Private Education - 16 years of age to attend.Additional videos on the Lessons page
- Work on your favorite songs while learning how to sing correctly.
- Develop your sound, pitch and intonation.
- Breathing techniques and warm up exercises that every singer needs.
- Great prices - parking and near public transportation
Years of experience and a fun, easy-going approach, Dee can help you improve your vocal abilities. Understanding your individual needs as a vocalist is the key to success as an instructor. Write and record your own songs. We can help you! From recording a voice over demo to a full finished recording and production of your own song,
Chicago Voice Lessons can help you to make it happen! Voice lessons are one full hour, which allows more instruction time as well as singing time. If you love to sing, need training and want to perform and record email me at: SIng@chicagovoicelessons.com
Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. Contrary to common thought, air is not expelled with the diaphragm but is inhaled using the diaphragm and exhaled or expelled, using the abdominal and lower pelvic muscles, as with ordinary breathing. The pitch is altered with the vocal cords With the lips closed, this is called humming. A piece of music with a singing part, either a cappella or accompanied, is called a song; someone who sings is called a singer. Nearly anyone who can speak can sing, since in many respects singing is merely sustained speech. It can be informal and just for pleasure, for example, singing in the shower; or it can be very formal, such as singing done professionally as a performance or in a recording studio. Singing at a high amateur or professional level usually requires a great deal of regular practice, and/or instruction.
Top-quality singers will have instruction and training from coaches throughout their career. Singing is often done in a group, such as a choir, and may be accompanied by musical instruments, a full orchestra, or a band. Singing with no instrumental accompaniment is called a cappella. Classical and operatic solo singers are classified by the tessitura, vocal weight and timbre of their voices into voice types. Choral singers are classified by vocal range. At the highest professional level it is imperative that singers continuously practice with drills, voice exercises and strengthening activities and that without constant practice, a singer's range can be significantly decreased, requiring extra rehearsal to regain the voice's previous capability, much in the same way as any professional level musician must practice constantly with their instrument. However singing is a very natural activity and this kind of intensive practice is not usually necessary for most singers especially outside the field of classical music and where amplification is available, or for semi-professional singers.
It is important to keep the placing at the top of the head in order to keep the sound in tune a vocal warm-up is required before the vocal cords are expected to perform at its full potential. Proper breathing technique is also a key factor in singing correctly. The human voice is usually considered to have at least three voice registers; ranging from lowest to highest, they are the: chest register, head register, and falsetto. The whistle register, comprising the highest notes that a human voice can reach, is also often considered a proper register, although individuals who are able to use it well are fairly rare.) Some singers choose to remain in a single range (usually the chest register) throughout a piece, but many will switch between these different ranges in order to produce a wide range of pitches, or even simply for effect.
Yodelling is a technique that requires rapidly switching between at least two different registers many times in the same phrase, producing a distinct high-low-high-low sound. Most singing involves shaping the voice to form words, but types of voice instrumental music which use open sounds or nonsense syllables ("vocalizes") also exist, for instance, scat singing and yodeling. Solfege assigns certain syllables to the notes of the scale. Vibrato Vibrato is a technique used by singers (and many instrumentalists. For instance, string instruments that are played with a bow can produce vibrato tones) in which a sustained note actually wavers very quickly and consistently between a very slightly higher and a lower pitch, giving the note a slight quaver. Vibrato is the pulse or wave in a sustained tone. Vibrato is a natural occurrence and "faking" or forcing vibrato can lessen the quality of a voice. Vibrato adds richness to the tone. Faster vibratos are possible without perceived "damage" to the note as the frequency of the note increases; slow vibrato is necessary for low frequencies in order to allow the full waveform to propagate before altering its frequency. Vibrato is the result of proper breath support. Some singers use vibrato as a means of expression. Many successful artists have built a career on deep, rich vibrato ability. A melisma occurs when a singer switches pitch while singing the same syllable. It is used heavily in baroque vocal music, as well as to a somewhat lesser extent in popular music. Singers especially noted for their use of this are Celine Dion , Aretha Franklin, Christina Aguilera
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