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    Sunaina Qureshi 3 years ago

    Hi, Ms Camille. I have been doing the beginner course for five days and am on lesson 6. My warmups sound breathy and terrible. I cant seem to make a pleasing sound during warm ups. Is this normal? Also how do I do the "Ng" excercise. Is there a tutorial I could learn from? Thank you

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    Mason 3 years ago

    That is the same for me i cant make any of the noises from any of the lessons. please help i really want to sing but i cant even get the exersices right.


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    Camille van Niekerk 3 years ago

    Hi, Sunaina and Mason! Warmups do "expose" weaknesses in our voices, so it's understandable that you don't sound your best. You're also training new coordinations! Any new skill takes time. 

    The NG sound is the same as the end of the word "sing" - we're just going straight to the "ng". You'll feel the back of your tongue touching your soft palate. 

    Here are a few more tips:

    You can always drop out if an exercise gets too high or low to be sung comfortably. But before dropping out, try three things:

    1. Modify the exercise to make it easier (ie: sing on a lip trill, hum, N sound or MUM instead of an open vowel or other syllable, if that's more doable). 

    2. Sing most of the exercise, and just "think" (audiate, or sing in your head) the pitches you can't reach without straining or going sharp/flat. This gives your vocal folds an opportunity to still adjust and prepare to sing those out-of-reach pitches, even if just air comes out. 

    3. Make sure you're shifting registers when necessary. For example, you may be unable to sing higher pitches because you're still in chest voice, in which case you'd need to "shift gears" and find your head voice placement. 

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    Karlee scragg 3 years ago

    So when I try to do the warmup it sounds terrible can u help??


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    Karlee scragg 3 years ago

    When I grow up I want to be a famous singer

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    Camille van Niekerk 3 years ago

    Hi, Karlee! Please see the tips above, and if you're totally stuck, you can book a lesson with an instructor here: Good luck!

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