Warmups and Exercises

It's only taken 5 years. Here is a selection of warm up and vocal exercise piano tracks for you to sing along with. Most of them are self-explanatory and will have been exercises that we will have used at one time or another at Vocalese. If some of them make no sense at all, ask me at choir and I'll demonstrate.

For first thing in the morning or starting out your warm ups, I recommend the "123454321 full range" or "Hum and vowels over 5 notes" - smaller intervals are good for loosening things up. It doesn't matter what you sing to them, but a good use of "hum and vowels" would be humming to the first cycle of up and down notes and then immediately change to a vowel for the next bit ... so... mm-mm-mm-mm-mm-mm-mm-mm-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ahhhh. I can't believe I just typed that out!

For the more adventurous, there is the "Bella Senora extension"

Anyway, use them, abuse them, ignore them... I don't mind! See ya around...