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The Sing Thing 1
‘A series of natural vocal exercises
designed to steadily improve your singing skills’.

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Ex. 6 One Thing More
In this exercise we create accents in a sustained note being careful to let go of the work in between accents and noting whether there is a tendency to constrict in the throat to 'help the accents along', if there is we have to let go.


The Full Video
Explaining all exercises with the exception of breathing, (Ex. 1, 2, 3)
which are covered separately - see above.


Introduction


Ex. 4 Starting to Sing + Ex. 5 Adding Another Thing
We prove to ourselves that we can start to sing on the natural un-forced out-breath. We are careful to remember the feeling of freedom and ease because we want to take it with us in all our singing. Next we add three separate onsets that employ the abdominal support muscles,


Ex. 7 The Mobile Tongue
The tongue is a big muscle connected to the area of the larynx. This one frees up the tongue and gives it its independence; follow the instructions carefully!


Ex. 8 Loosen Your Jaw + Ex. 9 Grinning & Pouting
More space, more resonance, more volume for free!! Loosen your jaw here. Again, follow the instructions carefully! + One for the cheek and face muscles - don't do this one while folk are present!


Ex. 10 The Open Throat
A lovely exercise to encourage you to let go in the pharynx, put a bit more air through and enjoy huge, easy, rich, ringing vowels.


Ex. 11 A Lip and Tongue Thing
Monitor your support. Can you keep a lip or tongue trill consistent as you traverse your vocal range?


Ex. 12 Down the Bottom
Got weak low notes? Do you pull your head down trying to get those low Eb's? Maybe you feel like you're strangling yourself? Not good! Sort it out nicely and gently.


Ex. 13 Up the Top
Not a shouter but a gentle exercise to ease through into head voice/middle register or falsetto. How easily can you sing the upper notes?


Ex. 14 Humming and Buzzing
Resonance = free volume, tone and projection. Free because it saves the laryngologist's bills that pop up when you try to do it the other way. Not entirely free 'cause you have to buy the CD (not any more. AB) and put some practice in first... small price!

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