go for mastering 1%, not 100%.I thought about it and actually find this principle of simplicity to be a secret of effective vocal improvement. I would change the phrase a bit and call it...
"go for mastering 1 thing, not 100".
There is so very much that goes into the workings of all our vocal instruments. Teaching voice has really opened my eyes to "stuff that can go wrong". I feel like Sherlock Holmes especially at initial assessment lessons... I must sleuth out the sneaky weakest link culprits sabotaging the voice of my client. I also like to move people fast... increasing vocal ability as rapidly as possible. However... like a computer with too many programs open, the brain can only operate on so many levels without "freezing".
There is, as my students know, an incredible synergy to Power, Path and Performance vocal training. Applying the method correctly, if you get one vocal technique better, it will help improve others. I may give you more than one thing to think about at your lesson or in my cd courses, but as part of the training team you must ask yourself what helped the most? That's your one thing!
My job for you is to discover your most important one thing. Your job is to act with passion and persistence on re-training that one thing. That way we can get on with the next thing!
So what is your one thing? Here are some possibilities:
- not enough breath
- lack of breath control
- pitch problems
- pushing your sound
- tight throat, jaw, lips, shoulders, neck, upper spine
- holding a mic wrong
- hanging your arms heavy
- too much or too little articulation
- performance numbness
- physical illness
- tense, stiff body language
- inefficient nutrition, sleep or exercise
- too much weight training of shoulders and neck
- a bad back, upper or lower
- trying too hard
- drug and alchohol addictions
- stage fright
- check the titles of my blogposts...I could go on and on and on and on:)