In this lesson, Jeannie Deva demonstrates the next exercise in limbering up your tongue, a technique designed to disrelate the tongue from achieving different pitches. Jeannie also gives an overview as to why, physically, the notes that are out of your range as a singer, are unable to be sung.
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- Here's the next exercise to help limber your tongue…and disrelate the tongue from achieving different pitches.…What I mean by that is when you're singing different notes,…the tongue really has nothing to do with it.…It all has to do with the vibrations…that occur internally in your larynx.…So, a lot of singers, and you may be one of them,…often will pull the tongue up as they're singing higher…and then it makes it feel like the higher note is hard…or even out of your range.…
Really, what is happening to some extent, at least,…is the tongue is pulling the larynx out of position…and that's making the note harder to get.…There's a few other elements that go into it,…but that's a really big one.…So, now you get to stick your tongue out at me again,…and I'll show you how this goes.…I'll stick my tongue out at you first.…
Okay, so we got the tongue out,…and we're gonna sing an Ah through a melody,…keeping that tongue out.…There's a few other things I'm gonna tell you about this,…but I'll show it to you first.…(piano music)…
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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