My 7 Favorite Vocal Warm-Up Exercises

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My students often ask me the question, “what the best vocal warm-up exercises?”. Now this is different for every singer as we all have different strengths and weaknesses but in general the seven exercises below will take you through a good workout that will strengthen your voice in many different areas. Try them out and let me know what you think. Videos to each exercise will come soon!

 

The Lip Trill

If you have followed me for a while you know how much I love the lip trill. It’s benefits are:

  • Connects your air support to your voice.
  • Healthy conditioning of your voice throughout your vocal range with minimal risk of strain.
  • Great when focusing on a new vocal technique like breathing, larynx positioning, or register management.

For more about the lip trill  click here

 

Half-step Runs in your Head Voice

Benefits:

  • Warms up the head voice
  • Trans vocal agility

VIDEO COMING SOON

 

Glides Between Chest and Head Voice

Benefits:

  • Register management

VIDEO COMING SOON

 

Miau

Benefits:

  • Resonance
  • Twang

VIDEO COMING SOON

 

Mm-mh-mah

Benefits:

  • Resonance
  • Slides
  • Heavy mix

VIDEO COMING SOON

 

ABC Like a Princess

Benefits:

  • Agility
  • Larynx positioning
  • Light mix
  • Jaw placement

VIDEO COMING SOON

5 Main singing vowels

Benefits:

  • Trains the articulators in precise vowel pronunciation from the medium-low to medium-high vocal range.
  • Ear-training

VIDEO COMING SOON

 

Start practicing your lip trills now and stay tuned for video instruction to each of the exercises!

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