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A HIGH REGISTER WARM UP!

These warm ups are for exercising the high/middle registers of your voice. They will make it easier to soar like a graceful goose over top notes. We’d recommend incorporating these exercises near the end of your warm-up session, to avoid straining your vocal cords.

HIGH REGISTER WARM UP

  1. Pick a note in your high register that is comfortable to sing - this shouldn’t be too near the high limit of your range. Start a little lower if you are unsure!
     

  2. Sing the word ‘sheep’ on that one pitch. You can really stress the consonants, using the ‘sh’ as a springboard into the ‘ee’, and making the ‘p’ particularly plosive. On the ‘ee’ sound, the sides of your tongue should be just touching your top back teeth.
     

  3. Sing a pitch a little bit higher than the one you have just sung, and keep ascending in pitch, always stopping before it becomes uncomfortable or tense.
     

  4. This exercise can be repeated with the word ‘geese’ also. The ‘g’ brings the vocal folds together, making it a little easier to keep breath flow consistent.

NOTE! USE CARE!

Your high register should be warmed up very carefully, softly, and slowly, as to prevent strain or damage on/to the throat. Dynamically, these warm ups should be sung between very quietly and mostly quietly, the aim being to gently allow the voice to move higher without pushing or forcing it.

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