01-23-2013 12:24 PM - edited 01-23-2013 12:26 PM
What vocal coaching program is better between Kevin Richards Breaking the Chains, Brett Mannings Singing Success, Aaron Anastasi's Superior Singing Method and Eric Bruner's Sing With Power?
I really didn't find many reviews for Aaron Anastasi or Kevin, although Kevin seems much more popular. About Eric Bruner I've just heard. I think it's in the bottom of my list, but still, I'm not sure. I need some reviews, so that I would know which one I should buy. Thanks!
01-23-2013 01:09 PM
01-23-2013 03:03 PM - edited 01-23-2013 03:44 PM
If you live in the New York City Area, try Craig Derry's Vocal Boot Camp.
$199/month for unlimited group vocal classes (6 days a week).
Here are some Youtube videos:
Vocal Boot Camp class:
Craig Derry bio and vocal demonstration
Class Performance from a student:
Craig Derry Group Classes Schedule / Location
1674 Broadway New York, NY 8th Floor
Vocal Work Out Classes
Monday,Wednesday & Friday:
6:00-7:30 PM | 7:30-9:00 PM | 9:00-11:00 PM
Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00-11:00 PM
Sunday: 4:30-6:30 pm | 6:30 - 8:30 PM
02-07-2013 11:23 AM - edited 02-07-2013 11:26 AM
In my opinion Bretts program is much better than any of the others it's by far the best but must be understood to be apprieciated. Unfortunatly you only really see the wood for the trees once you become a good singer which can take more time than most people are willing to spend it's hard to see the difference in coaches when you are just starting out. Spend some time watching his short videos on you tube he is a very gifted teacher. Ultimatly you have to decide what you think is right for you, see where it leads you.
02-07-2013 11:52 AM
Nothing wrong with Brett Manning's program--I got quite a bit out of it. But he is not aiming at rock or metal singing, so if you're looking for that, look elsewhere. Brett is very good for modern country or classic soul styles.
Kevin Richards is more classic rock-oriented, but not full-on metal. I haven't looked too deeply at his program, but from I've seen it seems helpful. For metal I hear that Robert Lunte and Jaime Vendera are good, but I don't have much interest or experience in this area.
Ken Tamplin is quirky, but his material is really good. I believe I learned more from him than any other online instructor.
02-07-2013 12:28 PM
02-07-2013 01:15 PM
So what do you guys reccomend for a complete novice?
I WAS gonna try Brett's program, but seeing as I am a sapling compared to you oaks, I need to start from square 1.
02-07-2013 01:44 PM
02-11-2013 08:30 AM
For solid basic material (such as propoer breath support) I also recommend Jeannie Deva. She's now working through ArtistWorks to provide vocal lesson videos (with feedback to student videos) for $30 a month. You can view some sample lessons here and, if you're interested, sign up:
She's really focused (and really good) on breathing in the beginner's lessons. And she includes a fair amount of material on the way the voice works.
02-12-2013 09:41 AM
So what do you use?
Pop won't be too bad. It'd help with what I want to do actually.
02-14-2013 04:11 AM
Brett Mannings program is good for building a good foundation and "getting" the styles. It's worth it's price and from there you can go to for example Jaime Vendera if you want more heavy style.
BUT: The most impotrant is that you USE IT and sing lots every day, it won't do any good collecting dust...
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I'm not a student of anyone (don't own any products), but for what I see.. Ken Tamplin is the best thus far.
Brett... HAHA.. he's comical.. if you want to waste your time and regret spending your money on this used car / voice sales man.. then go for it... Have you heard him sing... Absolutely pathetic.. he can't.... even when asked to review some vocal pedals, he only talked through them... Really?? Talked?? yup... sad...
Ken backs up what he says, shows you how what he can do on youtube...
All the others mentioned are pure and utter crap -- don't take my word for it.. do some research...
Does that mean Ken is the best there is.... NO... I'm sure he's not -- but for those that are marketing themselves and their programs online... Yeah... I'd say he is (cause he shows it.... student reviews / pro reviews back him and he was a Professional Singer.. Not like the others that haven't seen past the smokey little local pubs)...
Unfortunately you do not need any certification to be a coach.. so anyone can make it up and do it.... I'd rather invest in someone that can actually SING and has a PROVEN track record of it...
Choice is yours.. but decide wisely and do yourself a favor man... Do some research - -don't just rely on these answers..
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