Jeannie walks you through the NG slides, which is a tongue limbering exercise. She wants you to make the "NG" sound and move up and down in pitch from a set note. She demonstrates many different notes along with helpful reminders throughout the lesson.
- And now, I'm going to show you the NG.…So, with the NG, we also do a third. (plays piano chord)…Tip of tongue is against the back of the bottom teeth,…just resting, not pressing.…You press, it hardens the whole tongue.…Resting, the rest of the tongue can stay relaxed,…just let the back of it rise…if you need to say the word, for example, sing.…Sing.…Not, si-ng. (laughs)…Sing.…Just rest against the soft palate, here.…
(plays piano chord)…Okay, so it would be, with a third, that's this.…(plays piano notes)…(humming with piano notes)…Now, you feel the resonance or the buzzing…shimmer right inside here.…(humming with piano notes)…I can't stick my finger inside there, but, you know,…inside.…(laughs)…(humming with piano notes)…Now, with this, you can take a breath through your mouth,…which will have to, um,…let your tongue come down and back a little bit,…so that there's a passageway,…or, you can just keep it there,…and take a breath through your nose.…
(humming with piano notes)…Keep it really lazy.…Remember we're not hanging up on the top.…
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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