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TRAINING FOR VOICE, EAR, & TONAL MEMORY
Voice training and sight singing, uses syllables for a neutral sound. Consonants with vowels or vowels by themselves, are used as well.
The letter "e" is very nasal so some times the "a" is used in its place, depending on the pronounciation.
Use the vowels a, e, i, o, u by themselves and then with a consonant such as the letter "m".
Combinations might be la, le, li, lo, lu. ma, me, may, mo, mu. There are numerous other possibilities using vowel/consonant combinations.
Do the scale again with just one of the combinations, la?. Sing the entire scale up and down on one breath and one vowel, or vowel combination. Try using just the vowels individually on each scale tone.
Next add a consonant with each vowel. Use the same consonant with each vowel. You might find your self singing this scale a great number of times with the different combinations used. Simple idea but will take a little time for practice.
Do each of the following scales on a consonant/syllable. Then do each using the syllables ascending and descending.
Do, Re, Me, Fa, Sol, La, Ti, Do, (down) Ti, La, Sol, Fa, Me, Re, Do.
Remember this is the moveable "do" system of solfeggio in using these syllables. It is connected to the sound of the tones of the major scale.