How To Warm Up For Vocal Exercises
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When you warm up, it's important not to rush in to try to make a full sound right away. A great way to start easing your voice into life is the lip-roll exercise. These require all the same components as real singing. You still need to be supporting, and open your throat and your mouth still needs to be relaxed, but at the same time, it doesn't put any real pressure on the vocal cords, so it's a great way to warm up. Go up and down a fifth to start with and so on, gradually exploring your range. Now, we come to starting to vocalize. To begin with, stay with that good posture we've adopted, we gently breathe in and out, focusing on the diaphragm to control the breath. Once you're happy with that, start gently humming. It's a very easy way to start making pitched sounds. Once you're comfortable with that, start opening it up. The easiest way to do that actually is to yawn, it's very free and it's very relaxed. It's also great for onset because you never have to stop when you yawn, it always begins very easily. Once the yawning is going, start turning that yawning into sirening. By that, I mean just start exploring your range by the same freedom as the yawn has. When you've done these, then you can move onto whatever other exercises you fancy. And there's how to warm up for vocal exercises. .