Learn physical exercises to build core strength—which can improve your singing. Many of the muscles used to shape our voice are in our body's core, and the exercises here are designed to build and tone these muscle sets. This video covers the V-pass, an exercise in which you lay down and use the stability ball to build core strength.
- This exercise you do with a stability ball on the floor…and you just lie comfortably flat on your back,…tuck your shoulder blades underneath you…with your palms facing up.…That helps give you a nice open chest.…And you can just take a breath here on the floor and relax.…You want your stability ball to be within hand's reach…and you're going to grasp it with both hands…and you're going to lift the ball up…as you go lift your legs together like this,…but you're going to separate your feet wide enough…to grab the ball…and then lower the ball…nice and slow.…
Bring it back up…and just pass it back and forth like that.…You want to always keep…your tailbone just ever so slightly rotated up.…Just like you do in mountain pose…where your pelvis is just slightly rotated up.…That helps press your lower back a little deeper…into the mat, into the ground,…and protects your lower back.…So keeping your legs straight…and your arms straight…by keeping your shoulders tucked…underneath your back and relaxed,…we're going to do a few pass throughs very slowly.…
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We're pleased to host this training in our library.
- The history of singing in human culture
- Reviewing the key ingredients needed to be ready to sing
- Understanding your vocal instrument
- Caring for your voice
- Building core strength
- Developing the correct mental approach to singing
- Key terms and vocabulary of the music language
- Using a piano to find the right key