Singing Success Review

The Singing Success program consists of 12 audio portions (CDs or MP3 downloads), 1 video portion (DVD or MP4 downloads), and a workbook.

There are 34 sessions that make up the course, covering a wide variety of content, ranging from music theory related to singing to vocal warmup exercises, to specific techniques to improve your voice.

In total, there are 331 concise, easy-to-digest lessons (302 audio and 29 video).

Some lessons are as short as 30 seconds, others are 10 minutes. This makes the program easy to process for singers at any skill level, and helps to keep you motivated to keep going (the hardest part is getting started, but that’s easier knowing the lessons are so concise with no fluff).

Here’s an outline of the entire course:

CD 1: Intro, demos, how the voice works, terminology, goals, top 10 difficulties in singing (34 lessons)

CD 2: Trills, licks and runs, bends, falsetto, styles: classical, pop, country, jazz, gospel, blues, etc. (17 lessons)

CD 3: Objectives, exercises: humming, lip rolls, tongue trill, nay nay nay octave scale (18 lessons)

CD 4: Humming on 5 tone scale, lip roll on octave scale, tongue trills, etc. (19 lessons)

CD 5: Long scale trills and lip rolls, demos, and applications in song (25 lessons)

CD 6: Focused on intermediate techniques for long scale and sustained notes (25 lessons)

CD 7: Mixed octave trills, 3-octave scale exercises, and sustained note practice (24 lessons)

CD 8: More advanced humming, lip rolls and vowel sound exercises (14 lessons)

CD 9: Triplets, note bends, rapid variations, and scales with faster drum beats (54 lessons)

CD 10: More style work, focused on add-on licks, increasing tempo and modifications (40 lessons)

CD 11: Genre demos and exercises, practice with demos and progressions (22 lessons)

CD 12: Full demo songs to bring it all together (10 lessons)

Video: The Science of Singing

Videos: 4 Vocal Tips with Brett Manning

Videos: 4 Vocal Tips with Chris Keller

Videos: 4 Vocal Tips with Jesse Nemitz

Videos: 4 Vocal Tips with Shelby Rollins

Videos: 12 Video lessons covering concepts like “Getting rid of outer tension”, “Developing a style”, “Power of dynamics”, “Distinctive sound”, and “Chest voice and vibrato”

This course structure is well-organized and logical, which makes it easier to follow for beginner and intermediate singers.

The flow of exercises feels familiar after the first couple CDs, and it seems like Brett designed the whole thing so you could do it over and over until you master each exercise.

Is Brett Manning’s “Singing Success” for You?

After trying all the most popular singing lessons online, here’s who we would recommend this course to:

  • Serious about improving their singing
  • Likes audio instruction (with some video)
  • Prefers practical exercises, but still appreciates theory
  • Would rather learn at their own pace, with repeatable lessons
  • Willing to invest $199 (but wants to save money compared to private instruction)

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