- Applying the 7 Dimensions
- Diagnostics Guide
- Vocal Gym vs. The Stage
Every song has unique challenges when singing, requiring a variety of skills and muscle coordination to execute. When performing your song selections, you can use the Diagnostics Guide below to learn which dimensions you need to target when training. Once you identify your goals, adjustments can be made within those particular songs, as well as globally when training your voice.
1: Do Flexibility exercises IF:
2: Do Breathing exercises IF:
3: Do Intonation exercises IF:
4: Do Range exercises IF:
5: Do Tone exercises IF:
6: Do Articulation exercises IF:
7: Do Strength exercises IF:
The Vocal Gym is for training the voice, using conscious decisions to create subconscious programs. When singing a song, we invite our unconscious into the mix, creating an emotional connection to both the lyrics and to the listeners. To help separate these concepts when working on specific songs, its best to replace the lyrics of a melody with components that target the dimensions in need. This way it becomes clear that if you are singing lyrics to a song, you are using a “Stage” (performance) mindset. If the lyrics within a song have been replaced with a formant/feature combination, you are using a “Vocal Gym” (practice) mindset.
Using the Diagnostic Guide above, identify the dimensions most associated with descriptions below: