Meet The Voice
STEP 1 – Make Sound
Exhaled air blows past the vocal folds in the Larynx. The vocal folds move together in a butterfly-like motion and create sound.
STEP 2 – Refine Sound
The nasal cavity, tongue and other resonator structures manipulate and refine the sound to create your unique voice.
STEP 3 – Support Sound
The respiratory system is an amazing default system. We don’t have to think to breathe, but when we do apply intention to the breath it allows the voice to soar.
Most of us have been using our voices for speaking, yelling, celebrating, imitating, warning, and soothing since we were tiny. Yet, for some reason, most of us have not been trained in the slightest how to use our versatile voices! We end up with default settings depending on where we were born, our families, whether we were encouraged to speak up or be silent, etc… It may even feel cobbled together with popsicle sticks and gum, by how difficult it can be to make sound sometimes!
At Tribe, we hear you! Having synthesized the basics into 4 techniques, we have seen incredible growth from “Tribesters” who couldn’t even carry a tune before. With a little attention and these techniques, you might be amazed by what you can do with your beautiful voice!
Frequently Asked Questions
I can′t carry a tune in a bucket! Can I still sing?
You bet you can. “Carrying a tune,” comes down to 3 questions. Do you have the ability to hear a note accurately? Can you remember the note? Can you reproduce that note? We will identify which of these links in the chain is missing for you and have you carrying that tune quicker than you think!
What will I be able to sing?
At Tribe, we focus on “pop-style” singing, as opposed to classical singing. This covers a wide range of styles from Country to Folk and Rock and Roll. You will probably be blown away by the awesome range and tone you can achieve.
Should I take lessons or do a Sing! Beginner Voice series?
While we offer both private voice lessons and the “Sing! Series” weekend workshops, we leave it to you to decide the best route. Some like the group dynamic of the workshops and some prefer to do the one on one thing. Here’s a thought, why not sign up for a regular group voice lesson with family or friends? Fun!
Learn to breathe
Learn to sing high and low without pain
Learn to sing in tune
Learn to expand your ribcage
Learn to project
Learn to sustain notes
Can Everyone Learn to Sing?
Short answer; yes. You may have not had the benefit of growing up in a musical family or taking part in group singing activities at church or in school. If that’s the case, you may wonder why it seems everyone can sing on key or know what they are doing, vocally, but you. You are not alone. This is the case with many beginning Tribesters. It takes a little time and effort, but you can learn it and it’s SO worth it!
Why Should You Give Vocal Lessons a Try?
We believe that the human voice is the most personal and, therefore, impactful instruments of all. Have you noticed there isn’t an “America’s Best Fiddle Player,” TV show? There are certainly many shows featuring all aspects of the human voice. Why is that? We think it is because your voice is a clear and direct expression of what is inside you. That’s also why it is so vulnerable for us to sing in front of others. We imagine a world where singing in front of others is not only socially acceptable but expected! Can you imagine walking around singing your soul to the world all day long with no pain and no shame? We can.