Harmony – Vocal Lesson – 2017.01.31

Think about where you want to be 1 year from today, after taking voice lessons…

You’re going to be Awesome(r)!

What Harmony wants to get out of voice lessons, long-term:

  • Becoming a more confident singer
    • For example:
      • Singing with others
      • Singing in worship teams
      • Singing in front of a live audience
  • Staying on pitch
  • Singing strong and clear / not backing off while singing
  • Improved pitch control

If you could improve some things about your overall singing… what would you change/improve?

  • Becoming a stronger singer, especially when you haven’t practices (or don’t know) the song
  • Sing harmonies

The critic in our head is sometimes the most difficult part of being a musician…

Ben’s general goals for his students:

  • Help each student increase their own level of enjoyment of music.
  • Help each student increase their own level of commitment for playing music.
  • Help each student learn the simple skills of how to effectively learn music by oneself.

Harmony’s range:

C/C# is lowest note without warming up —— F#/G is highest note without warming up

Breathing Exercise:

Ahhhh 7x — Feel resonation below navel

Ooooo 7x — Feel resonation at base sternum

Mmmm 7x — Feel resonation at base of throat

Tip: Focus on exhaling completely into each note

Pitch Finding Exercise:

Play any note on an instrument and try to match its pitch in the same octave.

Wants To Learn:

“No Longer Slaves” by I Am They

Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QigyB50yGw

Lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bethelmusic/nolongerslaves.html

Already Good At Singing:

“Holy Spirit” by Francesca Battistelli (Jesus Culture also sings it)

Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvBBC7-PSHo

Lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/francescabattistelli/holyspirit.html

For next lesson:

  • Breathing Exercise – 7x Ahhh, Oooo, Mmmm
  • Bring in 2 Songs – “I Surrender” & “Holy Spirit”
  • Download a note generator app on phone

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