In Part 2 of this lesson, Jeannie coaches the student through an embellishment exercise in the genre of rock. The exercise is repeated in four different keys.
- This particular embellishment,…if it's done full voice,…would be more of a rock embellishment,…but you can also turn it into a different style…by simply doing it softer, so for example,…if you went, instead of (sings forcefully)…That certain attitude, you know?…Gotta have 'tude when you're singing rock.…And otherwise, let's say, we're doing more of a sultry…aspect of music, R&B, soul,…whatever, that's not so bold, and you could go…(melodic singing)…And similarly, with the other one.…
(sings R&B melody)…And that, actually, both of them, if you do it that way,…it's going to shimmer.…You're adding just a little bit of air to the sound.…(sultry singing)…As you get familiar with either approach, or both,…you can also start playing with the possibilities,…and just find new things to sing on top of the track.…
But first, I would like you to really learn…either of these particular lines…because duplicating sound and being able to hear exact notes…and reproduce them yourself is an ability…that is a very important one as a singer.…
Note: Vocal Lessons with Jeannie Deva was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.
- Adding four extra sounds (trills, oohs, ohhs, and ahhs)
- Singing a single steady vowel sound over a chord
- Moving up and down in pitch
- Practicing embellishments in different styles, including pop, rock, country, R&B, and funk