Free Voice Lessons
Free Voice Lessons
Welcome to omegabone.com. You should warm up your voice every time you sing. In this video I’ll be giving you a 10 minute routine. Thank you for joining me. You really should warm up your voice every single day. Warming up for 10 minutes every day is better than 2 hours once a week. Just like you would for running a marathon. You don’t just wake up one day and run a marathon. You have to start little by little, then gradually increase until you get up to the point where you can run a marathon. And then you do the marathon several times before you run the actual race with all the other people. In the same way with singing, gradually just do a little bit by little bit and now eventually you’re going to increase this 10 minute routine. But just to start out just do the 10 minutes, or you can cut it in half and just do 5 minutes and just do the buzz every day, and then add the syllables and then add some songs and then you can work up to, once you decide you want to be professional working out several hours every day.
So let’s get started. First you want to relax your body. It’s good to warm up in the morning where you’re nice and relaxed, you just woke up from a good night’s rest or maybe not a good night’s rest but you’re just now waking up. Center yourself, just think about your breath. Focus on each inhale. Focus on each exhale. Because singing is all about the breath: Breath is life. Life is music. You have to start from the beginning, you have to start with the breath. Every morning when you wake up give thanks, take in that breath and give it back. Take in the breath and give it back. Then, once you’re nice and relaxed, I want you to start breathing to your full capacity. And if you don’t know how to do that, check out my video on repertory exercises. Do that to sensitize your body. Then once you’ve done that, you’re going to start your first exercise for singing. This first exercise is called the buzz 🎶Buzzing🎶 Yes, it’s icky, yes there’s little pieces of spit, but you’re at home, you’re not going to do this in performance. But Jill Scott made a song out of it and it’s pretty dope 🎶Buzzing🎶. You want to connect the breath and you want it to pass through your voice box, but you don’t necessarily want any pitches just yet. You want to make sure that you have enough air stream to make your lips vibrate. It’s going to tickle your nose, it might tickle your cheeks and here. Good, because all of this will be sensitized so that when you start singing actual songs this is already ready to go and it knows to be activated and it’s already awake. So let’s buzz again 🎶Buzzing🎶. You’re not doing it here 🎶Buzzing🎶 you’re taking breath in and you’re pushing it through 🎶Buzzing🎶 You don’t want to fill up your cheeks (blowing air) because that’s wasted air. To make sure you have the proper energy just your lips need to buzz. 🎶Buzzing🎶
Welcome to omegabone.com. You should warm up your voice every time you sing. In this video I’ll be giving you a 10 minute routine. Thank you for joining me. So first time you’re going to go through the whole exercise with just the buzz. Then you’re going to go through your whole routine again with the syllables. And then you’re going to get started on your songs. Now if you go to my website I have 48 MP3’s of these exercises. Each exercise in all 12 keys, so that you can go as high as you want, as low as you want and, you know, put it in your player and you can customize your range and the length of the exercise. But if you do all of the exercises as a buzz first and then you do all of them with the syllables, each one, one time, the whole thing takes 10 minutes.
Your goal is to make the buzzing specific for each note. Go as high as you comfortably can without any stress, and remember the higher you go and the lower you go the more space you need. You’re going to need to remember what it felt like to yawn to create that space. 🎶Buzzing🎶
First let me give an explanation of each of the exercises. Exercise one is good for air movement. You need to pay attention to your jaw that you don’t move your jaw too much in between the E and the A. 🎶He-E-E-E, Ah-Ah-Ah-Ah, E-E-E-E, Ah-Ah-Ah-Ah, E 🎶
The second exercise is great for giving you the space in your mouth to give you a better resonance 🎶Key-Kay-Key-Kay-Key🎶 You want to make sure you have a nice round mouth, and you want it to be forward, but not too far. You don’t want it to be nasal, but you do want it to be very forward.
The third is good for your lower range, and I want you to give the W an “ooh waah” 🎶OohWah-ah-ah-ah E-E, Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah🎶 I don’t want the ooh, I don’t want it so pronounced, but make sure you give the ooh for the W 🎶OohWah-ah-ah-ah E-E, Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah🎶
The last exercise is good for your upper range 🎶Koo-koo Koo-koo-koo Koo-Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh🎶. Nice round mouth. And ooh is a nice forward vowel so that’s going to give you nice, bright, high notes.
Welcome to omegabone.com. You should warm up your voice every time you sing. In this video I’ll be giving you a 10 minute routine. Thank you for joining me.
Now, you can use any of the syllables on any of your songs. So if you’re having a particular problem with a phrase in a song, if you feel like it’s not bright enough or if you feel like it’s too bright. If it’s too bright you might want to use the lower range exercise with the Wah and the E. If you think it’s too dark and you want to make it brighter, you might want to use the exercise number 4 with the Koo. Like Dance of the Robe from Aida, from Disney’s Aida, the climax of the song requires Aida to sing an F on the second syllable of Enough. Uh is kind of dark and so in order to brighten it I’m going to sing the final phrase on Koo because Ooh is very bright, it’s a lot brighter than the Uh. So I’m going to use the Ooh to color the Uh 🎶It’s enough, it’s enough, it’s enough, it’s e-enough! But I need, I don’t want 🎶Unh🎶 that’s too nasal. I want 🎶Ooh🎶 I’d rather the sound here. So I’m going to sing it on Koo 🎶Koo-koo-koo Koo-koo-koo Koo-koo-koo Koo-koo-ooh Koo🎶 which is a lot better. So this last time, now that I have the right place for Koo, we’re going to sing it again and hopefully it’ll sound better. 🎶It’s enough, it’s enough, it’s enough, it’s e-enough!🎶 And there, there wasn’t any tension here, it’s a lot better. I still need to work on it obviously.
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