Now that you have mastered part 1 in February addition. We will now run through the scale. Directly below is a basic description of what your mouth should be doing on all the vowels.
# Please remember the cardinal rule when singing this scale and this applies to singing of all songs as well VSA analogy “less down low/ more up top”. What this means is you’ll use less diaphragmatic support, have smaller mouth placements and use less volume when you are singing down lower in your range. But when you are singing up higher in your range you’ll use it more diaphragmatic support, have larger more over-exaggerated mouth placements to make you sound nicer.
If you’re playing this scale on the keyboard, Play a single note and sing the first vowel of Air(Relaxed mouth shape), stop and relax your mouth, then play the next single note in the same key and sing the next vowel of See (Round mouth shape) and so on until you complete all five vowels. Please be sure to start this scale in the lower part of your range and workup by tones or semitones until you get into the higher part of your range. Please remember that this scale is specifically designed for articulation, pronunciation and diction and it is not designed to expand your range higher so please do the scale in a registered that is comfortable for yourself.
- Relaxed on “Air” and you can smile on the top third of your range
- Round on “See” and keep it relaxed, you can open your mouth more and smile on the top third of your range
- Have a little smile on “Heart” Down in the lower part of your range and smile in the higher part of your range
- Relaxed on “Soul” on the lower half of your range and an oval mouth place on the top half of your range
- And on “U” a little smile to a pucker of the lips
I can guarantee you if you practice this scale 5 to 6 times a week, in 5-10 weeks, your mouth will start to go to the right vowel mouth placement shapes and sounds subconsciously without you thinking about it or your sound, that’s why this is the most important singing exercise you can do to sound great.
Thank you for reading.