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helping beginner singers with technique

The Sandman 26 Dec 09 - 07:32 AM
Will Fly 26 Dec 09 - 07:36 AM
The Sandman 26 Dec 09 - 08:50 AM
GUEST,leeneia 26 Dec 09 - 07:16 PM
Alice 26 Dec 09 - 07:33 PM
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Subject: helping beginner singers with technique
From: The Sandman
Date: 26 Dec 09 - 07:32 AM

1.learn to sing a major scale,DO RAY ME FA SO LA TE DO,UPWARDS AND DOWNWARDS.
2 take a note from an istrument,for men,try the sixth string of a guitar open,sing a major scale.
3.move up a fret start again.do this six times,moving up a fret each time.
4.if you have found where you are most comfortable singing,start again,but now try singing different intervals,of the major scale.
5.practise taking deep breaths from the diaphragm, then release the air slowly,take a deep breath and release it quickly[cleansing breath]
6.now take a guitar or piano/keyboard,and try singing a chromatic scale for example starting on middle c,..c c# d d# e f f# g g# a a# b c,listening to yourself and the instrument,then do it coming down,this sort of thing helps you to sing in tune.
7 then try singing one long note, make sure you are breathing from the diaphragm,then take another note from an instrument and sing it long.
hope this helps. it may not be perfect but it is a starting point
Dick Miles


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Subject: RE: helping beginner singers with technique
From: Will Fly
Date: 26 Dec 09 - 07:36 AM

Good tips there, Dick.

One of the things that always sets me back a horse's length in singing is to record what I'm singing. The playback usually reveals faults in pitch which I wasn't aware of when doing the singing. Very useful contraption, the portable recorder...


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Subject: RE: helping beginner singers with technique
From: The Sandman
Date: 26 Dec 09 - 08:50 AM

when you have done the above,
try singing the major scale with a seventh note[te] flattened [mixolydian mode],check it against a musical instrument,then flatten the [me] note as well as the [te] note[dorian mode], check against an instrument.
next practise, do me so do[arpeggios], and then descending ,then me so [do high],and descending, check with an instrument.
then sing the major scale staccato[short and stotty].
then practise it making different vowel sounds oo,a,e,i,o.listen to yourself singing songs with p and b,d and t,and s,for sibelence and clarity.


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Subject: RE: helping beginner singers with technique
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 26 Dec 09 - 07:16 PM

In addition -

"Join a regular choral group."

That's advice I received from an expert, and it was good.


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Subject: RE: helping beginner singers with technique
From: Alice
Date: 26 Dec 09 - 07:33 PM

Here is a thread about many of our threads on how to develop, protect and use your singing voice.


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