what are the numbers supposed to mean?

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    Sunaina Qureshi 3 years ago

    on the first two lessons of the begginer course done with camille, numbers are mentioned. like for the lip trill it is 1-5-1. Im not entirely sure what those numbers mean and would appreciate oif someone would help me out. thanks

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    Camille van Niekerk 3 years ago

    Hi, Sunaina! Those numbers are scale degrees. If you're familiar with music theory or play an instrument: all warmups within the beginner course use the major scale. If you're not familiar with music theory, here's an hour-long lesson on music theory for beginning singers. You don't need to understand music theory to improve your voice - but it does help most singers to understand the pattern of the warmup, which is why we include it. 1-2-3-2-1 is a pattern with pitches right next to one another, walking up (higher) and back down (lower). 1-5-1 is leap from your starting pitch (1) to a pitch several steps higher (5). 1-8-1 is an even larger distance. 

    Hope that helps!

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