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Pattern 2: Arpeggios

Arpeggios - Vocal Warmups
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FiveNoteScale - VocalWarmUps
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FullScales - VocalWarups
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Breathing Excersize

  1. Place hands on your stomach (diaphragm)

  • Breath in and practice pushing your hands out with your stomach

  1.  Place hands on your side ribs

  • Breath in and practice pushing your hands out with your ribs

  1.  Place hands on your back ribs.  

  • Breath in and practice pushing your hands back with your back ribs

 

Basic Warmups

  1. Yawn to release tension in your throat shoulders and stomach. (pay attention to the stretching feeling)

  2. Cough gently (cah, cah , cah sounds) to practice the initial breath we want for singing

  3. Lip roll (like blowing a raspberry) a few large sighs

  4. Shake your head (like you’re in a shampoo commercial) and repeat the sighing lip roll. (feel your stomach muscles work a little)

  5. Siren voice in a lip roll from your very highest note, to your lowest.

  6. Siren voice in a lip roll from your very lowest note to your highest. (start with your shoulders shrugged and release as you get higher to keep you from tensing)

Pattern 1: Five Note Scale.  

Pattern 3: Full Scales

Sing Along Practice

Sing Along with the following recordings, using the syllables discussed in class.

 

Remember, stay relaxed, breath with your diaphragm (tummy breaths), and never push beyond whats comfortable. The recordings may start lower, or end higher than you can comfortably sing.  

Vocals