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Basic Singing Lessons

I .Vocal Warm-up- 30min.daily


Exercises: a)Bubbling b)Bubbling-pressing the cheeks c)Tongue with rrrrrrr sound d)Hmm sound per note e)Hmm sound one note sustained f)Geee sound per note g)Geee sound one note sustained h)mama sound per note i)mama sound one note sustained j)SSiaa sound per note

II .The Lips and the Vowels


I the mouth is in smiling position E drop the jaw a little A drop the jaw still lower O upper lip and lower lip narrow the opening of the mouth U same as you blow out the air while you exhale

III .Voice Exercises


Practice the following: THIS IS MY LOW VOICE

THIS IS MY WHISPERING VOICE

THIS IS MY YELLING VOICE

THIS IS MY SINGING VOICE

IV. Know your highest and lowest pitch


-while vocalizing with piano

V. Classification of Voices Female


Soprano Mezzo Soprano Alto

Pitches
highes t pitch medium pitch lowest pitch

Male
Tenor Baritone Base

VI. What is ACAPELLA?


- It is a singing without any instrumental accompaniment - It is purely vocals and to be heard by big audience ,the singers can use a microphone

VII. What is INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC?


- It is the opposite of acapella, there is no singers or vocals involved.

VII. Three Basic Rhythms Commonly Used In Music (Time Signatures)


a)DUPLE RYTHMS -occurs when a measure has two beats. This is often used in marching. -time signatures is 2/4 and 2/2 b)TRIPLE RYTHMS -occurs when the measure has three beats. This is often used in waltz.

-time signature is 3/4. c) QUADRUPLE RHYTMNS-occurs when a measure has four beats.This is often used in calisthenics ,modern dances. -time signature is 4/4.

VIII .VOCAL HEALTH TIPS


a) Other than good technique ,drink water. Vocal chords must be wet to function optimally. b) Humidity Steam-minimize vocal swelling. c) Smoke ,pollen ,dry air ,caffeine, alcohol ,drugs are dehydrating, therefore bad to vocal chords. d) Cheese products must be avoided before singing .It produces mucus. e) Avoid eating too much sweet. f) Allergies causes mucus .If you take antihistamine which causes dryness to the vocal chords, drink more water. g) Breathing to a warm wet towel (not too close) is a good breathing steam. h) Acid Reflex-acid goes up to the vocal chords causing damage to the surrounding tissue. -avoid late night eating -avoid sleeping with head elevated. i) Avoid speaking for a long period of time, it constricts muscles around the larynx. j) If your voice is tired, stop talking. k) Be physically active and fit .It helps reduce stress. l) Have once or twice a week voice lesson.

IX. SING
Start learning songs with the piano or minus one

X.SING AND PERFORM IN FRONT OF THE AUDIENCE