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liptrill

Many singers find it difficult to sing with proper breath support. To train your breathing you can use the 'lip trill'.
Many singers find it difficult to sing with proper breath support.
To train your breathing you can use the 'lip trill'. It helps you to controll your airflow, it relaxes the throat - if done properly - and it will help you to train your diaphragm and abdominal muscles.


Watch Celine Dion teaching Ellen DeGeneres how to do the 'lip trill'

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The next video on Youtube will show you how to make a sound 'lip trill'. In this video singer and voiceteacher Alexander Massey explains how to produce a 'free lip trill'. I couldn't expain it any better so please watch his video!


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If you find it difficult to do a liptrill, you can also you an 'r'. 
Roll the 'r' with the tip of your tongue and start singing.
 
Many singers also use singing on a "v" sound. It evens out the breath flow and helps you to develop a proper breath support as well.

  
 
 
 
 
Once you know how to do it you can sing whole songs while trilling your lips. This exercise can help you train your breath support and learn how to sing longer lines.
Make sure you don't push too much though!!!
If you start couching or your throat gets irritated it will mean that you sing with too much pressure and your throat isn't relaxed! 
  
 
 
 
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