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OUT OF STUDIO SEPTEMBER

  Saturday, August 27, 2022 by Gimbey dela Cruz | Out of Studio

Dear All,

I will be out of the Studio from September 2, 2022, to November 5, 2022
However, Online classes resume this October. Waitlisted students will get all available schedules when I get back to the studio by November.

I will be on call through FB/IG Messenger and Viber (09989997508). Except for Sept 12-16, I will not have an internet connection. You may also email me at teachergimbey@gmail.com - I check this email often.

The Voice Studio will be under Vincent and Betina's watch while I am away, and Razel will be on overwatch at discord. Should you have any performances that need extra practice, please don't hesitate to contact them.

Teacher Gimbey


 



 


Easter Break

  Tuesday, April 5, 2022 by Gimbey dela Cruz | Out of Studio



Please be advised that No Studio/Online Classes on April 14-17 (Thursday to Sunday).

Have a Blessed and Meaningful Easter Break!

Singing Journal

Saturday, February 5, 2022 by Gimbey dela Cruz | Free Downloads


Download Singing Journal HERE

Singing Journal is an essential arsenal in a singer's toolkit.

Write down how it feels when you wake up, before going to bed, and during practices, performances, and/or singing engagements.

This process of journaling allows us to examine, reflect, and assess whether we need to undertake any troubleshooting on any consistent areas and problematic areas in our practice.


Jot down how the actual practice went, and all technical aspects: 

Title of Song
Composer
Year it was published
Link of the Track and Backing Track (Minus One)

Tempo - Overall pace of the song; the speed of the music. In a musical composition, the tempo is usually described with Italian words such as largo, adagio, allegro, etc. 
Rhythm - In songs, words usually match the rhythm. The origin of the word is Greek, meaning "flow." As meter pulsates a poem, rhythm organizes music in much the same way. The regular pulsations of the music are called the beat. 
Pitch Jumps - length of the interval 
Timbre - Color of the sound. Each sound has a unique timbre. This can also relate to style.
Dynamics - Loudness or softness of the sound. Dynamics add emotional intensity. Italian words like forte, pianissimo, and crescendo give musicians clues on how loud a piece should be played or sung. 
Melody - The tune. A series of musical tones or pitches falling into a recognizable pattern. 
Harmony -  The blending of tones or sounds played or sung simultaneously to make up chords.


Make time to listen to new music, see a documentary to recharge your creative batteries. You can include your thoughts about these in your journal as well.



RECAP: Vocal Journal Checklist

  1. How your voice is feeling each day
  2. What techniques do you want to focus on
  3. A song to apply those techniques to
  4. When and for how long do you plan to practice
  5. What the outcome of that practice is & any thoughts for future practices or your next vocal coaching session
  6. What you are watching, reading, and listening to, to refill your creative batteries.

 

Belt Boldly: Teaching the Contemporary Singer

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 by Gimbey dela Cruz | Webinar

In partnership with Music Teachers Network Alliance Philippines, Voice Sector;
I would like to invite you to Belt Boldly: Teaching the Contemporary Singer.
If you would like to sign up as a singer please register through this link: Singer Sign Up Form.
We will close the registration when we reach 12 singers. 
For teachers, observers, please sign up through 
to get access to the zoom meeting. 
Happy Anniversary MTNA Philippines and what a fun way to celebrate with month-long activities for our teachers. 
See you there!


Discord Community

Saturday, January 1, 2022 by Gimbey dela Cruz | Free Downloads

 I am hoping to start a re/evolutionary change in teaching singing, by creating a collective community. 

If you want me to be a part of your singing or even teaching journey, scan the QR code and help me make this collective community thrive.

WHAT'S ON DISCORD
  1. Limited Library Access
  2. Vocalization Access (soon)
  3. Private Online Community
  4. Direct Communication with Teacher Gimbey
I am thankful for each and every one of you and I am looking forward to working with you soon!
Cheers!