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Copy of Unit 101: Singing Techniques and Performance

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Courtney Hay

on 24 January 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Unit 101: Singing Techniques and Performance

Practice Practice helps you to internalise and perfect
techniques. You can use Practice sessions to:
- Learn new songs
- Strengthen Your Voice
- Extend your Breath Support
- Clarify diction
- Fine tune all aspects of your singing Practice sessions should be no more than
one hour long.
-Your vocal chords tire easily -> especially
young inexperienced singers Practicing for long periods at Random
infrequent intervals can inforce bad habits
and create problems Singers should practice 4 to 6
days a week for 30- 60 minutes You should warm up vocally before
working on vocal technique/song. An athlete wouldnt't run a marathon
without stretching or training first.
Why is a singer any different? Vocal Warm ups increase the blood flow to your muscles and gradually release tension to prepare your body for activity. Physical Warm Up Singing with physical freedom is
good because when we sing and
perform we use our entire bodies. Gentle Head Rolls Purpose: To stretch the strong muscles
of the neck and to release tension Neck Tension Releaser Purpose: To release tension in the neck
muscles that may inhibit free laryngeal
function in singing. Singing with tension can have a negative
-Prevents a singer reaching their full
- High note Killer
- Affects Breathing
- Tone Will suffer
- Leads to a vocal disorder Shoulder Rolls Purpose: To release tension in
the upper back and shoulders Shoulder Rolls Purpose: To stretch and develop awareness
of the rib muscles and improve the
fullness of breath Full Roll Down Purpose: Increases awareness of abdominal and rib expansion during breathing and stretches your back, leg and postural muscles to release tension Breathing Chewing Purpose: To induce relaxation
in the facial muscles and free your
jaw. Self massage Purpose: To release tension in
neck, facial muscles and jaw Warm up
Vocalisation sighs, humming, sliding, lip bubbles/ trills
increase blood flow to the vocal chords preparing
the voice for more vigorous activity Slides Purpose: To begin warm ups with.
Useful for tense singers. Lip Trills Purpose: Initial tone production
with a steady air flow and
relaxed jaw. Humming Purpose: Initate tone production while increasing the awareness of forward resonance.
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