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Why Don’t I Sound Good & How to Sing Better.
Singing Lessons with Phil Moufarrege & Marnell Sample.
Marnell Sample’s YouTube:
TABLE OF CONTENTS
00:01:22 Marnell shares his struggles with sounding good
00:02:31 Phil shares his personal struggles with sounding good
00:06:01 What is phrasing?
00:06:52 Singing with emotion
00:07:51 TIP #1: Listen to instrumentalists
00:09:07 Song Application: “Just a Prayer Away” by Yolanda Adams
00:15:35 Casually singing a song will NOT develop these abilities
00:17:43 Song Application: “Can You Stop the Rain” by Peabo Bryson
00:21:14 Contour of musical phrase
00:22:28 TIP #2: Sing the melody on a vowel/ a hum
00:23:16 Shaping of vowels
00:26:45 Individual differences between voices
00:27:47 Demonstration of voice differences on “Can You Stop the Rain”
00:32:46 Comments about the differences in approaches
00:34:56 Marnell’s vocal cord paralysis & how it affects the tone
00:36:19 Anatomical variations unique to you that affect the tone
00:37:01 TIP #3: Make your own songs
00:38:03 Song Application: “Can You Stop the Rain”
00:39:17 Song Application: “Another Part of Me” by Michael Jackson
00:41:39 TIP #4: Move your body to the beat
00:43:03 Singing with emotion
00:44:07 Song Application: “Do I Do” by Stevie Wonder
00:46:01 Song Application: “Without You” by Mariah Carey
00:49:23 Emphasizing the down beat
00:50:39 Accenting the beat in syncopated music
00:52:28 TIP #5: Practice musicality in whatever range you currently possess
00:54:22 Song Application: “We Will Rock You” by Queen
00:56:51 TIP #6: Practice a song at a slower speed in VLC Player
3. TONAL COLORS
00:57:28 Marnell’s personal struggles with phrasing
00:58:28 Singing phrases with different colors
01:00:36 Leaning into the voice too much in the low range
01:01:43 “Bloom” spot of different voice types
01:05:51 Song Application: “To Where You Are” by Josh Groban
01:07:42 Song Application: “Sunday Morning” by Maroon 5
Frustrated with your singing? Straining for high notes? Sang for years but still sound terrible? Tired of hearing the same vague tips?
I’m the vocal coach singers go to when they’ve tried everything else.
Phil Moufarrege – professional vocal coach and singer/songwriter