2The magic lies not in the communication of sound, but rather in the sound of communication.
3Consonants The root of all EVIL and the cause of choppy singing? OR The carriers of passion, clarity and meaning?
4Our History Choppy singing MUST be cured! Target the dreaded consonants!!Minimize unvoiced and “stopped” consonantsSing from vowel to vowelConsonant substitution
5Consonant Replacement Examplesunvoiced voiced“f” became “v”“k” became “g”“s” became “z”“If they could see me now”became“Iv they good zee me now”
6Smooth Singing… at what cost? Unit suffers - each part uses different techniqueTenors - sing from vowel to vowelBari/Bass - smooth out everythingLeads - deliver the words…maybeClarity suffers - Mushy consonants causes loss of lyric clarityRing suffers- Minimized consonants produce vowels that cannot be fully expandedUse tenor part for Tomorrow’s Another DayUse Liar Medley baritone partUse When I Fall In Love
7The Answer? Air Flow and Articulation! Incorrectly done, these can also be a big part of the problemExaggerated air flowBreathy tone, unclear lyricsOver-produced, choppy dictionLip, jaw, tongue tension
8Artificially Connected Sounds or…The Nose Knows Can’t articulate with your nostrilsLoss of half our powerCan’t make true consonants with half the vocalized air going through your nose
9Getting Your Nose OUT of Your Business Find the valveRoot beer burpUse “K” sound Kah, Kay, Key, Koh, KoohConsciously direct sound out your mouthTest the sound
10The NOSE can be in the Sound but never put the Sound in the NOSE
11Air FlowThe breath is the ocean, the voice is the boat which floats on the ocean! Nature gave us the voice, we cannot change it, but we can educate the breath and learn to control it. This constitutes the whole method of singing.“Vocal Wisdom”-Giovanni Lamperti
12Bubbling to Move Air Why Increases AIR Flow/Hook up Opens and relaxes the throatBrings tone to the front of the mouthEasier to articulateEasier to ring
13Bubbling How Use both lips Move bottom lip toward the top lip Firm the corners of your lipsVibrate the center of the lipsUse the wet part of the lipsKeep the air flowing
14Singing and Speaking Speak-Sing technique - Jim Casey Speak clearly, as if an oratorEmote, be genuineSpeak the line 3 times in a rowWith meaning and inflectionNot in the rhythm of the lineSing on the 4th time, using the same mouth and physical expression as when speaking emphatically
15Speak-Sing and Dynamics Speak to one personSpeak to ten peopleSpeak to a classroomSpeak to one hundred peopleSpeak to five hundred peopleSpeak to the Regional audienceSpeak to the International audience
16Clarity AND Connection Matched vowelsNatural, speech-like deliveryAppropriate consonantsForward, clear, ringing soundMove AIR and SOUND away from youJust TALK to me
17All this requires is:practice, practice, practice,belief in yourself,and courage!!