Choir Warmups #9: Vocal Warm Ups for Choir (Vocal Sigh/Siren)

In this blog post, I am going to teach you one of my top Choir Warm Ups.

This is called the Vocal Sigh/Siren and it is essential to helping your choir sound their best...

 This warm up is great for helping you figure out how warmed up your voice is.

For example, if you sing this warm up before you have sung anything else, you'll probably notice your voice feels a little tight (and not loose...)

As you continue to warm up with various exercises, your voice will get more and more loose.

This is something you can teach your singers:

Tell them that the voice needs time to warm up, and this exercise can help everyone to feel how warmed up they are.

I also like this exercise because it goes through the whole voice.  By doing the exercise, you can continue to warm up the rest of the voice!

To do this warm up with your choir is very simple.  All you have to do is:

1) Watch the following video

2) Download the Essential Choir Warm Ups cheat sheet

3) Try this warmup with your choir the next time you see them!

4) Observe the results.  These warmups are basically guaranteed to work!

Click below to watch the video:

Ok, great job!

Now you have a great warmup to try with your choir!

The next step is to get my Essential Choir Warm Ups cheat sheet so you can keep track of the warmups we learn.

Here's a link to the playlist where I demonstrate all of the warmups I use with my choirs.  I will be posting a new choir warmup each week for at least 10 weeks!

I hope this warm up helps your choir and please comment below if it has been helpful!

Happy Singing!

Dr. Mike


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