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Vocalises are vocal exercises for strength, endurance, and range improvement.
Ear training, melodic and harmonic exercises, are in Musical Ears.
MHT stands for Modern Harmonic Technique. It is an approach to music theory from the perspective of a singer-songwriter. MH2 is more advanced and dives way deeper down the rabbit hole of music theory.
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Vocal Warm-ups to get ready to sing
INSTRUCTIONS: Warm up with a method which lowers air pressure from your lungs. There are several! Some are: lip rolls (also called lip trills), tongue trills (like a Spanish ‘R’), and a phonated ‘Z’, as in the word zebra. You can warm up your voice by starting on a comfortable pitch and slide up and down. You can also follow along with a recording of note patterns. Warm up your voice until it feels easy to use. Some days, it will take five minutes or so and other days, it may take up to twenty minutes. So, you must repeat these until you are warmed up. If you use the warmups below, stop short of any strain or pain. In singing “pain equals no gain”. Pain means irritation or injury. Do not sing so high or so loudly as to cause pain! If it gets too high, STOP! I have six patterns that I use. Here are a couple:
Warmups for Sopranos, Mezzo Sopranos, Altos
Warmups for Tenors, Baritones, Basses
Read the instructions above before doing the following warmups:
There is one little extra thing that I add to these, explained in private lessons, which will make them even more effective.
Physician Reviewed Document:
Sketches of Your Vocal Instrument:
Larynx – top view diagram of muscles and cartilages
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