Voice Lessons & Voice Coaching: Learn to Sing or Improve Your Voice


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The Only Certified Speech Level Singing Instructor in San Antonio.
Students Ages 8 and Above.

Voice lessons and voice coaching from a professional singer and public speaker. At A Vibrant Voice I offer voice coaching and singing lessons for the serious and for those who just want to have fun. Individual and group singing instruction, voice lessons and voice coaching are available.


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Article: A Few Facts About Vocal Technique

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The role of the abdominal muscles for vocalists of all occupations; singers, speakers, and referees (teachers, parents and ballgames) is of paramount importance. When prospective students email me or call me they generally tell me they have been trained to sing from the diaphragm.

However, the diaphragm, is a membrane. When we inhale, it contracts from a dome-like shape to almost a more flattened shape to allow the inhale in the lungs. The diaphragm cannot contract in the opposite direction. That is the role of the abdomen muscles.

We push up, in a proportionate way, the AB muscles, and the diaphragm takes on the dome shape as the lungs are slowly depleted of air, which can allow you to complete a sustained sound on the air.

USE THE MUSCLES, USE THE AIR

We don't have to talk loudly and we don't have to sing loudly. Many think they have to be as loud as they can be, rock singers especially. You do not have to. you're speaking or singing into a microphone. Use your AB muscles and let the tone be delivered on the air in a fluid flow (called legato), rather than a "hard attack" or harder glottal attack. Read a paragraph or two or count from one to 75, and listen to yourself, or tape yourself. If you hear the hard glottal attack, you could use some vocal coaching so as not to harm or tear your vocal folds. If you hear legato, you are using the folds correctly to amplify your sound. When exhaling, using the AB muscles to push up, think of a using every last drop of toothpaste from a toothpaste tube. Slowly push and then roll up the tube until all the paste (in your case, air) is depleted. Then add tone or sound on that, like saying, "Every good boy does fine", or "I want to ask you a question". Then make up a few of your own, write them down and practice them.

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