Jeannie covers improving vocal resonance and range. She has an exercise that she uses that involves sealing the nose, and using a nose buzz, and then sings a melody. She warns that it will take some experimenting to find to find and become comfortable with this method.
- Here's the short, melodic exercise…for you to practice nose-buzz with that will…really start stimulating things for you,…making your voice more flexible, developing tone,…actually it also improves pitch,…and we will use a minor melody,…and this will also get you ready for applying…nose-buzz technique to your songs.…(plays Bb minor chord on keyboard)…This is the melody.…(plays Bb minor scale on keyboard)…And of course, we're gonna go fast,…just like with lip-trills, so that you can…just slur through…the melodic part of it.…
Here's the trick though: think, "Always in the nose",…not up or down, find that sensation of buzz,…and keep your concentration there.…(plays Bb minor chord)…Alright, so here's the demonstration.…(nose-buzz demonstration, ascending and descending scale)…Okay, take a breath, hold your nose, mouth is a little open.…
(nose-buzz demonstration)…Breath.…(nose-buzz demonstration)…Breathe, of course, through the mouth.…(nose-buzz demonstration)…Don't push.…
(nose-buzz demonstration)…Repeat.…(nose-buzz demonstration)…
Note: Vocal Lessons with Jeannie Deva was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.
- Keeping your voice limber with neck massage
- Practicing tongue exercises
- Correcting bad vocal habits
- Stretching and exercising the tongue with slides
- Warming up with lip trills
- Reducing vocal strain
- Improving vocal range
Skill Level Beginner
1. Warming Up
2. Tongue Exercises and the La-Ga Series
3. Slides, Trills, and Tone
4. Quick-Fix Exercises
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