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Owen
post Feb 29 2008, 05:48 PM
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Basically what I want to ask is, should you practice every day for best improvement to your voice? or like working out should it be done once every 2-3 days or so to see the best results in shorter space of time? smile.gif



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Luciana Segovia
post Mar 2 2008, 12:28 AM
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Hi Owen!
this is what I answered in a similar question.:

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.

Hope it helps

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post Mar 2 2008, 12:35 AM
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Thanks, sorry I never saw that original question,

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post Mar 2 2008, 12:41 AM
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I like your voice very much Owen... anything that it helps for you...I'm here to help!


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post Mar 2 2008, 12:47 AM
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Thanks again! Means a lot smile.gif

I'm very interested in developing it as much as possible but I've found that theres a distinct lack of resources on the web and in general to work with:- unlike guitar which has millions the voice seems relatively unexplored to a full extent, its a bit of a mystery laugh.gif but I would really like to get my singing up to a level where it sounds pretty proffessional on record smile.gif


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post Mar 2 2008, 01:26 AM
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Yes it's true.. there's a kind of mistery on singing.. mellow.gif I think is because it's not like learning another instrumet that you can see it. So the guitar teacher's can show you how to do it. The vocal cord are into you body, so you can't see them. only you can hear them, That's why the singing coaches are like the guide of the students when we hear them. It's very difficult to do some video lessons here in GMC, without hearing our student. So It's very importat to the student to have the feedback of his coach , and that's why Kris create my personal board to post you singing activities.-


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