Always Working To Improve My Craft
You have probably seen the ads for the MasterClass series.  I think Serena Williams teaching tennis was one of the first offerings.

And just this week, they released a singing MasterClass taught by Christina Aguilera.


I grabbed it right away and listened to all the videos in the first two days just to start absorbing it quickly.


Now, I am going back through, section by section and really digging in on the work.


One of the cool things is this range finder where you sing into the computer and if you can hit the note for 5 seconds strong and true, you go on to the next note up the scale.  If not, you can try and try and try again until you decide you've hit the top or bottom of your range (at that moment in time).


I think this tool alone will be worth the price of the program for me.


It will help and encourage me to work on my range AND -- more importantly -- to hit the notes true.


I noticed that I got a little wonky in the top and bottom of my range, especially the bottom; so, I am going to work on that.


Thanks, Christina Aguilera and MasterClass.


I was a little bummed that they did not provide her vocal warm-up exercises, but they have pointed us the the direction of some good ones that I am now exploring.


Another thing I have picked up so far from the course is that Christina has honey on stage.  It is poured on a plate with a spoon, and she says, depending on how much time she wants to take, she'll use the spoon or just dip her finger.


Honey feels amazing on the voice, and I try to remember to eat some before each performance, but I never thought to have it on stage with me.


Ohh, the start of a Diva-tude!  ;)  LOL!


P.S.  That does show my personal range today.  I know my voice goes higher and lower than that, but the precision got wobbly; so, I stopped.  I'll keep working at it.  They say Christina's range is 4.1 octaves.  Wow!

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