This is a pattern that I was reminded of after rereading Placido Domingo’s section in Great Singers on Great Singing. Exercises like these are great for blending registers, strengthening your breath support, and simply becoming more familiar with scales and intervals.
The top lyric is my preferred vowel, and underneath are the sounds that Mr. Domingo uses in the book. I love that he uses those loud and forward vowel sounds. Zing!
- Maintain an expanded feeling in your torso.
- If the pattern is hard, then break it up into shorter chunks and then combine them.
- Keep steady with your metronome. Start slowly and gradually build up speed.
- All of the notes are clearly articulated.
- If you have to breathe, then find a quick place for a catch-breath, but ultimately, one should be able to sing this on one breath.
- The register transitions should sound very smooth.
- Try a variety of vowels.
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