There are a limited number of vowel sounds, and these are the primary sounds you hear in sung voice. Building on the previous exercise, in this video, learn exercises that help you practice singing all vowel sounds up and down your range. This is a particularly helpful way to not only warm up your voice, but also identify where your range limits are with each shape. The multiple backing tracks provided give you the ability to practice and warm up with these exercises whenever you need them.
- Vowel scales help us engage all the little muscles…that help control the nuances of how we shape notes…in regards to tone and also in regards to diction.…You notice that some notes it's easier to sing…that particular note on a particular vowel,…like it's easier to sing notes that are right around…in the break between my chest and my head voice,…it's easier for me to sing them on an A or an O,…or pretty much any vowel except for an E,…that E sound up in that breaking register…is really a challenge to keep the soft palette…in my throat open enough that I can generate the air…to accomplish those high notes on an E vowel.…
So it's important that we practice…shaping each of these vowels…and really feeling the difference inside our,…inside our throat and where our tongue is,…all of the muscles and all of the things…that have to change to shape different vowels.…It's still a warm up but it's an opportunity for us…to practice some fundamental skills…like identifying the break in our registers…so that we can eventually grow…
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We're pleased to host this training in our library.
- Understanding scales, chords, and intervals
- Range and register
- Ear training
- Warming up your voice and body
- Building a warm-up routine
- Using yoga for the practice and performance of singing
- Shaping your vocal sound