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ArtistWorks Vocal School Lessons: Exercise 3: Developing Vocal Range & Resonance - Nose Buzz -NEW!

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[MUSIC]
This next
approach is strange and
wonderful.
It's simple but I found that it takes some
exploration to
discover how to work with the simplicity
of it.
This is going to expand your voice in a
way that,
is just surprising and wonderful.
Now, this is a technique
that you will also find used in the
singing songs better section.
I wanna introduce it to you now.
And I'll show you how, not only to do it.
But give you a demonstration of how it
influences or changes the voice.
Me, mine.
And then I'll give you an actual exercise.
To apply it to.
But just know that as we get into the
singing songs better section,
this is something that you can apply
immediately to a song directly and
get an immediate vocal improvement in your
singing of songs.
All right.
So.
First of all here's a bit of the song
Somewhere Over the Rainbow.
[MUSIC]
Now here's
nose buzz.
And just with the melody.
[MUSIC].
I'll do it one more time.
Notice my mouth is open a little bit, and
I'm just buzzing.
It's, I'm not going for a particular
vowel.
It's just the sound that is made by
buzzing in the nose.
[MUSIC]
So
you take
it kinda
slow.
Here's how it sounds now.
[MUSIC]
Somewhere over the rainbow.
Way up high.
I feel the difference immediately, even in
my speaking voice.
And I'm sure you hear the difference in my
singing.
Now we're gonna get you started with it.
So.
The first thing you do is just establish,
[NOISE] just find that buzz.
You'll it go through the front part of the
roof of your mouth,
[NOISE] your mouth is slightly open, I
don't want
you to have it wide open because then that
starts using other muscles.
Ahh.
Here's how it would sound if it drops into
your mouth.
Ahh.
And now you start using tension and
grinding your voice here.
So we wanna just keep it focused here.
This is the tricky part of it.
This is also the simple part of it.
But it takes some experimenting to find
it.
So establish it first [SOUND] and
then you can use it with a melody whether
it's a song or an exercise and
our next step is to use it with the melody
for an exercise.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
Here's the short, melodic exercise for
you to practice nose buzz with that will
really start stimulating things for
you, making your voice more flexible.
Developing tone, actually it also improves
pitch and
[MUSIC]
when we use a minor melody and
this will also get you ready for applying
nose buzz technique to your songs.
[MUSIC]
This is the melody.
[MUSIC]
And, of course,
we're gonna go fast just like with lip
trills so
that you can just slur through the, the
melodic part of it.
Here's the trick though.
Think always in the nose, not up or down.
Find that sensation of buzz and keep your
concentration there.
[MUSIC]
All right so here's the demonstration.
[MUSIC]
Okay.
Take a breath.
Hold your nose.
Mouth is a little open.
[MUSIC]
Breath.
[MUSIC]
Breathe, of course, through the mouth.
[MUSIC]
Don't
push.
[MUSIC]
Repeat.
[MUSIC]
Repeat.
[MUSIC]
Repeat.
[MUSIC]
Good.
Just for the limbering.
[MUSIC]
Repeat.
[MUSIC]
Breath.
Repeat.
[MUSIC]
Continue.
[MUSIC]
Repeat that one.
Breath.
[MUSIC]
Good.
Don't push it.
Let it go where it wants.
[MUSIC]
Right here.
[MUSIC]
Mm-hm.
Again.
Right here.
[MUSIC]
It'll feel different but let it buzz.
[MUSIC]
Again.
[MUSIC]
If it's dropped into your mouth,
re-establish it in your nose.
[MUSIC]
Just a few more.
[MUSIC]
Repeat that one.
Breath.
[MUSIC]
Mm-hm.
Few more.
[MUSIC]
Keep it in the nose.
[MUSIC]
Right.
[MUSIC]
Two more.
[MUSIC]
All right.
Now that you've gone through this, if you
still need to practice
it more of course do, this is an
evolution, it's a process.
And then sing a song and notice the
difference in your voice.
[MUSIC]