Vocal exercises are very important to improve your singing and can really help with some of the areas that you may need to improve. So knowing how to do the vocal exercises correctly seems to be the problem that most beginners are having difficulty with. The rule of the thumb: Always begin with a warm up exercise before jumping to vocal exercises. So that way, you can stretch your voice in preparation for more rigid vocal training. To give you an idea, here are some of the most common warm-up exercises in singing.
Just say the word "hmm" and allow the pitch to slide upward while saying it, and as the pitch goes higher, you'll feel the buzzing sensation in the nasal area. Now, let the pitch slide down while you say the same word and feel the buzzing sensation resonating in the chest area.
Known as "bubble" because of the same sound we produce, "brbrbrbrbr" when we submerge our face under water. This warm up builds up a healthy and strong voice. While producing bubble sounds, do not blow the air from the mouth by pursuing the lips. To do the exercise correctly, place one of your fingers on each hand to each side of the face and push into your cheeks. Then, gently push your cheeks while pushing your fingers outward in order to support the lip muscle. If you're unable to produce "brbrbrbrbr", you can try to move on and produce one note with your voice while still doing the lip trill exercise.
This is a very good exercise to warm up your voice and learn the basics in scale which are essential to keep you in the right pitch while singing. The Major Scale is very common, as we all know the basics of Doh Re Mi Fa Sol La Ti. The Doh is added in the highest octave in the continuance of the Ti scale. Always start with the lowest note before working out your way to the highest scale. The most ideal for men is to begin in B major scale, while A flat major scale for the female counterpart. The reasonable explanation would be the adjustment of vocal cords and needs to adjust for lower tension before it could be stretched out for a higher scale.
These three warm up exercises are enough before we can jump into much more rigid pitch exercises. It is also worth taking a note that after the proper vocal exercises, cool down exercises should not be taken for granted. The simplest way to do it is by soothing the vocal cords with the descending scales on the "ee" or "oo" vowel sound. What are the consequences if the singers that do not subject to cool down exercise? Imagine that the vocal tension will remain tensed and will eventually lead to voice complications. So, to maintain a healthy singing voice, essential warm up exercises and cool down exercises should be put in the primary and last on the singer's inventory.
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