Jeannie Deva walks the students through the exercise of doing lip trills with a single vowel sound. Choose an "E" or an "ahh" sound and do a lip trill moving up and down in pitch is the main part of this exercise. If you can not do lip trills, it is still worth it to do this exercise anyway.
- Right, we get down to the nitty-gritty.…You can do this with any song, I mentioned that.…We're gonna use, or I am,…gonna use a little bit of Georgia On My Mind,…and I'll show you each one of these.…So we'll start with things that you already know, in fact.…One of them is lip trills, so if you can do lip trills…with a melody, this is going to be amazingly helpful.…If you can't yet do lip trills easily or well,…it will be well worth taking it step by step…and getting it, getting it down…so that you can do the following.…
(vocalizing)…That's the opening to Georgia.…Wow, I feel a difference already.…Then, for example, let's say you're having trouble…with a higher section of the song that you're working on.…In this case, still using Georgia.…(vocalizing)…However many times you have to stop to take a breath…is totally fine.…
(vocalizing)…And then you sing it, after you've done the lip trills.…♫ Georgia, oh Georgia ♫…And it feels like a new voice.…That's only step one.…Again, if you can't do lip trills well yet,…keep working on them and eventually it will be…
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