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Vocal Effects Weekend – 2 Day Intensive

Rough Effects for  Pop, Rock. Metal, Jazz, Musical Theatre

Vocal Effects can be anything that is added to the ‘basic’ singing voice to change the style or sound. Sometimes this occurs ‘naturally” or stylistically, but you don’t have to drink Bourbon and smoke everyday to get the rough sounds you want!

Effects are a primal part of all of us so we will help you tap into sounds that are already within so if you want to take your vocal expression and unique sound to the next level – why not consider our intro to vocal effects weekender?

We will show you  how you can safely to create sounds for rock, metal, soul, R&B, voice acting or any genre where effects are used

Aimed at singers or actors that want to be able to explore the addition of vocal effects to their existing repertoire

  • Add Gravel & Distortion like a rock star
  • Embellish like Beyonce & Christina
  • Growl & Grunt like a Metal Pro
  • Combine Effects for incredible results
  • Use simple effects like air Mariah Style
  • Add a creak for that modern fry sound
  • Use different types of vibrato and learn tricks to help your riffs, runs and ornamentations

If you are an educational establishment and you would like to offer a workshop at your premises – please contact us

Course Details

Dates: May 5th & 6th
Duration: 2 Days 10am – 5pm
Location: London  venue The Umbrella Rooms
Cost: £450 (+VAT) pp
Pre Requisites: A knowledge of the Vocal Modes is useful but not essential – it is advisable that participants have undertaken the intro to CVT workshop the day before but not essential – discounts are available for those taking both courses.

Day 1
  • The anatomy of vocal effects
  • Basic Overview of the Modes for Effects
  • Vocal Health and what to watch out for (effects)
  • Audio Visual Examples of all effects including Whistle (not strictly an effect)
  • Sound Colour & Effects
  • Air, Vibrato, ornamentation, Creak/Fry, and basic Distortion
Days 2
  • Combining Effects
  • Advanced Creak/Fry 
  • Advanced Sounds like Grunt/Growl for Metal
  • Practical workshops and Audio Examples
  • Intro to Emergency Aid to keep yourself healthy
  • Masterclass

Please note – Level 2 includes an intro to rough vocal effects – we will not go in depth into the teaching and performance of effects unless we are sure that you have a good grounding in the basic modes. If you would like a more advanced course in vocal effects, please see our intensive 2 day weekend course

Numbers are kept to a maximum of 12 so that all singers can explore the effects safely and healthily

Additional Options

There are limited places for additional after hours lessons on the day of the workshop from our Shoreditch Studios. Should you wish to partake in a 1 to 1 lesson, we can offer a discount course participant price of £30 for 30 minutes or £45 for 60 minutes. Lessons will take place from 6 pm – 10pm after the workshop with 30-60 minute slots available. Calendar will be proivded on booking.

1 on 1 Singing Lessons - Workshop After Hours

London   - Discount Rate 1 on 1 singing lessons while on a workshop or course available from our Shoreditch Studios - £30 / £45

Calendar available on booking of course or workshop

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