Part 1 of a lesson where Jeannie describes, and gives a brief history on, what cool-downs are and how they are important. She describes how the vocal folds get fat and full of blood during performances and that doing cool downs are done to help reduce the swelling and help keep your voice healthy.
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- Some years ago I was working with a particular singer…and his technique was great.…He had incorporated all of the different elements…that I had worked with him on, practiced diligently,…everything was cool, he did warm ups,…and then he was doing these long gigs and for two days…afterwards, sometimes three, his voice would be hoarse.…So, it was very perplexing, what in the world is going on?…And I troubleshooted, that's not really a word,…I troubleshot, ha ha, what was going on and little by little…I started discovering a few things.…
I did a little bit further research on muscles and it…all came together for me.…He needed to do cool down.…Now this is back in the day when nobody had ever heard…of cool down, nobody knew about it, it was not considered.…Though dancers and athletes do it.…In other words, if you have studied dance, for example,…remember how you limber up, then you do all the exercises,…then you start moving across the floor and incorporate…them in more dance-like movements, maybe you've got…choreography that you do, and you're all set.…
Note: Vocal Lessons with Jeannie Deva was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.
- Keeping your voice limber with neck massage
- Practicing tongue exercises
- Correcting bad vocal habits
- Stretching and exercising the tongue with slides
- Warming up with lip trills
- Reducing vocal strain
- Improving vocal range
Skill Level Beginner
1. Warming Up
2. Tongue Exercises and the La-Ga Series
3. Slides, Trills, and Tone
4. Quick-Fix Exercises
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