On my YOUTUBE channel I have a Playlist Series I call 'If I Were Your Vocal Coach....'. I do 'mock' coaching sessions of celebrities, showing by way of demonstration, how their technique affects their performance in positive and sometimes negative ways. I then apply the concepts of my Lawrence Vocal System to their singing to show how they might sing differently to get a different result.
I recently posted an 'If I Were Your Vocal Coach....Josh Groban' session, and got this comment, from a Josh Groban fan who was defending him. My response is below.
If you'd like to see the Josh Groban mock session filmed from a LIVE @Periscope TV broadcast, SEE IT HERE.
I talk about using 'body placement' and 'aiming back' not into the mask.
Here's my reply to a Josh Groban fan:
+Amy Collins - Thanks for your question. In the video, you'll hear me say that I love @Josh Groban's voice. He sounds great and I even say 'there's nothing wrong with his voice'. In this video I'm simply demonstrating through Josh Groban's technique - how a different placement in the body, and 'aiming back', not forward as he does - can create a different sound, and ultimately make singing easier and more secure. No criticism, just a demonstration and suggestion that there are different ways to produce your sound when singing. Cheers, Beth Lawrence, http://allaboutvoice.com
Last week, at the 2016 #Grammys, Adele turned in a very poor live performance - she even has admitted it herself. I've seen several interviews in which she talks about the impact on stage fright on her performances. Yes, stage fear can keep you from breathing fully (so you won't be able to support your voice); your hands may shake; your voice could quiver; and you won't be able to hit your high notes. It's too bad that she suffers from stage fear - it really robs you of the enjoyment of sharing your music.
The video below is a LIVE Periscope TV broadcast I did explaining that getting rid of stage fear is a process with several levels and approaches. One of the most important is the MENTAL PREPARATION you've got to do days and weeks before you even step on stage.
Taking deep breaths before you're waiting to go on will never help you calm down and focus.
Watch this short video to learn an easy, but necessary process that will help you mentally focus on your STORY, not the audience, while creating a deep emotional connection with your song and the people you're sharing your music with.
From Beth Lawrence
If you're serious about singing then you've got to take care of your voice. Here are some healthy ways to do that!
Beth Lawrence, Award-winning singer, songwriter and author of "From Shower To Stage...7 Easy Steps for Singing Like A Pro!"