Hope you’re having a lovely week and are ready for the weekend.In this post we wanted to give you an idea of how we think people should approach learning how to sing. In it we’ll give a little Superior Singing Method review of our own.
For those of you who don’t know, the Superior Singing Method is an online singing lesson by California-based vocal coach Aaron Anastasi. He’s got a pretty spectacular program as far as we can see. And it’s helped hundreds of singers improve their voice, hit high notes without strain and improve their overall singing technique.
We first heard about the program after reading a review of Superior Singing Method at a different website called Deviant Noise. We read through their ideas and recommendations and then we decided to check out the program’s official website to learn more.
What we saw in terms of content was pretty amazing. There are some really good looking modules in this program. If you really want to learn how to sing better, then this is definitely a program worth looking into.
There are tons of singing lessons online but not a lot of them can hold up in a head-to-head comparison or review. There are just too many factors involved. Another great program that we’ve heard about before is called Singing Success. This program, although more expensive than Superior Singing Method, is also a good singing tutorial course.
That program is by a vocal coach named Brett Manning who has worked with a few notable artists over the years. However, there were some complaints about his techniques/methods causing problems with some of his more popular students. That’s why if you can’t afford online singing lessons then just use some of these singing exercises. They’ve also got a pretty cool singing cheat sheet you can download as well.
That’s why if you’re looking for training programs to help you sing online, Superior singing method is definitely a top contender. Don’t count it out until you learn more about it – despite the hype online. There are definitely some haters out there trying to push other products on you, but there’s a reason this one is so popular.
Definitely check it out for yourself before making any decisions. If you’ve got any questions about this stuff, leave us a comment and we’ll try to respond as soon as we can.
We’ll be back soon with some more great content for you!
Much love and Respect,
The Fucked Up Crew
Wow it’s been a crazy week! We’ve been putting together some great content related to music and the brain and we wanted to share our latest works with you here!
If you’re interested in any of these various types of auditory elements in life, please do read more about them on the following pages.
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In more “music and the brain” news, recently a young girl with a brain injury in Georgia was treated with musical therapy. And the results were quite surprising.
A young 7 year old girl was in a devastating Christmas time car accident that led to a serious brain injury. She’s had many forms of therapy and 6 brain surgeries to help her recover.
But therapists are also using a non-traditional therapy to help the young girl recover from her injuries and treatments.
When awaking from a coma, the young girl – named Brianna – could not move at all including opening her eyes. So they focused at first on trying to get her eyes to open. They didn’t expect her to be able to move until days later.
But when they played her favorite song – Dance and Pop hit “Nae Nae” – something incredible happened. She raised her arm as if she was trying to dance. And this, the therapists, say is the power of music on the brain and body.
In fact the first mouthing of words little Brianna did was to her favorite song. Brianna was discharged from the hospital, and definitely has a long road on the way to recovery ahead, but this is an amazing leap forward, thanks for the healing power of Music.
Have you had any similar experiences to Brianna’a? How has music helped you in your life. Has if impacted your physical existence or your brain’s ability to work?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
A new headband called the Sleep Shepherd claims to help you sleep better at night through the use of brain tracking technology and low frequency beats.
Some know these beats as binaural beats and they’re purported to help influence your brain’s activity while listening to them.
You wear the headband as you’re getting ready to sleep and the device which looks kind of comfortable, but maybe not, will play different frequencies through the binaural beats to help put you in a meditative state. This has apparently been proven to happen via these different beats.
Michael Larson is the inventor of the head band and the company is based in Colorado. And the inventor says it can help people who have trouble sleeping at night improve their z’s.
The device plays a couple of different low frequencies in each ear. This produces a perceived pulsing in the brain’s auditory system and can help affect the brain’s activity.
That effect is what actually is supposed to put the brain and rest of body into a “sleepy” state. The band can also monitor your sleep patterns and upload the data to an app that is additionally available.
The device costs about $159 and the company is currently looking to fund development further.
Binaural beats and the effect they have on the brain is not a new concept. The beats have been around in various forms for years and some people love them, while others say they don’t notice a difference.
But there is talk that there have been significant improvements in the area of audio brain wave manipulation and entertainment. How well this particular device works is yet to be seen.
If you’ve ever tried binaural beats or this particular product, let us know in the comments what your experience was. We’d love to hear from you.
The National Institutes for Health have conducted a study about how music affects the brain. But not just any type of musical experience. The study looked at how playing a musical instrument actually affects the maturation of the brain.
It turns out that playing an instrument physically changes the architecture of the brain itself. The area that’s particularly affected by playing and making music is called the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. It leads to more development of good matter in the brain.
So what’s the big deal about the prefrontal cortex? Well it controls executive planning, organization, working memory, emotional regulation and focus.
So putting your kids in band, or getting them to learn the piano will help them become better overall at life. No wonder so many successful people have a love for playing musical instruments.
The study looked at MRIs of over 200 youth, but what’s to say it can’t also help adults and aged individuals with brain function?
This new study makes it absolutely clear that the dreaded “arts” programs in schools are not extras but complete necessities in a well-rounded education. There’s no question that learning music in early years at school will have a lasting postive impact on students worldwide.
While most schools in the west have cut education in these areas, places like Venezuela have let arts programs – specifically music related ones – flourish.
I think it’s time we change the way we look at both public and private education. We’ve completely missed the mark in many areas, and it’s increasingly clear that music can have a huge impact on the brain.
If you’re in the unfortunate circumstance (like most of us in the West are) of not having any music programs at your childrens’ schools, don’t let that hinder your ability at providing them a truly full education.
Get them private lessons, or better yet, get them to learn with online music lessons.
There are ways to help save the arts, and the importance of art and creativity in intelligence, in your personal life. And then, maybe the idea will spread.
Now, go learn some music!