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Sam West: Vocal Workout


How Vocal Sound Is Produced

Breath Control

Tone Control and Projection



Exercises - Slow Glides

Legato (smooth singing)


Fast Scales

Increasing Intervals

Staccato Scales

Technical Study

Octave Leaps & Agility Exercises

Chromatic Scales

First released on video, this programme was the first of its kind to have been produced in the UK, and is still a 'best seller' in music stores and mail order companies in the UK, and Europe. The programme begins by explaining the principles of voice production, and graphics are used to illustrate certain points. Sam West, with the aid of two singers, Candi McKenzie, and Bridget Lynch-Blosse, explains and demonstrates various singing techniques, i.e. Breath Control, Range, Resonance, Vibrato, Aural (ear) training, plus more. In the 'workout' section, ten different exercises are presented, each going through various keys - thus accommodating both low and also high voiced singers. Each of the ten exercises are intended for specific areas of vocal technique. The DVD has proved even more popular than the video version: taking advantage of this new format, viewers can select different parts of the programme quickly - thus varying their practice routines. The written musical accompaniment to the exercises can also be viewed on-screen via the DVD menu.

Item code: 6612DVD | DVD | $19.95 |add item to cart

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