Associate Professor of Voice, Shenandoah Conservatory Artistic Director of the CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute
For centuries voice teachers have created small text based exercises for use during vocalizing. I remember warming up with “I love to sing” and “Many mumbling mice…..” These types of exercises can help break the monotony of single vowels while also bringing the articulators into the warm-up process. I like to liven things up a bit when the student needs a little energy or fun in their day by using licks from pop songs. Here are a few of my favorites. As you are listening to the radio, keep an ear out for others.