Week 1: Front & Sides
The rib cage is the most important part of the body for all singers. During the first week of the course, you will learn stretching and breathing exercise for training the inhalation muscles located in the rib cage.
You will learn that the exercises change every day as you go deeper and you will discover more depths in you voice, more power and a deeper connection to your breathing.
The ribcage – muscles,tissue and bones are all related. The flexibility of your diaphragm is related to the ribcage. The diaphragm is the most important inhalation muscle and must be strong, flexible and ready to respond immediately to your inhalation.
The results are immediate and quickly visible.
Week 1: Excercises
Every day begins with a short warm up. Then we move on to stretching and moving. Singing exercises are applied everyday. “Building the amplifier” means strengthening the muscles in the ribcage and building it stronger. The ribcage is the amplifier for your voice. Therefore you need to take care of this work everyday.
Week 2: The Back
Many singers do not pay much attention to the back. But the muscles in the back contains a lot of possibilities for your voice. When you start working with the muscles in the back you will discover a whole new world of power and colors in your voice. You will also learn how your inhalation muscles and the diaphragm are connected and how easily you can apply these areas to your support.
As an extra benefit you fill energized and inspired.
Try to apply the things you learn on a song or a phrase you work on.
Week 2: Excercises
After the warm up we go to moving, stretching and singing exercises. The exercises for this week are very much focused on the muscles in the back. You will learn how to allow your spine to be more flexible. You will learn how to strengthen the muscles in the lower back through inhalation exercises and you will discover how much power, sound and possibilities you can set free from working in the back.
Week 3: Posture
Focus now shifts to gaining a balance between the rib cage and back, combined with a focus on posture. Working with the inner core allows the airflow to engaged the support muscles from front, sides and back. This will in time feel like a natural way of singing where you can control and enjoy the airflow and experience “power and letting go” at the same time.
Sing with more power and flow.
Week 3: Excercises
This weeks exercises are a mix of training exhalation muscles and inner core. Again the warm up exercises will prepare you for the 30 minutes voice training programme. Singing exercises are included. I suggest that you after todays work out try the exercises on a song or a phrase you work on.
Why is sound added to some excersises?
Sound is added to some exercises to give you an introduction to “connected singing” where sound and movement together will give you a possibility to attain even more flexibility. Sound waves move fast and set the liquid in your body in motion. When you combine sound and movement – as shown in some exercises – you can dissolve old body patterns gently and from here discover new areas in terms of posture, breathing and sound. These exercises calm down your nervous system and are designed to be quite like a meditation.