Look away if you like things neat and tidy!
Don't worry, I'll make this much prettier soon!
This was created in anticipation for my Masterclass at The Theatre Royal Haymarket and the new course at The Actor's Centre.
Off we go! Five new singers. Lots of goals ahead. Let's do this!!
Own your Voice. A twelve week course to demystify your instrument, to tackle your goals and challenges, and to fall in love with singing again!
Week One: Overview of the balanced singer
Week Two: Resonance
Week Three: Breathing and connecting your body
Week Four: Jaw release
Week Five: Tongue release and your articulators
Week six: a free larynx and ‘tilt’
Week seven: Emotional connection and acting through song
Week eight: Your body knows best: dynamic movement to release tension and mindfulness.
Week Nine: SOVT
Week Ten: Sing on the vowels, use the consonants for energy and support.
Week Eleven: Belt
Week Twelve: Recap.
An ode to the 'BRRRRR'
Most of us love this simple little exercises because suddenly singing feels so easy - suddenly there are no breaks in our voices, suddenly the high notes just fly out - but why?
A lip trill works all the fundamental components of your instrument creating a perfect balance of breath and muscle release. Also, being SOVT (Semi-occluded vocal tract or half shut mouth) it sends the sound waves backwards which, when they meets the air coming upwards, sandwiches your vocal cords between air and sound waves bringing them together without any tension.
But how do you transfer the lip trill into your singing?
Doing your lips trills daily will strengthen your breath support, release tension and teach your cords to stay together throughout your range without tension.
It really is that easy