Jump to content

Isn't breathing and support more important than exercising scales?

Rate this topic


smoothconfusion
 Share

Recommended Posts

I start a new post coz i got sick of the goog exercise.. Too boring and makes me frustrated

Let me ask you this guys..

I feel i can do a thousands of different exercises working on different voice things, but i feel when i use proper correct breath support and focus on that more, everything "falls in together". I can feel the "connected voice". However. Does anyone ever felt the same like me or am I an alien?

Do I have to practice scales in order to learn to sing? - I never ever had one single vocal exercise in my life that would improve my singing voice.

X

Link to comment
Share on other sites

smooth, i sang in bands for a long time before i ever went near vocal study....and i rarely lost my voice, i thought vocal study only applied to opera singers. i was so naïve.

then one day, i experienced "incapability"......i was geared up mentally, but i was physically and vocally incapable of singing songs i wanted to sing......that's when i realized (late in my life) that there had to be a way....

depending on where you want to take your voice, you will most definitely improve with a consistent practice of vocal (and breath management) exercises......

you will increase range, stamina, have a broader palate of sound colors, sing with more dynamics and control...plus numerous other benefits you cannot pre-determine

it is well, well, well, worth the investment...especially if you want to do this for a living.....like most of us here...

from my own experience, i can guarantee it.

sing too, of course...but try it for a few years....you'll be glad you did......

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If you do not know what an exercise is for you will most likely not get alot of benifit from it. When you sing goog,goog, in a scale do you know the reason for singing goog? what to focus on? How about Mum? what is the point of it? There are certain things that these scales are meant to help with. Knowing the reason behind the exercises and doing them correctly is where you will get the progress.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Cool .... an alien. I knew there was life out there. :cool:

And you know I cannot stop myself -

What did the alien singer say, when he landed on Earth?

Wait for it ......

Wait for it ......

Take me to your lieder.

Thankyouverymuch. I'm here all week. That's two shows, nightly, two shows. Try the clam chowder and don't forget to tip your servers and attendants.

Whatever exercises you do, I think they are more effective when combined with effective breath management. In fact, there are exercises for breath management.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If an exercise is not helping you, don't do it. Exercises should be simplified approximations to something you actually want to sing.

Yes, support is important. I had lots of teachers for years and got basically nowhere. Had one lesson with someone who actually taught support properly, and now I can do most things I want to.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

the point of scales - as related to your question - is to learn how to get that breath support and connection INTO the scales. People always ask me things like "what are some support exercises I can work on?" well, scales.

I agree, but I think music is more interesting than scales so I would just practice support while singing a line from a song.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

There is a time and a place for that especially when your technique is better, but Phil was talking about this in our lesson yesterday, that yes you can workout the voice with song phrases but its more limited. I forgot his reason for why its more limited, he could explain it better...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

smooth,

scales, sirens, octave jumps and all are getting your voice to develop dexterity across the entire range...just like if you are wanting to workout, let's say, your arm muscles......you might do a basic barbell curl, then maybe an incline bench curl, and finish off with some concentration curls...you hit the biceps muscle from several areas, to develop them to their fullest.....

same with the muscles of the voice...if you plan on singing material with a lot of jumps you might be glad you trained them......

just singing rarely covers your entire range....you want flexibility in the voice, and you want control.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...