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Christina's Inspiration

Christina Aguilera

Lesson time 13:08 min

Christina learned the secrets of powerful performances from music legends like Billie Holiday and Nina Simone. Learn how to gather inspiration, tap into your emotions and embrace your flaws to better connect with your audience.

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Had I not gone through sort of a rough background, I'm not sure I'd be able to be the singer that I am today. I think that coming from something that makes you feel so deeply and sometimes so painfully really, really gives you that place, that gut-ridden soulful space that you can just draw everything from from there on out. My earliest memory of being completely drawn to and inspired-- I guess I've come to learn is the word-- at such a young age to music was when I was six years old living in Japan, and I completely was taken with The Sound Of Music. Watching Julie Andrews's initial shot so free and so alive and so just open and uncaring of anybody else being around or anybody hearing her or watching her, she was alive and free in those hills and singing out to herself, to the universe. I was, at the time, growing up on an army base, and my actual childhood was a little chaotic growing up. And it really moved me to just get something out of me. It like reached into me, and it was a form of expression for me, I think, at such a young age and feeling a little lost in the chaos that was in my home or in my environment. It was my form of release. I wanted to be her in that movie, and I would go up into my bedroom, I would open my window, and I would pretend I was her, and I would just sing out to the world. It was then that I guess looking back, I realized my dream, and that was my dream to become a singer and speak my truth, sing from my heart, my soul. And that, at five, six years old, was my first introduction to my love of music. As I got a little older, my mother and father had gotten a divorce, and we moved in with my grandma at the time. And this was out of Pittsburgh, and I remember her sort of bringing it to my mom's attention-- you know, she's going through the divorce. Things are a little chaotic still, and my grandma was like, she's got a real talent here. I mean, she knew I did things like spread towels on the floor in the bathtub and use the shampoo bottle as my "icophone" I would call it, but it was really my grandma that was like, you should really let her perform for people. She was so proud. She was my proud grandma that just-- she would probably bring strangers off the street to come in the front door to show me off. She was a proud grandma, but she sort of opened the door for me to experience my ultimate love, what would become my true love of music, which was soul, blues, and jazz music. We would go and take these road trips. It was me, my mom, my grandma, my little sister, and we would go into the city of Pittsburgh, and we would take road trips out there and go for a drive and go to these old record stores and just sift through record after record of-- you know, it was the dusty vinyls. But this was my first introduction to what I felt was real music, and that was the beginning of me then getting in touch with my soul, my ultimate heart and passion, because on those ...


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Christina Aguilera teaches you how to expand your range, find your voice, and master the techniques that have earned her five Grammy Awards. In her first-ever online singing class, you’ll learn warm-up exercises, breath control, vibrato, her signature growls, and hear Christina break down her biggest hits. You’ve never had vocal lessons like this before.



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Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Brought great Clarity and Focus with what I aim to achieve in the next year with my Performance and Singing

Through the class I've earned about her, about music and about myself. I love the class because the idea is just so simple and pure, just like art itself. I've really learned so much, and I promise myself to be stronger and tougher for myself ever since. Never again hide in the shadow. A big Thank You! to masterclass and Christina.

Learning techniques and tricks from Christina Aguilera is the greatest lesson for any singer in any genre. She executes passion, drive and wisdom.

ive learned a lot of information that will transform as a artist and singer thank you so much!


Comments

James H.

Good lesson. Nice background information on the instructor, very informative... a lot of "things" covered, many cliches, but unsure of that "golden nugget", the most important point of the lesson. Is it listening to others to be influenced or finding your truth? Being raw is valuable but is not enough without good control. I guess the most I got out of this is be yourself.

Nina & Allegra

How do you find inspiration without imitating other artists? I find that I sing best when I am joking around. I think it is a confidence issue... But is it okay to make fun of yourself when you are starting out?

A fellow student

Mmm. May be it's not for me. I'm an actress. I'm familiar with this content.

Jennifer B.

You’re so in touch with humanity. Thank you for the reminder to be grateful for who I am in this body, in my truth.

Johana P.

Lesson 1, I'm in tears. I've sung my whole life, (I'm 29) Christina's Album Stripped, I first heard when I was 12/13 and it was the first album I listened to on repeat from front to back over and over, the story it told, and how relatable it was to me and my life. I am recording my first album, and my voice is in the worst condition of my life, every time I listen back I don't like what I hear, I love being live at gigs but the studio disconnects me... I can't for the life of me get my emotion across even though I believe in the songs I've written from the depths of my soul. This lesson brought me to tears. She's already helped me with exactly what I need to hear. Thank you so much, Christina, for your beautiful soul, and sharing things that have inspired you, as you have me ♥

Chava G.

Tough times never last, but tough people always do. The support of your people, opened your soul to all music. Among so many people trying to sing, it is so thrilling to listen to someone who actually knows how to sing. You are a daughter of the Queens of song and deliberately and willingness to share your love, technology and craft with others, surely proves it.

Scott H.

Great Lesson, my only problem is I am ADHD and Bipolar. So paying attention on this level is really hard. But I love what she had to say. And I found in myself my inspiration, why I like to sing, it all about who I am. So I get it.

bilkay

She really does have a point about embracing your flaws! I feel like that's a good way to believe in yourself, and to propel your voice to it's best performance!

Karen B.

I liked hearing about Christina's development as an artist and performer. I listened to the Broken Record podcast episode with Linda Perry recently and heard Linda's side of that story about "Beautiful", so it was nice to hear Christina's and what she learned from Linda: https://brokenrecordpodcast.com/episode-8-linda-perry

Oscar L.

seriously, one of my friends is one of the best singers I've ever seen. They've inspired me to try it, but I NEED lessons. My singing could make a deaf man's ears bleed, so it's great to have an easily accecible (I hope that's spelt correctly) singing lesson.