This week’s vocalise is another one taught to me by Prof Charles Roe from the University of Arizona. It was one of the first exercises I used to help my voice move more freely.
The first step is to begin on the top note in the “ideal” registration for that particular note. While descending, be careful to not add too much weight to the voice so that it is easy to return to that “ideal” registration. Keep it light and fast.
As always, I recommend using a metronome at first. If you encounter problems, cover your ears to hear if there are any clear “clunks” in the voice. This indicates clumsy registration transitions. Also be sure to keep the jaw nice and relaxed, and keep the breath steady: you should not feel your belly bounce for each note.