In this lesson, Jeannie Deva coaches the students through an exercise that is designed to enhance vocal range and tone. The exercise uses the muscles in the mouth to counter and gain greater flexibility and and strength within your voice. The exercise uses the vowel tone "oow".
- One of the things that I've found in developing the voice,…not that this doesn't apply to life as well,…is that the simpler, the better.…On the other hand, we can get very used to things being…complicated and as a result when we go for something simple,…expect that it's going to be complicated and add extra…things that aren't needed.…This approach uses a very common sound that you might use…when you're just considering something, you're just…kind of thinking about something and then you go hmm.…
So just try that, hmm.…And your voice might be pitched higher or lower…but whatever your kind of go to note as it were,…is in speaking hmm or hmm or hmm.…Whatever it is, find it first, hmm.…You'll notice that there's vibration coming…through the lips.…
This simple approach applied in an exercise,…can help to balance the muscle actions of your voice…that need to occur to make the sounds with the other element…that enriches your voice tonally and gives you an improved…quality of sound, which has to do with resonance.…
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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