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  • 9 Modules, 
  • 189 lessons
  • Almost 5 hours of video resources
  • Over an hour of audio content and exercises
  • Extensive written guides exploring belt technique in depth
  • Revision aids
  • Real world application for singers and teachers
  • Tried and tested techniques
  • Plus a ton of things you didn't know you needed to know!

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

  • 2

    Module 1 - Breaking Down the Components of Belt

    • WHAT IS BELT?

      FREE PREVIEW
    • PART 1 - BELT IS PRIMAL

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Monkey Pose & Elements of Primal Voice Alignment - VIDEO (4' 20)

    • Journal Moment #1

    • Exploring Primal Voice

      FREE PREVIEW
    • PART 2 - BELT IS BRIGHT

    • Exercise 1: Brightening & Darkening Notes (AUDIO - 3 mins)

    • Journal Moment #2

    • PART 3 - BELT IS OPEN

    • Exercise 2: Making Narrow Vowels "Splatty" (Wide) - AUDIO (3' 25)

    • Widening the mouth shape is crucial to belt

    • Steven Tyler I don't Want To Miss A Thing (acoustic, live) - VIDEO (4' 50)

    • Journal Moment #3

    • The Emotional Imperative

    • PART 4 - BELT IS HIGH ENERGY AND HIGH EMOTION

    • Exercise 3: Experiencing the Emotional Driver for Belt - AUDIO (3' 30)

    • Journal Moment #4

    • PART 5 - BELT IS TWANGY

    • What is Vocal Twang? - VIDEO (13' 40)

    • Singing With Vocal Twang - VIDEO (11' 20)

    • What is Twang? - VIDEO (13' 55)

    • Is Twang the Same as Nasality? - VIDEO (5' 10)

    • Applying Twang Qualities - VIDEO (12' 50)

    • Journal Moment #5

    • PART 6 - BELT IS OF A PARTICULAR PITCH RANGE

    • Journal Moment #6

    • PART 7 - BELT IS PERCEPTUAL

    • Journal Moment #7

    • Module 1 Revision Quiz: What is Belt?

  • 3

    Module 2 - Before Belting

    • INTRODUCTION

      FREE PREVIEW
    • PART 1 - ALIGNMENT

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Exercise 4 - The Whispered Ah -VIDEO (7 mins)

    • Exercise 4.1 - How to Free the Voice by Restructuring it in Silence - VIDEO (10' 45)

    • Discovering the Head-Neck-Back Relationship

    • Exercise 4.2 - The Head-Neck-Back Pattern - VIDEO (4' 30)

    • Journal Moment #8

    • Alignment Transforms the Voice

    • Exercise 5 - Alignment Warm ups for Musicians Part One - VIDEO (36' 50)

    • Journal Moment #9

    • PART 2 - ESTABLISHING CLEAN, EASY TONE THROUGHOUT THE RANGE

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Exercise 6 - The APC: Piano & Spoken Guide to the Pattern in Bb

    • Exercise 6a - The APC: Piano & Spoken Guide to the Pattern in Eb - AUDIO (1' 20)

    • Instructions for Using the APC

    • What to Listen for When Using the APC

    • Exercise 6.1 - The Initial APC Vowel Sounds & How to Apply Them - AUDIO (5' 40)

    • Exercise 6.2 - The APC on NG, in the Key of Bb - AUDIO (3' 35)

    • Exercise 6.3 - The APC on NG, in the Key of Eb - AUDIO (1' 25)

    • Journal Moment #10

    • PART 3 - WARMING UP

    • Exercise 7 - Shoehorning - VIDEO (4' 55)

    • Working on the Sticking Points

    • Exercise 7a - Straw Phonation for the Sticking Points - VIDEO (20 secs)

    • Journal Moment #11

    • Ready to Move On

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Module 2 Revision Quiz: Before Belting

  • 4

    Module 3 - Impulse: the Emotions and the Imagination

    • PART 1 - EMBODYING THE SOUND

      FREE PREVIEW
    • PART 2 - IMPULSE

    • Impulse - The Origin of Vocal Sound, by Jean McClelland

    • Impulse Cannot be Taught, or Learned - Only Experienced

    • The Impulse to Sing, by Justin Petersen

    • We Cannot Reason Our Way to Belting

    • Journal Moment #12

    • PART 3 - THE SINGER'S KINESPHERE

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Exercise 8 - Seeing, Feeling and Activating Your Kinesphere - AUDIO (3' 40)

    • Singing With 360 degrees of Awareness

    • Exercise 9 - Exploring Your Peripheral Vision - VIDEO (5' 35)

    • Don't Throw the Ball Away!

    • Journal Moment #13

    • Module 3 Revision Quiz: Impulse - The Emotions and the Imagination

  • 5

    Module 4 - The Physiological Set-Up

    • PART 1 - BREATH AND SUPPORT

    • Exercise 10 - Alignment Warm Ups for Musicians (Short Version) - VIDEO (10' 15)

    • The Inhalation

    • Exercise 11 - The In-breath - VIDEO (7' 55)

    • The Supported Exhalation

    • The Supported Out-Breath - VIDEO (6' 45)

    • A Deep-Dive into Breath Support

    • Better Breath Support - Full webinar with Elissa Weinzimmer - VIDEO (1 hour 30 mins)

    • Journal Moment #14

    • PART 2 - ANCHORING

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Exercise 13 - Finding an Effective Head-Neck Anchor - AUDIO (3' 20)

    • More Ways to Explore Anchoring

    • Journal Moment #15

    • PART 3 - LARYNGEAL HEIGHT

    • Exercise 14 - Locating the Main Structures of the Larynx - VIDEO (2' 50)

    • Anchoring & Laryngeal Height - VIDEO (13' 20)

    • Journal Moment #16

    • Take a Breath

    • Journal Moment #17

    • Module 4 Revision Quiz - The Physiological Set-Up

  • 6

    Module 5 - The Magic of Consonants

    • PART 1 - ONSETS

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    • Exercise 15 - Voiced Consonants in Speech - AUDIO (5' 30)

    • Exercise 16 - Glottal Onsets: OH NO! - AUDIO (5' 10)

    • Exercise 17 - Balanced Onsets in Speech - HEY, YEAH! - AUDIO (5' 30)

    • Practising with "Easy Belt" Configurations

    • Journal Moment #18

    • PART 2 - GETTING STARTED WITH CONSONANTS

    • Exercise 18 - Voiced versus Unvoiced Consonants - AUDIO (9 mins)

    • Exercise 19 - Writing and Using a Consonant Map

    • Journal Moment #19

    • Exercise 20 - Allowing Consonants into the Mouth Space

    • VIDEO: Allowing Consonants into the Mouth Space - VIDEO (2 mins)

    • Exercise 21 - Partial De-Nasalising of Consonants - AUDIO (3' 10)

    • Exercise 22 - Words Beginning with H - AUDIO (2 mins)

    • Journal Moment #20

    • Module 5 Revision Quiz - The Magic of Consonants

  • 7

    Module 6 - Tips & Tricks for Better Belting

    • PART 1 - PLACEMENT

    • Forward Placement - VIDEO (13' 25)

    • Journal Moment #21

    • PART 2 - Exercise 23 - VOWEL & CONSONANT COMBINATIONS - AUDIO (3' 30)

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Further Vowel Explorations

    • Journal Moment #22

    • PART 3 - BEYOND THE RUDIMENTS: DEMONSTRATING vs FEELING

    • Demonstrating vs Feeling - VIDEO (1' 30)

    • Journal Moment #23

    • PART 4 - Exercise 24 - TOP-DOWN TRAINING - AUDIO (1' 45)

    • Journal Moment #24

    • PART 5 - SILENT PRACTISE

    • Silent Belt - VIDEO (2' 50)

    • Journal Moment #25

    • PART 6 - MODIFICATION OF OTHER VOWELS

    • Vowel Modifications (What to do with Small Vowels) - VIDEO (4' 30)

    • Journal Moment #26

    • PART 7 - LOOK UP, CHIN UP; DON'T COLLAPSE!

    • Look up, chin up - engage the back of the neck - VIDEO (1' 20)

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Journal Moment #27

    • PART 8 - SHOW US YOUR TEETH!

    • Snarl or Smile - VIDEO (20 secs)

    • Journal Moment #28

    • PART 9 - YOUR VOICE IS A MIRROR

    • Journal Moment #29

    • Module 6 Revision Quiz - Tips & Tricks for Better Belting

  • 8

    Module 7 - Why Movement is Essential in Belting

    • PART 1 - STILL BODY, CONSTRAINED VOICE

    • Journal Moment #30

    • PART 2 - MUSIC, MOVEMENT & THE BRAIN

      FREE PREVIEW
    • PART 3 - FIGHT, FLIGHT & FREEZE

    • Journal Moment #31

    • PART 4 - THE SINGER'S THINKING BRAIN vs THE BODYMIND

    • Journal Moment #32

    • Module 7 Revision Quiz - Why Movement is Essential in Belting

  • 9

    Module 8 - Belting & Registers

    • PART 1 - THIS BELT IS AVAILABLE IN MANY COLOURS

    • Comfort Zones & Power Zones

    • Exercise 25 - Singing from Comfort Zone to Comfort Zone (sung example) - AUDIO (3' 45)

    • Exercise 25a - Piano guide: Comfort Zone to Comfort Zone in Eb (for female voice) - AUDIO (2' 20)

    • Exercise 25b - Piano guide: Comfort Zone to Comfort Zone in Ab (for male voice) - AUDIO (25 secs)

    • "Singing with Power" vs Belting

    • Journal Moment #33

    • PART 2 - CHEST VOICE BELT (FEMALE SINGERS)

    • Examples of Female Chest Voice Belt up to B4 (compilation) - VIDEO (1' 25)

    • PART 3 - (Whisper it...): MALE & FEMALE VOICES AREN'T THE SAME!

    • Examples of Male Middle Voice Belt up to B4 (and one sneaky C#5)! - VIDEO (1' 25)

    • Journal Moment #34

    • PART 4 - UNDERSTANDING THE BREAK

    • PART 5 - NEWSFLASH! MALE HEAD VOICE & FEMALE MIDDLE VOICE BELT FEEL & SOUND THE SAME

    • Middle Voice Belt (Female) and Head Voice Belt (Male) - An Exploration

    • Exploring Box B Audio Guide - An Overview - AUDIO (4' 25) and written instructions

    • Wildly Different but Just the Same

    • Female Middle and Male Head Voice Belt Comparisons (Compilation) - VIDEO (4' 25)

    • PART 6 - BRIDGING

    • Journal Moment #35

    • PART 7 - FAKE BELT

    • Belt is 50% Performance - VIDEO (1 min)

    • Journal Moment #36

    • Module 8 Revision Quiz - Belting & Registers

    • Where Are We Now?

  • 10

    Module 9 - Let's Review!

    • Introduction

    • How to Sing with a Belt Voice - VIDEO (9' 45)

    • SUMMARY: CHAPTER 1 - WHAT IS BELT?

    • SUMMARY: CHAPTER 2 - BEFORE BELTING

    • SUMMARY: CHAPTER 3 - IMPULSE; EMOTION & IMAGINATION

    • SUMMARY: CHAPTER 4 - THE PHYSIOLOGICAL SET-UP

    • SUMMARY: CHAPTER 5 - THE MAGIC OF CONSONANTS

    • SUMMARY: CHAPTER 6 - TIPS & TRICKS FOR BETTER BELTING

    • SUMMARY: CHAPTER 7 - THE IMPORTANCE OF MOVEMENT

    • SUMMARY: CHAPTER 8 - BELTING & REGISTERS

    • IN CONCLUSION

    • WHERE TO NOW?

    • YOUR COURSE QUICK-REFERENCE GUIDE

    • A GIFT FOR YOU

    • Before you go...

  • 11

    REFERENCES

    • Primary References (Print)

    • Primary References (Online)

    • Photo Credits

    • Secondary References

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