[Menvi-discuss] need help with voice lesson issues
Brandon Keith (Biggs)
brandonboy13 at comcast.net
Wed Sep 7 16:28:58 PDT 2011
You're dealing with issues in which you will have to get physical with your
teacher. When my teacher worked through the Jaw going forward in my case, he
had me touch his jaw and showed me the two different ways of singing, jaw
forward and jaw relaxed.
If I were you I would take the heal of your hand, find the muscles in the
back of your jaw and give those a nice firm massage while you're blasting
out your songs.
Then go through your day and notice when your jaw tenses when you are going
about your daily tasks. Just invite yourself to relies all tension back
Not to contradict your teacher, but while you're performing it's not really
good to stand in one position the whole time. In my opinion you sing with
the whole body and you shouldn't be constrained by the strict riggers of
keeping a posture through your song. If you're having difficulty finding a
good position, go into the dead man's float, or the hang, with your body
bent forward with your legs strait or near strait. Let your arms and head
hang down towards the ground and find a balanced position. Take a few
breaths and slowly role up. That is how I've found is the best way to get
into a nice firm relaxed posture.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Brandon Keith Biggs
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From: "kelsey nicolay" <piano.girl0299 at gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2011 11:42 AM
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Subject: [Menvi-discuss] need help with voice lesson issues
> I recently started taking voice lessons with a new instructor. We have a
> competition coming up in a week, but we are running into some major
> roadblocks. First, my teacher is trying to teach me how to open my mouth
> more when I sing. She tells me that my jaw goes forward instead of going
> down (hope that makes sense.) Does anyone have any tips on getting me to
> understand the difference? Also, in a voice and articulation class I am
> taking, we are working a lot with posture. The instructor has been
> teaching us to keep our feet parallel underneath our hips. He has begun
> using tape to help guide my foot placement, but is there another way of
> reinforcing this concept without using the tape so I don't become
> dependent on the tape being there all the time? Any suggestions would be
> greatly appreciated.
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