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Voice Exercises Training Center

Welcome to the My Voice Exercises training center. We have all of the resources you need to strengthen your voice. Voice exercises, vocal techniques, and ear training to help you advance your skill level in singing are just some of the useful pieces of information youll find here.

Breathing Exercises

Breathing Exercises for Singing Additional Breathing Exercises for Singing

Voice Warm-up Exercises

Vocal Warm-up Exercises Singing Warm-up Exercises

Voice Projection

Voice Projection Exercises Voice Resonance Exercises Voice Exercises for a Stronger Singing Voice

Voice Control

Voice Control Exercises Vocal Technique and Sound Placement Vocal Training with Ear and Pitch Exercises

Deep Voice Exercises

Exercises for a Deeper Voice Exercises for the Mature Singing Voice Neck Exercises to Deepen the Voice

Breathing Exercises For SingingPosted in Breathing Exercises, Singing Exercises, Voice Warm Ups by admin Prior to learning how to sing, you should first learn breathing exercises for singing to control your breathing so that when you do sing, you perform at your optimal level. All humans are born with the natural ability to breathe. Unfortunately, as people grow older, they get lazy with their breathing habits. People develop the habit of taking shallow breaths, which improperly uses only the upper part of the lungs. This impedes the natural use of your full lung space.

Anatomy of BreathingBefore you learn breathing exercises for singing and how to properly maximize vocal effectiveness, it is helpful to first understand the basic anatomy of the human respiratory system.

Your lungs are surrounded by a muscle structure called the diaphragm. The diaphragm is connected to your ribs and acts as an inflation apparatus. Highly effective singers learn to manipulate their diaphragm system and control the rate and volume of air that is exhaled. This in turn affects the quality of a singers voice. To understand how the diaphragm works in practice, try holding your hand in front of your face and breathing on it slowly. Pay special attention to your diaphragm as you

breathe outwards. As you breathe out, feel you stomach move inwards as air is exhaled. Allow your stomachs inward movement to flow naturally; you dont want to suck in your stomach. Allow the diaphragm to steadily deflate at its own natural pace until you reach the end of your breath. This contracting motion is the correct breathing method to use when you are singing. Singers should not force excess air through their vocal chords in an attempt to produce a stronger sound. Pushing the diaphragm can place excess pressure against your vocal chords and this can cause damage to the voice. Singing is accomplished when a person expands the lungs by breathing in and controlling the amount of air exhaled, while singing a note. When a singer breathes in, you can imagine the diaphragm as the muscular support for the lungs as your lungs expand like a balloon. When you sing, you are simply slowing down the exit rate of air as your lungs deflate and air is exhaled. Most adults adopt shallow breathing habits and actively use only the top half of their lungs during normal respiration. However, the best way to breathe and the correct breathing method you should use for singing is to use the entire lung, filling the balloon in its entirety. This way singers have more air available, and you also take advantage of an extra set of refined muscles (the diaphragm and abdomen) to assist in the control of air exhalation and singing notes.

Breathing Exercises for SingingPractice the exercise outlined below to improve your breathing control for singing. The exercise might feel exhaustive at first, but try to incorporate this into your daily routine. You will find that over time, your body will need less effort to breath, and you will have greater control over your diaphragm and abdominal muscles when singing.

Lay down flat on your back. Place both hands on your stomach with your fingers pointing towards your belly button. Take a deep breath and concentrate on filling your stomach with air. You should not be filling yourself with air to the point of bursting, but make sure you inhale deeply enough that there is a noticeable difference between a deep and shallow breath. Feel your stomach expand and notice how your hands gently rise up and outwards as your chest also expands. This inhalation process occurs not only at the front of the body but also on the sides and back of your body as well. Exhale slowly for five seconds. Repeat this exercise 10x

Integrate these breathing exercises for singing into your daily routine. Practice this every morning in bed after you wake up, and practice once more before you go to sleep. The breathing exercise for singing only takes 5 to 10 minutes a day. Once you feel comfortable practicing this routine, you can gradually increase this workout to 3 or 4 times a day. Once you master this technique, you can start to practice as often as possible. Perform breathing exercises while sitting, standing, or even while youre doing everyday tasks. Practice until breathing from your abdomen becomes a natural habit. You can also try exercises to improve your breathing control.

While exhaling on a single breath, try singing numbers. Start with the number 1, singing each number in a clear, strong voice Sing out the numbers in sequential order, and see how far you can get. Continue to practice this breathing control exercise for singing until you can reach the number 25 without straining or running out of breath.

Additional Breathing Exercises for SingingPosted in Breathing Exercises, Vocal Exercises, Voice Warm Ups by admin This article builds on the principles learned from the introduction. It seeks to teach additional breathing techniques for singing to improve your breathing capacity and control during vocalization. As we mentioned in the first article about breathing exercises for singing, breathing properly is a foundational skill for good singing. When you sing, you are carrying tones using the flow of air in your breath. If you have greater control over your airflow, you will possess greater control over your singing tone. It might help to imagine a kite flying in the air. With a strong flowing air current, the kite flies smoothly and steadily in the sky. If there is an inconsistent flow of air, the kite dips and bobs uncontrollably. Your singing voice is just like the flying kite. With a strong steady flow of air, your voice will effortlessly flow to our ears. However, if the airflow in your lungs is not controlled well, your voice will quiver and break. However, prior to attempting these exercises, please make note that inhaling more oxygen than what your body is used to can cause dizziness. You should always use caution and stand close to a support in case you feel lightheaded. Always consult your Doctor before starting a new exercise routine.

The Four Count Breathing ExerciseProper breathing while singing engages the diaphragm. Practice the routine outlined below to reinforce good breathing habits.

Inhale deeply, then exhale completely Inhale and exhale Inhale again, only this time, inhale for four seconds. Hold your breath for four seconds, then exhale for four seconds and wait four seconds before inhaling again

Repeat the four second breathing exercise 3 times in a row

Inhale 2 3 4, Hold 2 3 4 Exhale 2 3 4 and Wait 2 3 Again. Inhale 2 3 4, Hold 2 3 4 Exhale 2 3 4 and Wait 2 3 Last Time. Inhale 2 3 4, Hold 2 3 4 Exhale 2 3 4 and Wait 2 3 4. You can practice this exercise everyday. Forming superior breathing habits is all about repetition. The more you practice breathing with your diaphragm, the stronger the habit will become, and the greater control you will have over your voice. As you become more skilled, increase the length of time in between breathing phases. Inhale for 8, 12, or even 16 seconds. Try varying the time between inhalation and exhalation. Singing incorporates many different phrase lengths, so you should practice managing different patterns of airflow.

Bend Over Breathing Exercise

Stand with your feet about shoulders width apart Bend over at the waist, such that your hands are almost touching the floor. Relax your head and shoulders completely From this position, begin to inhale Let your torso rise a little with the inhalation of the breath Allow your body to slump down again as you exhale Take a second breath, allowing your body to rise as you breathe in, and fall as you breathe out On your third breath, gradually straighten your torso to the upright position, and slowly raise your arms above your head. The goal is to lift your rib cage higher. Make sure you continue to breathe in slowly throughout this movement. Allow your body to slump down again as you exhale Repeat this exercise three more times.

Arm Stretch Breathing Exercise

Stand up straight with your weight positioned slightly more on one foot than the other Relax your stomach muscles and breathe in slowly As you inhale, raise your arms sideways to shoulder level, then bring them forward, stretching as far in front of you as possible. You should be inhaling during this entire movement Exhale and relax your arms back down Repeat this exercise 4 times

Panting Breathing Exercise

Sit in a comfortable chair, with back straight and good posture Start panting, taking quick, deep breaths. 1 second for inhalation, 1 second exhalation Perform 20-30 repetitions Take a 2 minute break

Then pant faster, about half a second for inhalation, half a second for exhalation Perform 20-30 repetitions Take a 2 minute break Try panting even faster, aiming for quarter second inhalation, and quarter second exhalation P