What Makes JYJ In Heaven AWESOME Dr Marc Reaction Analysis


Dr. Marc Reynolds


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hi I'm dr. Marc and I'm gonna help you sing and perform more like the top artists around the world I'm a professional voice teacher performance coach and opera stage director I've helped thousands of singers around the world to learn the techniques and methods that got the top singers to where they are let's talk about what makes jy Jay's performance of in heaven so awesome here we go [Music] Chiyu my song-song no yeah cute on board again sound guitar okay let's talk about what's going on with the lights so the mood that the creating around is what nighttime right nighttime and the other thing that the lighting does for us is it just established time of day or whether we're inside or outside or mood but it can also kind of tell what the lighting source of that location is right by its color and its intensity so this one is kind of imitating nighttime with a really bright full white moon that's out shining down right that's what it makes it feel like we have this down light it's dark and that moonlight that white light still lets us really pull focus to these singers and still lets us really hypo like them but you realize that it's really mostly like coming straight down from the top and not a whole lot hitting their face full front and it creates this kind of mood the other thing I want to point out here is you'll notice that these coats that they've going on they're red so they're contrasting really nicely and in the same world as this dark blue but they have this Sheen to them so it really is reflecting some of that blue or it gives us this kind of blackness to it as well it's not just a solid red that texture matches of the black sheen that we kind of have on this code matches their shirt matches some of the other blacks were getting in with these blues as well and it kind of helps tie it all together but also gives us visual interest this texture which really pulls our attention to these singers as well the other thing that we noticed straight off the bat is their hair color they're each different which lets us really kind of identify each one as a unique individual even though they're wearing pretty much the same thing and the lighting being really dim lets us really still focus on three characters red and then kind of melt into ambiguous images right they they keep this kind of clarity and there as well so so I think that's really cool and is really effective vocally darky really soft really easy really light we hear this kind of shimmer in their voices of abroad off shimmer that's already kind of there and it's just really easy really easy to listen to really Pleasant just kind of get lost in the sound awesome they have a lot that they can do with that sound they can make it even softer if they wanted to they got a lot of room to grow it which is always really really smart at the beginning of the song Tony keel so combine some girl child [Music] [Music] okay both of them so far they're kind of in their middle lower ranges so you'll notice we're not seeing much upper to smile yet this lip is kind of covering these top teeth the jaw is releasing we do have some space in here but it's a little more collapsed it's a little lazier and it's a little more speech like right just keeping it simple that adds this kind of feeling of intimacy nighttime conversational element that is going on here and so it's working for them it's working really really well I haven't watched this all the way through but I'm guessing if and when we get to middle higher notes we're probably going to see that upper to smile come out that jaw release little bit more a little bit more a spacing back right now it's a little bit collapsed in the soft palate they're adding a lot of extra air in terms of volume of air and some of us making it sound a little bit breathy core closure not as intense also what's making it breathy that said placement is staying really consistent breath flow staying really consistent which makes us down professional and deliberate and purposeful one of the biggest things you can do to take your sound from sounding amateur to professional is taking care of this consistent airflow the ways you can do it you can do it on a Z sound and make sure that you can sing through the entire song of the Z you can do it with a straw through your mouth or with the booster all you see some links down below to those as well you can blow through those and get a consistent airflow on the other side again a few straws you with that smaller diameter stir straw size and just be aware as you're using those that you got to keep those ABS out you got to keep this 80% of yawning smile space there and you got to keep that airflow as consistent as possible the temptation is new note new pulse of air or higher pitch push harder or lower pitch just relax and do nothing it's that consistency that legato line that really is crucial to making it sound professional and we hear that across the line in about editing style any genre that consistency of airflow is one of the things that the audience without them even knowing or being aware of it are going to lock on Tunes to say that's a professional sound or that's an amateur sound [Music] truck engine to choke and then a mother Lord cause had it a couple be son the hotel took my martini again they don't the easy my million and a cake a hand agent Morgan get up one thing I'm seeing here you'll notice when we pull back to the center position that you'll notice just by posture he's standing in a way that's making it so his head is pulled forward can we sing that way and see hopefully that way sure we can is it going to be harder to sing healthy that way yes it is going to be harder to sing healthy that way why well first of all you can imagine if you were to take a flute right and bend it it's gonna be a lot less efficient getting that air through the flute and when we take our net like that that's essentially kind of what we're doing we're kind of intrinsically putting some tension in there putting a bend in there so that air has to travel in a way that isn't quite as efficient in making sound now can you argue that sure you can argue it all you want and I think there are some great arguments against that but the other elements of what happens when if you're putting your head forward there is that by default you're putting strain in tension right here through the strap muscles in your neck the back of your head and consequently that's going to travel and influence what's going on with your tongue and your throat and that's going to reduce a lot of extra tensions you're noticing that some of these muscles down here wanting to bulge out a little bit does that mean you always have to stand perfectly tall and stiff and rigid definitely not of course not but what you want to be aware of especially if you're just starting to sing is finding a position that's nice relaxed opened tall where this pipe is really oriented top to bottom really vertically oriented and lined up well so that you can feel what it feels like to have the most efficient instrument possible so that then if you go and alter your posture you can find ways to adjust so that you can still keep that instrument working as efficiently as possible even if you aren't in the ideal posture which as are performing we're almost never in an ideal posture because that will just look strange it look rigid it looked like you're Batman frozen right and it just wouldn't work so the key here is BL stay fluid and flexible and keep this voice working so we're eliminating as many tensions as possible that aren't necessary for singing and that aren't necessary for communicating the emotion that we're communicating either and for most part here we're watching the sound was really relaxed the bodies are really relaxed and so is there anything to really be concerned about here no not really unless they came and talked to us afterwards and they said I'm feeling kind of tight and tense and I feel like my voice is burnt then we'd have something we need to talk about but for the most part when I'm here it sounds like the Sustainable really consistent easy to listen to sound [Music] so you'll notice there before the voice went a little crazy right we really didn't keep that consistent airflow it really pushed and pulse that is a choice that's used in that moment it added extra emotional intensity and energy in that moment that moment was not about singing pretty it was being a is about being emotionally intense and kind of being a little bit unpretty vocally for the sake of being emotional being expressive reeled us in it did its job and was very effective my guess is it probably cost a little bit vocal capital got a little bit tied there but then he's about to hand off the baton so he's not the center of attention anymore so it's a very deliberate choice of when to spend that vocal capital when to break from doing the standard healthy voice stuff to capture an effect is that good or bad no it's performance and being able to be smart about the choices you're making and be deliberate about what you're wanting to communicate and to me it seems like a very calculated and smart choice [Music] [Music] don't you get me hear how the consistent vibrato lasted all the way through the end if you feel like you're cutting off a note and it's really difficult to get to cut off and to not sound super abrupt really imagine that your vibrato is carrying all the way through that note super consistently in amplitude and it's in speed and that is staying nice and shimmery and if you imagine that that vibrato continues beyond when you stop making the sound it's one trick you can use to keep your voice from clinching up tightening up around a cut off of a note so that it sounds like it just kind of continues on even when you stop making sound and it doesn't sound abrupt it doesn't sound like a mistake it just sounds like you stopped making sound rather than you cut it off right and does great job here [Music] [Applause] notice how much I just stood out to me again how their hair color really makes them each pop out individually from a distance I mean that camera shot was back a little bit it just BAM they look like an entire group because their hair matches the entire color scheme of their lights and costumes and everything that's going on and it seems so planned the color of their hair still all lives in the same world the same kind of color palette so that they feel like an ensemble but you can really identify each individual such a smart cool choice in what they chose to do to make this feeling of ensemble and individually at the same time I'm always fascinated by k-pop groups their ability to really create this sense of ensemble and together and at the same time have each person seen and feel so unique the designers and who dress these k-pop groups I think are brilliant I think they do a really cool job at designing their looks so that they're they capture the music they capture the overall look and energy and feeling of the group and of the individual so awesome oh yeah okay the other thing I want to point out that I was noticing earlier too is the glitter falling right if you're being really critical you always want to ask why what function does it serve to have that particular element yeah it's always fun just have all kinds of crazy stuff going on how to be exciting yeah but at some point there's a level where if it isn't contributing something then it's gonna be distracting what I thought was really cool it was with that glitter are you hearing this piano part that buppa buppa buppa buppa buppa kind of captures this sparkly shimmery feeling that this sparkly confetti coming down kind of communicates on a visual level so it's really fun to see some visual element that's captured in the music that then relates to the story as a whole and I think that was kind of just a cool little detail in there that really made it that much more magical I think that's pretty cool [Music] no higher notice how awesome we got this a shape upper teeth came out jaw release down you'll notice the consistent patterns if you're watching these videos over and over again you'll hear me keep talking about some of these same things over and over again I'm not trying to be repetitive but I am trying to point out how there are consistent patterns to what we're seeing people do a cross style across genre that is consistent and that is worth exploring in your own voice and singing to see if that helps you achieve the sound that you're going for and help you sing in a way that's easy and consistent notice we lost the sparkles but then the sparkles went on the LED screens behind these little flashes of light okay so one thing I want to emphasize here is the value of having things in real life versus screens right and being able to tie those two worlds together and I think they did a really cool job with what I was pointing out there earlier where we lost the falling confetti but then it went on to the LED screen behind it doesn't mean they have to marry each other but seeing like the motif of sparkly confetti go onto LED screen really cool and seeing our performers live projected up on screens and then disappearing and having that transfer to something else really really effective as well so this idea that everything we see or hear should all be tied to an other element of what's being performed so it feels like one cohesive whole and that is a crucial point to creating not just a beautiful song but a beautiful experience for your audience other thing I want to point out here is they're doing a lot of things with a body like leaning forward and jutting their head forward and with their hands that could be seen as tension inducing and negative and stressful and not helpful to the voice what I want to point out here is that they are never stiff and never stuck or hold or they are just doing it as an emotional effect and for the most part it doesn't seem to be showing in their voice if all of a sudden you're doing a gesture and we're hearing it in your voice that voice like punching and grabbing and getting stuck and stiff and tight and tense then you need to rethink what you're doing with that gesture usually if it's an arm gesture it means that you're engaging this neck in that arm gesture dump just do the arm gesture while keeping this released and it'll communicate the audience the same thing or lean forward and do all these different movements and gestures but try to keep that voice lined up and try to keep things moving easy and not engage it here on your jaw tongue or throat but less than rest your body being is expressive and animated as you can let it be as the music and I think they do okay so really interesting here and usually I'm just focusing on what's awesome but I think this is important to point out I don't know their names this is the first time I've ever watched this these three guys sing together so gentleman in the red hair you're hearing some raftsmen his voice right it sounds like white noise or extra air escaping not breath enos not that kind of aspirants quality when we're hearing a quieter softer sound it's a sound of some rasp it sounds like he's starting to get tired and fatigued and like he's pressing and that there's some damage going on there and my guess is there probably is he sounds like he's singing really hard on his voice no am i trying to say good or bad no he's as a performer has placed his emphasis on being expressive and emotive and just really giving us everything he's got the challenge with that is you're gonna wear your voice out and you're not gonna be able to sing as long as you would if you didn't do that and it's ultimately in that long run can limit your expressiveness my suggestion is to find ways to be that expressive to be as intense emotionally without it costing you here in your throat and in the quality of your voice and in your voice getting fatigued what I'm hearing right now is breath enos on its own does not necessarily mean unhealthy singing or damage but this sound that I'm hearing right now because it sounds compressed plus a little bit of rasp and white noise does not sound healthy to me it sounds compressed pushed forced and like it's fatiguing wearing out getting tired when it shouldn't be at this point if he's singing in a balanced healthy way unless he's sick or has allergies in which case that's a different story but we hear it cleaner before so if over the course of the song we hear the quality of that voice changed this significantly that means we're spending vocal capital faster than our voice can repair itself that's a dangerous sign do we love it yeah of course we love it I mean it's so expressive it's so emotional we like can just feel it intensely in our body and so I don't want it downplay that I think there's value there to be had but as a performer we always have to weigh the cost and as a professional we have to realize this instrument is our we can't replace it we can't get a new one we got one voice we've got to take care of it and so that's one area that I think as a performer you always have to be really cognizant that you aren't damaging yourself or using the voice in a way where it could compromise you using it hour later two hours later a day later a week later a year two years five years ten years if you're singing healthily you should be able to sing well into your old and gray and wise years in a way that's healthy and easy and comfortable and this sound I'm here right here not so much I think he's gonna be fine that he's not gonna last very long singing that way [Music] okay now look what we're watching right there notice it's still expressive we still have a lot of different varieties and dynamics he's emphasizing different words syllables his body's engaged but see how relaxed adheres into job his neck super relaxed no tension there sound in his voice super clear super rich warm expressive but we're not hearing assigns of compression damage force tension fatigue not sounds like he's still got a whole concerts worth of songs in his voice left for him if we go to red hair notice all the stress here all the tension we're hearing in his voice too so it's something to watch for one thing you can do is just gently rest your hand here on your neck and make sure that as you're singing that you're not feeling these nuts neck muscles get tighter tense especially here along the sides or you can even press here gently underneath with your tongue and make sure that that staying is relaxed as well as possible that's one way you can kind of monitor you should be able to be super expressive move your body do all kinds of stuff without this getting tight and tense if it's getting tight and tense here it's gonna end up costing you into your voice also middle voice brought Tiffany laxed some strain here on the side and these these strap muscles I'm not hearing it so much in the voice so the voice is still something relatively clean clear and so I wouldn't be surprised if what we're seeing down here is just a matter of moving his body and being expressive and posture and that he's really thin as well and so we're seeing every little thing his body does so anytime we're singing or judging someone singing it's not a matter of good or bad I love this I love what I'm saying I think they're all doing an excellent job with what they're doing what I'm listening to as a voice coach and teacher is is it sustainable is it something that they can do night after night after night after night after night and year after year and is it this technique and a freedom to make as many different sounds and be as expressive as possible and what I'm seeing in blue hair and white hair is that it's a technique that sounds like it's doing really well for them it's it's keeping them really really assistant sounds really consistent is expressive but really clean and clear when they want it to be and giving them all kinds of options red hair not so much as he's singing we're seeing few and fewer options sounds like it's getting more in fatigue he's losing choices rather than gaining them [Music] saving grace here for him especially on these long haul notes this consistent airflow this verb righto is showing that there's at least a relative level of release and openness and freedom in that voice even with the fatigue that's going on that's letting him carry all the way through so excellent there what I want to point out here also is movement wise as the song went on their bodies got more expressive they start moving more that doesn't say mean their feet were dancing all over the stage they still stay relatively stationary but notice how expressive they're able to be with still staying stationary am I trying to say say that that's the right thing to do no it's an option so if the music and the song and what's going to your head doesn't imply movement it doesn't mean you just stand there and do nothing no still be as expressive as you can in that moment being genuine to music in the words can you dance around jump around still do all kinds of crazy stuff and be expressed and have that be exciting sure if it matches the music in the words that's always fun to watch to but notice that what we care about the most is what's going on with that face and it's from the face moving down is what we look at for honesty and for communication so as long as our body is working really well the audience is gonna love it if your body doesn't get stiff stuck tense if it's communicating with the song and the music's communicating we're good the way you use this in a concert and a set of stuff is if every song you're doing you're just dancing going crazy the whole time then you better be a really really really good shape even still it's probably a smart idea to have some songs that are a little more stationary calm not moving a ton at least sections of a song to give your body and mind a break that's not important just for you the performer it's also important for the audience it gives them a break to kind of cool down process and have different emotions remember as a performer wanting to take them on a roller coaster not just take them up on high level and keep it at the same that might sound really exciting cold but really it's just numbing and ends up just being exhausting and tiring and we stop being impressed and being amazed in about five minutes that's about the attention span we have for something that's just impressive and just exciting then unless we come down or start having a variety and difference from that we're just gonna lose our audience and they won't be as engaged so it's really an effective tool to be able to feel confident being expressive as a stationary person and as one that can feel free to move around the entire stage if you feel the impulse to do so and if the music calls for it okay finally did you notice when that stage started to go down as they stuck forcing in the very last word of that last phrase then we see this start going down their body goes down then the lights go down we see what's about to happen we see that transition that conclusion that resolution of the music and of the closing of the story happening in the smooth transition all the way through really really important a lot of people think that we hold everything keep it the same until the very last moment and then this abrupt shift out of it well when we're thinking an entire concert in this experience we want to try to avoid these abrupt changes as much as possible that feel like they're manufactured and come out of left field even if there are abrupt changes which can be effective and we have big contrast moments we want to still take the audience through and build transition visually and show them what they're about to start hearing right before they start hearing it that will help it feel more organic 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