Vocal Coach Singer is available in two formats - the physical product that includes CDs and a guidebook or a downloadable version with MP3s and PDF files. I received the MP3 version - and an email arrived with a link to the downloads very quickly. Once I had downloaded the zip files (the files are quite large so they could take a fair bit of time if your internet speed is on the slow side) I extracted them and started listening and reading.
What's included: After extracting the files, you'll have ten folders to look through - each with multiple files to listen to or read. It's a very full program! Here's what you'll find:
7 Training CDs or MP3 Folders:
- Getting Started (10 audio files)
- Complete Breathing (23 audio files)
- Complete Warm-Up (25 audio files)
- Complete Tone (17 audio files)
- Complete Expanding Your Range (16 audio files)
- Complete Diction (10 audio files)
- Complete Performance (13 audio files)
- Daily Workout High Voice (36 audio files)
- Daily Workout Low Voice (36 audio files)
- Getting Started Journal
- Song Evaluation
- Complete Breathing
- Complete Expanding Your Range
- Complete Tone
- Complete Warm-Up
- Daily Workout High Voice
- Daily Workout Low Voice
- Singer's Journal
My thoughts: I think this is a wonderful program for those interested in improving their singing. The resources are professional-quality and abundant! I especially enjoy the exercises for breathing and expanding your range, since my singing voice and range are not what they were when I was practicing and singing quite often. I also really like the exercises for tone.
I would like to offer one caveat - if you need something with explicit instruction I wouldn't suggest this program. This program is a bit more "free form" in that you are using the tools provided but there are no specific lesson plans that direct your day-to-day lessons or practice time. I haven't had a problem with the lack of lesson plans but, for someone who prefers more hand-holding in what to do and when to do it, you might struggle with using this program.
Vocal Coach Singer is available in two formats - CDs ($119.99) and MP3 download ($99.99). My Crew mates reviewed this product as well as Teaching Kids to Sing. Check out the Crew blog for those reviews!
Now for the fine print (Disclaimer)… I received this product free of charge in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was provided.