VOCAL WARM UP EXERCISES
FREE VOCAL WARM UP EXERCISES - DOWNLOADABLE
The majority of exercises are in the soprano range (males need to sing an octave lower). Go only as high and low as comfortable, do not push. Please note these exercise will not replace a good teacher. Breathing exercises should be done before the exercises - They haven't been included in the Albums
NS means 5 Note scale. Desc = Descending Asc = Ascending
You may also view more vocal exercises on the link below. Most of them have instructions and tips on the screen.
KIDS VOCAL WARMUP EXERCISES
These exercises have a limited range for children and are safe for absolute beginners as well.
Singing should never hurt. If it hurts stop.
FURTHER EXPLANATION OF EXERCISES:
Exercise 1. My mother makes me mash my mini m&m's on a Monday morning Oo Ah
Exercise 3. Counting backwards from 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ,2, 3, 4. 5. Make sure you start by using your singing voice at a medium volume. When singing the numbers enunciate the consonants and vowels as clearly as possible
Exercise 4. C is Do, and D is Re, E is Mi and F is Fa, G is So and A is La, B is Ti then back to Do.
The link below has good information about childrens voices
GENERAL VOCAL WARMUP EXERCISES
CHEST, MIX & MORE COMPLEX 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 out of 10.
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
NS = 5 Note scale.
8ve = Octave
Desc = Descending
PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT ONLY
These accompaniments have a wide range. Plese only go as high & low as comfortable.
E.g. Fast forward to a comfortable starting pitch. Men should sing the octave lower.
Exercise may be done on vowels, numbers, words, solfege.
Vocal range is NOT extended by pushing or singing extremely high or low.
Range is 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.
EXAMPLE VOCAL WORKOUT
This workout covers all parts of the voice, i.e, low, middle & upper registers.
Start off with a breathing exercises (not included at the moment).
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.