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James Lugo Vocal Asylum

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    Intro

    James discusses his approach for teaching and gives us an introduction to the most important part of your instrument, the vocal chords.

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    Vocal Basics

    Learn basic breathing techniques for singing. James shows you a great exercise involving a book. No reading required!

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    Vocal Technique Demo

    James demonstrates keeping the neck relaxed while doing all the 'work' with your belly.

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    Vocal Intermediate

    James gets you going with some exercises and introduces the different ranges in which the male and female voices occurs. This is also called Passaggio.

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    Screaming

    James goes into the fundamentals of the hard rock type of singing called screaming. He gives you exercises involving the Pharyngeal voice to achieve this type of singing without harming your voice.

Product Overview


This is it. If you're serious about your singing, or are just looking to improve your technique for singing live or production demos, this series by American Idol coach James Lugo will show you what you need to do to get a powerful, controlled singing voice perfect for Rock or Pop music.

This intimate and sometimes crazy collection of tutorials will take you deep inside James's vocal lair where you'll watch him drill and grill both male and female students, running his techniques, bringing out the best in their voices and yours.

The series also includes 2 MP3 practice collections, one for male singers and one for females. If you practice along with these, James promises your voice will improve drastically. And since they're MP3's you can practice anytime and place you'd like. Just load them into your MP3 player and you're studying with James!

James Lugo is noted as being one of the best Rock and Pop vocal coaches out there. See why and get your voice in shape... Enter the vocal asylum today.


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Washa
Submitted 2 years ago

Cool !

Day 1 and somehow it made me sing more confident on the high notes ( A4 and even D5, btw im an tenor) i need practice tough. Relaxation is key here. I think you need a little info on the basic before seeing this, so is more easy to understand. Not that he doesnt cover the basics. If you have experience then check it out and see if it help you !

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Reaper


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Spoq
Submitted 3 years ago

I could notice my voice change by just following the video.

This is a great course. I learned a lot, and if you apply and practice what James teaches here I am sure anyone can get great results. Personally, I noticed my voice changing and being "lighter", easier to sing just by going through it once. Of course, I need to practice and make it more unconscious before I master it but it certainly worked great. The only thing missing is some practice videos as this course explains and then just gives quick exercise examples (which are good enough to understand but there are not enough to practice).

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Sound Designer, Game Designer


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jgold707
Submitted 3 years ago

Great so far

Im no singer, but James seems to know his stuff.

I am a: Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Audio Engineer, Pro Tools


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ban485
Submitted 4 years ago

Golden Advice

James is a great teacher. I highly recommend this short instructional guide to singers.

I am a: Student


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MikeD
Submitted 4 years ago

Great Vocal program

This is a great vocal program. I would not rely on it as a main source of vocal training, but it is a great add on.

I am a: Student, Hobbyist, Beginner


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Washa
Submitted 2 years ago

Cool !

Day 1 and somehow it made me sing more confident on the high notes ( A4 and even D5, btw im an tenor) i need practice tough. Relaxation is key here. I think you need a little info on the basic before seeing this, so is more easy to understand. Not that he doesnt cover the basics. If you have experience then check it out and see if it help you !

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Reaper

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Spoq
Submitted 3 years ago

I could notice my voice change by just following the video.

This is a great course. I learned a lot, and if you apply and practice what James teaches here I am sure anyone can get great results. Personally, I noticed my voice changing and being "lighter", easier to sing just by going through it once. Of course, I need to practice and make it more unconscious before I master it but it certainly worked great. The only thing missing is some practice videos as this course explains and then just gives quick exercise examples (which are good enough to understand but there are not enough to practice).

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Sound Designer, Game Designer

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

jgold707
Submitted 3 years ago

Great so far

Im no singer, but James seems to know his stuff.

I am a: Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Audio Engineer, Pro Tools

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

ban485
Submitted 4 years ago

Golden Advice

James is a great teacher. I highly recommend this short instructional guide to singers.

I am a: Student

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

MikeD
Submitted 4 years ago

Great Vocal program

This is a great vocal program. I would not rely on it as a main source of vocal training, but it is a great add on.

I am a: Student, Hobbyist, Beginner

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I was about 4 when my older brother started a band and my house was the 'band house'. I was pretty much hooked from there. Got serious around 13 or so.

2. What training have you had?

I have been blessed to have trained with many great teachers from high school and college music teachers; theory, guitar, piano and vocals to private voice lessons with some of the finest voice and guitar teachers. Some of my favorite voice coaches were Nate Lamm (Brian Johnson, David Coverdale, Lionel Richie), Buddy Mix, Gina Moretta (Steve Perry). I also studied guitar with Paul Gilbert (Guitarist for Racer X, Mr. Big) and Bruce Buillet. I have also studio music mixing and production with Ryan Williams (Paramore, 30 Seconds To Mars, Staind).

3. When did you get into recording?

I was in high school when I got my first cassette 4 track and evolved into an ADAT studio in the 90's and today I have full commercial studio with protools HD and an SSL 6048 E|G+ mixing console.

4. People you have worked with/for?

American Idol GLEE, Andrew Lloyd Webber, 311, The Veronica's, A Fine Frenzy, The Smashing Pumpkins, Matt Sorum (Guns And Roses), Chelsea Handler and Disney.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I think I was a born teacher. My dad was an amazing leader and mentor and he kind of drilled it into me. I teach from a place of being a singer first, then coach. Meaning much of what I've learned I learned from years of touring and making records as an artist not just book stuff. I think for teaching voice, which is an invisible fretless instrument it helps to really know your own personal instrument before you can teach it. I still sing, last year I did a stint of singing for the band Nazareth.

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    James Lugo Vocal Asylum

    This is it. If you're serious about your singing, or are just looking to improve your technique for singing live or production demos, this series by American Idol coach James Lugo will show you what you need to do to get a powerful, controlled singing voice perfect for Rock or Pop music.

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James Lugo Vocal Asylum is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5 .
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Cool ! Day 1 and somehow it made me sing more confident on the high notes ( A4 and even D5, btw im an tenor) i need practice tough. Relaxation is key here. I think you need a little info on the basic before seeing this, so is more easy to understand. Not that he doesnt cover the basics. If you have experience then check it out and see if it help you !
Date published: 2018-11-06
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from I could notice my voice change by just following the video. This is a great course. I learned a lot, and if you apply and practice what James teaches here I am sure anyone can get great results. Personally, I noticed my voice changing and being "lighter", easier to sing just by going through it once. Of course, I need to practice and make it more unconscious before I master it but it certainly worked great. The only thing missing is some practice videos as this course explains and then just gives quick exercise examples (which are good enough to understand but there are not enough to practice).
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great so far Im no singer, but James seems to know his stuff.
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Golden Advice James is a great teacher. I highly recommend this short instructional guide to singers.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Great Vocal program This is a great vocal program. I would not rely on it as a main source of vocal training, but it is a great add on.
Date published: 2016-04-05
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