Practicing Questions

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    Neo 4 months ago

    Hi Camille I just joined and watched your vids for the first 14 days.  When practicing each lesson daily do we do the ( 4 ) Alto, Soprano, Bass and Tenor mp3's on each lesson?  How many times do you recommend practicing each mp3 ie Soprano if we are supposed to do that?

    After we do the warm ups for each day is their a pop song library we should choose from to practice a song? - If we do attempt to sing a song how many times should we try that song without singing too long?

     

    Thanks so much :)

     

     

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    Camille van Niekerk 4 months ago

    Hi, Neo!

    First, follow the steps in this article to find your vocal range. Whichever range you "fit" most comfortably in, use those exercises!

    I recommend singing through the warmup once (or twice) the first time you watch the lesson - and then download so you can mix and match for a "create your own" vocal warmup routine in the future. We typically sing a specific exercise once within a complete warmup: see the beginner warmup on day 2 or the warmups page for more examples!

    Here's an article on how to choose a good song for your voice, and another article on finding your vocal range. Also, see the video description from the following live lesson for a few easy songs for each voice type to get you started!

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    Neo 4 months ago

    Hi Camiille,

    Thanks so much for taking the time to reply.  I found out I am Tenor for the most part similar to Sean Mendez range.

    Google:  Shawn Mendes has a vocal range of approximately three octaves and two whole steps, spanning F2 – C#5* – A5. What is Shawn Mendes' voice type or fach? Shawn Mendes is a lyric tenor.

    If you have any other references for the Tenor range for song choices that would be awesome. I sang -  It Isnt In Your Blood Sean Mendez and this is right on point for my range with practice of course more for the lower notes.

    In order to hit the chest voice with power is going to be my learning curve to not strain my voice because my voice is NOT powerful because it is soft.  So that is why I want to get on a proper daily warm up routine to build stamina and power so any recommended routine with this goal in mind would be awesome which I think you already provided.  ( You Said:  We typically sing a specific exercise once within a complete warmup: see the beginner warmup on day 2 or the warmups page for more examples!) so will just follow this. 

    I find myself defaulting to head voice in my throat / breathy so it is important for me to work on my breathing technique to sing properly for my chest voice. 

    I experienced the proper technique for chest voice and I sounded much more projection but I want to just make sure I dont strain myself that's all as it is new to me to sing this way because I am using more power and I feel it put strain on my voice? This is my only concern.  I also feel I need to build up my stamina is that a normal feeling? - How do we build up stamina?

    So I am excited to sing properly moving forward and learn the right way to do this :)

    Thanks again :)

     

     

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    Samanthahazel063 4 months ago

    Hi Camille,i just started watching your video.So my question is after my lip trill exercise,can i sing a song immediatly or do i have to pratice for days and then sing a song?

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    Camille van Niekerk 4 months ago

    Neo: see this thread for advice & resources on extending your chest-dominant mix (which is what you'll use for the chorus of "In my blood"). 

    See this thread for an article on building vocal stamina!

     

    Samantha: you can start practicing songs right away! I recommend a 5-10 minute warmup when possible (like the day 2 warmup, something from the warmups page, or a range-specific warmup from the YouTube channel). 

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