In Episode 71, Sara teaches you both how to sing “blue notes”, or bend pitches into one another, as well as giving you exercises for composing and articulating your own riffs, runs, and melismata. While it will take time to begin these exercises at a slow tempo and speed them up, as well as time to design your own ascending and descending exercises, you should find that your own riffs and runs will improve in clarity and that your note articulation will improve with practice.
In Episode 70, Sara starts at the very beginning. R & B Riffs and runs are based in blues, so in order to be good at them, one must know the blues scale, inside and out. Check it out!
In episode 69, Sara shows you the best mouth and jaw position to take a big, uninhibited breath with an open throat that’s free of tension. Thanks to Kate Conklin and her Voice + Alexander Technique lessons for teaching me the best way to communicate this. Http://kateconklin.com/
In episode 68 Sara answers a user question regarding whether one should breathe through the nose or through the mouth for singing. Check it out!