Again and again, I'm surprised about how many singing students who have taken lessons before don't know the difference between chest voice and head voice.
It's usually one of these scenarios:
- they have taken lessons from a teacher who is only classically trained. If that teacher is a soprano,...
Warming up your voice is important. But you should do it in a very intentional way, not just do random exercises that may not even suit your voice type or help you address any problems.
In this warm-up, we focus on getting rid of constrictions so you can sing with a free voice and an open sound.
If you don't know where to put your arms when you sing, this video will help you a lot. Not only will I show you why you need to start with NOT moving your arms, but I will also dive deep into WHAT to do when you're on stage, with and without a mic.
Register transitions and dealing with your passaggio, or your bridge, are always tricky. That's why it's a great idea to focus on these in your warm-up. Here are some exercise ideas for you.
1. The Plan
2. Warm-up each register
3. Head Voice
4. Chest Voice
I'm so excited about today's collaboration with Jeff Rolka. He is such a great vocal pedagogue and has become a great friend, so make sure to also check out the video on his channel in which I teach about the soprano passaggio: