Vocal work out

Breath support/ diaphragm
Breathing exercise – Step 1

‣ Inhale 2 tiny sips per count on 10
Exhale 2 tiny hisses per count on 20

‣Inhale 2 tiny sips per count on 10
Exhale 1 long sustained hiss on 20

‣Inhale 2 tiny sips per count on 10
Exhale a long sustained pitch on 20
Breathing exercise – Step 2

‣ Inhale 1 long continuous sip on 10
Exhale 2 tiny hisses per count on 20

‣Inhale 1 long continuous sip on 10
Exhale 1 long sustained hiss on 20

‣Inhale 1 long continuous sip on 10
Exhale a long sustained pitch on 20
Breathing exercise – Step 3

‣ Inhale 1 tiny sip on 1 count
Exhale 2 tiny hisses per count on 20

‣ Inhale 1 tiny sip on 1 count
Exhale 1 long sustained hiss on 20

‣ Inhale 1 tiny sip on 1 count
Exhale a long sustained pitch on 20
Warm up
Octave slide with straw
‣ Slide all the way up and down, no big jump to the high tone
‣ Support upper tones by using your perineum
5th slide liptrill
‣ Support upper tones by engaging your perineum and diaphragm

5th slide humming
‣ Support upper tones by engaging your perineum and diaphragm
‣ Alternative with other vocal consonants: twang (ng), m, n, v, z…
Octave arpeggio liptrill
Octave slide liptrill/oo
Resonance
5th slide mee-aa
Octave arpeggio + descending arpeggio
‣ Place resonance forward, bright
‣ Support from perineum
Octave arpeggio + descending arpeggio SLOW
‣ Place resonance forward, bright
‣ Support from perineum
5th slide twang/a
‣ Hold the resonance in your cheek bones as you open on the A
Flexibility
5-note scale
‣ movement comes from diaphragm
‣ no “h” before the vowel
‣ try on different vowels (ee ay o oo)
Octave arpeggio + descending scale
‣ Perineum to support higher tones
‣ Stay light and gentle on the throat
Octave slide + descending scale
‣ slide all the way up
‣ use your support for a consistent sound
‣ be super light as you scale down
Descending scale
‣ switch mechanism when needed – try to smoothen the passage
3-5-9 note up and down scale
Blending
Octave arpeggio
‣ sing focusing on softening the passage from heavy to light mechanism (chest / head voice)
Octave slide + descending scale
‣ slide all the way up
‣ use your support for a consistent sound
‣ be super light as you scale down
5th arpeggio on NEY
‣ nasal and bright resononance
‣ use your support to reach higher pitches
Octave arpeggio on NEY
‣ nasal and bright resononance
‣ use your support to reach higher pitches
Descending 5th Run

Descending 5th Slide

Descending 5th Slide – slow

Pop Rock slide

Descending swing arpeggio

Octave slides
Onset
5-note descending pattern
▸ no h
‣ no glottal attack

5-note arpeggio ii aa
▸ no h
‣ no glottal attack
‣ try with different vowels

Belting
5th slide tongue out
▸ stick your tongue out!
▸ go as high as you can without switching into your light mechanism
▸ don’t lift up your chin
▸ stay connected with your core and pelvic floor

Octave arpeggio NEY
▸ go as high as you can without switching into your light mechanism
▸ don’t lift up your chin
▸ stay connected with your core and pelvic floor

Octave arpeggio YA
▸ go as high as you can without switching into your light mechanism
▸ don’t lift up your chin
▸ stay connected with your core and pelvic floor

Pentatonic work
Descending minor penta pattern YA
▸ 8th notes
▸ 16th notes

Descending A min pentatonic
▸ 4er notes
▸ 8th notes
▸ triplets
▸ 16th notes

Minor pentatonic descending pattern
▸ stay as light as you can
Head voice
Descending pattern
▸ Stay light and gentle
▸ Relax your neck
▸ Keep your jaw relaxed and opened
Pitch
Humming yo-yo
▸ feel the bright resonance generated by your hum
▸ keep the frontal vibrant resonance into your aa