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GREAT Demonstration of Sting, Bono, Mercury & Plant!

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Robert Lunte
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TMV World Vocal Athletes,

I wanted to share with you guys a video from one of our TVS MCI instructors from Italy. Some of you have seen Maestro Sergio Calafiura before on this forum. This is pretty damn good.

Let me know if you have any questions about TVS training or if you would also like to contact Maestro Calafiura. If your Italian or speak Italian, you should definitely get in touch with Sergio.

Hope you enjoy...

Happy Memorial Day

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That was great. Is there an english translation for what he's saying? And does he do Skype lessons in english? (Basically what all the forum members here must be thinking after hearing that clip ;) )

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That was great. Is there an english translation for what he's saying? And does he do Skype lessons in english? (Basically what all the forum members here must be thinking after hearing that clip ;) )

Yes, he does offer Skype lessons... I have encouraged him to add English sub-titles to his videos... reach out to Sergio and let him know about your interest.

Say Hi to him on the TVS International FB page... Ill bring him in to respond.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Vocalist-Studio-International/107725590977?ref=hl

Also, please give the TVS Team a "likey"!

Glad you guys liked it...

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His technique is phenomenal. It sounds so effortless.

But what's he singing? "One muh in the name of love?" lol

English is not his 1st language, so consider the fact that he is singing in a foreign language my friend and its even more phenomenal.

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.... ya, I don't really notice the accent either... With singing, because of the homogenation of the singing vowels, it tends to scrub accents from sound color... this is why people that don't speak English as their first language, can sing English perfectly fine...

Which is another subtle reminder to us all that Language vowels are NOT the same as their distant, modified, exotic singing vowel cousins.

When we talk about "vowels" in singing, we are NOT talking about language vowels. We refer to them as "vowels" because the way we communicate the ideas is inside of speech mode, where language vowels reside. But to be perfectly accurate, in singing, they are really "sound colors" or "formants", not vowels... But like "chest voice / head voice" metaphors, we refer to them as "vowels" because its easier to visualize and understand then referring them to what they really are, "sound colors" and "formants".

They really are not the same thing... and this is a simple mistake that most people make, contributing to their confusion about vowel modification. If your looking for English language vowels, when trying to modify vowels for singing, you are chasing ghosts...

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he is really amazing :o, who trained him?

I did... he is a TVS Certified Instructor... he is one of 24 teachers on the TVS team. He also has training with Estill, but pretty much abandoned that for TVS because they don't emphasize training and frankly, the politics with Estill ( in Italy, Not the US) is shameful. When he started training TVS, they ostracized him out of the organization... at the same time, I embraced his Estill experience.

My teachers don't have to make a choice and I think to force teachers to do that is arrogant. I want TVS teachers to be the most knowledgeable, trained and talented teachers in the world. I would expect them to lead with TVS Methodology, but that doesn't mean they can't train and add to their knowledge from other sources and programs. To have an attitude that prevents your teachers from expanding their knowledge is asinine. This is one reason why my teacher organization is growing, I don't profit from my teachers and I don't treat them with disrespect by censoring their freedom to study other ideas to augment their TVS training. A few other large vocal teacher organizations seem to kinda cling onto the old business model for teacher franchising, which is to require teachers to "join the cult" and if you practice anything else, your kicked out or at least ostracized ... That is not how I run the TVS Certified Instructor program. But I digress...

Sergio is the sweetest guy ever with a heart the size of his talent and a very good friend of mine... when I think about how Estill Italy treated him, it pisses me off...

It has been my great honor to present four Master Classes in his school in Cagliari and he spent 9 weeks with me last summer living and training with me in Seattle... you will notice, this video was shot in my studio in Seattle. I was suppose to be in Italy RIGHT NOW as a matter of fact, but our event was cancelled this year due to the disaster in Turkey, which meant, I had to reschedule my time in Italy as well.

He is a TVS student & teacher... apart from featuring his talent, that is kind of the point in sharing this with you guys...

Here is Sergio's page on our TVS Teacher web site @ www.TVSCertifiedInstructor.com.

http://tvscertifiedinstructor.com/tvs-certified-instructors/sergio-calafiura/

Also, join our TVS International Page at FB... give us a "likey"...

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Vocalist-Studio-International/107725590977?ref=hl

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