TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE EXERCISES
Thank you Dorothe.
Analyzing how your voice feels is a very important first step in order to decide what exercise will be best for you.
You may feel very flexible and resonant one day and the next not so much so make sure you give yourself a diagnostic few minutes to check where you are vocally.
Here we are doing a medium difficult staccato exercise to gage how the diaphragm is working and how resonant the voice is.
A difficult but very effective exercise to establish correct air pressure and breath control
Now that we have more space in the throat and better control on the air we move to the first exercise.
What do we call warming up the voice?
The air is the first objective. Making sure the diaphragm is working and the staccato exercise is a perfect way to awaken the diaphragm and refine its action
To awaken the beautiful dark colors of the tone, the chest area must be resonant.
We DO NOT sing IN the chest, it vibrate by sympathy with the register that is lower while also adding to the color of the midrange voice and used as a support for the top range in a greater manner for classical singer. It is the seat of the voice. We build on it.
We awaken the head area at the end of a vocal warm up because the muscles must be relaxed and tension free, the breath totally controlled and perfectly under pressure.
The beautiful voice has ALL resonating areas awaken and vibrant. Like a painter that needs all its color to have the appropriate tool for expression