Jeannie Deva talks about the continual struggle to balance the raw emotion that involved with singing and the application of vocal technique. Emotion is good in a singer, but like with everything, there is a need for balance The further you go away from vocal technique the more sloppy your performances can be.
- Hi, I wanna give you a quick lesson…on how to actually sing better fast.…You know, I spent a lot of time coaching perhaps you,…and many, many other singers on vocal technique,…and of course vocal technique is important…because, given that it's the correct techniques…and it's working in natural harmony with…how our body works to make sound,…that opens the door for expression.…
However, the pivotal point is the word expression,…and if we don't keep that in balance…with your vocal technique development,…then, we don't end up with the whole purpose of singing,…which is to express what you have in your heart,…the passion, the communication that you want to get across…as you sing your songs.…Interestingly enough, I find that if,…if we keep that balance and work on things…that have to do with channeling your communication…across to, to your listener,…that a person's voice…gets better much faster.…
So here's something that you can use as a tool…in your practicing when you practice songs.…Choose an object in the room that you're practicing in.…
Note: The course is part 2 of the Vocal Lessons with Jeannie Deva series, recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.
- Improving breath management
- Relaxing your stomach
- Practicing rib cage exercises
- Using songs as warm-ups
- Strengthening your voice with lip trills and nose buzz
- Improving pitch and resonance
- Nailing song phrasing, timing, and dynamics
- Moving from practice to performance