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11/10/2013

Finding The Right Voice Teacher

Finding the right voice teacher is one of the most crucial steps you’ll ever take in your singing life, and finding a perfect match can take years…

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11/7/2013

Ep. 51 "Diphthongs"

Diphthongs are something that many singers have been told to correct. But, what's a Diphthong anyway? And what difference does it make for being a great singer? Find out in Episode 51, as New York Vocal Coaching's Justin Stoney explores how to master Diphthongs as they apply to both style and technique.

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11/3/2013

Ego Reads. Humility breeds.

In my absence from chronicling my thoughts from a music director/coach perspective, I have seen some brilliant performances that have given me…

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10/16/2013

Ep. 50 "A New York Minute"

Is life not turning out how you planned? Not to fear. Miracles can happen in "A New York Minute". In the very personal Episode 50, Justin Stoney shares the serendipitous tale that led him to becoming a Voice Teacher. We never know when we are a about to smack into our divine destiny. So... Never Say Never...

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10/2/2013

Ep. 49 "How To Roll Your R's and Tongue Trills"

Think you can't roll your R's? Think again. Most people can learn to roll their R's, but have been going about it the wrong way. Rolled R's are important for singing in languages like Spanish and Italian. And tongue trills also make a fabulous vocal exercise. In Ep. 49, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney gives tips and exercises to help master these skills.

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9/15/2013

Ep. 48 "Vocal Fry Falloffs" - Vocal Fry Trilogy Part 3

In Part 3 of the Vocal Fry Trilogy, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching demonstrates a very specific pop nuance called a "Fall Off" that can be done with the Vocal Fry. Through tips and exercises, learn about "Falloffs" and how they can make your contemporary singing more authentic and nuanced!

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9/4/2013

Mixed Voice

The mixed voice is one of the most discussed, debated, and researched topics of vocal pedagogy.  Almost every singer is working on her or his…

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9/1/2013

Ep. 47 "Vocal Fry For Compression" - Vocal Fry Trilogy Part 2

In Part 2 of the Vocal Fry Trilogy, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney describes how the vocal fry can be used for better Vocal Technique. With tips, demonstrations, and vocal exercises, learn how the vocal fry can be used to help you hit high notes, coordinate your mix, and reach your vocal potential.

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8/22/2013

Ep. 46 "What's The Vocal Fry" - Vocal Fry Trilogy Part 1

The Vocal Fry is one of the most misunderstood concepts in singing and in speech. Yet, if used properly, it has the capability transform both your technique and style for the better. In Part 1 of the Vocal Fry Trilogy, New York Vocal Coaching's Justin Stoney offers tips, demos, and exercises to help you learn the Vocal Fry and to be at your vocal best!

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8/5/2013

Ep. 45 "What Is The Passaggio?"

Classical singers and voice teachers often talk about the Passaggio as one of the most important elements in vocal technique. Navigating the Passaggio well leads to great high notes and vocal freedom, whereas navigating it poorly can lead to major limitations. In Episode 45, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney explains the Passaggio and offers tips, demonstrations, and exercises to help you master it in your own voice. Classical singers and contemporary singers alike can benefit from understanding this foundational vocal technique concept.