Hiya singer friends!
This video is all about riffs and runs, and how to achieve riffing as effortlessly as possible. You will first and foremost learn how to riff by practicing and breaking down certain patterns, but this video offers some key technical adjustments to make riffing easier.
When it comes to learning how to riff, there are a few measures you can take to ensure your voice is as agile and supported as possible, including:
(1) Practice your riffing on a narrow, non-breathy vowel for maximum control and focus
(2) Using "G" or "B" to seal your cord and make sure you're not leaking air
(3) Making "Fish lips" to minimize jaw and tongue tension and to keep your larynx neutral as you riff or run
(4) Using the "opposite cue" to ensure your breath energy and mouth/throat space doesn't collapse or tense when you're riffing down.
Try out these suggestions, and let me know if they help you learn how to riff!