In Lesson 5 we will be putting our tongues to work. Be sure to warm up on single notes to get ready for Tongue Acrobatics. Slowly speed up the notes keeping them crisp and clear. Use good breath support and use the consonants to flick your tongue off the roof of your mouth.
Let's start with repeating 16th notes to work up the clarity and speed of the notes. Start slowly concentrating on the syllables Ho-dl- o - oo - do-dl -la dee. Repeat the phrase a few times and practice it in different keys.
This yodel begins in your chest voice on the C. The G and E are in falsetto. In the second measure the Bs are in your chest and the G and F are falsetto. Use your tongue and the roof of your mouth to sing the syllables. Refer back to Level 4 for the repeating sixteenth notes.
In this ending you should sing the last two notes, the B then the C, in your chest voice. Back in Level 3 you learned an ending similar to this. Review that Lesson if you need some help.
Kerry Christensen (Professional Yodeler)
Kerry Christensen is not your typical yodeler. His concerts and events this year will take him to as many as 23 US states and two or three countries internationally. Kerry spent two years in the country of Austria right out of high school. There he became interested in the alpine yodeling art. After mastering this difficult medium he was asked in l983 to move his six member family to Orlando, Florida and use his yodeling skills at Walt Disney World's Epcot Center. He performed there for almost seven years until 1990.
Here comes the fun part, putting it all together. Be sure to breathe between each of the yodel phrases
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