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Lip Rolls running out of breath

Hi everyone. I am new here and I am working on lip rolls at the moment and when I try to do them on a longer major scale, up and down, I am running out of breath and can't complete them. How do you overcome this problem? I would post this in the students area, but have no funds yet to buy the course. Any help is appreciated


  • Klaus_TKlaus_T Posts: 8112.0 PRO
    edited September 2019
    hi Mark, this probably means that your support is not strong enough yet. You let too much air escape, which is missing later on in the scale. you can watch Ken's free videos on diaphragmatic support, and practice accordingly. I assume you already know where to find it. if not, let me know. hope you can work it out.
  • mark90mark90 Posts: 30Member
    Thank you very much for the answer, I will work on support and breathing and revisit Kens free videos on Youtube.
  • samw2019samw2019 Posts: 2852.0 PRO
    Hi Mark I've been training for near 10 weeks and I also struggle wiht my burbles I think it's a support issue from what I gather in that my lips stop burbling I think I just have to keep driving my support more and more. Not an expert and just learning myself but I don't have the trouble with the Ah scale in the same way. Also I struggle to break into headvoice on my burbles, when I think I can do that on my Ah scale not as difficult. All the best with your training, peace
  • mark90mark90 Posts: 30Member
    Hi Sam. Thanks for your help, I wish you the best of luck too
  • doc_ramadanidoc_ramadani Posts: 3,458Administrator, 2.0 PRO, Facility Management
    Hi @mark90,

    did you buy the course? - If yes, then:

    Since you purchased the course you should get your forum status updated. Please find the instructions here.

  • mark90mark90 Posts: 30Member
    Hi Doc. I didn't buy the course, I don't have the money to do so yet, I am learning from Kens free videos on Youtube and I am gathering information about doing various exercises from the internet also.
  • mark90mark90 Posts: 30Member
    I have practiced the diaphragmatic breathing and I think I figured out how to not run out of breath when doing the long scale lip rolls. So I took a breath in, through my nose, and supported my diaphragm. I have pushed down on the diaphragm and focused on the notes when going back to the starting note, if that makes sense, i hope it helps someone out there who has the same problem.
  • VocalityVocality Posts: 9622.0 PRO

    It takes time to build strength, just keep doing the ken’s Free tutorials you will improve in time and when you join the course you will have a good basic understanding of what’s required.

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