30 Day Singer Foundations of Vibrato Part 2 TUTORAL
Welcome to Vibrato, Part 2! In part 1, we covered the elements of healthy vocal technique that must be in place for vibrato to develop. Those elements include breath support, good cord closure, and resonant space. A fourth element, important to every single aspect of singing, is relaxation! Overly tense vocal production will not result in free, natural vibrato.
In this tutorial, we’re building on that foundation to refine our vibrato. Part 1 covers vibrato and straight tone, with exercises incorporate both in your singing. In part 2, we’ll cover some common issues with vibrato, including a vocal wobble or tremolo. And part 3 is all about vibrato usage in different musical genres, with some style-specific exercises.
We’ll get started with a quick warm-up in the next video.
- 1: Intro
- 2: Warm Up
- 3: Part 1: Vibrato and Straight Tone
- 4: Part 2: Correcting issues with vibrato
- 5: Part 3: Vibrato usage in different musical genres
- 6: Conclusion
Abram Poliakoff is a singer, guitarist, pianist, teacher, conductor, and composer. He received a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Arts from USC’s Thornton School of Music and has been teaching music for 8 years. He is currently both the Associate Artistic Director and a tenor in the L.A. Choral Lab, which recently released its first studio album Sonic Visions in the fall of 2019. Abram teaches and performs a wide range of genres including Classical, Jazz, Folk and Popular music in the Los Angeles area. He has also sung with the San Francisco Opera and Pocket Opera in the Bay Area. His teaching mission is to help his students utilize vocal technique to find their authentic and healthy voice while maximizing genre flexibility and a naturalness of expression.