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Ep. 56 "How To Riff 3: Becoming Obsessed" Cover
2/19/2014

Ep. 56 "How To Riff 3: Becoming Obsessed"

In Part 3 of our series on Riffing, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney discusses the importance of breaking down riffs. Understanding the nuances of riffs and runs is essential for gaining mastery and control when learning how to sing R&B or any contemporary vocal style. Through songs and exercise demonstrations, Justin shows how to further master the art of melismas.

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2/5/2014

Ep. 55 Jaw/Tongue: The Great Divorce

Jaw and tongue tension are at the root of so many vocal problems. Yet, separating these two from one another may not be an easy feat. In Episode 55, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching does his part to tear these two asunder! May Vocal Freedom live happily ever after! Enjoy Voice Lessons to the World!

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1/21/2014

Negotiating Styles: Classical To Pop

Even if you’re an amateur pop music aficionado, you recognize the absurdity of approaching every style with the same technique.  Imagine for a moment a world in which classical technique is applied to pop music, and pop technique is applied to...

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1/15/2014

Ep. 54 "The Magic EE Vowel"

The EE Vowel (IPA "i vowel") is a "Magic Vowel" to singers and voice teachers alike. Singing your EE vowel correctly can make or break your vocal technique. In Episode 54, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching gives vocal tips on how to sing your EE vowel in a way that will cause "magical" growth for your singing.

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12/29/2013

Ep. 53 "The Singer's Diet"

A great diet is as important to your singing and vocal health as anything else! In Episode 53, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching talks about which foods can help or potentially limit your vocal growth. Develop a guilt-free, fear-free Singer's Diet to help you sing at your best!

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12/9/2013

Ep. 52 "The Shiny Solar Plexus"

Want a REALLY good singing tip? Then you might want to learn about the Solar Plexus! In Episode 52, New York Vocal Coaching's Justin Stoney talks about one of the most effective concepts in all of vocal technique. You won't want to miss this! Learn how to make your Solar Plexus SHINE!

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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 of trial and error.  On the way to finding your match, you’re bound...

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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 pause; performances that made me stop and think, “How is something so...

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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...