Every week I get together with a fabulous group of singers for the Weekly Vocal Workout. This week I'm unable to host the live class, so it is prerecorded. I thought it would be nice to share the session here, and also use the blank scales from episode 48, demonstrating how I would choose to use them and which exercises I would match with each scale.
The blank scales are for you to use as you please, but I wanted to share some exercises that I'd run with my weekly vocal workout class along with the scales to help you get the maximum benefit.
Here’s the outline, with timestamps too.
1: Straw with revs at the top
Slide on a 5th
2: Long form lip rolls (2:30)
1.5 octave run
3: Hum with ahh, and a descending scale. Can be a hum or with a straw (5:00)
Slide on 5th with steps down
4: NG from top note. You can also use the straw for this one as well. (8:30)
Slide on 5ths
5: Low placed luh shape. You can pull dopey chest tones up or just let it move freely towards the top (remembering we are warming up not strengthening, but it’s good to wake up the lower tones)Jumping through a triad
6:Be. Gently tap through the notes using compression on the “B” (12:50)
5ths hitting each note up and down
7: Whys or Meows to dig into pharyngeal / nasal resonance in your head. (16:20)
1 octave at intervals.
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