If you have stopped by to read this article, you are probably curious about the home singing program Brett Manning’s Singing Success. I am writing this from my own personal experience with the Singing Success program. Unlike other websites where you get an objective view of the program, I am giving you a detailed, subjective view of Singing Success. It encompasses the my first six months using the program. Before I get started, I will give you a brief overview of what the Singing Success program is all about.
Brett Manning’s Singing Success can be bought as a 12 disc set or downloaded directly from the website. It boasts a 6 month back money guarantee, unprecedented in the vocal realm. It guarantees that in six months you will:
-gain an octave of vocal range
-lose all strain on high notes
-erase your vocal break, giving you a completely connected voice
-gain immediate vocal power
-learn style as well as technique
Now you are probably thinking, “This is quite a hefty list of promises!” I thought this way as well. I never would’ve believed that the program would fulfill these promises, but boy was I ever wrong.
When I first went to buy the program, I balked somewhat at the $200 price tag. $200 seemed a bit pricey for something that I had never heard of before. But after reading all the reviews and testimonials, I thought to myself, “Why not give it a shot? It’s got a 6 month money back guarantee anyways. If it doesn’t deliver, I’ll just send it back.” And so I decided to take the plunge and download the program straight to my computer. I was desperate to learn how to sing better and so I just could not wait for it to ship to my house. I downloaded the program, backed it up on a hard drive and got to work.
Now that I have gotten you through the purchase process, let’s go back and recap all the little details you may want to know.
What You Get
A 17 page workbook that gives concise explanations of techniques, definitions of terms and visual examples of exercises, as well as some discipline techniques
A training DVD that gives examples and demonstrations of the exercises (I honestly was confused when I first watched it, but after 6 months of using the program, I went back and watched the DVD and found it extremely helpful)
Either 12 CDs (if you bought the physical program) or 304 downloaded audio files, giving 17 lessons in all
It is a flat $200 for the downloaded version
It is $200 plus shipping and handling for the physical version
**The physical version offers payment plans (1 payment of $200, 2 payments of $100, 4 payments of $49.75 or 7 payments of $28.43)
The purchasing process is also secure, so you don’t have to worry about identity theft or anything of the like.
Now it’s time to get to the meat of the message: the Singing Success review.
Singing Success Review
I could not wait to start using Brett Manning’s Singing Success. I had watched all the videos on the website over and over again and had read all the Singing Success reviews I could possibly find. It was time to see if this program would truly work.
As I started the program, I took the time to write down all the terms and definitions to help me learn what all was happening during the singing process. Keep in my mind – I was a complete novice to singing! I didn’t know a single thing about singing or vocal technique!
As I began the first technique section, I was a bit puzzled at first. I had never heard of lip rolls before, and I felt a little uneasy doing them. They sounded funny – and the thought popped into my head: “How in the world can this help me sing??” To my astonishment, I found lip rolls to be quite fun and more entertaining than most other vocal exercises I had learned about. I practiced for twenty minutes the first day. I knew that since I was a complete beginner that I needed to be sure to rest my vocal cords.
Skip ahead one week. I rigorously practiced the exercises and recorded myself to make sure I was doing them right. I still wasn’t very good at hitting pitches within the exercises, but I noticed my range was beginning to increase. I found singing becoming easier and easier – and with only a week of practice under my belt, I couldn’t wait until I saw the results in 6 months.
Skip ahead 2 months. I’ve gone through myriads of ups and downs. I seem to be hitting every note one day and not hitting a thing the next day. However, one day (about 2 and a half months after I started the program) something finally clicked. For the first time I had actually been able to use some sort of vocal cord closure. I was completely astonished and couldn’t help but laugh. I can’t tell you what I did – it just clicked. And guess what? I never looked back!
Skip ahead another 2 months. I’m practicing in my room and decide to key up a song to where the high note is an F sharp above middle C, securely over my bridge and into my mix. I figured I would give it a go and would analyze how it sounded afterward. As I approached the note, I was amazed that I actually hit the note with ease and with a very pleasant tone. I couldn’t believe what I was able to do! Knowing that I could barely sing up to middle C before I bought Singing Success and being able to sing an F sharp above middle C afterward, I couldn’t help but have tears form in my eyes. All the hard work of practicing for 30 minutes to 2 hours a day, 6 days a week, was finally beginning to show results!
Skip ahead to month 6 of using Singing Success. I stepped back to take a look at the progress I had made. Before I purchased Singing Success, I was doing good to hit a middle C – now I was able to go all the way up to an A flat above high C doing lip rolls…talk about a giant increase in vocal range. Not only that, but I was also hitting high A flats and A’s in songs with power and decent quality tone. I would never have thought that Singing Success could have helped me develop my singing voice so much, but guess what? It did!
As you can see from my story above, the results are pretty incredible. My range is now over 3 octaves and is becoming more and more usable with each passing day that I practice. Am I a perfect singer? Pssh, I can only wish. I still struggle with pitch, inflection, tone, etc. and I still have issues with singing songs that require my mix. I have such a long way to go before I completely master my voice. But this one thing I do know to be true: Singing Success radically rocked my world by giving me a proper technical and stylistic foundation for singing. I now know that I have the capabilities to become an awesome singer as long as I continue to practice.
Words cannot describe how grateful I am for the Singing Success program. It took a horridly pitchy, breathy singer and turned him into a singer that has power and confidence.
If you are still not convinced that you should purchase the Singing Success program, I want you to listen to my before and after clips. I will give clips from before I started Singing Success, during Singing Success and after 6 months of using Singing Success. Being one who loves worship music (after using the program, I became a worship leader at a local church), many of the clips will be from worship songs. The results are absolutely incredible!
I will go ahead an apologize for the quality – it is nothing exceptional. Unlike other before and after clips that are doctored up, these are raw, unedited first cuts. Yes, that means you can hear all my wrong notes, pitch issues, etc. It’s ok, though, because I hope you can identify with some of the struggles I had and hopefully gain encouragement and confidence that you too can become an incredible singer!
The files will open up in a separate tab, so don’t be alarmed.
This clip was made before I started Singing Success. It ends abruptly (had to cut it because it was too big..and I just sound horrid) and is approximately 1 minute and 36 seconds.
I really need some help!
This clip was made one month after starting Singing Success. It is approximately 2 minutes and 22 seconds.
First month and I’m already starting to learn how to sing better
This clip was made about two months after starting Singing Success. It is approximately 1 minute and 29 seconds.
Month two of learning how to sing better
This clip was made around 3 and a half months after starting Singing Success. It is approximately 1 minute and 57 seconds. The high notes in the chorus are E above middle C and the highest note at the end is a F sharp above middle C.
Month three of Singing Success
This clip was made around 5 months after starting Singing Success. It is approximately 3 minutes and 30 seconds.
Five months of Singing Success is really starting to pay off
This clip was made around 5 and a half months after starting Singing Success. It is approximately 49 seconds. The high note in the song is an A flat above middle C, so it is securely into my mix.
Alright!! I hit an A flat!
Finally, these last two clips were recorded right around 6 months after starting Singing Success. One of them is the same song as the clip above and the other is different. I really want to highlight the control I’ve developed in these two clips. The first clip is approximately 53 seconds and the second clip is approximately 1 minute and 15 seconds.
Six months of hard work
Gaining more and more control over my voice
The difference in the before and afters is like night and day. Singing Success just flat produces results! Like I said before, I am not yet perfect – I still have a long way to go. But I’ve got the tools in my hands via Singing Success in order to completely master every part of my voice!
Feeling like this program can dramatically help you too? Click here and purchase a copy already! It may change your life!