Jeannie shares her technique called the trumpeted oow. It is an exercise technique where the lips are pressed into a "o" shape and the vowel sounds of whatever melody you are singing are sung. This can be done with any melody and in any range.
- This is the last tool that I'll be sharing…with you at this moment,…and I call this the trumpeted ooh.…It's trumpeted because you're…going to trumpet your lips.…I'm going to show you sideways.…So you're going to use (chuckles)…you're going to use these muscles,…your lip muscles, to hold the position,…and then you think every note in this…little teeny tunnel that's just behind your lips…and the circle that's being created,…the space of circle...…
Or the circle of space? (laughs)…The little spatial circle in the middle…of your lips, like this, hmm?…Hmm, okay?…So ♫ ooh ♫.…My finger is representing my thought.…♫ Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh…♫ Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh…♫ Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh ♫…By my doing this, I don't mean push, push, push.…
I mean this is where your thought is,…this is where your thought is,…this is where your thought is,…note after note after note.…It doesn't shift back.…It stays at your lips.…This is a concentration exercise.…It's an exercise of really channeling your focus,…which is a wonderful thing to get in command of,…
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
Skill Level Beginner
2. Your Lips and Air Management
3. Pitch and Resonance
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