Why a Vocal Warmup Can Make or Break
Updated: Feb 14, 2022
Here is why...
Vocal warm ups are important for many reasons and can make or break a singing session!
Consider yourself an athlete to an invisible instrument.
You can’t see it and you can’t feel it but you do need to take care of it. How you make sound is complex and involves four main components. Your respiratory system (breath), resonatory system (where the sound travels through), phonatory system (how the sound is produced by breath flow) and your brain. With all these components in action, you should treat your vocal warm up like a stretch before going to the gym to work out.
Warming up your voice before singing not only helps to release unnecessary tension from your body and throat, but will also keep you sounding your best and can assist in preventing vocal damage. In addition to those previous points, warming up consistently before singing will help keep your voice healthy and limber.
So how should you start an everyday singing session?
Keep in mind to start small and slow. Firstly, stretch your body and try some star jumps to get the blood pumping. Then do some lip trills, straw phonation or gentle hums to start your vocal warm up! This will absolutely help you make the most of your singing session and set you up perfectly for an audition, recording or performance.