Warm Up For Your Life - Introduction 

Trained singers understand the importance of warming up the voice and it becomes a part of their daily vocal routine. It isn't because their voice teachers tell them to do so, it's because it's important for the health and longevity of the voice. 

 

How many of you singers go to your "gig" or performances without warming up first? In other words you just sing your songs without any vocal preparation. You can argue that it doesn't make a difference for you but in the long run it will. 

 

Real warm ups with…

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Breathing: For Singing and Life 

 

Breathing is an essential part of life and provides us with oxygen to our cells and rids the body of waste. As singers we value the importance of being able to regulate our breath and increase our lung capacity for strength and endurance. Over the course of my many years as an educator I have observed that breathing seems to be one of the most misunderstood activities. As a result it can affect our ability to produce volume, quality of tone, and well-supported phrases.

 

The function of breathing

Many…

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