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Arts & Entertainment

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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Christina Aguilera
Teaches Singing
Christina teaches you her unique vocal techniques in over 3.5 hours of voice lessons and exercises.

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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...


About the Instructor

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.



Reviews

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

Amazing journey and opportunity. Christina did a fantastic job, and you can tell her advice and lessons came from the heart. Just what I needed to hear and learn in my continuous journey. Thank you, Christina and MasterClass. Please keep reaching out and sharing these opportunities.

It is inspiring, the main thing I brought out of this - sing from yourself, be who you are, keep growing.

I improved my voice skills and found new goal! Thank you from my heart.

Gold advises ! Gave me the confidence i needed to dare.


Comments

Lyn G.

I appreciate very much the information that Christina has shared with us. I need that detail that she gets into and teaches. Thank you very very much!

Ariel C.

I love the lesson and to learn about what it takes to be a professional singer. My favorite part was to be truthful, to be real, that it does not have to be perfect. To be honest and find the truth, to be inspired by other singers and allow me to be inspired by them and see how it affects me in the process. Love my imperfections because it is what makes me unique and special. It is not about being perfect and that idea sets me free and gives me the freedom to grow and be fearless.

Wendy

It was really informative and supported my own learning with singing in a chorus of 20 women singers. Managing vocal fatigue was particularly useful. Always think professional singers have less issues with this but quite the opposite.

jesse G.

Love the lesson and was happy to find out that she loves the same artists that I do. I love Etta James and Nina Simone.

Nicola S.

I really like the advice that she gives it: Some of it is stuff I do already, but like the pitch pipe, I would definitely consider getting one now.

Zurielketa J.

Omg! Because of this class I FOUND Cheryl Porter on youtube (looking for vocal warm ups) THAT LADY IS AMAZZZZINGGG!!!

A fellow student

Singing from the core is something that I am barely starting to understand. Thank you Christina!

Bedashree B.

I have been actively following her advice to build my range and sing from my core. She is a great teacher.

lajuancmusic

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.