Sunday, May 5, 2019

Warming up

It is very important to warm up before we sing. While warming up, TAKE IT EASY! Just like stretching before exercise, we want to gently relax and stretch our vocal cords, throats, mouths, and facial muscles. Keep the warm-up light and easy.

The exercises we use to warm up are

  • Ma Me Mi Mo Mu - lightly get our voices warmed up. PDF MIDI AUDIO VIDEO
    • Before starting the exercise, start by "positioning" your voice. Say the words "Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..."
    • Hold the M this your mouth closed. When everything is in the right position, you should feel your lips and teeth vibrating. 
    • Now open your lips on EEE and keep everything else in position - you should still fee the vibration in your teeth. This is proper "position"
    • Now sing Ma Me Mi Mo Mu, keep it nice and easy, and feel for the vibration.

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