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ArtistWorks Vocal School Lessons: Vocal Resonance & Ease: Applying Nose Buzz to a Song -NEW!

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[MUSIC]
This particular exercise if you will,
or technique applied to pure vocal
exercises but
specifically applied to a song melody.
I have found to be forever how shall I
say,
forever surprising in terms of the way
that it develops the voice.
This is something I've introduced and
will get into more as we move along.
The nose buzz.
Maybe sometime I'll tell you how I found
this.
It was in the course of experimenting with
different things, looking for
some way to expand the resonance,
tone, mo, muscle ease of the voice, and
range.
It does a lot of things at the same time.
Now, when I first discovered this, I
thought it was gonna be easy for
everybody to do and I found that it isn't
always, so be patient.
If this takes a little bit of extra work
because sometimes something that's simple
is hard at first, until you let yourself
just
peel away the extra and find the
simplicity of approach.
So just saying in case.
I'm gonna bring Perry on and I'll show you
how this goes.
Okay so the first thing you do is you
leave your mouth open a little bit,
and you hold the front end of your nose so
your nostrils are closed.
You're gonna breathe through your mouth.
[SOUND] And you're gonna sound like a
duck.
[LAUGH].
[SOUND].
>> [SOUND].
>> Lovely.
[LAUGH] [SOUND] Wow,
natural harmony.
All right, so say something.
>> What, like this?
>> No, just say something.
>> Hello.
>> Good.
Now do [SOUND].
>> [SOUND].
>> Good.
Now say I was walking down the street and
I found something wonderful.
>> I was walking down the.
>> No, I'm sorry, not with your [LAUGH].
>> [LAUGH].
>> Okay.
>> I was walking down the street and
I found something wonderful.
>> Do you feel a start of a change in your
voice?
>> Sort of.
>> Yeah, what are you staring to feel?
>> It's more open I feel like.
>> Yeah.
>> Mm-hm.
>> This is baby step one.
All right, so now we're going to do little
slides.
[SOUND] Now hear that little bump in my
voice?
>> Mm-hm.
>> Watch what happens.
[SOUND] It's starting to work out.
>> Mm-hm.
>> [SOUND] It's like ironing a shirt or
something.
And you just keep going over and over, and
the technique, or
the approach, starts taking over and
ironing your shirt.
[LAUGH] Okay.
So, now we're going to apply melody.
Let's start at the beginning of your song.
This really needs to go slow.
>> Okay.
>> And we're gonna do little section by
little section so
that if we need to repeat this section to
find the nose buzz placement,
we'll call it, we'll just drill it until
you find it.
And this is my recommended approach for
you.
And then we go on to the next little, and
then you know, it comes all
together til eventually you can do
whatever section or part or a whole song.
If you wanna do a whole song with it,
often you don't need to do a whole song
with this because it's very powerful.
[SOUND] There's a really fast change that
this provides you.
So before you apply nose buzz, it just
occurred to me,
I want you to sing the chorus again with
lyrics just regular.
>> Okay.
I just wanna be something bigger than me,
I want to know that I've made meaning of
this life.
>> Good, so some of the changes that have
already began taking place in your voice
are holding.
>> [LAUGH] Good.
>> Uh-huh, now we're gonna slow it down
like I said and use nose buzz.
Let's go through the word life.
>> Okay.
>> But the melody of course,
not with lyrics.
>> Yeah.
>> Okay.
[SOUND].
>> Good.
Now we're going to slow it down more,
>> Okay.
>> And we're going to get more buzz.
This is not, you're not gonna sing E or
any vowel really.
It's just a buzz.
[SOUND] Just those notes,
like that kinda slow.
>> [SOUND].
>> Good.
Do it again.
>> [SOUND].
>> Good.
Now you may notice, and you may do this
yourself, but
with, she was pulling up as the notes were
quote unquote going higher.
>> Mm-hm.
>> And then moving down as though that had
something to do with getting the notes,
which is doesn't, but that's very usual.
A very usual way of thinking.
Again, when you, when we talk our voice is
moving around different notes,
but we're not like wow, I am woo, you
know.
>> [LAUGH] Yeah.
>> That would be really strange.
[LAUGH] Okay?
And I'm glad that none of us do that!
So, so it's constant here.
This is another element that this exercise
gives you.
You have the sensation of the buzz in your
nose so
it gives you something very physical to
pay attention to.
And if you just look to have the same
sensation, I mean, it'll spread and
it'll do different things depending upon
where in your range you're singing.
But it's here, here, here, here, and all
the sudden there's no high or low.
There's just sound, buzzing, in this case
but, you know, all right.
So, this is the focus right here.
>> Okay.
Just do that through.
>> Yeah.
>> Life or?
>> Mm-hm, yeah.
>> [SOUND].
>> That was much better.
Now because this is the first time that
she's done this and you perhaps.
She's still going too fast, but that would
be a next thing to work out.
Although personally I find going slower
makes it easier to find the buzz.
Let's try it one more time and then I'm
gonna have you sing with the lyrics.
>> Okay.
[SOUND].
>> Do it again.
Look for the buzz, look for the buzz.
Really put your attention in there.
>> [SOUND].
>> You're putting your attention on pitch.
Into the nose.
>> [SOUND].
>> And slow it down so you really can
experience it.
>> [SOUND].
>> Mm-hm.
>> [LAUGH].
>> Okay, now sing with lyrics.
>> Okay.
>> Regular tempo.
>> [MUSIC].
>> Whoa!
Tell me about that.
>> I feel like I have, more of a grasp on
the lyrics that I'm singing.
>> Mm-hm.
>> As I said earlier, if you kind of, it's
fuller almost.
More open sort of and I actually paid
attention to,
as opposed to, what I was paying attention
to the vibrations happening in my body
rather than so much my pitch.
>> Right.
Cool.
But the pitch was there.
>> Yeah.
>> It actually was right on.
Okay, so you see how fast this approach
takes
over and expands your voice and the ease
of singing.
Also, the more you work with that the
easier the breathing is.
We didn't even have to talk about your
breath.
>> Mm-hm.
>> I mean, yeah, you get oriented to,
hello,
my air goes into my back, but in terms of
the exhalation you're
just working with vibration, your voice,
not the air, your voice.
Fantastic.
Enjoy this one.
I'm looking forward to your video exchange
of you applying this and
hearing the results in your voice when you
sing a song afterwards.
[MUSIC]