Use Decrescendo in Singing

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You're watching VisiHow. This is a video tutorial series on how to sing. In the previous tutorial, we discussed how to sing with vibrato. In this tutorial, we will show you how to use a decrescendo in singing. In another tutorial, we discussed the crescendo, which is essentially the opposite of a decrescendo.

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    For a crescendo, you start at one volume point and move to a louder volume
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    For a decrescendo, you need to do exactly the opposite
    If you start at a definite volume, you should end at a lower volume.
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    A decrescendo should happen over a definite period of time that is defined by beats
    If the time is four beats, and you start a decrescendo at a forte volume, then you need to reach a piano volume over the four beats. As an example, let's sing do over four counts forte. By the end of the four counts, we will have lowered the volume gradually to a piano volume.
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    Remember to provide a good foundation for your voice with good breathing, posture, and a support with muscles
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    Essentially, what you are doing is controlling the amount of air you release so that a decrescendo occurs
    To use a crescendo, you should push more air to achieve a higher volume. To use a decrescendo, you should release less air to lower the volume. The sound should be going quieter without diminishing the quality of the voice.
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Please make sure to view our next tutorial on how to use vowels when singing. This was a tutorial on how to use a decrescendo in singing. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the space below. Thank you for watching VisiHow!

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