Vocal Exercises -
Build a Great Singing Voice!
Vocal Exercises are extremely important for us to develop a great singing voice. The various scales and drills that I have included will provide an introduction to basic vocal training, and the various aspects of our singing voice that we would wish to refine.
For those who really wish to work on your voice, it is essential for you to get a good vocal instructor who can guide you and teach you how to strengthen your voice in a safe manner while reducing your dependency on various bad singing habits or singing problems.
Before we begin with these vocal exercises, it is very important for us to warm up our voices with some simple vocal warmups, so that our vocal cords are well stretched and our voices are ready to take on the challenging singing exercises that lay ahead.
You may also wish to check out some of the Personal Singing Book Recommendations that I have made in my website. These are books on singing that in my experience are extremely useful to vocal training as well as singing education.
Now, there are various voice training exercises that I will introduce to you in this section, and they will touch on the following aspects of your voice when singing:
Click on the links for each of the topics above to find out more about these basic aspects of vocal training, and how they can help you develop a great singing voice!
For those who know of other useful Vocal Exercises that have worked wonders for you, do send it in using the form below, and help to guide the many budding singers all around the world who are in need of great singing advice!
Your contributions will be formatted into a web page on my website, and you can also link this webpage back to your own website to allow others to share in your singing knowledge as well!
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Help Guide other Singers with Your Most Useful Vocal Exercises!
There are many Vocal Exercises online that claim to be effective and useful.
But, we all know that NOT ALL of them are really as good as they claim to be! The results could be disastrous if amateur singers were to practice exercises that damage their voices.
You can help prevent this from happening, by providing us with the Vocal Exercises that truly WORKED for you!
Help prevent vocal damage by teaching others the right way to train their voices now!
Vocal Exercises That Worked For Others!
Click below to see the useful vocal exercises that have been tried and tested by other singers!
You start humming a low hum and then bounce to a higher hum then keep doing that for 3 weeks and you will notice that your voice will now go higher.
Bouncing Do Re Mi
This pitching exercise can be done in either solfege or in numbers; the choir I’m in learns how to say 1-8 in a new language every month for this exercise, …
‘The Number Scale’
The scale is something like this:
1; 1,2,1; 1, 2, 3, 2, 1; 1, 2, 3, 4, 3, 2, 1; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1; etc up until u get to eight (I guess you …
The ‘Do Re Me Fa So La Ti Do’ Drill
Lindsey from USA shares with us her vocal exercise:
Ok so basically it goes like this -
Do Do Re Do Do Re Mi Re Do Do Re Mi Fa Mi Re Do Do Re Mi …
This is to Exercise Your Diaphragm
What you have to do is get a binder or a book. Lay down on the ground or on a flat surface and place the binder or book on your stomach and start singing. …
Developing Reading and Pitching Skills based on Solfege
The first step would be to grab a solfege educated friend and a piano . Next, learn the solfege hand signs so that you are familiar with them and can …
This vocal exercise goes like this:
The singer should begin in a comfortable lower register and divide each syllable …
Ma, Ma, Ma!
All you have to do is say, “Ma, ma, ma… MA! Ma! Ma.” So 1 being the lowest, 3 being highest, the pitch is:
1, 1, 1… 3! 2! 1.
1-3-5-3 Not rated yet
Sing “Do, Me, So, Me, Do, Fa, La, Fa, Do, So, So, Do, Do, Ti, Do.” with the proper note, then sing “1, 3, 5, 3, 1, 4, 6, 4, 1, 5, 5, 1, 1, 7, 1″ With the …
Developing Good Breathing Habits (two exercises actually) Not rated yet
I learned this from a professional. What you do is breathe in “through a straw” (very slowly with your mouth in a small O shape) and then release the air …
Sing ″Mama made me mash my m&m″For Vocal Exercise Not rated yet
As a very good singer,I can say that this is one of the easiest. Change the the pitch each time you sing it. It loosens your voice. Make sure your mouth …
HOW TO DEVELOP THE VOICE Not rated yet
The voice is a natural instrument, therefore we must take care of it. Although some people are very gifted in singing. But those of you with bad voice …
Don’t hold back! Not rated yet
When you ever hold back on high notes, your voice can go off or break. Go to a place you are alone and then find out the real limits of your voice without …
Speaking the notes Not rated yet
A great way to develop your chest notes is to speak the tones, rather than sing them. This exercise has helped me a lot to develop my chest voice. It helped …
High fly, Low-bye Not rated yet
My singing teacher gets us to sing in high voices,with fast rhymes and in low voices, with slow lullabies.
Example for high fly: Seven little mice ate …
Lying down improving tip!!!!!!!:))))) Not rated yet
Lay down on your back, and then put your hand on your stomach, and sing with varying dynamics.
Aaron’s comment: Lying on your back does help to reduce …
Tongue Twist Not rated yet
Understand: The higher the number (5) the higher the pitch. The lower the number (1) the lower the pitch.
Make it Difficult: This helps with singing …
For all of these vocal exercises provided by me on my website, as well as by all your readers out there, do make sure that you breathe well for singing and support your voice well with your breath, producing a well-balanced voice with a good mix of breath and sound! Do practise some simple breathing exercises if you need to strengthen your breath support for singing.
The various voice training exercises will only be effective if we are able to use a balanced voice during our training sessions, as an overly airy voice would mean that we are not engaging the vocal cords and their muscles properly, whereas an overly tight and strained voice would mean that we are using too much force and friction when we are singing!
Do also take note that our jaw, throat and chin should all be suitably relaxed during our voice training practices, as any strain in these parts would lead us to develop unhealthy singing habits!
There will be many music resources as well as vocal sound clips uploaded on this website to guide you in your vocal training at home. These are meant only to be a guide and are not meant to replace proper vocal training by a trained vocal coach, which will certainly be preferable.
An IMPORTANT note for ALL to adhere to strictly: If you should find that your voice or throat starts to hurt during your vocal training sessions, STOP your vocal exercises and REST your voice immediately! This will help you to avoid any vocal damage that might occur during your self-practice.
Do also take good care of your voice by taking note of various good and bad singing foods as well as voice care tips, as these will help you to take care of your voice before, during and after your vocal training.
There are also many pitching exercises for singing available on this website for you to practise with, so that you would be able to master various song repertoire and difficult pitches with ease!
Vocal Exercises, if done properly and safely, would be able to achieve the desired effect and help you to develop a healthy and great singing voice!