Sing & See lets you actually see your voice! The software contains some nifty algorithms that analyze your voice as you are singing to work out what pitch you’re singing and what overtones are in the sound. Then it shows that information on the screen in a series of useful displays.
The Singing Coach software is kind of a cross between a karaoke player and a vocal instruction program. It includes a bunch of songs that you can play, but also a range of lessons that it takes you through. What makes it different from all the other vocal coaching programs and other karaoke programs is that it has a voice analysis function that shows you what pitch you’re singing while you’re following the songs. So you can see how close your tune is to what it should be. It doesn’t give you points like in SingStar, but it is probably more useful for actually learning a song, because it shows you on a musical screen how close your singing is to the notes that were meant to be sung.
Per Bristow is a vocal coach who has a private studio in Los Angeles training singers, actors, and public speakers. He’s set up “The Singing Zone” to enable more people around the world to learn from his unique “Bristow Voice Method” of vocal coaching.
Eric Frey is a successful singing coach who has put together this program that covers his method of vocal training so that people who are studying at home can benefit from his methods.
His underlying philosophy is to “release” the voice so that it becomes natural and unforced. He focusses on techniques to help you sing as naturally as you speak – a bit like “speech level singing”.
Singorama is one of the most popular vocal tuition programs available on the net, and probably one of the most affordable. The software is listed for $199 but I’ve seen it discounted to $99 several times.
Singing Success is one of the most comprehensive vocal training programs available today. It contains a huge amount of content – 12 CDs, 1 DVD, and an accompanying workbook – packaged as a series of 17 vocal lessons from Brett Manning.