What do Michael Jackson, Kelly Clarkson, Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban, Adam Lambert, Amy Lee of Evanescence, Natalie Cole, Ray Charles, Olivia Newton-John, and countless others have in common? The Speech Level Singing Technique.
What is Speech Level Singing? SLS is a technique that allows you to sing freely and with ease throughout your whole range by keeping the larynx (voice box) stable, using the proper amount of air and vocal cord compression, and avoiding unnecessary muscular tension in the same effortless way you speak. It is the absolute refusal to “help” the pitch by reaching for high or low notes. It is a cause and effect technique that encourages or even tricks the nervous system and the brain into accepting the transitions that should and do occur naturally when the body is free from tension. As SLS is a technique, not a style, it can benefit singers performing all styles including pop, rock, jazz, musical theater, country, classical, or any style yet to be named.
SLS creates and maintains a healthy, natural, connected, clear, relaxed voice through the use of exercises which will:
Speech Level Singing, developed by Seth Riggs, is the technique behind over 130 Grammy Award Winners, four New York Metropolitan Opera Winners, numerous Broadway stars and Star Search Winners, Academy Award winning actors, television stars and recording artists. It is also the only singing technique endorsed by American Idol.
For more information, please visit the Speech Level Singing website speechlevelsinging.com.