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ArtistWorks Vocal School Lessons: Your Voice, Your Instrument

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[MUSIC]
Singing can be a very personal experience,
and one where it becomes way too
important.
In other words, it, it, it can be an all
consuming thing where you're afraid to
sound bad and you pay a lot of attention
to how your voice sounds and all of this.
What we're going to do is get a bit more
of an exterior view.
I wanna introduce you to your instrument
basically.
And then as we move forward, we'll make it
more and more detailed.
So, your voice isn't your personality,
although your personality influences it.
Your voice is your body.
And all bodies of the human variety are
composed or designed in the same way.
Some are larger some are smaller but the
parts, how they interrelate, is the same.
Let's take a look at your instrument and
I'd like you to do this along with me.
First, please put your hands on your
waist.
Okay, feel that waist.
Good, now come on up the sides, feel the
front, your abdomen and your back.
Do go through these steps.
Singing is an action.
Not a watching.
Now, feel your chest.
Shoulders.
Front of your neck.
Back of your neck.
Mm-hm.
That's the encasing of the most important
part of your instrument.
Now feel your chin, your face, top of your
head,
back of your head, and if you missed it,
the back of your neck.
That's it, from the outside.
Your voice is inside everything that you
just touched.
There are parts to your instrument.
Just like a guitar has tuning pegs,
strings,
a neck that the strings go along, the body
of the guitar, all that kind of stuff.
You know, we have various parts that all
interrelate and
need to work together in the way that the
they're,
in the way they're designed to produce the
sounds of your voice.
Your arms are for expression, and
your legs and feet are to haul your
instrument around.
But other than that, it's from your waist
to the top of your head.
As we move forward in these lessons, I'm
gonna help you make friends
with your instrument and help it to work
for you.
So that you can be the creative artist and
it will work for
you in the best way that it possibly can.
[MUSIC]