Sing Voice Studios Converts to Power To Sing

Sing Voice Studios Converts to Power To Sing

Sing Voice Studios Converts to Power To Sing


Sing Voice Studios Converts to Power To Sing

My local studio, Sing Voice Studios has closed and been renamed Power To Sing, and moved into my newly renovated home studio. Here’s a video on the progress of the move. Things have been a little crazy around here!

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Chuck Gilmore

Chuck Gilmore

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  1. It’s perfectly fine to use fingers. When I have a beard it’s very hard for me to do bubble lips. Probably the extra weight of the beard slows the lips down. We are all different. It takes some longer than others. Don’t worry to much about it. You will be successful!

  2. Hi Chuck,

    This is Joshua from Hong Kong. I can master the lip bubble now . It takes me such a long time to do it. Thanks for your tips. I finally know my problem lies in the tightened/pressed muscles around my mouth. I use stronger airflow to push and kick start my lip bubble. Of course, the more break I have. With the “uh” and “ae” sound to stay my vocal connected, I can do it easily now.

    Why some people can do it at the very beginning without using fingers? But I need years of time. Is it reflecting some problems on me?

    When my former teacher commanded me practice it to the extent that I no longer require using fingers, I got so frustrated as she could not explain and guide me how to do it without fingers.

    Thanks Chuck for your advice. I hope I can be your student from Hong Kong very soon.

  3. Hi Joshua: If you can do the tongue trill, do that. If not, a great substitution is the “goo”. You break because the larynx is going up, or because you simply let go when you feel the pressure.

    Because your voice is softer, it’s likely you are just letting go and that’s why you break. So you will have to be more aggressive with your voice.

    One suggestion on the lip bubble, start with the sound “Uh” and actually say it on a pitch as if you were going to sing it. While making this sound, then start the lip bubble. Be careful not to change the feeling of the “uh”. Often when a singer is very soft, the can’t do lip bubbles because the vocal cords aren’t coming together firmly. Doing what I’m telling you step by step may help you do the lip bubble. Good Luck.

  4. Dear Chuck,

    I am Joshua from Hong Kong.

    I got a few questions here. I have studied from different teachers, including certified SLS teachers or related SLS background. My primary problem is my speaking voice is too weak/soft and full of pressure. I want to speak louder by mentally pushing more air and pressure.

    Teachers use lip bubble exercise. Some use it as a warm up and diagnosis to check your transition and air flow balance. They will move to other exercises after a few sets. But I do encounter teachers (they are trained under a teacher in Hollywood, and this teacher has trained a lot Asian Divas who have powerful voice) place Tremendous effort on lip bubble exercise. They may spend three months teaching students how to do lip bubble correctly, and set it as a prerequisite before going further. I think their notion is: if you can do lip bubble correctly up and down scales, it is the most efficient way of air/tone/breathe balance. Then, you can develop your voice under this balanced manner. Practice lip bubble until you can master it with placing my fingers on my chin.

    Then I spend a month attending lessons and learn to master it, but I fail.

    But my biggest problem is I still cannot do it without placing my fingers. Even though I place my fingers; my lip bubble is not going smooth. I would break suddenly in the middle of the process, or simply find it hard to start, because my mouth is so tight. I know the conditions of correct lip bubble, but I cannot produce it. It frustrates me a lot. The teacher does point out my problems, but I cannot reverse them.

    Chuck, what happen if I cannot master lip bubble after a long time, let say one year? Does it mean there is something wrong with me? The notion that if a correct lip bubble indicates that you can master air/tone/breathe in a balanced manner; it is worthy practicing lip bubble until you get it correct. I know the end/desired results, but I cannot produce them. I just mimic them.

    I remember in your video “Singing Tips Stop Manipulating the Soft Palate” you once said: Students come to the teachers because they don’t know how to do these things in the first place.A better and faster way is to give vocal exercise that CAUSES the NEEDED results.

    What cause me break so often? Do I need to practice it (and how?) until I can do it WITHOUT using fingers? I am afraid if I cannot master this BABY stuff, I cannot go further. It is somehow frustrating to see people can master it quickly, without using fingers. It makes me feel silly.

    Can I skip lip bubble to other exercises directly. Do I need to spend tremendous time to FIX my lip bubble (because it is regarded as fundamental baby stuff) or using other vocal exercises to help make a correct lip bubble? What is your view?

    Thanks for your answers.

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