‘I Love Jazz’: What Jazz Students Are Doing to Improve Their Voice
Vocalists from the University of Sydney and the Australian Conservatoire of Jazz have teamed up to create a video showcasing their singing techniques and music videos for Jazz vocal school.
The video, which was created by student Jazz vocalist Karla McKeown, shows how vocalist students from all over Australia, including the US, Japan, and Singapore, can combine their unique talents to create great singing.
It also gives an insight into the challenges that vocalists face while developing their skills.
“It’s a little bit like taking on the role of a conductor, which is really a very different type of role,” McKeon said.
“The conductor is the person who gets you through the music, they’re the ones who can give you the musical ideas and you’re the one who can sing it.”
In a statement to ABC News, the University said the project was an important step towards improving the voice and voice quality of the Australian Jazz voice.
“This is the first video of its kind to feature the voices of the Jazz vocal students and a collaboration between the University and the Conservatoires of Jazz to make the videos a reality,” the statement read.
“These videos are meant to showcase the students and their vocal abilities and are aimed at helping them to better understand the techniques and the music of their instrument.”
In addition to McKeony, the video features students from the Australian and International Jazz Musicians Association and the Royal Australian Academy of Music, and includes clips from performances from Jazz vocalists in Australia and overseas.
“We’re looking forward to sharing more of the amazing singing and performance techniques from our students in the future,” a spokesperson for the university said.
“They’re just the tip of the iceberg.”
In an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, McKeone said she wanted to highlight the importance of learning the right vocal technique for a given song and that it wasn’t just a matter of trying to “get the perfect voice”.
“You can get it wrong, you can make a bad voice, but there are ways you can work on it,” she said.
“It takes time and practice and you’ve got to find your voice.
And that’s where a lot of the hard work comes in.”
I think what it comes down to is just finding the right rhythm, not the right melody, not really the right tone, but the right way to sing.
“”I want to inspire people to get their voices right and learn the music,” she added.