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Student Sessions: Pop Style

Christina Aguilera

Lesson time 12:32 min

Through Christina's student critique, you will learn how changing your vocal placement and posture can add new dimension to your performance.

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Hey, guys. So it's really important to me that I wanted to have some one-on-one time with a few aspiring singers and people that love music too and just can't do anything but eat, sleep, and breathe music and who have the ultimate love and appreciation for it that I do and are constantly, as am I, on the journey and the path of learning more about yourself and how to better your skill and all of that. I'm joined today by my longtime friend and musical director, Rob Lewis. He's a great guy with a great ear and he can play piano, so he's here today and let's have some fun. So I guess my question for you starting out I don't know who wants to go first-- what would be some of the things you wonder as a vocalist and things you might want to work on or struggle with and I am yours for the asking. Hey, Christina. My name is Derek. Hey. Hi. I have a question concerning my voice and I guess my genre is like hard rock and all it's subtopics and stuff. And I'm trying to get more, I guess, contemporary and I'm trying to have more control with softer tones, having more presence or falsetto having more presence, because when I sing it it's just like-- I get it. Yeah, so I don't know like what are some like-- what do you-- I actually happen to have-- you can even ask Rob here-- I have some problem and difficulty because I'm a powerhouse singer. I can belt pretty well. That's a comfort zone of mine, and some singers have a very easy ability to-- there's this sort of middle ground in certain singers voices that they can almost-- I call it almost like the yawn effect. It's almost that place in your voice when you yawn, and it's like it's in between a belt and a falsetto. But I'm very black and white. I'm either like-- Hey, Or I'm like-- Hey. It's very soft, and so one of the things that I do whenever I know that I'm trying to do something sort of with more strength that's a falsetto it's really all is about pushing your breath. That's where breath really, really comes in. I don't know what stage you're in, but I know your animal is probably live performance. And you know, rock is loud and it's ambitious and it's bold and it's aggressive and it probably excites you in that way. And that's why it's a passion place for you to live. But yeah, it's hard to be, especially in your genre, and try to push forth a vocal in a powerful, yet subtle way. But it's really about breath. You just have to push that breath out. All right. Hit it, Rob. Just going to let it go around a little bit. Say something, I'm giving up on you. I'll be the one that you want me to. Anywhere I would have followed you. Say something I'm giving up on you. All right, cool. I hear it. I like that you kind of revamped it to make it your own a little-- put your signature touch on it. It's a difficult place, because it's a double-focus. So not only are you trying to proje...


Your New Voice Teacher

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.

I was curious. Christina is, another level of great.

Amazing I felt like xtina was right here next to me. Awesome!

LOVED THIS MASRE CLASS !!! Thank you so much !!!

I expanded my singing range. Became more confident using my voice in general.


Comments

A fellow student

I am a singer and vocal coach. She definitely gives some good, practical guidance and advice. And unlike any other instrument, your voice is affected by EVERYTHING in your life - diet, physical and emotional health, environment, confidence. It's important to always be "present" - meaning identifying why things may be going wrong OR right with your voice.

A fellow student

I can't imagine the pressure of singing in front of Christina, kudos to those folks.

Amelia

Did anyone apply these tips and sang better? Would be great to know, thanks.

Morgan D.

Christina is really big on visualizing the voice as a tree. I think I'm going to try that next time I sing... maybe pass it on to the choir I direct. Really, breath is so, so important. It's amazing how often it is ignored when it's such an integral part of producing sound from the body.

Tobias M.

Bookmark: Buckley, Simone, quivery vibrato, open emotions over technique, being raw.

Janet L.

INTERESTING AND I GET IT, SHE IS EXPLAINING HOW TO SET UP AND SING FROM DIAPHRAGM WHICH KEEPS SUBSTANCE TO THE VOICE,

A fellow student

this guy was a unique example for me because he seemed to struggle on control in softer areas, whereas I typically struggle to control louder areas of a song and finding my placement to set myself up for those louder parts. I do appreciate what she said in a previous lesson on "thinking of the note before the high note". that was helpful. though I still feel strain in my throat when singing even though I can feel i am singing from my diaphragm. Does anyone else have this problem?

Johni W.

I was disappointed at the mid level teaching. I have no Idea what adlibs are and a lot of other things, I just want to know how to control my voice, take care of it and go from head singing to chest singing. What is a falsetto? things like this the beginners need to know about. Im a powerful singer and I don't quiet know how to go from belting it out to a whisper.

Chava G.

I appreciate the coaching session, very much. I like the thought, behind the craft approach.

Maxximillian D.

“Do I want to be Critically correct or Emotionally correct?” I so appreciate that she pointed out this super relevant question that we must ask ourselves when we are choosing takes. Feels good to hear it said!