Episode 019 | Tara B |Voice Exercises for Flexibility


On today’s episode, Tara gives singers many exercises to help keep their voices limber, flexible and free. As we age, it takes more effort to make sure that our voices are able to be agile when we sing. The vocalises here are to help each person maintain a youthful, healthy voice. 

(1:55) Some of the ways our voices age are: slower vibrato and vocal runs that are not as easy for us to do. 

Exercises for Keeping Vocal Agility: 

(3:32) 1. Lip buzz (arpeggio) 1-3-5-8-5-3-1 

(5:10) 2. Thirds up and down with a “bwa”. (Starting slowly at first) 

              1-3-2-4-3-5-4-6-5-7-6-8-7-9-8          8-10-7-9-6-8-5-7-4-6-3-5-2-3-2 

(7:15) 3. Mum, mum, etc       1-2-1-2-1-2-1-2-1-2-3-4-5-4-3-2-1 

(8:50) 4. Use “ma” first, then “ha” on staccato and then “yah” for the last one. 

  1  1-2-3   3-4-5    5-6-7-8-9-10-11   11-10-9    9-8-7   7-6-5-4-3-2-1 

(12:17) 5. Ya, ya (slower, then faster).    1-3-5-3-1-4-6-4-1-3-5-3-1 

(13:17) 6. Intervals from the root to the 5th (You can also go to the octave and back if you want) 

    1-2-1-3-1-4-1-5           5-4-5-3-5-2-5-1 

(15:35) 7. You can use a “yah”, “mah” or “ah”       

                1    2-3-4-5-6-7-8       7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (2x through) 

(17:41) 8. 3 different vowels to use:  “ah” + “oo” + “ee” 

                1-5     4-3-2       1-5     4-3-2     1-5      4-3-2-1 

                (ah)                     (oo)                  (ee) 

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