Weekly Teaching Tip – March 14, 2011
Remember to have a good understanding of where to start your vocalizes. Often times I see teachers not starting their students in the proper place. Lets quickly discuss the nay exercise. This is a raised-larynx exercise. It is designed to automatically tighten and thin the cord structure. This exercise should almost always be started above the singer’s 1st bridge. D-flat 4 to D-flat 5 in a female voice, and G-3 to G-4 in a male voice. These should be done on the octave 1-3-5-8-8-8-8-5-3-1 scale. Remember, this exercise is a temporary exercise. Once the student gets the “feel” of that shortened structure, move them quickly to a lowered-larynx exercise. Perhaps nuh or muh. If they “fall out” again, tap into the raised-larynx exercise for a moment, but once in, back to lowered larynx.