Meow or Me mo ma ma exercise

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'Lee' broken chord exercise

Make sure the 2nd half of this exercise is really slidey - it doesn't sound nice and it doesn't have to!

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Straw exercise

Here's another slidey one that I recommend singing through a straw. You can also use "oo" or "ng" of "sing." If you use the straw and you feel it vibrating - that mean's you're doing it right!

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A E I O U exercise

While you're singing this, you want to be thinking of the letters A, E, I O and U, but you're going to be singing "Eh, Ee, Uh, Oh & Oo." This is a nice warm up, but the focus is on vowel sounds and shapes. Each one should merge into the next, almost as if it's one sound.

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Waves exercise

This is a good warm up as well as a fab resonance exersice. Sing this to the noise "ng" (as if you've said the word "sing" and you stay on the end of it). Imagine the waves crashing up on the shore as you sing this (hence the name)!

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Siren exercise

The siren exercise is fantastic for a quick warm up, as it gets into all the nooks and crannies. Sing this to the noise "ng" of the word "sing." Start at any note, slide up as high as you feel comfortable then slide down like a siren (hence the name) as low as you feel comfortable (not as high or low as you can). Do this a few times in a row. Here's an example of me doing it:

Ha ha exercise

This one is great for getting to grips with diaphragmatic breathing. Think about a time you have belly laughed and try to feel your stomach muscles contracting with each 'ha.'

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Scale exercise (advanced)

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Ahh exercise (advanced)

This exercise is all about vocal control, but it's also a fantastic warm up!

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I Like to Sing exercise (advanced)

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Fricatice Consonants exercise

This is a fantastic exercise to help feel the movement in the abdonimal muscles - repeat each sound 5 times in quick succesion with your hand on your belly.

Do the first two collums to begin with, then do the middle and last ones. For the last one, do the middle collum as before, and then merge the last sound into the word.

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Tongue Twister

Here is my favourite tongue twister I learned at primary school. It comes in 4 sections and I've split them up into syllables. Go slowly to begin with and make sure to enunciate. Once you feel you've got it, try singing it to a scale. I've recorded some examples for you to hear.

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Teaching and Learning Resources

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Here you can find our teaching resources page.

We will have vocal warm-ups and things to suppliment lessons.

 
 

Vocal Warm ups

Here are some of the vocal warm-ups I use with students. Please use these to warm up at home.

If you have a higher voice, match my pitch, but if you have a lower voice (i.e. male) please start an octave below me. These warm ups are designed so no one is left wanting more, so please stop if you feel it's out of your range, too difficult or painful!

If you would like me to make a copy for your specific vocal range, please get in touch.

 

Interval Training

If you're working on the 'playback' part of your Trinity Rock and Pop exams, then use this interval training game to help get used to how intervals sound.

On the right of the page, you can customise it to only play intervals that you want to test yourself on. Here are the list of intervals you will have for your grade: