Vocal Reset

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This is a quick bit of self-help for your voice. You can do this if your voice feels stuck, cluttered, tired or tense. And it is good general, every day technique.

Imagine like the beginning of (before) a yawn where your jaw drops and then imagine tasting something really yummy, swallow slowly and keep that relaxed feeling like you have just swallowed down and are savouring the flavour.

Check that your neck is slightly elongated yet relaxed and that the position of your neck and head is neutral. Check that your tongue is not causing an obstruction and that, when you take breath in (through your nose or mouth), that you can feel a cool breeze at the back of your mouth/top of your throat. If might help you to picture the air going across the roof of your mouth even if your mouth is closed and you are breathing through your nose.

If struggling to find this or in need of a more obvious effect: Drop your jaw, check your neck and tongue and that swallowing muscles are relaxed down and then make a sound like you are imitating Darth Vader taking a breath in as if you are drawing the breath in through your mouth and across the blade of your tongue. Breath out as normal.

Retain this open feeling whilst you speak or sing. The space you create that allows the air to travel freely through your throat when you take the breath in, will also help the sound to naturally carry out of your throat when you speak and sing.

You might benefit from repeating the conscious and deliberate use of this vocal reset to help your voice relax and clear in general.


Other opportunities to learn about your voice...

Singing technique courses - A thorough singing technique course designed to teach you to sing better - to sound better and feel better when you sing. It is for adults of all abilities and levels of experience (beginners to advanced). It is designed to challenge attendees as individuals whilst learning in an all-encompassing way in a friendly and supportive group environment. For more information go to the Courses page

 

1-to-1 singing lessons - Vocal Tuition to develop your voice. Private tuition is geared around your individual needs. For more information go to the 1-to-1 lessons page

 

Group singing training - Vocal training for your group or team. For more infomation go to the Group singing training page

Vocal exercise CD

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Vocal exercise CDs can be purchased for £6.50 + P&P from Amaris Arts

P&P Fees: UK £2.00 | Europe £4.50 | World wide 1 £5.50 | World wide 2 £6.00

Whilst explaination and instruction is given, written guidance provided in the CD booklet and short demos included, the Vocal Exercise CD does not substitute in person vocal tuition. There is colour coding to identify exercises which are best for...
Warming up
Pitching practice
Building range
Improving flexibility
Developing control
 
Content
Preparing and warming up your voice • Exercising your voice and using sounds • Major scale • Arpeggios • Bounce on 5th • I can sing... • Around 3rds • 1213 • 1534 • Octave jumps • Chromatic scale (broken up) • One and a half octave arpeggios • Around scale • Arpeggios in key • Natural minor • Harmonic minor • Melodic minor • Pentatonic blues • 5656 • 123, 234... • Vibrato • 11543 (chord progression) • Range • Crescendo • Diminuendo
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Quick-start guide

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Quick-start Guide To Your Voice

This is a short ebook aimed at explaining the singing basics for anyone to make use of straight away.