Take it slow
It is so fabulous to hear from any of you that are working with my CDs. I just want to speak to the beginner vocal students for a minute.
Singing is a sport. I mean that. You use muscles in your body to project your sound out. Like any sport, you need to start slowly and carefully. If you wanted to run a marathon and you had never really trained before you wouldn’t just start by hitting 11 miles on your first day training. If you did you would mess yourself up physically for weeks. Even if you started with 4 miles out of no where, you would probably over extend yourself causing injury or completely over compensate with the wrong muscles and technique to get through it, which in the long run would have lasting damaging effects.
Singing is just like that. You start too fast, or skip into my v.4 cd from never singing and you could strain your voice. You need to build up your abdominals with beginner exercises and diaphragmatic breathing (on my first volume of Voice Lessons To Go). So that you protect your vocal chords from injury. You need the correct muscles to be strengthened so that you don’t dip into the wrong ones to push your sound out. If not this could have damaging effects causing vocal nodules (which you do not want).
So be smart when you start. If you are straining or pushing stop and reevaluate. You can build all these muscles steady and slow for lasting solid results. Sing well!
Check in with me by using my Vocal Assessment program. You send me your voice and I will give you a quick evalution to make sure you are on track. (check the site for more info)
Ariella Vaccarino www.voicelessonstogo.comSimilar Posts