- It takes a great deal of thought and conscious focusing to learn new breath, open throat and communication. We are after all, resetting our defaults as to how our voice operates.
- BUT... we can't commit to inspired vocal performance when we are thinking too much about how our voices are working.
This is just like learning to dance... you memorize the moves. These moves I'm talking about are not overt choreography, they are mostly subtle inner adjustments. They way you learn them is, like dance, to practice them until you memorize these moves, which are different for each song and often for each verse and chorus. You must learn for instance...
- when you need to elongate the vowel
- when to get ready to use extra support,
- how to coordinate breath for a high or low note coming up
- when to move your head slightly, use your eyes, lift your brow, flare your nose, etc
- how much to drop your jaw,
- when you need to back off the air pressure you're using
- when you need to "deconstruct" and relax technique for casual effect
Thoughts on the dance anyone? In fact... now that you think of it, how have you used this method of practice?
Listen to this as mp3 file at "All Things Vocal Podcast" or iTunes.