Your singing practices should always begin with vocal warm
up exercises. Why do we need vocal warm up exercises? Well, you
need to warm up your vocal cords just like other muscles in
your body need warming up before extensive use. Think of
yourself as a singing athlete. Also have you woken up in the
morning and found that your first word came out as a hoarse
croak? Your voice wasn’t warmed up!
What happened was that during the night, fluids collected in
your throat tissues. Mucous built up, and your vocal cords
became dry. Because your vocal cords need to be damp to move
well, you found yourself unable to speak normally in the
Vocal warm up tip: A great place to do
your vocal warm ups is in the shower, because the steam opens
up your throat and windpipe and is soft on your vocal
Vocal warm up tip: Also remember to
drink lots of water to keep the vocal cords moist and
functioning at their best. The best singers keep hydrated and
may drink up to a gallon of water a day!
between singing practice and singing warm ups
A common question is about the difference between singing
practice and singing warm ups? A singing warm up gets your body
ready for singing practice. The difference between the end of
the warm ups and the start of the singing practice may only be
slight. Think of your singing warm up as the beginning of your
The basic ingredients of a good vocal warm up is an exercise
that works the body, blood and breath to get your singing voice
awake and ready to work hard. You can’t warm up just by singing
a song. Good warm-ups take you through your chest voice to your
head voice without building pressure. Fortunately, there are
many simple warm-up exercises you can do. Here are some
Humming a familiar tune or one that you make up.
Sighing or vocal slides.
Lip trills or tongue trills.
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