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post Feb 22 2008, 08:35 PM
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Hello there Luciana, I just wanna thank you for all your great videos.

But to be onest i'm lost. In previous threads you've said that a beginner should start off with only the humming - warming up, then do some scales, breathing and loads of other things. But how do we do that?

Let's say we have a student who's willing to put a huge amount of effort to be a great singer, he's going to sing 1 hour a day. How would you practice if you were that student.

Let me try to explain myself:

1 week - warm up - humming
2 week - breathing
3 - blues
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Correct or wrong?

And let's say you have complited the second week with breathing and now ready to take on some blues, are you still going to do breath-exersices or are just going to focusing on the blues?

Hope i made it all clear
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Luciana Segovia
post Feb 24 2008, 09:53 PM
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Hi Martin!

Well.. I'm going to tell you that my lessons are not in order to follow like a book. unsure.gif
When i started with this lessons and I asked to Kris if he wanted an order to follow, he asked me for shuffle lessons , like lessons for advanced students and lessons for begginers all togheter.
So... if you want to have a some steps to how to practice , this is what do you have to do:

* In the beginning , I do not suggest practicing your vocal technique for more than 20 minutes at a time, four times a week.

* Never try to practice with more than one idea in mind at a time. Try focusing and concentrating on only one.. for example: different issues like, breathing, resonance, bad habits or singing on pitch...
It means: 5 minutes for breathing ( deep breathings, holding... breath control ..using diaphragm...Relaxing and opening the throat space, etc). 10 minutes for warm up (hum with M, N, NG and HM for resonance). 5 minutes of articulation ( using exercises with vowels and consonants). 5 minutes for agility (with different speeds). 5 minutes for singing on pitch.. etc.. and go on!

* After you begun overcomming some of your bad habits, you can gradually increase your practice time up to an hour a day (but no more than that). I also suggest taking a couple of days off from it. The voice needs rest, and so does your brain. It's good to give yourself time to process the information.

* When you do go to sing, the voice will automatically remember what to do by itself. wink.gif

Hope it helps

Luciana


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post Feb 25 2008, 05:48 PM
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thank you so much!
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post Feb 25 2008, 06:05 PM
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Yes - great advice Luciana! biggrin.gif


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