Start of Voice Tuning

1. For Pitch Accuracy in your ears, eyes/fingers, voice, breath, conscious, and subconscious

Four Objectives:

1.  Your ear listens and tunes into the frequency of the note while your voice matches it and you see and feel the notes on the keyboard.  This conditions the subconscious and muscles to sing the correct pitches.

2.  Check your accuracy with a voice tuning app while doing this exercise (I use… “Tuner – Pitched!” by stonekick)

3.  Your breath is to be totally exhausted after after tuning with the first 9 notes of a scale (1 2 3 4 5 4 3 2 1).  Take a breath then sing the ending arpeggio of notes 3 5 3 1.  Your breath should be exhausted after these 4 notes also.  Exhaling while singing must be very smooth like you are singing a baby to sleep.  The Tuner -Pitched! app will help with your breath smoothening.

4. Taking quick breaths … like between the note run and the arpeggio

*  Take your voice to your highest possible note that you can do without excessive straining, and the lowest.

*  Tightening your stomach muscles when singing notes … for when you use this in a song

This is the first exercise to warm up your voice when doing your vocalizing tune-up routine.

Use your Keyboard to generate note tones for you where you match with your voice.  Five first notes of a scale, walking progression up and down, then the notes of the chord up and down for 5 notes.  Your fingering should be exactly like it is when playing a full scale in that key.  In the left hand play the chord for harmonics.

First:  In your right hand play the 3 notes of the scale at the same time, 1 3 5, hence a chord.

Second:  Play independently the first 5 notes of the particular scale up then down 1 2 3 4 5 4 3 2 1

Third:  Pay the chord notes independently, 1 3 5 3 1

Fourth:  Play the 3 notes of the scale at the same time, 1 3 5, again a chord.

Then move up one semitone and do the next 5 notes of the scale.  Tune your vocal range from your highest note to your lowest note possible.  Concentrate on making your voice matching the piano tone exactly.

You should do this in all the 5 vowels, a e i o u.    Vary the sounds coming from the keyboard from piano to organ to violin to guitar, etc.

You need to condition your voice to easily get up to as high as you can go, and as low as it can go.

Every vowel vocalized should have one wave in it like a bell curve.

If you have time constraints as there is a lot of vocalizing exercises you need to do to tune your voice, at least pick two vowels and alternate the vowels every tuning session.  This being a quick warmup to the more thorough full 5 vowel voice tuning exercises.

While the right hand is playing the notes you are vocalizing, in the left hand play an octave, or play the chord, or arpeggiate the chord. Just sound this briefly.  This facilitates you to playing piano while singing –  when you later grow into playing chords and even melodies which is a must for top level singing.

Staccato Tuning

Staccato practice forces you to be right on tune … there is no slight sliding into the correct pitch. Do this after your basic warm up from above.