In Part 2 of this lesson, Jeannie begins to maximizing what the body needs to do as part of the natural breathing process when you are singing. Jeannie brings on a guest to help illustrate the exercise, and walks the students through each step. She then coaches the students through the exercise.
- I'm gonna itemize the key elements of importance…in this exercise, again it's simple,…but the better that you pay attention to these details…the more result you'll get, of course.…So, first is keep your mouth open.…It's really easy to forget this,…but if you close it while you're stretching,…most likely you won't let any air inhale,…or you'll try to breathe through your nose,…which is a very indirect route,…so that's number one, keep the mouth open.…
(laughs)…It doesn't have to be very much.…Two, palms forward.…Keep them forward, don't bring them up,…keep them forward so that this muscle can help you.…If your palm goes up, you're twisting it…in this shoulder socket,…and it's easy to rip the deltoid muscle,…which is right here, so keep it forward.…Three, keep our arm aligned in your shoulder,…don't hyper extend it,…hyper means too much,…so it'd be pushing intensing.…
Keep it aligned in the shoulder.…Next, palms flat together,…that gives you a little extra oomph from the back,…which is what we want.…Keep that stomach relaxed,…
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