Top 10 Exercises for Your Vocal Health By John Henny

Monday, June 11, 2012 by Thomas, Michele | Vocal Technique

I posted this article on my Pinterest page and it was so popular I thought I should post again here. This also gives you a taste of the types of vocal methods used at Soulstream Music Studio. Enjoy!

"As a voice teacher, I've found certain exercises that work well for most singers and help get fast results. Unless noted, they can be used with any scale. But a word of caution: Don't take any of these exercises higher than is comfortable. You can listen to my podcasts at www.speechlevelpodcast.com for some examples.


1. Glides Through a Straw


Blow air through a small stirring straw while phonating glides up and down through your range. The backpressure created by the resistance of the straw presses down on the vocal cords and helps decrease puffiness, a major source of vocal trouble.


2. Lip Trills


This is a variation of the straw exercise. Gently blow air through closed lips, keeping them relaxed, and sing an uh vowel underneath. Your lips should start to trill. The resistance of the bubbling lips helps maintain cord closure, an important element of good singing..."

Read the rest of the article here...http://www.backstage.com/bso/content_display/advice/e3ie06621b26606865031b81959198fff07