Lesson Plan


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Lesson notes

Written and recorded by the Temptations, This Is My Promise was recorded on the Phoenix Rising album. Johnny Reason executes and performs an inspiring rendition of the song and, although it was recorded by the Temptations, there is definitely a Luther Vandross flavor to the way Johnny performs the song. Much to be learned, this song lands right on male voice breaks both for tenor and baritone that can be challenging. The ability to sing in mix and to mix head voice tones is the challenge and requirement of this song. This lesson incorporates explanations and vocal exercises that will teach you how to navigate through these sometimes difficult bridge areas. The song also incorporates the technique and use of vocal fry as an artistic choice. It is very important to be able to sing vocal fry correctly and not create a sound that could hurt your vocal cords.