Journal Week 7
I had my workshop day this week. I learned alot from the practice. The biggest thing I learned is that my nerves really affect my vocal performance. I get so nervous that my tone really suffers, even though I know the song and the notes my nerves and lack of confidence show. Before I perfrom I will have to consiously tell my self to relax and calm down. I need to remember my breathing. I need to take a large breath and use my intercostals to support the breath. When I did this in practice my sound really improved so when I perform I have to remember this. Not only do I need to breath at the begining I have to continue to breath and support as I move through the piece. One thing I noticed in my own practicing is that when I try to have this deep breath and use my intercostals my stomach doesn't feel like it expands-filling with air-so I get kind of confused, I'm not sure if this is okay or if there is something else I'm changing without knowing. When I did my workshop, Paul siad that I was using my chest voice and belting. I need to work on using my head voice and concentrate on being consitent with this resonator...I don't really even think about this when I'm singing I am thinking so much about breathing and supporting I just forget. Another problem I have is knowing how to make myself use my head voice vs. my chest voice. For example, there is a part in the song I need to go from really low to really high and Paul said to use my head voice for the entire section...I was able to do it in workshop but I have no clue how I did this. Is there a trick to do this or soemthing I can think about to do this consistently.
I am getting really nervous for the performance. I feel like I have so much work to do on my voice. I wish I had more time to work one on one.