1 - What We Are Doing This Week
Your tongue is a huge character in the story of your voice. Keeping the tongue free of tension and forward in the mouth impact on both the sound of your voice the feeling of ease for you when you sing. This tongue work will also help you sing high notes.
2 Here's How
In this section, I'll talk you through this lesson's exercises in detail, so you can understand what you are doing and why. When you've worked through this section, go to section 3 which has the same exercises but without the explanations, so you can get on with your daily practice without listening to me yibber yabber.
Tongue yoga and faux Dutch consonants
To be honest with you - the exercises for tongue week are a little eccentric. Here are some limbering up exercises to reduce tension in your tongue.
Do you have a nervous tongue?
Time to see what your tongue gets up to when you sing sweetpeas. Record yourself so you can see whether your tongue gets shy!
For shy tongues
Sweethearts, I bet you never thought the tongue was so important to singing! Some ideas to keep it long and lovely.
3 Your Daily Practice
Nothing like repetition to make things stick. For your daily practice - here are short versions of this lesson's exercises without the explanations. Pick your favourite posture/s and shoulder exercises for your daily practice routine.
4 The Song
Songkeeper features the fabulous NG consonant - for putting your tongue in a great position. Sing all the consonants enthusiastically and feel your tongue release forward from each consonant into each vowel.