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