Here Jeannie teaches the students to the idea of air overblow. Air overblow is what happens when too much air is being sent out when you are singing, which is creating too much pressure against your vocal folds and that tends to lead to the locking up of muscles. This will give you a very weak voice.
- So, air overblow basically means…that too much air pressure is being sent out…when you're singing,…which is creating too much pressure against your vocal folds…and will tend to lock up muscles.…If you let that air pass out,…then it's pushing your vocal folds open,…when they need to actually be side-to-side to vibrate.…And that will give you a weakened voice.…It will make pitches harder to get,…more difficult to really be on pitch.…
That's not the only reason for being off pitch,…if that's an issue, but it is one of them.…And it will shorten your range.…It will make embellishments difficult to do.…It will tire out the voice, and on and on.…So what we are getting into is a method…by which to assist your body,…as an instrument,…so that it can regulate that air…up to your vocal folds perfectly,…without you having to think about breathing at all.…
And thus, my rib cage expansion technique,…which many of you have already gotten into.…So that's what air overblow is…and some of the problems that it creates.…How does it happen?…
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