Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Voice Lesson

Breathe in,
breathe out.

Vibrations come from the heart,
Strength rises up from the earth
through the feet and legs,
supporting the ball of energy
just below the diaphragm.

The supported diaphragm
meets the vibrations of the heart
with loving intensity.

Part the lips,
freely, easily;
let the jaw hang,
be open.

Breathe in,
engage support,
sing out.

Once this mastered,
shape the tone,
then shape the words
then shape the phrase,
then shape the song,
then shape your being,
then shape your life.

Singing is
a practice
not a perfect;
not a destination,
but an exploration
of God’s creation
via sonic expression.

© 2011 by Elisabeth T. Eliassen

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