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Vocal Warmups

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Vocal Warmups#0
Posted: 5/23/04 at 11:14am
Does anyone know any good warmup techinuqes? I've been trying to find ones that are really good and that I like doing, but no such luck. Any help would be appreciated.
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re: Vocal Warmups#1
Posted: 5/23/04 at 12:31pm
I'm boring, but solfeggios can't hurt.
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re: Vocal Warmups#2
Posted: 5/23/04 at 1:06pm
There's one where you just say the alphabet over and over. Example: ABCDE would be sung while playing notes CDEFG, and you keep going up and down those five notes until you finish the alphabet. Then go up a half step and repeat. When I was in the Music Man, it really helped for when I did Trouble. re: Vocal Warmups Wow, it's really hard to explain vocal warm-ups on the computer!
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re: Vocal Warmups#3
Posted: 5/23/04 at 1:07pm
wait do this (go up a note each number and when you go back to 1 hit the same note you hit before when you hit one, and you can also do it backwards)Sing- 1-1-2-1-1-2-3-2-1-1-2-3-4-3-2-1-1-2-3-4-5-4-3-2-1-1-2-3-4-5-6-5-4-3-2-1-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-6-5-4-3-2-1-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (you can also go backwards ex.-8-8-7-8 etc.You start at the end of the octave)and you should of completed an octave)
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re: Vocal Warmups#4
Posted: 5/23/04 at 5:10pm
I'm a giant fan of using lip trills in various patterns to warm up, especially since I rarely have the time to rent a room in a studio to warmup and god knows it would be impossible for landlords in this city to actually use materials that are somewhat better than paper for blocking sound through walls.
Of course, be sure to breathe correctly while you do them.
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re: Vocal Warmups#5
Posted: 5/23/04 at 6:57pm
I use lip trills a lot too. Also, my voice teacher tried to teach me to use the same exercises with a tongue trill (like rolling your r on a Spanish word) but i can't seem to get it.

One warmup I like: start on a note then do a sort of scoop-jump up 2 steps. Return to the original note and jump up 4 steps. Return to the original note and jump an octave, then go back down hitting all those notes in order. I do this on "ah" on "oo" mostly.

It's hard to explain these just in words!
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re: Vocal Warmups#6
Posted: 5/24/04 at 10:01am
The most important ones to me are the exercises that loosen the jaw and get the vowels forward. I always begin with a five-note scale on "yah yah yah yah yah" NOT moving the jaw to make each yah. I do a lot of ee and ah exercises for vowel placement. I also always go back down the scale after going up.
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re: Vocal Warmups#7
Posted: 5/24/04 at 12:04pm
lip flutters work well(which i believe is the same as lip trills) I'll also do things like ma me mi mo mu or ta te ti to tu(anything with vowell sounds)just things of that nature
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re: Vocal Warmups#8
Posted: 5/25/04 at 2:36pm
OMG there are SO many you could do. I'm a production major but still had to take Acting and Vocal Lab for the first semester...the vocal lab warm ups we were working on take, like 45 minuts. It's ridiculous. It's a series of jaw and tongue and lip excercizes along with getting your voice in touch with your body and then there's always articulation excericizes and the number one, 1.1-2-1.1-2-3-2-1.1-2-3-4-3-2-1.1-2-3-4-5-4-3-2-1.etc up to 8 so that you fufill the octave and then you go back from 8.8-7-8. etc starting from the top note. that one always helped me. there are also sirens where you basically make your voice into a police or fire siren. that's all i can think of right now.
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re: Vocal Warmups#9
Posted: 5/25/04 at 3:55pm
Sing in the car.
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re: Vocal Warmups#10
Posted: 5/25/04 at 7:08pm
I have a warm-up cd that someone gave me so I could warm up in the car if I needed to. I do use it quite a bit.
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