It Don't Mean a Thing—the style version demonstrates scat singing using pentatonic scales
Baby Baby All the Time—the style version demonstrates phrasing
So Nice (Summer Samba)—the style version demonstrates scoops, substitutions, and grace notes
How to Use Singing with Style & Warm Up Intro
Vocal Technique Teaching Sampler—Breathing, Posture, Resonance, Low Notes, the Inner Smile
Vocal Style Teaching Sampler—How to Use, Phrasing, Passing Tones, Scat Singing
Singing With Style: Vocal Style Lessons & Jazz Vocal Warmup
Learn voice technique while warming up with jazz standards--then learn all the elements of vocal stylizing, including runs, phrasing, scat singing, and more.
"Singing with Style is a one of a kind 3 CD vocal training method. Through classic jazz songs, you will learn essentially everything you need to know to develop a unique and interesting vocal style. Although this is a jazz based system, it can be used for any style. I especially recommend this to R&B and pop vocalists who are struggling with riffing and phrasing, as well as singers of any genre who are bored with using scales to warm up. "
Austin Jenkins, Austin Vocal Studio, Jackson, OH
"I have dealt with a number of professionals in the world of music training and theory, but your no-nonsense explanations, examples and song choices really yield results. For under $25.00, your approach and process must be the equivalent of hundreds of dollars in singing lessons. Thank you, Susan!"
Barry Thomas, Lebanon, OR
Singing with Style combines three essential elements of singing: you'll learn good vocal technique, how to warm up your voice, and how to stylize a song. It's a 3-CD set or download that has almost four hours of material. In the first half, you'll learn the essentials of good singing technique as you sing through a vocal warm up of eleven jazz standards. In the second half you'll learn how to stylize all of the same songs with ornaments, vocal riffs, runs, scat singing, phrasing, and much more. You can use everything you'll learn with other contemporary styles, including pop, rock, R&B, country, singer-songwriter and blues.
Singing with Style Includes:
• Three CDs of eleven jazz standards played by a jazz trio (piano, bass and drums).
• The Vocal Warm Up section includes the songs with vocals and instructional introductions.
• The Vocal Style section includes the songs with more stylized vocals and instructional introductions.
• The same songs minus the guide vocal. These tracks without vocals can be used as a jazz vocal warm up, or for practicing different vocal style ideas.
In the Vocal Warm Up Section you'll learn about correct breathing and posture, how to warm up correctly, increase your range, improve your intonation (pitch), build control, build resonance, and improve your tone, volume and vocal endurance. Singer’s diction, the mix register, safe belting, articulation, and vibrato development and control are also covered.
In the Vocal Style Section you'll learn phrasing, improvising, ornaments (licks and fills), pentatonic runs, scat singing, interpretation, melodic variation, vocal texture variations, and all the other vocal licks you've heard singers do but couldn't figure out.
If you're a beginning singer you can sing through the Vocal Warm Up Section at your own pace to learn how to sing correctly, and to develop vocal strength and range. If you're an experienced singer you can skip the instructional intros and use the Vocal Warm Up Section to maintain your vocal technique and strength. Once you've learned the songs, you can also skip the Vocal Warm Up Section and move directly to working with the Vocal Style Section.
Click here for answers to FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions).
We only have five Singing With Style physical CD sets left. When they are sold Singing With Style will only be available as a download.
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"An excellent, systematic program for jazz singers: This course is based on jazz style specifically, but should benefit singers of other popular vocal styles. The basic understanding of vocal technique is explained well, and the lessons progress quickly, but the important parts are covered fairly thoroughly."
On the first three audio samples the warm up version of the song is followed by the vocal style version.
- It Don't Mean A Thing
- Stormy Monday
- Baby Baby All the Time
- Honeysuckle Rose
- Good Morning Heartache
- Ain't Misbehavin'
- Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
- Our Love is Here To Stay
- Cry Me a River
- Lullaby of Birdland
- So Nice (Summer Samba)
Eb to Eb (two octaves): Alto/High Tenor/Bass range
Bass singers sing an octave below me. You can get an idea of the vocal range of the songs by listening to the audio samples. "Baby Baby All the Time" has the lowest notes of all the songs. "So Nice" has the highest notes. Sopranos and baritones can also use Singing With Style by singing a few note substitutions to add or subtract low or high notes: I explain how to sing note substitutions in the vocal style section.