Part 3 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.
- I'm gonna show you more of how this la-ga series goes.…And I'll point out certain things so as you practice it,…even though I'll be coaching you with it…in the coached exercise for it,…I want to point out certain things that will help you…to know what to look for and recognize,…"OK, I'm doing it right",…or "Oops, I need to correct something."…If you're male and your speaking voice hovers…around this note, that's where you would start.…
If you're female, you'll do it where I'm going…to sing it.…Remember that you hold the jaw…and you don't overextend.…By the way, try that.…You may feel the back of your mouth,…at the roof tighten if you go too far with your jaw.…Now, everybody has a different size jaw,…you know, some people have very large jaws, big mouths,…wide lips, some are smaller, so I need you to hold your jaw…in such a way and with your mouth open…to the degree that you do not end up feeling…tension back here.…
All right, and that should be pretty good.…In here.…That's about two fingers, but if you're fingers are wide,…
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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