Explore some of the fundamentals of singing. This video provides a crash course in major concepts and terminology that will be used to discuss aspects of singing throughout the course. Lari shares some tips on how to identify where your range and register is most comfortable, so that you can be aware of your vocal style as you progress.
- The other thing that we're going to play with, very lightly,…it's not something that I want you really…thinking about a whole lot right now,…but we're going to talk a little bit about register.…And I want to acknowledge that it's something…that most singers think a lot about.…And we're kind of conditioned to respond, you know,…American Idol moments, and The Voice,…we're kind of conditioned as listeners…to get excited about someone who can belt really high…and sing those high, powerful notes.…
That's the practice of bringing what we call…your chest voice or your speaking modal register,…like the register around where I'm speaking right now,…which is around my speaking voice.…♫ And I can put pitches to it, and I can sing it like this,…♫ And it's in my modal or my chest voice.…♫ And I can sing even a little higher…♫ And make it really powerful…And so I've really stretched my ability to sing…in my chest voice or my speaking register,…but really high and with a lot of power.…
And it's kind of like a trick that singers use…
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We're pleased to host this training in our library.
- The history of singing in human culture
- Reviewing the key ingredients needed to be ready to sing
- Understanding your vocal instrument
- Caring for your voice
- Building core strength
- Developing the correct mental approach to singing
- Key terms and vocabulary of the music language
- Using a piano to find the right key