Thursday, December 13, 2007

Vocal Tip

I decided that this next tip should be one on singing. Please remember that we don't teach vocal lessons here at the Shack, but we do offer tips to all our students.

This is probably the most common vocal mistake I hear from people just starting to sing. It involves holding out a note that changes pitch. For instance, think of the last phrase of Will the Circle Be Unbroken. The words are "in the sky Lord in the sky." I italicized the two words that are held with pitch changes: Lord and the. Many times, beginning vocalists will insert an "H" sound when they change pitches. Click here for an example of this incorrect vocal technique. The correct way to sing this phrase would be to hold out the vowel sound without adding an "H" sound. Click here for an example of the correct way to sing this phrase.

I hope this helps all the budding singers out there!

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