Vocal Exercises Video Series
Presented by Sweet Adelines Master Faculty member Kim Vaughn
2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Sweet Adelines International; Master Director 700; member of San Diego Chorus; 2001 International Champion Director; 3-time International Quartet Champion, High Society (1976) Savvy (1988) a cappella Gold (2001); Region 21 Hall of Fame Winner; Master Faculty; Certified Sound Judge; MA Vocal Pedagogy
Special shout out to Maisie, Kim's adorable dog featured throughout the video series!
Select the image below each video description to watch the vocal exercise.
Part One – “The Importance of the Palate” with Kim Vaughn
In this video, you will learn how to strengthen and prolong your palate lift by using a “snuff breath” technique.
Part Two – “Range Extensions with Italian Vowels” with Kim Vaughn
In this video, you will learn how to expand your vocalizing range without harming your voice.
Part Three – “The Messa di voce (placing of voice) Technique” with Kim Vaughn
In this video, you will learn how to sustain a single pitch while gradually making the voice louder (crescendo) and then softer (diminuendo).
Part Four – “Range Extension Going Up” with Kim Vaughn
In this video, you will learn two exercises that will help you extend your range when singing up.
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