This week’s vocalize is essentially a cadenza. It sounds like the end of a little piano exercise, and has nice little three note sections that can be used to practice different techniques. It’s also fairly long so breath control can be examined too. Check it out:
Here are a few ideas for how you can use this exercise. You could mix and match crescendo and diminuendo. You could mix and match staccato and legato. You could also change the tempo at different repetitions. Sometimes faster to work on intonation accuracy and sometimes slower to work on sostenuto.
Next week, I’ll write out a bunch of variations on this exercise to show you explicitly just how many possibilities exist.