In this lesson on using songs as warm-ups, jeannie talks about singing in comparison to dancing. She makes the point that if you were at home, sitting and watching tv, never having danced before and all of a sudden you decided to start dancing, the result might not be s you had hoped. Practice is the key for this dilemma.
- Hi, great to see you here…and I'm sure you are really excited…about getting into singing songs…and improving how you perform them.…Me too.…I'm going to present to you however…a series of steps, each one…is part of the whole picture.…So, in using songs right away…you know, you can sing songs by yourself…and I hope you have been.…
But now you're here and you're asking…for me to guide you and give you those elements…that are going to actually improve your voice,…of course as fast as possible.…I expect when a person starts working…with my curriculum, that they begin…experiencing change in their voice for the better of course…within the first day, and certainly…within the first week of practice.…I'm gonna start out simple,…with certain drills that will open up…your voice and make it easier to sing.…
Now, the way that exercises work with songs…is very interesting and I've spent…a lot of time looking into it.…Let's say you were wanting to be a dancer.…And you have seen these fantastic dances…in concert, on TV, and you want to be able to do that.…
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