Vocal Exercise Routine No. 1 (Outcome 4)
Objective: Focus on getting used to doing vocal exercises and becoming more sensitive to how your own voice sounds and feels.
What This Means:
You love to sing but probably have had little to no experience in consistent vocal training with a coach. As a result, you may not have had the opportunity to really understand your voice and to discover just how incredible it truly is.
Learning to feel and hear your own voice is a HUGELY important part of vocal development. Without this awareness, it can be hard for you to determine what feels off balanced in your singing or what you’d like to improve about it.
The exercises in “Vocal Exercise Routine 1” are designed to be generally helpful to singers regardless of their main area of struggle.
When you practice these exercises, I recommend that you video record yourself as you do them and then listen back to yourself. I also recommend that you make this a habit for when you practice singing songs as well. This may seem awkward at first, especially if you’re generally uncomfortable with being in front of a camera, but it is absolutely worth doing. The more you can get used to watching and listening to yourself sing, the more you’ll train your ears to notice the way your voice sounds. If you’ve never done this before, your voice may very well sound foreign to you when you listen back the first time, but remember, this is the voice that other people hear when you sing.
The goal for you is to practice paying more attention to the way your voice sounds and feels when you sing. The more you get used to listening to yourself sing, the faster you will be at noticing the habits that may be getting in the way of your ability to sing freely and expressively, and the easier it will be for you to start making progress!
Online Vocal Academy always recommends that you work with a qualified, experienced vocal coach to determine the best vocal training approach for your voice. These vocal exercises provided are designed to help you strengthen your vocal technique and improve your performance skill, but as we are not working directly with you, we have no way to ensure that you are practicing them appropriate and safely. Therefore, if you wish to practice the vocal exercises, you agree that you do so at your own risk, that you are voluntarily participating in these exercises, that you assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge the Online Vocal Academy from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown, arising out of the Online Vocal Academy. The information provided is not intended to be a substitute for professional vocal training advice.