Licks, Riffs & Runs for Pop Singers
with Jono McNeil
- Course Trailer
- Sample Lesson Free
- Intro to Vocal Style
- Your vocal toolbox
- Ornamentation for the Pop Singer
- Introduction to ornamentation
- Grace notes
- Turns & trills
- Learn some turns
- Learn some trills
- In summary
- Improve your musical swagger!
- Find a pulse
- Licks and runs
- The pentatonic scale
- Learn a pentatonic lick
- Perform the pentatonic lick
- The dorian scale
- Learn a dorian lick
- Perform the dorian lick
- Advanced lick challenge!
- Style Upgrade
- Yebba lick 1
- Yebba lick 2
- Ariana lick 1
- Ariana lick 2
- Tori Kelly lick 1
- Tori Kelly lick 2
- Outlining the changes
- Find the bass line
- Find the melody
- Well done!
Lesson plan (1h 50m)
Do you want to have the vocal freedom to riff like Ariana Grande?
In this course, you will learn a toolbox of techniques and ornamentation you can use in any song to give it that contemporary, pop sound.
Jono McNeil is an in-demand vocal coach to the stars and has worked with talent on The Voice UK, The Masked Singer, Little Mix The Search as well as being a performer in his own right.
He will show you techniques that will free up your vocals to create riffs, runs and licks in the effortless style of some of the world’s most admired singers like Yebba, Tori Kelly and Ariana Grande.
Breaking down a riff step by step and at a slower tempo, Jono will help you to achieve things with your voice you never thought were possible.
By the end of this course, you will have a repertoire of lick ideas which will take your singing to the next level.
You will learn:
How to use ornaments such as grace notes, trills & turns
How to improve your timing and ‘groove’
Riffs in the style of Ariana Grande, Tori Kelly and Yebba
New scales to make your licks more current and show-stopping!
Includes 7 backing tracks for you to practice with and use to create your own licks.
“This course is super accessible and is designed to help those starting out, as well as for you more advanced singers wanting to find some new heavy challenges to get your teeth into!” - Jono McNeil
Follow Jono’s online singing lessons and you will get better at singing in a contemporary pop style.
Start your journey today.