Lari explores the use of word phrasing and diction as communication tools from you, the singer, to your audience. She helps you clarify and identify what your message is, and the best way to communicate that emotion through the song you are singing.
- This lesson we're going to talk about diction and phrasing.…And we're going to talk about it in terms of what our…main goal, as vocalists, as singers, is.…And that is one simple thing.…To communicate.…To make some kind of connection with another human being.…So if we were opera singers,…I would approach diction in one way,…but for the country vocal chorus,…in fact for singing pop music, folk music,…any of the forms and genres of music that are…pretty much not opera, not art song, not classical,…these are conversational genres.…
The style of music may be different,…but it's all a vernacular of the street,…or a vernacular of the common people.…It's not what I would call "high" language,…or "elevated" language so when we talk about diction,…in the context of pop music, country music, folk music,…jazz,…we are wanting to put it in the context of…conversational speaking…and focusing on…what is going to best communicate…the emotion and the story of the song.…
So we're going to consider two things,…and try to balance those issues…
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We're pleased to host this training in our library.
- Understanding scales, chords, and intervals
- Range and register
- Ear training
- Warming up your voice and body
- Building a warm-up routine
- Using yoga for the practice and performance of singing
- Shaping your vocal sound