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Unit 3:  Module 12

Breathing for PM Styles

Before we meet:



Where we'll meet:

This week we’ll talk about ...

Class me in my Zoom Room

Our meeting time is listed by time zone in the email you got with the deets for this week.


After we meet:

Studio Coursework:

  • Principle 1: Hunn - shifting attention

  • Principle 2: Hunn-ee - doing the math

  • Principle 3: The Nasty Triangle - creating the environment for, then doing the changes

  • Principle 4: Cartoon Mouse - Pop sounds for M2 and vocal camouflage

    • Register separation exercises - yodel, Wile E. Coyote​

  • Principle 5: Power Breathing - a sometimes-tool for high M2 and high mix


Support Materials:


A Copernican Shift: Reframing How We Think About Breath In Singing 

by Heidi Moss Erickson

This is in The Journal of Singing, pages 233-241. If you don’t want to read the whole thing, read the first two pages, and from the last paragraph on p. 240. This is an excellent article, however, please be aware of the fact that it has a decidedly Western Classical slant (without stating as much).

Here are the instructions for

submitting your 30-minute

video for feedback

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How to Submit a Video for Feedback Your video should be about 30 minutes. It can include c
Reference: Chimp

In this video I explain the thinking behind Power Breathing; where it comes from, why it seems to make sense, and how to apply it.

Reference: Exercise Demos
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