Now, you may ask, why do we need to do warmup exercises before we sing? The answer is very simple once we think of the various other activities we do, for example running, jogging, swimming, weight-lifting and so on.
Before we perform these activities, we will usually do a warmup exercise to stretch out our muscles, as well as to warm them up so that they will be able to handle the strain and tension involved in these various activities.
Well, it is the same case for singing! Whenever we sing, we put a lot of strain and tension on our voice as well as our diaphragm muscles, and we need to do these warmup exercises to stretch out these muscles, as well as to warm them up to a certain level before we subject them to the strenuous activity of singing.
One important point to note is that our vocal cords (VOICE) and our breath (AIR) should preferably be in balance with each other when we are singing, and one cannot do without the other.
This means that we cannot produce sound without air going across our vocal cords, and vice versa, if we do not have our vocal cords, we would be unable to produce sound even if we have more than enough
breath for support!
Click on the respective links above to learn more about each of these vocal warmup techniques, as well as how they help to build a strong and healthy voice for us to be able to sing better!
I have also compiled some easy-to-apply tips for warming up your voice, and these will help to prevent any damage that you could do to your voice if you do not follow these tips religiously! Our vocal cords are very tiny and brittle, and any form of abuse wil definitely be harmful to our vocal muscles.
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Once we have thoroughly understood the various vocal warmup techniques and exercises, we will be well on our way to developing a strong and healthy voice that will form the basis of great singing!
These exercises also help to build strength in our vocal muscles, much like how lifting weights will help to build our biceps and triceps into beautiful and strong muscles!