How To Do Lip Roll Vocal Exercises
While doing this be very conscious of the ____________ between the top note and the bottom note.
I'm going to talk to you now about how to do lip roll vocal exercises. Lip rolls are basically this, buzzing with the lips. They are great exercises because they need you to do all the same things you need for great singing. You need to be aligned. Your support need to be working your throat and you jaw relaxed. They also take all the pressure off the vocal cords. This makes them a really good, safe way to explore your range and play particularly with the passaggio. So, what I want you to do is to slide up and down a fifth. If you keep doing that and keep working up higher, making sure it's always relaxed, you'll find you move through the passaggio and into that clear open head voice. When you get that, the difference is huge. It's so much freer and so much more resonance, that feeling is exactly what you need when it comes to singing those high notes. As you do this, I want you to be really conscious of the connection between the bottom note and the top note and keep the jaw and the head relaxed and keep your support and your airflow going all the way through that. You may find, as you get higher in the voice, that you need more air but remember this has to come from the diaphragm, from your support. Never push with the throat because it's a sure-fire way of re-engaging the larynx and cutting out all that good resonance you've been generating earlier. And there you have a quick guide to using lip roll exercises. .
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