rhilty's singing exercises

rhilty's singing exercises

I am listing vocal exercises that both male and female singers (and would be singers) can use.


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    Catch Breath - Breathing on a Vowel 01:03

    Catch Breath - Breathing on a Vowel

    by rhilty (8/3/08) 440 views

    This is a quick demonstration of breathing on the vowel while singing. The catch breath. By breathing on a vowel, you maintain your connection to the support. You will need to work on the hooking the breath exercise as well. Pick any slow phrase froma song you know.

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    Hooking the Breath 02:12

    Hooking the Breath

    by rhilty (8/3/08) 384 views

    This exercise will help you learn how to breath while maintaining support. It's not how much you breath, it's how you take the breath. This will also help you begin to "place" the voice, increasing your vocal range. As an old italian vice teacher once said, "He who knows how to breath, knows how to sing".

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    Freeing the Voice by Chewing 03:13

    Freeing the Voice by Chewing

    by rhilty (8/3/08) 684 views

    This exercise will help you begin to free the tongue. The tongue will try to help you reach upper notes by pressing down. You need to develop the support so that this doesn't happen. By chewing, while making sound, you can begin to figure out how, by supporting the voice, you can begin to increase your vocal range in both directions.

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    Freeing the Jaw 02:17

    Freeing the Jaw

    by rhilty (8/3/08) 318 views

    This is an exeercise all singers should work on. The jaw must be freed or the voice will not be free. A tense jaw closes off the voice.

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    How We Build a Singer's Voice 03:05

    How We Build a Singer's Voice

    by rhilty (8/1/08) 358 views

    A quick, simplified discussion on how the singing voice works and how we build and develop the voice. For more, go to richardhilty.com for exercises on DVDs and Downloads.