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ArtistWorks Vocal School Lessons: Balancing Singing with Vocal Technique

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[MUSIC]
Hi, I wanna give
you a quick lesson on how to
actually sing better fast.
You know, I spend a lot of time coaching,
perhaps you and
many, many other singers on vocal
technique.
And of course, vocal technique is very
important because
given that it's the correct techniques and
it's working in natural harmony with how
our body works to make sound, that opens
the door for expression.
However, the pivotal point is the word
expression.
And, if we don't keep that in balance with
your vocal technique development,
then we don't end up with the whole
purpose of singing,
which is to express what you have in your
heart.
The passion, the,
the communication that you want to get
across as you sing your songs.
Interestingly enough, I find that if if we
keep that balance and
work on things that have to do with
channeling your communication across to
to your listener that a person's voice
gets better much faster.
So here's something that you can use as a
tool
in your practicing when you practice
songs.
Choose an object in the room that you're
practicing in.
It could be a lamp, a bookshelf,
a book on a shelf, even your mirror if
you've got a mirror in that room.
But just choose something that you like
that you, you know,
think it looks nice and that you
appreciate that's in your room.
That particular object is going to
represent a person.
So pretend that that object has a
spiritual aspect to it.
You know, just like when you're talking to
your best friend you can feel
that person receiving your communication
and wanting,
hopefully [LAUGH], to hear you and to
understand what you have to say.
They open themselves to you and your, what
you're communicating to your friend.
So in this case, you're gonna stretch your
imagination a little bit and
let this object in your room be somebody
who wants to hear you.
I'm looking at my bookshelf across the
room right now.
And you sing your song to that object,
getting the idea that
there's interest there that person wants
to hear what you have to say.
And you just practice that.
There's a number of reasons for this
exercise.
One of which is this, when you sing a
song,
the purpose of singing as you know, is
communicating.
And it's important to practice your songs
as you are communicating.
That you really are communicating.
There are reasons why people get up on a
stage and
find it easier to sing to a whole big
group of people.
This may or may not be you.
But many will say, it's easier to sing for
a big group of people.
Much easier than when there's only a few
people there.
One of the reasons why is that you can
just sort of blank out on a mass of people
but that actually diminishes the power of
your performance.
If you perform, already having drilled the
act of and
the consideration of communicating your
song to somebody.
Really wanting them to get what you have
to say.
It's interesting how the voice actually is
better.
Try it out.
Drill it until you know that you really
are expressing to that object.
And in fact, if you have a way of
recording yourself so
that you don't have to think about,
gee I wonder how I sound while you're
doing it and then can listen back.
The more you drill.
The better you'll sound.
That, along with enhancing your voice
through the right exercises so
you have stamina and
the ability to sing how you wanna sing,
and tap into your full potential.
We marry these two areas, performance,
communicating this performance and your
vocal ability
physically and you've got a winning
combination.
[MUSIC]