Today I’m sharing three easy warm-ups to help you best prepare your voice before use. These tips are so simple that pretty much anyone can do them while using very limited resources. Lastly, if you’re not a singer these warms are still useful as they are fantastic for teachers, office workers, and anyone else whose work requires extensive use of their voice. In fact these exercises will help avoid the common issues that lead to vocal injury and the need for medical help – issues that people who talk a lot often get.
So without further hesitation, these are my three easy warm-ups broken down into:
- Breathing Stretch: to awaken the rib cage muscles, and over time increase lung capacity.
- Siren: to run your sleepy voice from low to high in a gentle manner.
- Diaphragm Bounce: combines a breathing exercise with vocalisation to promote diaphragm strength and flexibility, as well as keeping the voice in a light and lifted position.
I’ve also created a video to show you how these warm-ups are done:
I hope you’ve found these tips helpful, if so please feel free to follow me via Email, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. If you have anything extra to add, or would like me to cover a vocal question, leave a comment and I will do my best to respond.
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