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During this exercise, you should feel a slight pressure from the abdomen, and expose your lower teeth.
It serves to regulate airflow and respiratory and vocal organs coordination, for improving your vocal control and thickening a thin and weak voice. Making a "sh" sound repetitively, strengthens the lower abdominal vocal support muscles, and helps directing the airflow forward.
Make a "brr" or a "prr" sound, rolling your lips, in rising and descending tones, within a range which feels comfortable. During the exercise, it is better to place 2 fingers on your cheeks, near your dimples, without moving your chin. You can put your hand on your chin occasionally, to mark the spot.
Intensify the sound gradually, and also fluctuate it, by shaking your diaphragm. Project the sound outwards. Perform this exercise between 2 and 3 minutes.
This exercise is meant to relax your lips and many other vocal organs. It also significantly improves the coordination between the voice box and vocal support muscles, namely the diaphragm, intercostal muscles, and muscles of the torso(back). It helps preventing lazy lips and intensifies the oral and vocal muscles sensation.
1. Make rising and descending tones, at a moderate intensity, with a drinking straw in your mouth.
This should help you control airflow and minimize air intake.
2. Blow through the straw into half a cupful of water, making rising and descending tones, so that you see bubbles. Try to make as small bubbles as possible.This should help you minimize air intake.
Then, blow at various range, while shaking your abdomen and diaphragm.This should help you practice diaphragm and vocal organs coordination, as well as diaphragm vibration.
3. Speak through a straw:this should help your muscle memory of the ways to speak properly and minimize air intake.
During all three exercise, you should increase your breathing range, in order to practice diaphragm support and the use of counter-force. This helps making your vocal cords and muscles healthier and stronger.
"twang" (try imitate a duck call, to intensify it).
Perform the exercise for 2 to 3 minutes. You can repeat this sounds at rising and descending tones, or as a singing exercise, moving either from lower to higher tones, or the other way around. The sound should be concentrated, metal, non-airy and nasal.
This exercise is essential for learning to make "mask sound", or frontal resonance sound. It should increase your resistance to vocal stress and prevent involuntary
Consonants invigorate the sound and enhancing its momentum.
Warning: do not practice it in case of hoarseness or vocal cords ailments.
Make the following sounds:
"d-t-d-t", and so on.
"b-p-b-p", and so on.
K-g (like "game")-k-g" (this should make your rear palate and lower tongue more flexible).
Pronounce these consonants by blocking the airflow, and then letting it burst. Make the pronunciation as short as possible.
You may also increase the range, to make the exercise more challenging.