of the million or so singers in the U.S. are in vocal groups that
could sound much better if they took their singing quality seriously
enough to make time to improve it ....or had an easy way to achieve
this goal quickly. In most cases, the singers don't really know
what sounds to make, how to make them or have a way to monitor their
singing quality. Also, while performing, these singers hear mostly
the ensemble sound (and any accompaniment) and may not even hear
their own voice at all.... or may not even be listening. If all
the singers could hear clearly the sounds they produce, they just
might take steps to improve the quality.
singer using this revolutionary new tool hears very clearly the
real and total sound of his own voice which he doesn't hear now
just listening to the reflections of his singing in the room. With
HearFones, he hears what he really sounds like --the same voice
the audience hears! In addition, while using HearFones, he hears
himself much more predominantly over the rest of the ensemble, thus
helping him to improve the quality of his output. You can practice
your part right there while singing with the whole group! With simple
instructions and a sincere effort to sound better, the singers in
the ensemble can soon improve their performance dramatically.
it takes is HearFones... and the desire to get better... to reach
the goal of beautiful singing. The booklet "Singing Secrets"
included with HearFones outlines simple steps needed to produce
better individual sound. Many singers feel that when singing in
a group their own efforts are not heard out front and thus sense
that any vocal inadequacy will go unnoticed. Not so!. You cannot
take poor quality singing, multiply it by 40 and get good singing.
The chorus director cannot monitor all the voices individually,
but each singer can!
inventors of HearFones ...teachers and singers themselves... recognized
these problems and believed that good acoustic design could bring
the benefits of this neat concept to every singer. Imagine our surprise
when testing early prototypes on singers, we found that time after
time every singer sang better just by putting on HearFones! When
we saw this happening, we knew we were onto something really big.
addition, in the hands of a director, the singer can be shown the
appropriate sound to sing, then, with HearFones, the singer duplicates
the director's sound, often as necessary, to reproduce the instructor's
example. After singing good sounds using the HearFones, the singer
knows how it feels to sing this way and, in time, will be able to
duplicate the sound without the "training wheels". It's
that simple. The director can use some of the better "students"
to teach others in the ensemble how to sound good and employ games
and exercises to promote the use of better singing techniques. No
step in the use of HearFones violates any recognized good singing
practices. The beauty of it all is that it gets right to the heart
of the matter...good sounding singing...right off! This is quality
control in music and a great way to build confident singing.
should be emphasized that one of the most important contributions
of this tool is that HearFones focuses the singer's attention on
his own voice, often for the first time.
may use HearFones to produce better quality sound in recording sessions.
Soloists will find this tool most useful in their own vocal improvement
in any singing style. Speakers use HearFones to monitor their own
diction, modulation and delivery. HearFones also find many uses
in the Speech and Hearing Therapy fields.
since Guido d'Arezzo's music notation in 1030 has there been such
a help for the singer.
beautiful music; then go save the world anyway!
HearFones® is a registered trademark of NEXTEP