How to Warm Up Voice w/ Practice Scales | Singing Lessons


Hi. I’m Anya Singleton, and this is my accompanist
and friend, Matt Gallagher. We’re going to talk about how to warm up your
voice. We’re going
to do scales; we’re going to try a little bit of humming first on a scale,
just to get everything flowing. Then we’re going to expand to some open
vowel sounds. We’ll start first with the humming. The important thing that you want to do, what
we’re doing here is we’re going up, what we call a half step, each time. That just enables you to
tune in, get the pitch together, make sure that you’re hitting the notes as
you’re warming up. Humming is great because it keeps everything
warm without stressing the vocal folds. Now we’re going to try it on a little
bit of an open vowel sound, which opens up the throat and gets you ready
for singing. You would keep going up the scale. Then if you’re comfortable and you want
to warm the lower part of the register, you would come back down. That’s an
example of how to warm up your voice while using practice scales, both on
humming and also on an open vowel sound.

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