Basic Practice of Tuning the Voice

OBJECTIVES —
Condition your subconscious-mind to have your voice generate the tones accurately and automatically.

  1. Correct posture
  2. Breathing (balloon) sounding breath should be a continuous pressure same volume. Staccato is an additional optional exercise.
  3. Ping in the nasal cavity (Imposto)
  4. Open the throat, back palate (horn shaped cavity)
  5. Passaggio = break where two voices meet. Smooth transition from the chest register to the head register.

1. Notes Tuning———————-

Use your Keyboard to generate tones for you to match with your voice.  Five first notes of a scale, walking progression up and down, then move up one semitone and do the next 5 note scale.  Tune voice range to your highest and lowest notes possible.  Concentrate of your voice matching the piano tone exactly.

2. Vibrato Tuning———————————————–

Same as Notes tuning but add vibrato.

3. Interval Tuning———————————————————

ADVANCED INTERVAL JUMPING ————
Note intervals:    I IIIb,  I III,    and   I IV,   I V   always take note of the distance of the two interval sounds

AKA = the   minor 3rd,   the major 3rd, … and the   imperfect 4th,   the perfect 5th

Alternate the order, Alternate the vowels.

Extra exercise:  I VI, I VIIb, I VII,  I VIII (an octave)

4. Melody Tuning————————————

Pick 10 slow songs that you want to sing, and get the sheet music or lead sheet. Memorize the melody on a keyboard.  Then tune your voice to the melody while playing the melody on your keyboard.  Later when you play your Melody tuning practice you add the chords while you are playing the notes and vocalize the melody.  Memorize the notes of the melody and the chords for live singing performance.

Tuning Your voice —–

Must be done everyday.  For the very serious performer two times a day.  This conditions your subconscious.   Make or order a MP3 for your voice range for tuning voice while driving, cooking etc.
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OPERA CRESCENDOS
Open Getting the Ping in your Upper Nasal Cavity (Impasto) configuration options
GETTING THE PING IN YOUR UPPER NASAL CAVITY (IMPASTO)
Start with the sound “ng” and go from lowers note to highest then change at the high note to one of the A E I O U sounds in a loud voice. Alternative descend in the loud voice.

Do this in a continuous voicing with no beaks in sound.

SPANNING REGISTERS
Legato

RHYTHM / BEAT EMPHASIS
YOUTUBE VIDEO HERE
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TONE
Open configuration options
Impasto = ping higher registers. This occurs in the nasal registers. It is a humming while singing.

Passaggio = break where two voices meet

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