Neon Rainbow: Singing With Guitar

Live Guitar Course: Learn to Sing and Play Guitar

Alan Jackson sings about that desire many of us have in his song Honky Tonk Dream: “Chasing that neon rainbow...’cause all I ever wanted was to pick this guitar and sing. Just tryin’ to be somebody, just wanna be heard and sing.... The trifecta! Playing guitar takes a lot of attention since both of our hands are doing different things at the same time. But adding singing to that is the third thing that has derailed a lot of our best-laid plans. Steve has been singing all his life and playing guitar for about 50 years, and doing both together for as long as he could play. For this live class he shares the principles and exercises that have helped him and his private students chase that neon rainbow. Knowing musical notation is NOT a requirement for this class. Experience humming or singing in the shower and playing some chords in the first position is helpful.

Neon Rainbow: Singing With Guitar

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Week 1

04/15/2020 at 5pm

Finding Your Voice Using the Guitar

Using the map of the fretboard we help you identify where your voice is and use the guitar to give you clues to finding and staying in tune.

Week 2

04/22/2020 at 5pm

Breathing: The Engine That Drives Singing

Capture yourself singing and playing your songs as a baseline. These are only for your reference. You don’t have to share them with Steve or anyone else unless you wish to do so.

Week 3

04/29/2020 at 5pm

Shaping Your Tone

Discover the most effective ways to shape your tone. This includes learning how to shape your mouth, and singing from the different parts of your body.

Week 4

05/06/2020 at 5pm

Voicing a Song to Fit Your Vocal Range

Instead of trying to make your voice fit a song, we will make the song fit your voice. There are multiple ways to do this, but we will start out using a capo.

Week 5

05/13/2020 at 5pm

Simplifying the Arrangement

Playing a complicated arrangement and singing can be a daunting task, especially for someone who is just starting. Simplifying the arrangement is an excellent way to get yourself singing and playing more songs. It is surprising how good even a simple arrangement sounds with both guitar and vocals.

Week 6

05/20/2020 at 5pm

Enunciation: Vowels & Consonants

Learn how to properly enunciate your vowels and consonants while singing. This will ensure that you don't get tripped up over your words or speaking, but also help you make your playing more vibrant and powerful.

Week 7

05/27/2020 at 5pm

From Full Voice to Head Voice

There's a little spot in everyone's vocal range where there is a "break." That spot between your full voice and your head voice (or falsetto). Steve will discuss how to work around that break.

Week 8

06/03/2020 at 5pm

Phrasing and Dynamics

Level up your singing and playing by understanding the power of proper phrasing and using dyanmics.

Week 9

06/10/2020 at 5pm

More Exercises for Singing

Use these tried-and-true exercises to become a better singer.

Week 10

06/17/2020 at 5pm

Preparing and Presenting Your Songs

Finally, you have a song down and you are ready to perform or present it. Steve will talk about the preparation needed to put your best foot forward.

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