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Drew Dawson Davis

Types Of Voice Teachers




Different Perspectives On Voice

Most vocalists have noticed there are different ways to sing and different styles and perspectives when it comes to voice teachers. We see the Opera type who want us to “Sing from our Diaphragm” and very “Ivory Tower” like. They are great if you want to sing in Opera but that sound and teaching won't do very well for a heavy mixed radio voice. Then there are teachers who teach people to sing like the 80's rock singers. These coaches usually have long hair and make their name on the fact that they can sing high. They can teach you some cool things...however they usually make some very dangerous errors when singing and due to their technique have very thin chest tones which leave almost every singer feeling incomplete and lacking in the commercial chest tone area we all want and need to be successful. Then there are the teachers who teach choir and have singers push somewhat at the break in full chest tones..or let go into an airy and pretty disconnected sound. While that sound might work in your choir class it doesn't work for a radio sound 99% of artists are looking for because they don't teach them to sing in a"mixed voice". 


That leaves where I fit in the picture. Most artists want to sing in what we call “The Mix", Which is a blend of head and chest tones which make up a more dynamic and interesting sound.  This not only gives you awesome overtones in your voice but gives range as well. The vocalists I work with want a connected full sound all the way to the top with a cool sheen, gloss, and ping in the high notes yet still have warm chest tones to round out their voice. Having these overtones is vital to a commercial voice. Think of this kind of training like turning up both the treble AND bass in your car stereo. That way you get beautiful clear and full high notes as well as 
equally warm and full low notes. It also allows for more control with runs and trills that make a passionate performance. I have spent over 12 years perfecting this technique and process and there's nothing like it.

The cool thing about how I teach is that I haven't locked myself into one way of thinking. Even after all this time I still speak with the best names in voice and continue my journey to master voice. Learning isn't a destination, it's a journey. I've looked into every perspective, spoken to all the best names in voice, and taken the best thoughts and techniques to create my way of teaching. But the cool thing is what this will do for you. My experience as your teacher gives you a huge library of singing methods and a well rounded foundation that gets you to the results faster and better than any other way.  

Personality dictates almost everything in life...ESPECIALLY SINGING. Your personality will dictate the way you drive, the foods you eat, what you do with your free time...and certainly how you sing. I had a hard time finding a teacher who knew how bad I wanted to sing outside of the lines every now and again but still sing in a safe way. To sing in a way that sounded a bit crazy but wasn't harmful. Most teachers I've worked with are thinkers and struggle to have THICK STYLE.  As an artist I know that's what really sells records. The cool thing is there IS a way to use this technique to simply better what you already do. In other words blend style...which sells records...with technique which gives you the ability to make that style more effective and awesome. That's how I teach. Technique should simply make what you already do naturally.... even better.  =0)

Drew Dawson Davis

 
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