Voice Lessons & Tips on Singing : The Ma Vocal Exercise


Hi, this is Larissa Lam here on behalf of
Expert Village, continuing our series on proper singing techniques. Now here’s another great
exercise that again, you may feel a little silly singing Ma, Ma, Ma, Ma, Ma. But trust
me, it helps you increase your range and it will help you with pitch too. So I’m going
to be playing along with our piano. Now if you’ve got a piano at home, you can do this
exercise as well on your own. Here we go. Remember to breathe with your diaphragm. Ma,
Ma, Ma, Ma, Ma. Ma, Ma, Ma, Ma, Ma. Make sure you have nice and round open sounds, not Ma,
Ma, Ma, Ma, Ma. You don’t want to do that. You want to do Ma, Ma, Ma, Ma, Ma. Ma, Ma,
Ma, Ma, Ma. It’s a little bit exaggerated. Look at yourself in the mirror too, to make
sure you have a nice, open vocal sound. Ma, Ma, Ma, Ma, Ma. Ma, Ma, Ma, Ma, Ma. Ma, Ma,
Ma, Ma, Ma. Ma, Ma, Ma, Ma, Ma. Ma, Ma, Ma, Ma, Ma. Make sure you have nice good, good
breath support. Because as you go up the scale, the higher you go, the more breath support
you’re going to need. Ma, Ma, Ma, Ma, Ma. If this is too high for you, don’t worry.
Just take a breath, take a breather, take a drink and come back and join in when you
can sing the notes. Ma, Ma, Ma, Ma, Ma. Ma, Ma, Ma, Ma, Ma. Ma, Ma, Ma, Ma, Ma. Ma, Ma,
Ma, Ma, Ma.

26 comments

can somebody give me the piano chords for this plz,
i know this may sound silly, my teacher would play them, and i never got a chance to look at the chords she played 😛

what's that "breast support" thing that she keeps refering to? i'm male and certainly not going to wear no "breast support"! did i miss anything? i viewed all her videos.

your explanation is not even close.

Head Voice is when you keep the vocal cords closed as resonate your voice in the pharyngeal. Its a way to achieve high notes without falsetto or strain.

chest voice is for singing notes in your comfortable range and head voice is for the high notes. One is not better than the other. They are separate things used for different purposes.

This lessons are great. Where I can find the piano music for the training??? thanx a lot for answering. greetings from Germany

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