I'm Vocalizing! 1 - Lesson 7. Verdi Legato Staccato
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The words mirror what happens in the abdominal muscles. When you sing the word legato, let the air move through the consonants. It is not interrupted by the syllable sequence. When you sing staccato, you can instantly feel the way the abdomen responds to each syllable. This exercise is the most songlike and is printed in both keys.
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