Part 1 in a series of lessons where Jeannie explains and demonstrates a series of exercises she calls the "la-ga exercises". The exercise consists of grabbing and securely holding your jaw in place and verbalizing several phrases that force your tongue and jaw to operate in a new, more controlled way.
- This exercise has several different melodies to it.…I call it the la-ga series.…In the number of years that I've been using…and teaching it, it has had nothing but rave…results, from everyone who has used it.…Including myself.…Which is why I started teaching it.…But, here's the thing, it's tricky.…Even though it's kind of simple.…And the reason why it's tricky is because…we're going to take your tongue through…a series of different moves, while you're…singing a melody.…
And, you need to hold your jaw still…so that we're able to isolate the movements…of your tongue.…The movement of your jaw, really,…has nothing to do with the movement of your tongue,…although it tends to get associated by people…because you're used to speaking or singing words,…and you're jaw's always moving.…What we need to do is isolate the tongue,…and hold that jaw still.…If you try to hold the jaw without your hand,…you'll end up using muscles here,…which will end up tensing your tongue.…
So, your hand now needs to become boss.…Take your hand like this, and put it along…
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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