From the enclosed video clip you can find out who is Nelly Furtado’s vocal coach. It presents Nelly herself talking about her cooperation with vocal coach Ron Anderson. Check the transcription below:
Who is Nelly Furtado’s vocal coach?
Hi, my name is Nelly Furtado and I have known Ron Anderson for about 10 years. We met early on my singing career and he taught me so much very quickly. He is… I kind of refer to him as a kind of singing guru or a singing shaman of sorts, because he sort of has an easy, a sort of effortless way he teaches where he really teaches by example.
It’s really quite incredible to work with him. He is really a master of what he does. Especially when you start out on the right path.Nelly Furtado
You know with Ron, starting out with Ron is a way to start out on the right path with your vocals and make sure that you won’t have vocal injuries or problems. You can become and your own vocal a sort of doctor. When you’re on the road and traveling and have your engagements, and you always know how to warm your voice up. And I’ve also worked with Ron on the road where he has come on the tour with me. He actually, you know, one of my favorite Ron stories is the first Grammy Award I went to.
I actually had been so busy that week doing so may concerts and appearances, you know, trying not to be nervous that I completely exhausted my voice. Luckily Ron was at that award show working with a few other people. We pulled him aside „Ron, I need your help”. He held his keyboard he quickly came backstage and he gave me some tea, and he just massaged my vocal cords, and we did this warm-up. And magically out of nowhere, my voice came back and I had it just in time for my first time performing on the Grammy Awards. So it was really a superman moment where Ron Anderson…
So anyway, that’s just you know who Ron is. He does it from the heart and he loves what he does. And he is a real role model I think… teaches you the professionalism with your voice which is you know what, you should be professional when you sing and work your hardest to keep your instrument in really great condition. I would recommend Ron Anderson to any new singers, anybody interested in enhancing their voice, anybody maybe who’s been singing for years but really needs a new approach, anybody who is in sort of dire straits with their voice and needs somebody to heal their voice and teach them how to heal their own voice. If you need a voice guru Ron Anderson is a guide to connect with. And I just wanted to say thank you, Ron. Thanks for everything, Ron. You’re quite amazing.
Who is Nelly Furtado? An amazing journey of the queen of the 2000s charts
Nelly Furtado (born December 2, 1978) is a Canadian singer, actress, songwriter, and producer. When it comes to the music she performs, its most noticeable feature is versatility. Virtually every album presents her various artistic incarnation. And the music itself always seems to come from a different part of the world. Perhaps this is because the artist has mixed roots – she is the daughter of Portuguese immigrants who settled in Canada. He can also speak English, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Although a vaster audience perceives her mainly as a singer, she is furthermore an instrumentalist. She can play guitar, trombone, keyboard, and ukulele. She started her first serious music project, Telstar, while studying in Toronto (1996). The group mainly performed trip-hop. However, neither the music that the group performed nor its direction suited the artist. Therefore, in the same year, she left wanting to create her art. She also wanted to develop her vocals.
The turning point of the career and the first album
Luck was for Nelly a year later when during her performance in the talent show “Honey Jam”, singer Gerald Eaton – producer, songwriter, and singer of the Canadian band The Philosopher Kings, noticed her. The result was a demo, that in 1999 attracted DreamWorks Records. Under its wings, in the same year, Nelly recorded the first single for the soundtrack from the movie “Brokedown Palace”.
Soon, the singer’s debut album “Whoa, Nelly” (2000) hit the market, bringing smash hits “I´m Like a Bird” and “Turn Off The Light”. Both brought the artist international success. The next album “Folklore” (2003) brought content that is less danceable, rather closer to world music. The album was also less successful but included the anthem of the 2004 European Football Championship. The collaboration with Timbaland and her third album “Loose” (2006) made Nelly a worldwide megastar. Smash hits like „Maneater”, „Promiscuous” and „Say It Right” dominated the charts for many months.
At the peak of the popularity, on the top of the world
The third album made Nelly a mega-star all over the world, and her dance singles could be heard in every club. Countless prizes fell on the singer from all sides. There were also offers of cooperation from many musicians and producers. The artist was persuaded to record with Justin Timberlake, Italian band “Zero Assoluto”, Divina Brown, and rapper Flo Rida, among others. In 2009, she realized her project to record an album in Spanish.
The following year, she released the compilation album “The Best Of”. Nelly has an interesting, slightly nasal voice classified as a mezzo-soprano. In her music you can hear many influences, often very distinct genres. Today many of the youngest music stars point to her as their inspiration. Among them are Dua Lipa, Bridgit Mendler, or Lorde. Nelly also has some achievements as an actress. Moreover, she conducts philanthropic activities – supports the construction of schools in Africa and is a member of the Canadian Association Artists Again Racism.
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