Set Your Voice Free:

How to Get the Singing or Speaking Voice You Want

  • By: Roger Love, with Donna Frazier
    Read by: Roger Love
  • Runtime: 12.7 Hours
  • Recording: Unabridged
  • Release date: 12.27.2016
  • Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • 12.69 hrs12/27/2016Unabridged
  • ISBN-13: 9781478940777

The greatest vocal coach in the world will help you get the voice you want.

Every time we open our mouths, we have an effect on ourselves and the way others perceive us. The ability to speak clearly and confidently can make or break a presentation, an important meeting, or even a first date. Now, with the advent of Skype, YouTube, podcasting, Vine, and any number of reality talent competitions, your vocal presence has never been more necessary for success or more central to achieving your dreams.

Roger Love has over thirty years of experience as one of the world’s leading authorities on voice. Making use of the innovative techniques that have worked wonders with his professional clients, Love distills the best of his teaching in Set Your Voice Free, and shares exercises that will help listeners bring emotion, range, and power to the way they speak.

This updated edition incorporates what he’s learned in the last fifteen years as the Internet and talent competitions have completely changed the role your voice plays in your life. These are the new essentials for sounding authentic, persuasive, distinctive, and real in a world that demands nothing less.

Roger Love, vocal coach of the Beach Boys, the Jacksons, Chicago, and Hanson, among many other singing superstars, and voice coach to celebrity speakers such as John Gray, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, and Anthony Robbins, reveals in this book and CD package the secrets to getting the singing or speaking voice you want. Now you can love the sound of your voice on your answering machine or be ready to speak or sing in front of any size audience with absolute confidence.

Anyone can achieve a powerful speaking voice or beautiful singing voice with Roger Love’s simple techniques. Love helps the listener set personal vocal improvement goals and find and eliminate all recognizable flaws. He introduces the revolutionary concept of middle voice and asserts that by mastering it, you can connect to incredible parts of your voice you have never used before. Love promises that almost anyone can navigate smoothly through several octaves without pressure or strain, and he shows how and why that will improve the quality of your life. Love’s approach is comprehensive. He offers breathing exercises and a step-by-step practice routine. By listening and following along with the CD and practicing at your own comfort level, you will learn the techniques Roger Love has used successfully with his world-famous clients, whose achievements provide inspiration throughout the book. Love encourages readers to personalize his lessons to fit them into individual schedules and lifestyles, and focuses on finding a personal style of singing or speaking that is right for you. His easy and enjoyable program will enable you to speak or sing fearlessly and deliver a message powerfully and effectively. For over twenty years, Roger Love has been helping to build some of the most successful talents in the entertainment and business worlds. His work with artists in the studio has resulted in nearly 100 million album sales worldwide.

Editorial Reviews

“I had never realized how much our ability to speak comfortably and correctly matters to our psyches and our effectiveness in communication.”

Dr. Laura Schlesinger, broadcaster and New York Times bestselling author

“If you want to sing like the stars, Roger Love is the way.”

Robert Lamm, singer-songwriter, Chicago

“I study with Roger and you should too.”

Joe Elliott, lead singer, Def Leppard

“Over the years, I have worked with more vocal coaches—and tried more vocal techniques—than I care to remember. It wasn’t until I met Roger Love that I gained 100 percent certainty that my voice would perform the way I expect and need it to. With Roger Love’s new book, you too have the opportunity to learn from a truly amazing vocal master.”

Anthony Robbins, author of Awaken the Giant Within and Unlimited Power

Author Biography

Donna Frazier is an editor, writer, and writers’ coach with decades of experience working with writers and experts of every sort. After spending much of her career at newspapers across the country, making stops in Des Moines, Buffalo, Denver, and Seattle, she landed at the Los Angeles Times. Frazier has also written several books herself.

Reader Biography

Roger Love is recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on voice. He has vocally produced more than a hundred million CDs worldwide; written two immensely popular books; created the bestselling audio program Vocal Power; produced and starred in the DVD Love to Sing; and appeared as a regular in three hit TV shows, Popstars for the WB, RockStar: INXS for CBS, and The One: Making a Music Star for ABC. Roger’s work on the film Walk the Line resulted in three Golden Globe Awards and an Academy Award. Roger’s singing students range from the Beach Boys to Eminem, and his acting clients include celebrities such as Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix. He also instructs professional speakers such as Anthony Robbins and Suze Orman, as well as radio personalities such as Dr. Laura Schlessinger and Glenn Beck.

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