ABOUT

Brandon Kennedy


I’m Brandon Kennedy – a passionate musician, vocalist, vocal teacher, and video producer from Vancouver, BC, Canada. Unified Extreme is my gift to the world – an educational powerhouse and supportive community network, here to help you free your voice and achieve your dreams. I have… • Studied vocals for over 10 years (through many avenues - see below)
• Taught 160+ students in 29 countries • Mastered numerous extreme vocal techniques • Specialized in Metal, but have experience with all extreme vocal variations I have developed a deep understanding of the vocal mechanism and am able to convey scientific, imaginative, and pragmatic concepts in simple ways that are easy to understand. My method offers a step-by-step process that is practical, universal, and easy to implement. It has proven its effectiveness with excellent results, as noted in student reviews. The course I am offering (and all future content) will embody my service as a teacher, available to all in-depth. With this work published, I will expand to release music and fulfill other callings. My vision is to reach full potential – publish my life’s work, speak my truth, create, express, connect, and serve others on their journeys. (Meeting Adrian Fitipaldes (ex-Northlane) in 2013 & Phil Bozeman (Whitechapel) in 2011) You may remember me from my early YouTube days. Passionate about helping people, I began making free “How-To Scream” tutorials in 2009 shortly after learning the basics, and progressed over time. Many years of research & transformation have passed since the last mass production of tutorials (2012-2014) – all of which have been privatized due to quality standards. Only a 2016 tutorial remains, which summarized an incomplete version of what is now The Kennedy Method. The Unified Extreme Vocal Course is guaranteed to raise the bar far above anything released previously. This is because Unified Extreme will deliver a complete map to extreme vocal mastery – one that is correct, dynamic, tested, and supported by research. I set out to achieve this in the beginning, but it took a long time to discover all the pieces and integrate them to the whole. Many techniques had to be explored and personally mastered first (to ensure the most comprehensive & thorough teachings), and many of the unique exercises I have developed were isolated & arranged by reverse-engineering those mastered techniques. The Kennedy Method, offered through the Unified Extreme Vocal Course, is the amalgamation of all my research and conclusions of the last 10 years. My conclusions regarding extreme vocal functionality have been largely drawn from personal laryngoscopy research (in reference to voice science). A thorough presentation is releasing shortly. My first of 3 recent sessions was contributed to Melissa Cross’s NWVC presentation. (North West Voice Conference 2017 with Melissa Cross) While my method focuses on the new developments I am offering, it references the great work I have studied and gives credit where it is due. This even includes some awesome contributions from students! ( Everyone is my teacher, “teaching is learning twice”, and I learn more every day.) The foundation I started with credits to Melissa Cross, who published the Zen of Screaming series, and pioneered this field of extreme vocal study. We began working together in 2016 and her reflections have been very helpful to my process. I have been open-minded in my work and studied as many sources as possible, so I can ensure a valuable, impactful, well-rounded approach. For more information about my research, visit the course registration page.




Unified Extreme Vocal Course


This course introduces The Kennedy Method, which focuses on the fundamentals and finesse of overtone & distortion effects - how to approach, control, and blend them into any style of your choosing - while maintaining a relaxed state. It provides a massive toolbox to explore your voice safely, and guidance to modulate everything to your unique goals. It is currently a partial pre-order, with a limited $200 discount available. You can find more detailed information about the course here. Curriculum Summary: My method honours and credits everything I’ve learned from many great teachers, while highlighting the new exercises & discoveries I’ve made myself, and breaks it all down into a colourful, systematic map for extreme vocals. It has taken me 10 years of hard work to decipher & connect all the pieces… but now the breakthroughs & shortcuts are arranged so that you can easily navigate to the professional level at an accelerated pace. I first had to master my own chosen vocal techniques (screaming towards the polar extents of the human voice), and break them down into components, before formulating the easiest possible routes to success, and using the reference points to expand across the vocal spectrum. This universal approach to extreme vocals is guaranteed to expand your vocal capabilities and refine your techniques. It has the potential to change the game and shift your entire approach to overtone & distortion. It offers a massive toolbox to explore your voice with, an understanding of how it all connects, and guidance to achieve your personal goals. See this document for the full curriculum outline. We start by establishing a scientific understanding of the vocal mechanism, the functions of extreme vocals, and the step-by-step building blocks you can use to develop expert vocal control safely. We then expand on everything through many creative lenses, with multiple perspectives, and colourful troubleshooting. We go through the fundamentals, and then straight into the treasures of the method – unique, progressive overtone & distortion exercises, aligned for ease and effectiveness. Starting from the basics, we build strong vocal control through experimentation with isolated sounds & sensory awareness, allowing full relaxation for even the heaviest forms of distortion. These step-by-step exercises build on each other directly, giving you immense foundation for advanced techniques. The "voices" we use trigger the correct form for functional overtone & distortion, without the need to "push" or constrict. By building muscle memory in a relaxed state, you can completely bypass the typical issues or blocks that arise when attempting extreme vocals. After our foundation has been established, Masterclass content will dive deep into diversity and the nuances of vocal finesse. Once we understand the system we’re working with and how to flow with it, modulating to our personal goals becomes simple. With the exercises integrated, we will combine & modulate them to explore a broad spectrum of vocal styles. This includes (but isn’t limited to) individual focus on every unique extreme vocal preference (for example, all Metal styles, subgenres & ranges).




Unified Extreme Community


1. Community Forum 2. Facebook Group This FREE forum has been created to serve the collective music scene. There is power in unity, and everyone benefits from a supportive community. You will find spaces to: • Network • Share your music, covers, etc. • Discover & support other artists • Find bandmates • Collaborate on online projects • Organize groups for vocal lessons with Brandon • Connect with services that help you succeed (teachers, designers, producers, etc.) • Advertise your services (do what you love, help others, fund your passions) • Discuss whatever topics you want, ask & answer questions • Post funny videos and memes Unified Extreme honours diversity. Our forum is open to all artists. There will likely be a majority of heavy music enthusiasts to start, specifically vocalists. But we hope to see artists of all styles and preferences benefitting! We ask that the community be kind and constructive to each other. "Support and be supported. Lift others as you rise. We all deserve to live our dreams. Together, we can thrive." (See "Conscious Warriors Collective" for info about the Health & Transformation forum)




Conscious Warriors Collective


The Health & Transformation forum is a bonus feature at Unified Extreme. It is a place for seekers to learn, share, and evolve. You will find free holistic content and links to deeper research. Discover resources to become the best version of yourself. This feature is a LITE version of Conscious Warriors Collective: A vision of vibrant global community centred in Unity Consciousness. The non-profit, open-source, full-depth forum will come at a later time. Our mission is to connect the beautiful souls of the planet, so we can come together and change the world from the inside out. This begins with sharing ideas, helping each other access the most effective personal development resources, and figuring out the best ways to truly align and unify our efforts. It is very a much a collective project that no one person could accomplish alone. Conscious Warriors Collective is about supporting all to share their gifts, speak their truth, and become the best versions of themselves. It’s about sharing & discussing information and perspectives so we can catalyze each other’s growth. The time is now to step into our power, individually and collectively. Our best shot at transforming our society is by transforming ourselves. As each individual does the inner work to heal their wounds, transmute darkness, and open to Love, we will see an increase in well-being and a collective evolution. If we succeed to unify with our brothers & sisters worldwide, we should be able to save ourselves from where we are currently headed. Our planet needs us now more than ever. With every brilliant soul following through on their callings, each functioning as a cog in the mathematically perfect cosmic machine, we can create not only a more fulfilled population, but a more balanced world… one that honours the sacredness of life and lives in harmony with nature… instead of the extreme polarity we are experiencing now. At the root, this is a matter of Collective Consciousness and our connection to the Earth. The future of humanity once looked bleak to me. But this was before going inwards and finding mySelf. Experiencing an ocean of love and connectedness. Understanding innately that we are One. Realizing that Love is the only force strong enough to dissolve fear. And that each individual possesses so much brilliance, love, and power within themselves. You might think that there is more fear and hatred in the world than there is love, and I would say I feel you… but infinite love sleeps in the hearts & souls of 7 billion people. I promise you this. It is only a matter of people waking up to their own true essence and potential. Everyone is a unique, creative, incredible expression of life force. We all have gifts to share and purposes to fulfill. And I believe in every single one of us. Our path to creating a prosperous outer world starts with inner journeys. We can find love and connection within ourselves, and see it mirrored in others. But first we need to allow ourselves to feel our pain – which is blocking us. We can discover our true callings and become the best versions of ourselves. We just need to cultivate good intentions and commit to doing the work. Ultimately, we can come together to make the changes we need to make, and show up for Mother Earth… our home, which has given us everything we’ve ever known, and deserves our absolute care. Just like the trillions of cells in your body working to keep you alive… we are all cells in the collective body. Each part is completely significant for the prosperity of the whole! Only you can answer the call from within to explore yourself and achieve your full potential. I’m not here to tell anyone what to do, think, or believe – I respect you and honour your individuality. To each their own! I just want to help those who seek within on their path to finding themselves, by sharing the resources & reflections that have helped me along the way, and inspiring others to do the same. We’re all in this together and can evolve together. I envision a more synergistic world where we utilize the powers of the internet to truly unify and lift each other up. We can always be doing better. This is just one way to play our part in the dream. Big changes are coming in our lifetime, and we can help make the future brighter. I hope this creation serves you, and makes ripples in the Collective Consciousness!

Much love, - B




Free Access Giveaway


This giveaway will conclude upon the complete release of free course content. 1 winner will be drawn at random to receive free access to the complete Unified Extreme Vocal Course package (unlimited streaming).

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