VOCAL WARMUPS & EXERCISES
A compilation of warm-ups & vocal exercises of over 16 years of training. In particular, some of these exercises stem from study and guidance with previous voice teachers, others are very popular worldwide and others with choirs and voice teachers in Melbourne, Australia. The majority of exercises are in the soprano range (males sing down an octave). Please go only as high and low as comfortable, do not push. Please note these exercise will not replace a teacher.
Please note exercises are slowly added and improved over time.
Last update 21 May 2020:
Exercises going upto F6 have been reduced to C6 for risk of injury is too high for inexperienced singers.
My mother makes me mash - quality improved and extended by 2 notes.
Lip trills - quality improved.
Last added 22 May 2020
CHEST VOICE EXERCISES
Pure chest voice exercises should only be done for 3 or 4 minutes.
To be done moderately loud, e.g on a scale of one to ten, about a 7 or an 8.
Have consistent volume from the start to the end. Don't fade.
Open your mouth i.e drop that bottom jaw about 2 fingers apart
Only go as low as comfortable
For female voices
What do the numbers means?
The numbers on the exercises refer to scale degree numbers of the major scale.
For example 13531 corresponds to C E G E C on the piano using the C major scale as a reference. All exercises go up in semitones but the scale degree numbers remain the same.
PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT ONLY
These accompaniments have a large range, please only do them where comfortable. They can be done on vowels, numbers, words, solfege (do re mi) what ever you like. Be aware that vocal range is not extended by pushing to the extremes i.e extremely low and extremely high. Range in extended by working from the middle of the voice outwards, gradually, e.g you might gain 1 semitone in 3 months. Be smart and disciplined with your practise. Choose a variety of exercises.
Coming soon a sample vocal workout.