Episode 010 | Tara B | Vocal Warmups for the Morning

Intro: Today this episode is a tool for vocal practice for the listener. Tara has included 11 different vocalises for you to sing along with her. This is a great episode to use in the car while you are driving or first thing in the morning to warm up your voice and feel ready to go. 

(1:21) Exercise 1—Deep breathing. Inhale though your nose and breath out on a sustained s-s-s-s-s-s.           You can count up to 8 or any number you want. The point is to relax our body and get used to breathing and exhaling slowly and with continuity. 

(2:36) Exercise 2—Using the same pitch, sing 5 times in a row this vowel sound: Ee-Ee-Ee-Ee-Ee 

(4:46) Mm—huh.  Say these two sounds together like you are agreeing to something. Then after each time you say it, sing an oo on a 1-2-1 very slowly. 

(6:27) Using Vee-Vay-Vah-Voh-Voo sing the same pitches but you can go to random notes when you change. It doesn’t have to be in a scale going up and back. 

(7:54) With a slide, go from 1-3-1 very slowly, sliding through all the pitches to get to each one and back. 

(10:10) Using the vowel Ah, sing 1-2-1-3-1-4-1-5.    Then back down 5-4-5-3-5-2-5-1 

(12:03) Chicken Exercise. Use bwak, bwak, bwak, etc on 1-3-5-3-1 

(13:24) Say “Boo, boo, Boo” in your head/float voice, then sing “Boo, boo, boo” with 1-5-1 

(14:25) The Boo exercise in a lower range for guys. 

(15:38) Using a lip buzz or by rolling your r’s, you can do an arpeggio for singing this one: 1-3-5-8-5-3-1 

(17:47) From Roger Love’s Book “Set Your Voice Free”, this is the Ga ga exercise. Use “ga” and do this pattern of an arpeggio: 1-3-5-8-8-8-8-5-3-1 

(19:44)  The Star Spangled Banner exercise: with the pitches from the beginning of the song, use an oh or oo and sing the first phrase.  5-3-1-3-5-8 

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  • Betty Lou Miller
    Betty Lou Miller Robbinsdale
    Excellent; I will use these frequently.

    Excellent; I will use these frequently.

  • Tara B
    Tara B
    Thanks Betty. So glad!

    Thanks Betty. So glad!

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