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Hi my name is Ian Castle. I’m a vocal coach and performer from Australia and I am here to help you become a better singer. If you haven’t done so already make sure you subscribe for more videos just like this one.
Today I’m going to share an exercise that will help you sing higher notes and improve the balance of your mixed voice. This exercise is inspired by the lovely sound a baby or small child (maybe some adults) makes when it wants attention. The baby cry. Babies are natural singers. Their little bellies expand when they breathe in which then supports an amazingly loud, resonant sound for such a small human. This sound is dominated by pharyngeal and nasal resonance. It cuts through the air like a knife which means when applied to singing we don’t have to work too hard to produce volume. Watch the video for the demonstration.
You will be surprised how high you can take this sound. Just make sure that you don’t grip the notes as you approach your break as that will cause constriction. Watch the video for a demonstration of constriction.
Ok now it’s your turn. Embrace your inner baby as I play the exercise on the piano. I will cover a decent amount of range to cater for low and high voiced singers. If the exercise feels uncomfortable or out of your range please stop and wait for it to return to a more comfortable pitch.
So there you go. Who would have thought that sound which sends most parents into a sleep deprived frenzy could be so effective in learning how to sing more efficiently. If you enjoyed this video and vocal exercise please share it, hit the like button and leave me a comment. Bye for now!