If I can say so myself, the Vocal Science™ method and technique is truly revolutionary!
To date, I have coached and treated over 20,000 clients; and I can say with absolute certainty that none of them came to me with any accountable/tangible technique or quality of speaking and singing taught to them, for that matter. Moreover, some of them revealed to me and my staff that they, before entering such lessons, actually had a quite decent speaking or singing voice.
One of them, apparently, got signed to a major record label and got addressed to a high-end vocal coach. Unfortunately, the aforementioned person never improved her singing skills, but (on the contrary) in the process, got her voice quite damaged. So she came to us not for singing lessons… but for non-surgical voice repair. How sad is that?
Needless to say, since her voice could not handle any recordings and, of course, live performances, she got dropped off of the record label (the very one which had signed her originally). It was very sad to hear, as the girl was very beautiful and very talented; and should she had come to us to begin with, none of the above would have occurred.
The Vocal Science™ method and technique advocates safety and preservation of one’s voice for a lifetime.
How so, you may ask; and what is the difference between the Vocal Science™ technique and the conventional voice/vocal technique?
For example, the conventional vocal technique suggests to a singer (or singer to be) to “drop the jaw down” and “stick the stomach out”, supposedly for the greater air intake…?
The sound is a physical material body, and it travels as such; i.e., in a circular direction (360 degree radius) and relatively, respectably and prospectively to one’s height, weight and the central line of their body. With that said, the sound gets lifted (instead of being dropped with the jaw down) off of the vocal box and off of the vocal cords.
For example; if you visualize a baseball player pitching the ball, you will definitely witness him throwing the ball upwards and not downwards, as if he threw the ball downwards, he would have never had any driving force and thus the needed trajectory to achieve his goal.
Another example; the swimmer who has a higher arc in their stroke (and thus also a longer trajectory), no doubt, would come to the shore faster than others.
So naturally, to achieve a higher and longer “flight” of the sound, the stomach muscles have to be sucked in and held tight (and definitely not to be stuck out); and the lower jaw has to also be tucked in and definitely never to be dropped down.
Please refer to my book “Vocal Science – Flight to theUniverse” to the chapter named “How not to become a singer and work hard at doing it”. All of the above-mentioned components are addressed there in great detail. Also, the Vocal Science™ technique of “how to become a singer and work smart - not hard”, is described there in a very educational and, nevertheless, humorous way.
I have been consulting, teaching/coaching and repairing voices for over four decades. And up to this day, I’m still surprised that (I am not afraid to say) nobody (teachers, coaches, music producers, etc.) ever figured out how to enhance (let alone bring it to a professional level or, furthermore, fix) one’s voice. The industry people and (appointed-by-them) their employees are very well aware of how to substitute a good quality singing with forty million dollar stages to be built (like, for example, in Bono’s case of the band, U2) and even how to employ special sound systems, implement state of the art microphones, pedals and other (actually quite amazing) digital gadgets, which are indeed designed to practically “sing” instead of the artist… Mind you, on a second thought, I sometimes prefer the latter to bad singing… LOL.
But on a more serious note, I wish I could find a motivated person who would eventually take the “torch” from me and carry it further into the world. To a suitable (on every level) person, I would gladly disclose the trade secrets of the Vocal Science ™ method and technique. My alumni(s) would continue to carry the great mission of saving the world from bad music and bad singing.
Once that happens, I will consider my mission accomplished and I would know in my heart and in my mind that I came to this world to help people to bring their voices to the next level and the absolute heights; for now, to the next century and forever…!