Jeannie coaches the student through the melodic tongue stretch exercise that she taught in the previous lesson. She leads the way on piano and gives helpful tips on things like tongue position and tension.
- Okay, now I'm gonna coach you through this.…Remember, if you're a guy, you're gonna be about here.…(plays note on piano)…Females, here.…(plays chord)…Okay, so...…Pull the tongue out from the front.…(plays piano)…Take a breath, and we'll begin.…♫ Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah ♫…(plays chord)…There's a chord.…♫ Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah ♫…Check the tongue, take a breath.…
(plays chord)…♫ Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah ♫…Good, keep echoing.…Yup.…Tongue still reaching out from the front.…Take your breath.…
By keeping the tongue forward,…you should notice if you start hardening…the back of the tongue you're doing something strange.…Like pulling it up or pushing it down.…Okay, you want to release that tongue tension from the back.…And find out how you can sing ah…without using your tongue.…
♫ Ah, ah, ah, ah ah ♫…Good.…Keep that tongue out.…Pulling the tongue out from the front.…Then you'll be able to relax the back of it.…Good.…
All right, we'll do that one again.…Yeah?…Keep the tongue out.…This should, overall, feel relaxed.…Not tensed or pushed.…If your voice cracks, don't worry about it.…
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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