the time to practice these techniques. Audio Lesson 3: Breathing and Posture Your breathing will affect your vocal tone as well as your pitch. That's why today we are focussing on Breathing and Posture. In lesson 2 you have just learned some incredibly easy and effective warm ups that will help to strengthen your voice and give it more flexibility This 3rd lesson is about breathing technique and correct posture for singers. In the last couple lessons we talked a little about breathing and just how important it is to have the correct support and control. Your breathing affects you as a singer so much because the reason you can even produce your sound in the first place is through the flow of air! So the goals for today’s lesson are to • Understand the importance of correct breathing technique and posture • Learn how to breathe from your entire body • Learn the effects of using proper breathing techniques and • Learn how to “ground” yourself to produce a fuller sound Audio Lesson 4: Tone Now we’re moving on to the nitty-gritty of vocal technique. In this next section of lessons, you’re going to learn everything you need to know about tone, pitch, and your chest and head voices. It’s all the stuff that seems easy to brush over, but these lessons will actually give you the best basis for producing a professional sounding voice. And the basis is really what’s most important. Audio Lesson 5: Pitch, Staying in Tune The first goal for this lesson is to understand the difference between pitch and tone, terms which are often confused with each other, and how to avoid singing sharp or flat. We will teach you how to use your newly acquired support and control techniques to achieve this. Then we’ll tell you about perfect pitch, which is a rare gift, and “relative pitch”, which is something every singer can aspire to and achieve. So the overall goal for this lesson is to develop your own “mental ear”. Then you can understand relative pitch and hear when a sound, most importantly your own singing voice, is not reaching notes or singing over the pitch it should be

Audio Lesson 6: Chest voice and head voice This next lesson is about your two different voices: your chest voice and your head voice. The overall goal for this lesson is to understand the difference between these two so-called “voices” you have. But more importantly you want to learn how to bridge and blend your two voices so you have a connected voice throughout your entire vocal range. Audio Lesson 7: Bad Habits to AVOID There are probably bad habits that you can't help but make and will be destructive to your voice. Here is where you discover all the most common bad habits that many singers have, so that you become aware and can avoid them in the future when you are singing. The goals for this lesson are to recognize bad habits, learn what to do to avoid them and finally to establish good overall practice habits for your singing. Audio Lesson 8: Extending your vocal range: Part 1 Although other lessons in the Singorama course will certainly help improve your vocal range, this lesson, along with lesson 22, are specifically focussed on how your vocal range actually works, and includes several powerful exercises that you can practice along with that will increase your vocal range,... most likely by at least an octave! Audio Lesson 9: Time signatures, key signatures and rhythm This is the first lesson in the next section of the course which is about the technical side of music. The goals for this lesson are really important and will be very worthwhile to you if you wish to train further as a singer. After this lesson you should • Understand the different technical elements of a piece of music and be able to • Learn how to visually recognize different time signatures • Learn how to hear the difference between different time signatures • Learn how to identify the key signature of the music • Learn the different types of musical notes and • Understand how to learn the rhythm of a piece of music Audio Lesson 10: Major and minor keys; Solfege Now we’re well into learning about the technical side of music and music theory. This lesson will tell you all about major and minor keys and scales, as well as a system called Solfege. Much of this lesson will be building on things that we talked about in the previous lesson on time signatures, key signatures and rhythm. • The goals for this lesson are to understand the difference between major and minor keys and scales, • And to be able to hear the differences as well. • Also, an important goal is to learn and understand the Solfege system, and how it can help you in your singing training now and in the future. Audio Lesson 11: Intervals and Solfege Today we are focussing on the Solfege system and how to ingrain it into your memory. As you grasp hold of solfege and put it into practice, you will find that reading music, picking up harmonies and learning songs will become a breeze. We have taken the difficulty out of all that

dry music theory and come up with some fun and easy ways to get the competitive edge on all those other singers out there. Today’s Goal is to understand the importance of learning Solfege when trying to “memorize” intervals; learn the tricks for remembering different intervals. Today we will be teaching you the tricks to learn a song without having to hear it first. This will help you greatly and improve your musical ear, help you with harmonising and singing the correct notes in the right keys Audio Lesson 12: Different styles of singing This lesson provides an overview of some of the different ways you can use your voice to produce different sounds. Today we will be exploring how to manipulate and change your voice to produce exciting and different effects. If you flick through a whole lot of different radio stations like country or rock, opera, jazz musical theatre or pop you will find an amazing variety of different sounding songs and voices. The art of manipulating your voice and accompanying differently arranged backing instruments is something that you can learn. When you learn to how to use your voice more fully, you will increase your versatility as a singer and make yourself more employable to boot! The ability to sing a variety of different styles can be especially useful when auditioning for musical theatre. Often performers will need to sing a range of styles within a show. Audio Lesson 13: How to Become Sensational At Singing Harmony - Everyone will want to sing with YOU! Very few singing products deal with harmony, as it is not as easy as it sounds. Luckily we break it all down and make it easy for you to understand, AND we provide numerous tracks for you to listen to and practice with. With Singorama you'll discover how to make your harmony sound like a true professional. we'll also familiarize you with different chord progressions and cadences, so that hearing melodies and their harmonies within the chords will eventually become like second nature. You'll also learn the important things to avoid when singing harmony, in order to ensure that their is no clashing between parts and so that you can sing your harmony to the composer's desired effect! There are many reasons why you may wish to learn harmony, whether you are singing as part of a choir in church, or perhaps even part of a barbershop quartet. Whatever your reason, Singorama's harmony section contains a comprehensive practical guide to the topic. Audio Lesson 14: How to Sing Different Genres of Music Today we’re going to get into a fascinating topic that directly relates to your future as a singer: different genres of music and how you as a singer can contribute to these. When we’re talking about “genres,” we mean musical categories like classical, rock, jazz, and gospel. Different genres of music can be characterised by the overall make up and overall sound of the song. For example, a typical classical song may be composed of a whole orchestra of instruments with many different layers and different times when specific instruments come in for

effect. A song from the genre of “rock,” by comparison, is incredibly simple. Not only does it have a lot less variation in terms of the notes, it has far fewer instruments, and the instruments are different from what you’d find in a classical piece. Today we will look at how vocals are used in different genres and some of their defining characteristics. We will also touch on the difference between different styles of singing and different genres of music. Audio Lesson 15: Understanding the meaning of a song - Part 1 lyrics and overall tone These next few lessons will cover everything you need to know when it comes to learning a song from scratch right through to adopting your own style of performance and of course we will give you some great tips on how to make a song your own. So the goals for this lesson are • Understand the significance of learning the meaning of a song — you want to make a connection with the audience • Learn how to read into the meaning of the lyrics themselves and understand the message • Learn how to recognize the overall tone of the piece The most amazing musical performances (whether live or on a recording) are those where the performer makes a connection with the audience, through the words and music, and conveys a message through the song. Audio Lesson 16: Understanding the meaning of a song (Part 2): emotions conveyed through music and how to put your personality into a song In lesson 15 we began looking at understanding a songs meaning. We focussed on the lyrics and the overall tone of a song. Now that you have interpreted 3 poems and decided on the writers overall feeling and message we can move onto the second part of understanding the meaning of a song. This lesson is about conveying emotions through music and how to put your personality into the song. Now that you know the overall feel of the music and have the lyrics, its time for you to know how to express them to the audience The goals for this lesson are to: • Understand the role of the singer — that is to convey a message to the audience • Learn how to recognize the different emotions expressed in a song through both the music and the lyrics • Learn how to understand the flow and movement of the song • Learn how to express the emotions in your own performance of the song Audio Lesson 17: Making a song your own In this lesson we will show you how to change a song, add to a song, and use stylistic aspects to turn the song into something that you can be remembered for. The goals for today’s lesson are:

Use what you will learn in this lesson so you can personalize a song

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Understand the importance of having your own interpretation of a song Learn how to let your personality come through when you are singing

Think of American Idol: the judges always tell the contestants about how they want to “see their personalities come through when they are singing”. They don’t want them to just stand and recite a great song the want the WOW factor, they want to see something that elicits emotion and makes people remember their performance For this lesson we really want you to get excited about what you as a performer can do with a song. Coming up you are going to learn the technical aspects of how to learn a song. While the technical aspects are essential, they certainly aren’t as much fun as putting your stamp on a piece of music. So this is the pre emption to the critical technical foundation. Audio Lesson 18: Learning a full song - Part 1 Singing a song isn't as easy as following the notes. In addition to all the vocal training a singer must do to get his or her voice to produce the best possible sounds, a singer must study a piece of music like an actor would study a script! Not only must you figure out the key that the music is written in, you must figure out its tempo, dynamics, and style. You must figure out the meaning of the lyrics, where to emphasize certain words or sounds, and where to take a breath. You may wonder ... why bother with all this, when I can just listen to a recording of the song and copy it? That's perfectly fine -- if you don't what to become a real singer. Could you imagine someone playing Hamlet by copying other actors' performances, rather than reading and understanding the play? You need to understand what makes a song tick, where its heart lies, and where it offers unmined opportunities for your unique vocal qualities to shine. By breaking down a song yourself, you'll become the expert -- rather than passing the buck on to another singer. As a result, your vocal interpretation will be creative, unique, and entirely your own. In this vital lesson we will be teaching you the first four steps for learning a song. These first four steps cover the technical elements of a song. These is important to grasp first before you add your style and make the song your own When you have mastered these steps you will be able to put everything you have learned from lesson 17 into practice. • The goals for this lesson are to Understand the different elements of a song • Learn the first things to look for when you see a song for the first time • Learn the first four steps for learning a song: the technical side Audio Lesson 19: Learning a full song - Part 2 This lesson is will give you the final four steps to learning a song. Today we are going to focus on stylistic features. Also we will introduce you to the 3 songs we have written for you to learn. Now we understand that not everyone that wants to know how to sing has the same taste in music. To compliment this we have written a funky pop song, a classic old rock song and a slow yet powerful ballad. • The goals for this lesson are Understand the parts of a song which are beyond the technical elements

• Learn how the stylistic elements are what makes the performance of a song unique • Learn the final four steps for learning a song: the stylistic side Audio Lesson 20: Solutions to common problems Now that you have all these new skills to perfect, we want you to be aware of how to fix them if they go a little bit wrong. This lesson is focussed on solutions to common problems. Have you heard the saying a little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing? Well it very much applies to singing. We wouldn’t want you to know how to use all this new knowledge without showing you how to get your voice back on track if problems arise that you haven’t yet encountered. The goals for this lesson are:

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Learn how to get around common roadblocks Understand the importance of setting goals and learning the basics before trying to do too much too soon

Understand the need to keep up your overall confidence in your abilities as a singer (while still being objective!)

Audio Lesson 21: Your Future as a Singer Today we are focusing on the possibilities for your future as a Singer. There really are endless possibilities for you to be in the public spotlight and performing. You just have to decide how far you want to take your singing. Today we are going to look at some options for you as a singer. Whether you want to perform in a choir, branch out into musical theatre or chase a professional recording contract, there are steps you need to take to make those goals a reality. Audio Lesson 22: Extending your vocal range: Part 2 Today we are re-focusing on one of the aspects of singing, how to extend your vocal range. With Part 2 we will be looking at what you have done how much progress you have made and if there are any problems so far. This lesson is going to be slightly different to the rest. We want you to be able to do a self assessment on your technique and understand if you are singing the extension exercises correctly. You'll get to practice some more powerful exercises and discover how to extend your vocal range to its fullest potential. Audio Lesson 23: Performance tips By now we hope you are putting all the vocal range extension exercises to good use. You'll need to keep practicing these and record the progress you are making. Today we will be focusing on Performing: how to do it right and what to do if it all starts going wrong. We will look at saving a bungled audition, what to do if you can’t hear yourself on stage,

and what to do if you forget the words to your song. By the end of this lesson you should feel confident that you can perform in any situation you may be called to. You should also be prepared with some ways to counter any mistakes you might make when on stage. Audio Lesson 24: Auditions and how to Ace them! Every professional singer must go through auditions at some stage in their life. Just like in a job interview, interviews provide potential employers proof of you singing skills as well as an indication of you suitability for what they have in mind. Today you're going to discover everything you need to know to have the best audition to secure that part you have always wanted. In the commercial arena, singing is not just about vocal talent. It is about appearances as well and first impressions matter most! That's why it's so important that Singorama covers in detail how to prepare for auditions, how to stay calm and focused, as well as how to choose a song and what to do after an audition! Audio Lesson 25: Writing Your First Song We hope you are feeling confident about auditioning and are ready to stride into a room full of judges and give them a great and memorable performance. Today we will be looking at writing your first song. This can be great fun as you get a chance to express your ideas and tell your own stories. It can also be quite daunting as you may have no idea where to start or what to do. There is no point in having these creative ideas if you can’t produce something from them In this lesson we will look at how to start writing songs. And we'll concentrate on two ways most people get their inspiration. Audio Lesson 26: How to sing with a band Singing with a group of talented and like minded people is one of the best experiences you can have as a singer. Getting out on a stage and performing original or cover songs to an amped audience brings a tremendous amount of satisfaction. When you are performing to an audience, you get to experience their instant feedback. And you know straight away whether you are connected to them and doing a good job with your performance. Once you start singing with a band, you'll find that you need to know a lot more than just how to sing. You need to know how to communicate with your band members, how to adjust your vocals to the accompaniment, and how to rehearse effectively. Additionally, if you're the backup singer, you'll need to know how to harmonize. With Singorama's tips for a band singing success you'll discover secrets about how to find a band, look at what sort of band will suit you as a singer and make sure you are aware of some of the challenges a band brings with it. Some of these challenges include managing different schedules and different personalities within the band and the different dynamics when it comes to performing with others.

Audio Lesson 27: Performance Anxiety Now, if you have auditioned or performed on stage or maybe just in a karaoke bar, you may be familiar with some of these symptoms… …shortness of breath, churning stomach, shaky hands, weakness of the knees, a quickened heartbeat… Performance anxiety affects different singers in different ways. It can range from simply having a few nerves or feeling a bit jittery before going on stage … right through to full blown panic attacks that leave the singer unable to even get on the stage in the first place. So today we will look at some of the signs and triggers for performance anxiety and help you overcome any performance anxiety that YOU might experience through listening to a unique relaxation track that has been specifically designed for singers. LESSON 28 Audio Script 28 Final Overview This lesson is a comprehensive review of the entire Singorama course. You'll also find out what to do from here and you'll need to continue to practice the numerous vocal and warmup exercises that we've covered. By now, if you've taken this course seriously and mastered the various exercises along the way, you will be a MUCH more accomplished singer and performer. You'll have a vastly increased vocal range, you'll be hitting those notes with professional precision, and you'll be able to sing songs across a variety of genres. Not to mention that you'll now have the technical expertise to take your singing to even greater heights in the future!

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