In this lesson, Jeannie Deva shares an exercise on how to gain a better singing voice through the practice of phrasing and proper use of dynamics. Dynamics refer to the difference is amplitude of different parts of a song. Some parts are loud, and some parts are quiet.
- Dynamics, as I speak of in many different places…in the school, have so much,…and in fact everything to do with…what are you saying, how are you saying it,…how do you mean it,…getting the passion into your song,…and singing it with meaning rather than…there's an expression that the song is singing the singer…rather than the singer singing the song.…And the way of turning it around…so that you are the song,…and you're communicating it and you mean it,…there are various steps…which I get into later in this school.…
But because we're in this section Singing Songs Better,…it is definitely worth taking a look at…right here and now, which we're about to do.…So without any further drum roll,…Michelle, please join me.…And, the first thing has to do with…the subject of phrasing.…Now, phrasing has to do with…the rhythmicizing of your words,…but it needs to come from what are you saying?…So if you were to say the first full thought…as expressed in words in the song "Amazing Grace",…what is it, what's the first full thought…
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