Singers , Please Do Not Use This Popular Vocal Technique!
So you have many auditions, more shows, rehearsals, longer recording sessions, and rehearsals.
You are concerned about losing your voice.
I see many singers using the “Saving My Voice Technique”.
The “Saving My Voice technique” is choosing not to warm -up because you feel that warming up will Use up your voice.
This is not a good practice for singers. Just like athletes, a thorough warm-up is necessary for optimal performance as well as to avoid injury. ex: Straining.
To warm-up effectively select exercises that target the vocal techniques you will be using.
Sample Warm-up for Singer performing up-beat dance songs:
5 min. Breathing Exercises (Basic/standard).
5 min. Scales/Scale Variations (Basic/Standard).
5 min. Flexibility Exercises (For control with faster melodies, Riffing etc…).
5 min. Range and Belting Exercises (especially important to build up to your range).
Remember, your warm-ups should vary according to what you will be singing.
With this efficient approach to warming-up, not only will you be more prepared, but you will have more Stamina, and will deliver with greater confidence.
Warm-up to a Healthy Voice.
Your Vocal Coach