About Eva Pitch2
Let’s remind ourselves of the goals for Eva|Pitch2:
- To develop a deeper sense of how proprioception works for training your voice
- To begin to develop a warm-up & cool-down regimen, and
- To introduce the concept of resonance and how that connects with pitch
- Explain a bit about why we warm up:
- Sensory-motor experience,
- Cognitive experience,
- Eva Vocals
- Developing the construct (the file cabinet for all the drawers)
The instructional videos for this group of lessons consist of specific warm-up routines. You might find that you like using all three instructional videos consecutively to give yourself a longer routine. Or, you can simply go through the warm-up routine with me, and then move on to the practice video and the exercises for each lesson.
Definition of a warm-up:
Many people ponder the adage “put your best voice forward.” One of the ways we do this is to warm-up the voice. We engage the mind, body, respiratory system and the voice in a systematic regimen to code your vocal mechanism to “remember” the elements of your feminine voice.
Definition of a cool-down:
At the end of the day, before we retire, we go through a similar routine as the warm-up to settle your vocal mechanism down and perfect the coding (sensory/motor programming) of your feminine voice.
The practice video for this lesson, Eva|Pitch2 , will re-visit the cues for posture, breathing and pitch which were taught in the initial Eva | Pitch lesson. We’ll practice Eva vocals together. In this lesson, you’ll experience slides from a voiceless sound like “sss” or “fff” to a voiced sound like “zzz” or “vvv.” After learning these vocals with me in the video, you’ll have an opportunity to practice these slides on your own, like the pitch tuning exercises in the initial Eva | Pitch lesson.
One of our major goals for this lesson is for you to experience the sensation of sounds in your body. This proprioception strategy is a significant training element and must be mastered for you to have long-term success with your voice. We will sustain these sound pairs–like “sss” and “zzz”–in two different pitches, A3 and C4. As you practice these vocals with me in the video, I’ll encourage you to feel the buzz of the voiced sound in your face. After the vocals, we’ll work together to connect the breath, pitch and buzz in words. And as with the initial lessons, we’ll provide additional practice material in the “More” section of this app.
I believe in you!