Vocal Technique

How do I "warm-up?"

How do vocal warm-ups get you ready to sing? Are you really “warming “up your voice?

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Vocal warm-ups are the same thing as the “warm-ups” you would do before a physical work out. If you’re going to lift weights, you do a little bit of cardio or stretching to get your blood pumping, or you lift lighter weights to get ready to lift something heavier. 

It’s the same with singing - but don’t overdo it!

If we can all agree that there is a limit to how much one can sing in a certain day, we can all agree that we should not warm up past exhaustion.

We want to save our best singing for the performance - it’s important to not warm up too much.

In a vocal warm-up, we want to remind ourselves of the coordination of the muscles, of the different textures we can sing, of the idea of the falsetto, of the chest voice, and how to coordinate it all together.

For your next vocal warm up, spend about 5 to 10 minutes going through the singing exercises and singing lessons that I teach, and then go wow the crowd!

Or better yet, schedule a lesson with me here:


Boulder Voice Lessons 

Breath Support

Breath Support in singing seems like it should be obvious...

The more air that is flowing over the vocal cords, the louder the sound will be.


The muscles that hold the vocal cords together need to be strong enough to withstand the air pressure. That's where the Voice Building exercises come in (if you haven't seen the YouTube Singing Lesson, Click Here)

You want as much air as possible passing over the vocal cords...It's like the difference between a trickle of water slowly flowing out of a faucet, verses a fire hose that is consistently blowing water out of the opening. 

  • You have to be willing to let the air out

  • You have to be willing to make a loud sound

  • You have to open the jaw, and let the breath pour out.

Take a breath, and sigh out loudly and quickly. The longer you can let the air flow out, the more "breath support" you have. Time yourself - work on making the air come out for a longer amount of time. 

That's about as simple as it is. 

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Opera is.....

Opera has been around for about 400 years!

Talk about an enduring artform.

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It combines theater, music, dance, costumes, sets, foreign languages, deep-seated human emotions.... and, it’s generally very long!

An operatic technique takes years and years to work on. Do you remember the amazing singer, Jewel? She was studying to be an opera singer, and after hearing it would take over 10 years to even get the technique going, she decided to sing pop music.

The rest, is history.

But, the classical technique can give you the foundations for a unique pop, rock, or jazz, or rap vocal sound.

Listen to this song by Adele.

I hear some great chest voice, some really wonderful falsetto, some coordination between the two registers, and then some mix, which adds some more emotion to the sound.

She is using all of those techniques to add different colors, timbres, and emotions to this beautiful song. (“someone like youuuuuuuuu – great falsetto example)

The techniques she uses are possible to learn, and I can show you how!

Start by watching my two free videos on YouTube, and then send me an email to set up your lesson. I can teach online, so even if you’re in a different time zone, we can work on the technique!

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