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YOUR JOURNEY IN VOCAL TRAINING...

The following vocal exercises were created to improve and increase your Musicianship Skills, Vocal Projection, Ear Training, Rhythm & Sense of Time, and overall Confidence. Along with the exercises, it is recommended to listen to as many singers, as well as instrumentalists, from all time periods, to gain a further understanding of music, and to inspire you to create in the best possible way. For as many hours that we practice, we should also be listening and learning songs.

1) Practice    2) Listen    3) Learn Songs

There is a Backing Track within each video, so you can sing and practice the exercises in multiple ranges and Keys. MP3s of the piano accompaniments are also provided. MP3s can only be downloaded. They cannot be streamed.

VIDEO 1:  LONG TONES

Vocal Warm-Up 1:  Long Tones is an exercise that all vocalists should be doing as a warm-up, no matter their level. Long Tones teaches you to have control, better pitch and better resonation. When coupled with the Breathing Technique (breathing deeply into the spot 2.5 inches below the belly button), the voice will have overall improvement in every category.

VIDEO TIME FOR PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT

Long Tones Backing Track:  3:28

VIDEO 2:  5-NOTE EXERCISE in MAJORS & MINORS

Vocal Warm-Up 2:  This standard exercise for all vocalists and vocal majors will improve your Ear Training, helping you to sing in tune. It will download the sounds of the Majors & Minors into you, helping your overall musicianship. 

VIDEO TIMES FOR PIANO ACCOMPANIMENTS

5-Note Major Scales Backing Track:  3:29

5-Note Minor Scales Backing Track:  5:59

The MP3s can only be downloaded. They cannot be streamed.

VIDEO 3:  FULL SCALE in MAJORS & MINORS

Vocal Warm-Up 3:  Sing the full scale for both Majors and Minors. You'll be taken through every Key, so you can target your full range. Practicing this every day will thoroughly deepen your Musicianship, helping you to hear sounds and songs in a better and easier way.

VIDEO TIMES FOR PIANO ACCOMPANIMENTS

Major Scales Backing Track:  2:19

Minor Scales Backing Track:  6:05

The MP3s can only be downloaded. They cannot be streamed.

VIDEO 4:  ARPEGGIOS in MAJORS & MINORS

Vocal Warm-Up 4:  Arpeggios outline the Chord that you are singing or playing in. This exercise will greatly improve your Ear Training and Sense of Time. 

VIDEO TIMES FOR PIANO ACCOMPANIMENTS

Major Arpeggios Backing Track (Chromatic)2:51

Major Arpeggios Backing Track (In 4ths)4:41

Minor Arpeggios Backing Track (Chromatic)6:17

Minor Arpeggios Backing Track (In 4ths)8:07

VIDEO 5:  THE SLIDING TECHNIQUE

Vocal Warm-Up 5:  This exercise will teach you to be fully aware of how you are ending your phrases, whether you or sliding or bending notes, or singing them right on. When sliding or bending a note, we should be fully conscious of it and mean to do it each and every time we do it. This technique will also improve your control, as the exercise moves from one octave to another.

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