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Developing Fast Articulated Melisma    11:04 on Wednesday, August 01, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

JohnBertolero
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Anyone have any suggestions on developing fast articulated melisma?

Think, Mariah Carey in Vision of Love, or any modern R&B artist.

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Re: Developing Fast Articulated Melisma    13:27 on Wednesday, August 01, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

ChiSun
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What is Fast Articulated Melisma?

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Re: Developing Fast Articulated Melisma    14:26 on Wednesday, August 01, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

JohnBertolero
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Oh Come on, don't poke fun just because most people on this forum are classically trained.

If you're seriously asking, melisma is demonstrated when Pop artists/R&B artists take a single syllable of a word and articulate several notes over that one single syllable.

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Also, we hear melisma at the end of musical phrases in modern music. Typically voiced over the following words "woe's" "Ooo's" "baby's" and "Ooohh's"

Lol that last part made me laugh

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Re: Developing Fast Articulated Melisma    19:57 on Wednesday, August 01, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

ChiSun
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I'm not poking fun. I actually posted something up asking the same question. I put it under how to have more control when singing or something like that. I didn't know what it was called. I asked how to sing ad libs because I thought that was what it was called. lol. I actually have more questions about pop and r&b singing than classical music.

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Re: Developing Fast Articulated Melisma    11:25 on Sunday, August 05, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

whistlemix
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It can be trained, I believe. But there are limitations, of course, depending on how good your ear is in detecting what's in tune and what is not, and the agility of your vocal chords. People with lighter voices can do this more easily because of their thinner vocal chords, which translates to better agility. This is why dramatic coloratura sopranos come in limited edition. :-) Hope this helps.

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Re: Developing Fast Articulated Melisma    22:08 on Tuesday, August 07, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

sugarplum
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There are vocal exercises you can do 2 get the flexibility & accuracy needed to do melismas. You should be able to get a (book or other) recommendation from a local voice teacher. If you haven't already thought of it, practice the melismatic parts of your song separately, then work them in. Hope that helps

   

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