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Voice Techniques: Agility and Flexibility Exercises | Singing | Vocals | Voice

January 29, 2020

[MUSIC PLAYING] Any time you’re singing riffs
or fast scatting, or things like that, which styles are
asking you to move quickly, you want your voice to
be agile and flexible. So what makes something flexible? Muscles need to be warmed up. So obviously, you want to be really
warmed up before you get to this. It’s also a good idea
to practice exercises rather than just jumping
into the riff and banging through it that you want to sing. Be careful when you’re
doing this exercise that you don’t tighten your jaw. You know, ya, ya, ya, like the Muppet. So you want to use your
arms, use your hands. The hands have a lot of healing in them. So when you touch your
jaw when you’re singing or you can even massage
the muscle a little bit. So it helps your jaw get out of
the picture when it’s not needed. It’s isolating the muscle. E, A, ah. And we’re going to do
this a bunch of times. [SINGING] I’ll make it faster now. [SINGING] Now notice my face is neutral. I’m not doing drama. It’s not like oh my gosh, this
is such an emotional song. The drama when you sing is
separate from your technique. So right now we’re doing
these flexibility exercises without putting the emotion in it. Flexibility and agility
are really kind of related. Again, your vocal folds
are stretching and you just want them to be like
whoa, yeah, wooo, whoa. I’m making all kinds of goofy sounds. That’s a way to practice. And I’m using my arms. Because if you’re just sitting here or
standing there like that, you’re stiff. Music is movement, so feel
free to use your arms. Sometimes we do this for higher pitches
and so on, and this for lower pitches. Here’s another exercise for agility. Little triplets. We’re just going to go– [SINGING] Now again, I’m not singing
really, really loudly. If I were going (SINGING),
it’s really hard to be agile, because my muscles are really pressed
together when I sing that loudly. So you’ll notice when people
are doing really fast riffs, the part where it’s moving fast is
not quite as pressed of a sound. And then maybe it blossoms
into a louder sound at the end, or maybe starts louder, and
then thins out during the riff. So just be aware of dynamic variation
will help you sing with more agility as well.

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  • Reply Trevor Marty June 29, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    I'm going to use this. I need all the help I can get. LOL

  • Reply Elaine Christine Gallant July 16, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Wow! Loved those goofy sounds… I am so envious, but I shouldn't compare as I have never trained my voice. I will from now on. I was thinking: I tend to wake up with a lot of stifness in the neck and jaw, it is probably a good idea to warm up and loosen the whole area before singing at all.

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  • Reply Suede Lacy September 21, 2018 at 5:43 am

    I’m in love 😍

  • Reply Cornelius Dybdahl October 15, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    I'm using this to make my belting more agile and it seems to be working really well but damn is it demanding haha

  • Reply Fallen x FreaK November 20, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    after seeing how fast she was going i clicked off lmao

  • Reply Jerica Bello September 9, 2019 at 1:19 am

    This is SO GOOD

  • Reply Jerica Bello September 9, 2019 at 1:20 am

    This as a run is FIRE

  • Reply Jerica Bello September 13, 2019 at 3:25 am

    I want her to be my coach so bad

  • Reply datboialexj November 8, 2019 at 12:00 am

    bro, I sang "All I Want For Christmas Is You" after doing this and I was able to do it effortlessly

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