How To Mix Chest And Head Voice - PART 3 of my HOW TO SING THROUGH THE VOCAL BREAK series

pro singing tips Jul 05, 2018

Welcome to PART 3 of my HOW TO SING PAST YOUR BREAK series.  In this video we'll talk about how to mix chest and head voice and how you should go about doing this.

Here are the links to the previous videos in this series:

  • PART 1 - The difference between head voice, falsetto, mixed voice and chest voice.
  • PART 2 - Why your CHEST voice is the secret to learning how to sing past your vocal break.

In Part 2 I mentioned how there IS a time and place for bridging from your chest voice into your falsetto smoothly.  I say falsetto because most people when they talk about crossing from chest to head voice are REALLY talking about a non-breathy falsetto.  I talk more about this in part 1.  Check it out.

Anyway, the main thing I want to say is this:

You don't build mixed voice and high ranged full voice by just crossing from chest voice to falsetto and "smoothing the break".  I mentioned there is a place for this, but it's a supplement.  It's not a finished...

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HOW TO GET RID OF VOCAL BREAK - PART 2 - STAY IN CHEST VOICE BUT REFINE IT!

pro singing tips Jul 04, 2018

Welcome to PART 2 on how to get rid of the vocal break.  Let's recap what we covered in PART 1:

  • I showed you the proof that myself and my students can sing through the vocal break.
  • I demonstrated falsetto, 2 different types of head voice, chest voice, mixed voice and explain how they all fit together in the puzzle of the vocal break.

If you haven't seen PART 1 of how to sing past your break, then check that out first here.

Now that we’ve gotten the terminology out of the way, in today’s video I’m going to show you the actual process on how to get rid of the vocal break.  How exactly is it done?  What sorts of sounds will you need to do?  That’s what we’re going to talk about today.

The biggest thing I want you to know right away is, we don’t actually wanna sing "around" our vocal break by leaving chest and going into falsetto and trying to "trick" the audience into thinking we're still in chest...  We want to ELIMINATE...

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HOW TO SING PAST YOUR BREAK - PART 1 - Head Voice vs Falsetto vs Mixed Voice vs Chest Voice?

pro singing tips May 28, 2018

Stuck on how to sing past your break?  Feel like you’ve tried every vocal exercise without any luck?  You’re in the right place.  I was stuck on this for YEARS not knowing what I was meant to do to overcome it. 

This is video is PART 1 of a new free video series I'm creating about how to sing past your break in full voice.

Check out Part 2 and Part 3 here.

In PART 1:

  • I prove to you that I can sing through my vocal break as well as my students.
  • I demonstrate falsetto, 2 different types of head voice, chest voice, mixed voice and explain how they all fit together in the puzzle of the vocal break.

In PART 2 I'll be explaining the actual process of how you go about building your voice so that you can sing past your vocal break without cracking or flipping.

I hope you enjoyed this video lesson.  If you want to learn the specific exercises and techniques specific to YOUR voice then I recommend getting Skype lessons with me and I'll teach you how to...

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BTS Fake Love English Cover 방탄소년단

cover songs May 22, 2018

With just a 2 day deadline I transcribed the new release song from BTS - FAKE LOVE by ear, recreated it from scratch in my own style, recording and producing it. 

My friend Douglas Skene from PLOUGHMANSTUDIOS wanted to help out with his badass vocals, a guitar solo and mixing tips - and he pulled it off in 1 day LOL.  Check out his channel for tips on songwriting, mixing and producing.

I hope you enjoy it!  I'm really enjoying the challenge of creating finished music in such a short time frame, it forces me to get my skills to the next level.

This song was quite tough because there's a lot of high notes, lots of A4's and C5's all needing to be belted in full voice!

When I first started singing there would be NO WAY I could sing notes like this...my highest note was F4!!  If you'd like to learn how to increase your vocal range and sing with more freedom then schedule a skype lesson with me here and I'll show you how.

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Post Malone Stay Cover By Vocal Coach Phil Moufarrege

cover songs May 07, 2018

Similar to what I did with Drake's song "Nice For What", I created this cover in 2 days.  It's part of an exercise I'm doing to grow myself as an artist:  Picking new release songs that I usually wouldn't sing and learning them, recording them and producing them in a very tight time frame.  I'm learning a lot by doing this!

Let me know what you think.

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Original Songs By Phil Moufarrege

original songs Apr 30, 2018

Don't Talk

I've Drawn a Line

Now's a Good Time

Feelings of Mistrust

Wake Up Call

These Days

She's Under Fire

These are my original songs that I wrote, composed, recorded, produced and sang on.  I think it's important for singing teachers to be able to prove that they can do what they talk about.  When I first started singing I couldn't sing any of this stuff and had many songs written that were waiting on vocals.  It took me many years until I was able to build up the technique to actually do this stuff - especially my newer tracks that I am now doing live in one take.

If you'd like to learn how to sing live with more freedom and consistency then click here to begin.

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The ULTIMATE Freddie Mercury Singing Technique ANALYSIS!

vocal breakdown Apr 03, 2018

So I recently asked 3000 singers what their biggest questions were about Freddie Mercury's singing technique.  I got back so many responses it filled up pages and pages worth of questions!  So I created this in-depth video which I am calling the ULTIMATE Freddie Mercury singing technique analysis!  If you've ever had questions about:

  • Freddie Mercury's belting technique
  • His high ranged singing
  • Distortion technique
  • Breath support
  • Freddie's smooth connection from chest voice to falsetto
  • as well as his vocal damage and vocal struggles

Then you're in for a treat!  The video is timestamped:

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 01:15 Was Freddie a baritone or tenor?
  • 02:39 Freddie's smooth chest to falsetto connection
  • 03:25 "Life has just begun" technique demonstration
  • 04:34 Studio vs live
  • 06:13 Freddie's vocal damage
  • 08:10 Freddie's live vocals
  • 09:37 Freddie's G#4 struggles
  • 11:58 Refined chest voice (mixed voice)
  • 14:45 Freddie Mercury's vocal range
  • 15:33 live recordings BEFORE vocal...
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How I created I'VE DRAWN A LINE - Composing, Production, Mixing & Vocal Technique Breakdown

behind the scenes Mar 10, 2018

Here it is - the behind the scenes breakdown of how I created the heavy, pumping RnB track I'VE DRAWN A LINE.

It's broken into three parts:

  • Pt1 - I show the very early concept stage of the song, how I composed it and how the song changed over time.
  • Pt2 - I show how I produced and mixed the track.
  • Pt3 - I break down my vocal technique and how I was able to perform it live in one take with relative ease.  I also show some of the mistakes I did and how to improve on them.

PART 1 - Concept & Composition

PART 2 - Production & Mixing

PART 3 - Vocal Technique Breakdown

I hope you enjoyed the break down of my latest song.  If you found it interesting and have a comment or question don't hesitate to let me know and I'll try to get back to you.

If you'd like to learn how to sing with more ease and consistency then hit me up for a Skype lesson or get your hands on my self-training singing program.

Phil Moufarrege

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Dane Maxwell's Singing Transformation Before and After

In this singing transformation before and after you're going to see how Dane Maxwell went from:

  • Being unable to sing higher than a D4.
  • Giving up singing for 10 years because he thought he would never be able to get better.
  • Feeling insecure about his voice.

To:

  • Expanding his vocal range drastically and being able to use it in actual songs, not just scales.
  • Releasing an album and building a side-business out of his music.
  • Feeling confident and secure with his singing.

When Dane first contacted me for Skype lessons, I asked him about his biggest frustration he had with singing.  He said:

"Dude I just feel super insecure about my voice."

He told me he struggled to sing around his bridge area (E4-F#4 area) so we worked a lot on it.  You'll see how we did all that in the above singing transformation video.

The main thing I stress with my training is that things need to feel EASY.  If your voice does not feel comfortable and easy then you're going to really struggle...

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How to Sing Higher Without Falsetto - Pro Singing Tips

pro singing tips Jan 09, 2018

Today's question is about how to sing higher without falsetto.  The question comes from Reed:

I'm struggling with my mixed voice/head voice. I am very comfortable in a baritone/chest range but the music I love to sing and write sounds much better an octave up.

I have gone through courses and can hit all the notes but my tone is inconsistent right around the chest/head transition. I don’t want there to be a distinct tonal difference, I want my “upper chest voice” and “lower head voice” to blend into one smooth voice. Right now my “lower head voice” is not rich at all.

Some tips on how to sing higher without falsetto

I'm sure you can relate to this: as you sing higher in your chest voice at some point you reach a point where you have to either push and strain in chest voice, or flip to a flimsy falsetto.  So you look everywhere for an answer and everyone is telling you that you need to "smoothly transition" or "bridge" in order to...

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