- Paperback: 60 pages
- Publisher: Vendera Publishing (August 31, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1936307251
- ISBN-13: 978-1936307258
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 27 customer reviews
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James Lugo's Vocal Insanity Paperback – August 31, 2012
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If you're a beginning singer, you can use this book to dive in and start practicing without being overwhelmed with too much fluff and information. The book provides you with a password to download seven vocal exercise audio files (seven in the male range plus seven in the female range). Most of these exercises are pretty standard. The main thing that makes this book somewhat unique is the introduction of exercises for the Pharyngeal voice (aka witch's cackle). These exercises are supposed to help with grittier rock singing.
Also, as other reviewers have mentioned, the quality of the vocal exercise audio files could be a little better. I've listened only to the male exercises but I assume they have about the same quality. The author literally just got up one morning and made himself record these audio files. While there's something to be said for spontaneity, I wished he had taken more time to plan out and properly record them. His vocal mic is in a fixed position so whenever he turns his head his voice fades in and out a little. You can still hear everything he says but it comes off as a little bit less-than-professional for a paid product.
There is a digital version of this book available on Vendera Publishing's website if you don't want a paper copy. Also, there is a video course named Vocal Asylum available on the Groove3 music tutorial website. The video course covers pretty much the same information that's in this book and may be more helpful.
After putting the work in with the audio practice files that come with it , I plan on having an INSANE tone that fluctuates between head and chest voices with ease! Thanks James!