Funky 'n Fun 4
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Funky ‘n Fun 4
Challenging Riffs (Intermediate to Advanced)

In the immortal words of British soul legend Omar “There’s nothing like this…“, being the title of the first exercise on this latest addition to the “Funky ‘n Fun” series, there truly is nothing else like this product in the world of contemporary vocal exercises!

This 20-track compilation set (with both “Demonstration” and “Backing Tracks” versions) is the culmination of this trend-setting series to date – high-level musicianship combined with high-level vocal technique. This product is designed for the advanced pop singer and seasoned pro vocalist who already has a well-developed ear and vocal technique.

It features a series of funky instrumental and instru-vocal riffs; the vast majority of which are from well-known hit songs by a mixture of American and British artists from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, turned into vocal exercises. The range of styles covered includes funk, soul, disco, acid jazz, latin pop, swing, pop and reggae. These riffs have been carefully chosen for their broad appeal and for the level of challenge they bring to the advanced contemporary vocalist.

There are bass lines, string lines, keyboard lines, horn lines and some wordless, instrumentally-inspired vocal lines (hence the term ‘instru-vocal’). Some riffs stretch the vocal range. Some are tricky to pitch which helps develop ‘ear-to-voice’ co-ordination. Some require agility because they are fast, embellished or require large interval jumps. Some have highly syncopated rhythms which need to be dynamically and accurately articulated, and yet others contain long phrases which challenge breath control.

Sample Audio Clips

Track 6: Car Wash (Rose Royce)

Track 8: Too Young To Die (Jamiroquai)

Track 11: Jungle Boogie (Kool and the Gang)

Track 12: What’s Going On (Marvin Gaye)

Track 15: Master Blaster (Stevie Wonder)

Track 19: Colibri (Incognito)

Starting Young …!

One of Kim’s private clients has beautiful 6 year-old twin girls, Lucy and Annabel, who are fans of “Funky ‘n Fun” 4. Here is a clip, secretly recorded by their mum, of them singing along (remarkably accurately for their age) to the first “Sir Duke” exercise – it’s impossibly cute!

Track 3: Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder)

Track Listing (featuring riffs from)

1. Intro
2. “There’s nothing like this” – Omar
3. “Sir Duke” – Stevie Wonder
4. “Chameleon” – Herbie Hancock
5. “I wish” – Stevie Wonder
6. “Car Wash” – Rose Royce
7. “You are the sunshine of my life” – Stevie Wonder
8. “Too Young to Die” – Jamiroquai
9. “JFS” – Maysa
10. “Superstition” – Stevie Wonder
11. “Jungle Boogie” – Kool and the Gang
12. “What’s going on?” – Marvin Gaye
13. “I wish” – Stevie Wonder
14. “Boogie Down” – Al Jarreau
15. “Master Blaster” – Stevie Wonder
16. “Pick up the Pieces” – Average White Band
17. “I will survive” – Gloria Gaynor
18. “Sir Duke” – Stevie Wonder
19. “Colibri” – Incognito
20. “Another Star” – Stevie Wonder

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