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‘Sirens’ Vocal Warm Up – Sing Opera Now – Vocal Exercise

This singing exercise is amazing for warming up your voice anywhere, anytime because it really doesn’t require a reference pitch from an instrument. So you can do these “sirens” in the car, at home, in the shower, etc.

As you slide your voice from the chest voice (bottom half of your singing voice) to the head voice (top half of your singing voice), be extremely aware of the sensations in your throat.

Stay relaxed and don’t strain but experiment with making adjustments to the fine muscles of your larynx. In other words, play around with the different feelings you can produce in your throat. I know that sounds ambiguous but just try it and you’ll FEEL what I’m talking about.

The idea is to gradually change disengage the fine muscles responsible for producing chest voice and engage the muscles involved in producing the head voice. What you’re searching for is the right “configuration” of muscle engagement in your voicebox.

Learning to make these adjustments is just as important for singing opera as for singing other styles of music IF you want the transition from head voice to chest voice to be smooth and to sound like ONE instrument…

This takes a lot of time, practice and experimentation so don’t be worried if you don’t know what the heck I’m talking about at first or you can’t get it. You will. Just keep playing and stay fully aware at all times. 🙂 – Vic

If you want to learn the fundamentals of Opera Singing, I’ve recorded a short and comprehensive video lesson that you can download and work with right on your computer! Check it out here:

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