Ep. 71 – Riffs, Runs, and Melismata – Blue Notes and Articulation

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 […]

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    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.

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      • Kalish

        I LOVED THIS CHAPTER… THANKS SARA FOR BEING SO GREAT AS A PERSON AND TEACHER.

        your faithful student from Mexico(the one who wrote you)

      • saraleib

        Thanks!! Hope to visit you in Mexico some time!

      • Patricia Toledo

        I wish I could have a teacher like you. Here in Brazil we dont have teachers like you. It’s a pity!! :-((
        re toooo good!!!

      • saraleib

        Obrigado, Patricia! Glad you’re finding the site helpful! I’d LOVE to come teach in Brazil some time!