Vocal Exercise Routine No. 2

Objective: Focus on adding more chest tone into your singing.

What this means:

Chest tone is what gives your voice its power, strength and vibrancy. It’s the tone of voice most of us use when we speak to one another. 

If you were to think of chest tone like a particular colour, it might be deep and rich, like a dark red or deep sea blue. Without sufficient chest tone in your singing, it becomes hard to sound powerful and resonant. In fact, you may feel like it's hard to project when you sing and that you run out of air very quickly. 

The exercises in “Vocal Exercise Routine 2” can help you to add more chest tone ‘colouring’ into your voice.

When you practice these exercises, pay particular attention to your volume, how much air you’re using and where your energy is coming from. You never want to practice loudly so keep your volume at a comfortable level — like you’re having a casual conversation with a friend at a cafe. You also need a lot less air when you practice your exercises, so try to challenge yourself to use as little air as possible when you sing. Also, you never want to feel like you’re forcing these sounds from your throat. Your energy should always be directed down towards your lower abdominal area. 

The goal for you is to learn what chest tone feels and sounds like in your voice and to practice blending this tonal quality into your singing in an even and balanced way.

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.