Jeannie continues along with the "La-Ga" series exercises, except in this lesson she moves on to the second melody described in the earlier lessons. She plays out the melody on the piano so the student can have a quick reminder along with some helpful melodic visual feedback that the piano can provide.
- We're going to continue with the La-Ga Series,…but now do the second melody.…I want you to watch my hands,…so you can see how the melody looks on the piano.…Wonderful thing about piano, it's so visual.…Okay so it's...…(simple music)…again, it looks like this...…(simple music)…The rest of the directions are exactly the same,…holding the jaw,…but I don't want you to be…too closed though, right?…Because you need to have that tongue move enough to limber.…
Now here, la-ga, that wouldn't bee too good.…And here, there's enough distance between my teeth…or whatever, your teeth might be a little longer, but...…And then: la-ga,…la-ga, la-ga,…la-ga, la…Then here, and working on keeping that jaw still,…it might still take you a while to get to the point…where you can just let that tongue isolate,…not use your lips, keep them relaxed,…and just do whatever the particular syllables are.…
La, ga, and tighten here…(mumbles)…And here, tightens here.…What I said was, "tighten here, it will tighten here."…Immediate connection between those two muscle groups.…
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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