Part 2 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.
- So far we've done la-ga and ya-ya.…The third one is done again, still with your tongue out.…Ya-ga.…Ya-ga.…This creates a whole different set of muscle actions…by the tongue.…Ya-ga.…Once again, we're not trying to create…space for the Ya, just let it be natural.…
Ya-ga.…Not Yah.…Don't press the tongue down.…Not Ya, don't open the back, just totally natural,…totally natural.…Ya-ga.…One of the instructions that you'll probably…end up hearing from me quite a bit as we move forward…with vocal exercises is to stop sometimes…in between, in the midst of the exercise…and just say the vowel and find how you naturally do it…without any kind of augmentation,…trying to create more space or whatever.…
We just need to get these muscles exercised,…we're not dealing with style.…We will, we'll get into style,…but the exercises don't use style.…We aren't trying to project, have this big voice…that casts its sound across the stage…or whatever or an auditorium.…Just a natural speaking approach.…OK, we've done la-ga, ya-ya, tongue out,…tongue still out, ya-ga, final one,…
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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