Vocal techniques in recording


Sing like talking. Light. Soft. Control. Open sound.

Lowest note is the greatest consideration.
High notes can fade.


Hmm? exercise
Sound always above lips
Hum entire song thru before singing

Tongue exercise


C K G Y Ng

Always open mouth and get tongue in position before you make any sound.

Neutral voice

Vowels A E I O U
Direct and straight.
Maintain same mouth shape as you change pitch in sliding exercises and melodic exercise.

Resonance position: up down, front back.

Don’t design the song for the singer. Let him sing using techniques he has already mastered, so that it is natural. Don’t introduce new techniques for him to use, unless he is already familiar with it.

Holistic learning exercise: building blocks of chocolate need to be in place correctly before the fancy stuff comes in.


Communication in song production


1. Request a paraphrase from the person you are communicating with, make sure he did not misinterprete

Holistic learning exercise: mirror, make sure the mirror is not a funny mirror.

2. Don’t focus on the intention but the approach. Assume best intentions, negotiate for a better approach, assume all want the same good outcome.

Holistic learning exercise: singing: the song is the same but the techniques, pitching etc need improvement.

3. Don’t remember the extremes or generalise.

Holistic learning exercise: Don’t remember the extreme tastes.

4. Don’t push it. Walk away instead of keep pushing if you sense the person is going to explode.

Holistic learning exercise: if the wall is going down, back up and don’t push, else it will fall.