How To: Warm up your voice properly before singing

Warm up your voice properly before singing

How to Warm up your voice properly before singing

Not sure how to properly warm up your voice before belting a tune? Learn the right way to warm up your voice so you can surprise friends without setting off the neighborhood dogs.

You Will Need:
• Discipline
• A healthy diet
• Breathing exercises
• Lots of water


Step 1: Discipline your voice
Discipline yourself with a good diet and regular exercise. The poor blood flow from self-abuse can compromise vocal quality.


Step 2: Relax the body
Relax your whole body and do a series of breathing exercises, slowly, to exercise your diaphragm.


Step 3: Warm up incrementally
Warm up incrementally, never forcing your voice. Thicker and deeper voices will take longer to prepare.


Step 4: Drink water
Drink lots of room temperature water throughout the day. Give your body time to absorb the water before working your voice.


Step 5: Do scales
Do your scales, starting from middle C and going low, and then high. Be comfortable and don't push it. If it hurts, stop.


Step 6: Build the voice
Build volume, speed, and range as you go. Vocalize a siren sound, using "Ee" as you move up and down your range, and repeat until you feel limber.


Step 7: Work and shape the mouth
Over-enunciate different sounds and phrases to work out your mouth, tongue, and face. Open your mouth for vowels, and make consonants crisp.


Step 8: Avoid using the voice
Avoid using your voice throughout the day you have to sing. Don't raise your voice or whisper, which can also fatigue your voice.


Trivia: A Chinese music teacher, Li Wenxing, is said to sing across six octaves.

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