How can you improve your vocal technique and presentation, to make the most of your voice? Agood vocal technique starts with breathing. Breathing exercises help you train your diaphragm, aswell as aid in improving endurance and control. This is exercise nr.1, “Activating and De-Activating”, in a series of 7 exercises by Lizanne Hennessey Voice Coaching.
VOICE & PRESENTATION tips - NR. 1
It is a good idea to activate (warm up) your vocal cords before you sing, and de-activate (cool off)when you’re finished. The warmer your cords are, the more flexible they are, the better you willbe able to sing! This simple exercise will help strengthen your diaphragm, train your breathing, andhelp you expand your range by activating and de-activating your vocal chords.1. Sit or stand in a comfortable position, withstraight back and shoulders. Relax.2. Lay your hand over your diaphragm. Thisphysical contact can help in the overal aware-ness of your diaphragm, and in focusing yourbreathing to the right place.Take a deep breath through your nose, keep-ing your shoulders straight.3. Sing scales using both “Lip Bubbles” and“Tongue Trills” by gliding from the low to highoctave and back again.“Lip Bubbles”: blow air through closed mouth,allowing your lips to fully vibrate“Tongue Trills”: place the tip of your tongueon the roof of your mouth and ‘roll’ it toproduce a ‘dr-r-r-r-r-r-r-r’ sound.
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LIP BUBBLESTONGUE TRILLS