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This is a review of the Christina Aguilera Teaches Singing class from MasterClass!
The MasterClass Instructor – Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera opens her class with an introduction to her first inspirations for her love of singing and what artists her music is inspired by. She talks about how she does not believe in a rule book and everything is based on your instincts, but she hopes to give viewers the foundation and tools to be able to find your own voice.
For those who are not familiar with Christina Aguilera, she is an American singer and five time Grammy Award winner. She has become a household name in the music industry and is known for her powerful voice.
It was my dream to become a singer and speak my truth. Sing from my heart and my soul.
She gets her inspiration from many music legends including Billie Holiday and Nina Simone. She talks about how she is inspired by their ability to tell a story with their voice. Through this class, Christina’s goal is to help viewers find their own voice that is raw and distinctly theirs. This class goes through a wide variety of key concepts including, how to properly warm up, how to protect your voice, how to explore your range, diction, and beat. She also takes the time to incorporate a few student sessions, lessons on duets, lessons on working through performance anxiety, and self-expression.
Singing – Who is it for?
This class is for anyone who is interested in exploring their voice and strengthening their singing foundational skills! Whether you have experience or are just starting out, Christina has created a class that hits the key foundations of singing that can always be improved on. She talks about how she wishes she had a class like this when she was first starting out to help lay down a strong technical foundation. This class is a combination of finding your voice and learning to master techniques like range, pitch, diction, textures, and tones.
MasterClass Christina Aguilera – Main Themes
- Appreciate the beauty in imperfections
- Take risks
MasterClass Workbook – Christina Aguilera
The workbook for this class creates a great guide for how to approach this class. The workbook begins with suggestions for what you might need to get the most out of the class. This includes, a blank notebook for handwritten notes and access to a few of Christina Aguilera’s albums for reference. Each lesson includes a section on how to take it further and a few assignments, but the bulk of the instruction occurs through the lesson videos. The workbook also includes a class outline, which breaks the 23 lessons and assignments into six weeks. Along with this schedule, is a blank outline for viewers to write their goals and plans over the next one month, three months, and one year.
MasterClass Singing Key Takeaways
This class really looks at the entire picture of performing and singing. Christina Aguilera balances her class between fine tuning vocal techniques and bringing passion and energy to your performance. The class focuses on technical, performance, and student lessons, but Christina also takes the time to inspire viewers and challenge them to balance technique and emotional imperfections.
Your vocal cords are like any other muscle. If you train it, if you practice, it’s gonna get stronger.
What I found really interesting in this class was the lesson on performing live. Christina takes the time to analyze how she modifies one of her songs from the recording studio to performing it live. She talks about how she is able to bring more energy and passion to a live performance. When performing live, she encourages viewers to experiment and use the time to be creative!
Final Thoughts on Christina Aguilera’s MasterClass
This class had my attention from the very beginning! Christina Aguilera has created an inspiring and technical class that really shows viewers how to combine their passion and technique to create a powerful performance. If you are looking for a class that will provide you a great foundation, but also encourage you to take risks when singing, this is the class for you!
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