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Old 09-26-2009, 05:20 PM   #1
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Discuss vocal exercises here:

Go ahead! Share any interesting and useful vocal exercises, or talk about what exercises to use, etc.

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Old 10-01-2009, 11:40 PM   #2
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I'll give this a shot.

Vowels are what gives each word a sound. Therefore it is important to work on the sounds you create singing by working on vowels.

Start with any note, and drone it with the vowels A, E, I, O, U.

I really should post a clip of what it sounds like, but without stopping you go;

AAAAAAEEEEEEEEIIIIIIIIIIOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUU

Then shift it up a little/down a little.
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Old 10-02-2009, 10:42 PM   #3
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I'm not sure if Warm-ups=Exercises, but I might as well throw it in here.

During the Musical that my school did, the chorus director had us warm up using a variety of warm up techniques, one was a basic scale which was like "One- One two one- one two three two one- one two three four three two one- one two three four five four three two one- one two three four five six five four three two one- one two three four five six sev six five four three two one- one two three four five six sev one sev six five four three two one" To make it a bit challenging, choose a number and replace saying that number with a clap of the hands, like "One two *clap* four five four *clap* two one"

Don't know if that's what you're looking for, but I thought I'd share it.
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Old 10-03-2009, 09:54 AM   #4
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Hey, i have a question about warming up exercises... are there any really good ones that i could do (like on a youtube video or something)?

And also, how long should you do a warm up for? How many?


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Old 10-03-2009, 07:25 PM   #5
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10-40 minutes. Longer the better. You want to get your facial muscles stretched out (Lion face, scrunched face), typical vowel exercises, run up n down some arpeggios, try ennunciating everything really clearly like a fancy person, singing some songs with out the style (Crunch/distortion, fancy slides, just straight pitches).
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Old 10-04-2009, 02:37 PM   #6
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Warmups my teacher has us do in class:

(Previously mentioned)

Do
Do Re Do
Do Re Mi Re Do
and so on.

Then starting from the top.
Do
Do Ti Do
Do Ti La Ti Do



Practicing enunciation using tongue twisters, and some other thing we use :x

A cup of proper coffee in a proper coffee cup (we use this for our tongue twister)

B, D, F, L, M, N, T, V, V, V
'Cause diction is done with the tip of the tongue and the teeth.

(Make sure you are enunciating each letter clearly)

I'll try to get some audio samples on Tuesday, I'll ask my teacher if I can just record us doing our warmups.
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:38 PM   #7
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It is important to note that the main "vowels" in singing are in fact pronounced

"eh" (canadian, eh?)
"ee" (like bee)
"eye"
"oh"
"oooh" (like ooooh, shiny!)
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:39 PM   #8
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PS: does anyone have excersises strictly to develop the head voice?
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Old 10-07-2009, 11:05 PM   #9
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I enjoy grabbing an instrument and going up scales while humming out the exact pitch so that I can improve descending and ascending patterns in my voice.

Humming out tunes that you've heard also helps for training the voice into finding a good pitch.

Before I am going to sing I usually bubble my lips so that the words flow freely and effortlessly. Bubble your lips like you are bubbling inbetween water. Kind of like bubbbubbubb, but very fast.

Remember to treat your voice exactly as you would an instrument. That mentality helped me gain good pitch and tone. Another good tip is to find your voice by trying out different ways of saying words along with a note.

I sing a lot and I think i'm confident enough to say I have a good toned singing voice.

PM me for any questions. I'd be more than happy to help!
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Old 10-07-2009, 11:10 PM   #10
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It is important to note that the main "vowels" in singing are in fact pronounced

"eh" (canadian, eh?)
"ee" (like bee)
"eye"
"oh"
"oooh" (like ooooh, shiny!)


Don't forget "Aw" as in Awkward, or open your mouth and say "Ahhh".

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Old 10-07-2009, 11:26 PM   #11
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! totally forgot, thanks axemanchris. lol. i haven't been in vocals class for a couple months...

hoping to enlist in private lessons now that I'm in University. I really wanna learn how to sing properly an epic-ly...

But to revise that, the main singing vowels are

"eh" (canadian, eh?)
"ee" (like bee)
"eye"
"oh"
"oooh" (like ooooh, shiny!)
and
"aw" (as in awwwwkward).

doing these to any scales at all will help. I'll try to take a video of me doing a fun vocal excersise that helps strengthen your diaphragm that I can't explain that helped me a lot...

That's a task for tomorrow.
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Old 10-15-2009, 04:21 AM   #12
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Hmmm, interesting. I just sing songs I know how to sing to warm up.... maybe that's not such a good thing...
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Old 10-18-2009, 01:00 PM   #13
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Warmups my teacher has us do in class:

(Previously mentioned)

Do
Do Re Do
Do Re Mi Re Do
and so on.

Then starting from the top.
Do
Do Ti Do
Do Ti La Ti Do


I've had a teacher do this before, too. Try doing it while leaving out "Mi" and "La".
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What exercises can I do (or is there any) to increase my chest voice range, or at least make the upper part of it more comfortable and less forced? I can get pretty high in my chest, but it gets very loud, uncomfortable, and pretty shitty sounding when I get to the upper notes.
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What are some good excercises to help the break in my voice get smaller?

Not sure if i worded that right lol oh well
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:06 PM   #17
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When a singer breaths with his diaphram and sings with it, it will always outlast and be better soundnig that singings on top of ur lungs
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Another former student of my instructor's got to digitizing Ed's instructional video where he explains the technique in considerable detail.

It's broken up into nine parts, with the ninth clip being vocal exercises. There are, I think three there that are *exactly* the ones I did in my lessons and do with my students.

http://belcanto.myseriestv.com/showList.php

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PS: does anyone have excersises strictly to develop the head voice?

http://www.goodrichvocal.com/educat...elesson_men.htm
found it on this forum actualy. Some good stuff


and here.
helped me to understand that I already was using my head voice. lol

BTW, what do you thing of this guy?
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Another former student of my instructor's got to digitizing Ed's instructional video where he explains the technique in considerable detail.

It's broken up into nine parts, with the ninth clip being vocal exercises. There are, I think three there that are *exactly* the ones I did in my lessons and do with my students.

http://belcanto.myseriestv.com/showList.php

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