A Comprehensive Music Education Program for Voice, Ear Training & Music Theory
• Learn to Sing in Tune
• Learn to Sing in Harmony
• Learn to Sight Read & Compose Music
• Learn to Play Instruments by Ear
Become a Better Singer & Musician Today!
by Darlene Koldenhoven
Tune Your Voice will help you sing in tune, sing in harmony, prepare you to compose and sight-read music, learn any instrument faster and/or by ear, and become an all around better singer and musician. It is an interactive “listening” exercise/lesson book & CD series for exploring the space-time code of music to develop the mind’s/voice’s musical ear. It simplifies and focuses one’s surroundings as well as musical sound and its aspects, affects, and elements. Because music registers in different parts of the brain, tune your voice is produced to allow you to learn both consciously and sub-consciously.
Tune Your Voice can be used by the entire family and will last for generation to come. The program comes with musical examples in comfortable ranges for High voices such as women, girls, boy’s teen girls, and teen boy with unchanged voices. The Tune Your Voice CDs are appropriately organized for experience and range. Each lesson starts at the beginning stage and takes you through more advanced stages of the music listening experience. Tune Your Voice makes a great companion to any vocal method.
The Tune Your Voice lesson book explains how to coordinate working with the 7 Cds in 3 types – Teaching, Listening, and Singing. The most beneficial routine is to work all three CD sets at the same time. Listen to and respond to the exercises in the Teaching set when you are fully conscious. The Listening CD works any time to enhance the coordinating exercised on the Teaching set. Use the Singing CD during the entire process. It gives you the basic, good singing technique needed to build you voice, so you have a better chance at staying in tune.
The Tune Your Voice Teaching CD set includes 5 CDs with verbal instructions on how to use each exercise. Tune-up to this set, with you fully conscious focus and intention, for short periods of time, daily. Start with 10 or 20 minutes each “session,” several times a day, every day. Move at your own pace and enjoy the experiences “a tune a day”.
The Tune Your Voice Listening CD has musical examples only, no audible instructions. Here, the music is accompanied by low volume identification of intervals, scales, modes, chord, and chord progressions. You’ll accelerate you learning both consciously and with the benefits of sub-conscious learning during your sleep or other methods of relaxation. There’s not requirement to consciously respond. There’s no sitting in front of a computer. You can listen to them repeatedly, anywhere you listen to music. Your brain’s ‘ear’ will be gathering and assimilating the information on its own, to help you to learn faster and easier.
The Tune Your Voice Singing CD has a series of complimentary vocal exercises to develop your vocal muscle-tone and ear-to-voice coordination. Suggested minimal vocalizing time is 10 to 20 minutes, at least once a day, everyday. This CD explains breathing and many other vocal technique tips to help you sing in tune and become a better singer.
Meet the Author
Darlene Koldenhoven has a Grammy® Award and 3 Grammy Nominations for Best Jazz Vocal Performance by Duo or Group and holds a Masters Degree in Voice and a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Chicago Conservatory College. Darlene has an MVP Award for Best Studio Singer for singing on thousands of recording sessions for movies, television shows, commercials, industrials, records and live concerts as well as two Emmy Award Certificates, two Telley Awards, and many other awards for her singing, songwriting, and producing. She has a very extensive discography from singing with many other name artists and has many award winning solo albums of her own. Darlene is known worldwide for her solo appearance in the PBS video and live concert: Yanni, Live at the Acropolis, and as a beloved choir nun and real life vocal coach/choir director for both Sister Act films with Whoopi Goldberg.
High Book for Women & Children
Low Book for Adult Men
High Book for Women & Children
Low Book for Adult Men
Tune Your Voice is unique to most vocal method texts due to a wonderful collection of 7 CDs which add the 'live teacher' element to your studies. Darlene Koldenhoven has created a must have text!
Music faculty, The Juilliard School, Author of Reading Exercises for Solfege
Darlene Koldenhoven invites you to explore and analyze your voice in a systematic way to help improve the tune, the tone and the understanding of vocal production. Enjoy her energetic and knowledgeable invitation to SING.
Author of "The Mozart Effect" and "Heal Yourself With Your Own Voice
As the vocal coach for American Idol, I’m constantly telling singers that learning to listen is just as important as singing. Beginner or pro, ear-training with Tune Your Voice will teach you how to really listen, get better pitch, harmonize, and become an awesome singer.
Vocal coach "American Idol," "Canadian Idol," "High School Musical-the Concert"
In an interesting and approachable manner, Darlene Koldenhoven's Tune Your Voice provides both the beginning singer and the returning music-lover all the tools needed to sing out with confidence and joy. Help yourself--or, better yet, do yourself a favor and give this book to that special someone who sings so poorly in your shower. Either way, enjoy!
Chair Emeritus of The Recording Academy (The GRAMMYS); Chair of Filmscoring at Berklee; Emmy winner, and Lecturer (UCLA, Berklee College of Music)
...a truly thorough and fascinating book that can train anyone from the novice to the advanced singer. The CDs alone are worth the price.
"Rock Star Supernova" Vocal Coach
Koldenhoven, whose voice inhabits innumerable film soundtracks, has fashioned a vocalist's bible from the inside-out. She is that rare professional who teaches as well as she performs.
Director of Music Composition for the Screen, Columbia College Chicago
. . . Because music registers in different parts of the brain, Koldenhoven has come up with a method to allow singers to learn both consciously and subconsciously, how to tune the voice by heightening one's musical awareness. . . Tune Your Voice makes learning how to sing fun and simple. Great for both new and experienced singers. . .
If you want to sing properly and well, you need a teacher…OR, you need this book! Darlene Koldenhoven, an internationally renowned singer/teacher explains all-level techniques that will help advance your singing regardless of whether you’re a novice or a pro. The interactive CDs contain both verbal instructions and models for the student to emulate. This book is a winner any way you look at it!
Professor of Music, CSUN Northridge, CA, Past-President of International Assoc. for Jazz Education
Tune Your Voice" is fantastic and I've recommended it to other High School teachers. I did a presentation of "Tune Your Voice" for the students at Clairemont High School...(this is the "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" school). The students are excited. We had instant positive results! As the kids work with the book and CDs I've encouraged them to send you testimonials. We all think it's a gold mine! I searched for exactly the right resource to help me with my dilemma: theater music directors, band and orchestra directors now must take on teaching choir in schools. "Tune Your Voice" fills a need that I think is common everywhere in education. Thanks for your profound effort. Your generosity with your life's work is stunning and greatly appreciated.
Musical Theater Diretor, Pianist, Accompanist, Coach, San Diego, CA
Darlene Koldenhoven's book, "Tune Your Voice," is one of the most thoroughly written books I have ever come across that helps one to train their ear to hear intervals, rhythms, scales, and harmonies. This interactive listening and singing approach that Darlene takes the participant through, in my opinion, is an extremely effective manner in achieving a better understanding of music and training one's ear to be successful with singing in tune. Not only does she provide 7 CDs of teaching, listening, and singing in a very clear and easy to follow method, but Darlene also includes a chapter on audiating, causes and solutions for inaccurate singing and an explanation on the brain's developmental stages of learning music. Also included is a wonderful section of resource information. I have recommended this book to many of my students and I highly endorse the use of this book to anyone who desires a vocal tune-up.
Vocal Instructor at Ventura College, Member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing since 1995
HEARING THE WORLD ANEW: Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Darlene Koldenhoven says her new “Tune Your Voice” instructional CDs are more than just another aid to help aspiring singers. . . . The artist known worldwide as the unforgettable vocal soloist in the PBS special, “Yanni, Live at the Acropolis,” says “I’ve been blessed with so many musical gifts that I have worked hard to develop, I think its important to share with the rest of the world. To train the ear to think musically and coordinate the mind with the voice muscles, so people can sing opens their minds. They hear the world differently, especially for the people who have difficulty finding their pitch.” . . . Koldenhoven, who’s done voice work with such actors as Allison Janney, Olivia D’Abo and Whoopi Goldberg, says “ Everybody can use ‘Tune Your Voice,’ It’s five teaching CDs, [a listening CD, sic] and singing CD, with 24 of my most favorite vocal exercises. And, the unique thing about it is if you listen to the CDs in your sleep, your subconscious mind picks it up and speeds up the whole process. It’s really effective. I’ve seen some amazing results.
Stephanie DuBois and Emily Feimster
Beck/Smith, Nationally Syndicated Celebrities Column, Daily News, The National Ledger, An Eclectic Mix June 29, 2007
I received tune your voice in June as a birthday gift from my sister. As a school music/choir teacher and tenor leader with the Melbourne Singers of Gospel it was a great gift. Your book is easy to read and understand and has provided me with some well needed new singing exercises. The accompanying CDs are clear and well sequenced. I have no hesitation in recommending this book to people who are interested in learning how to sing. Faye Ferry
Educator & Vocalist, Melbourne, Australia