Favorite Warm-Ups

Hey Singers!

Copy and paste these links below into a separate window and you’ll be able to listen to and download MP3s of some of my favorite vocal warm-up exercises.  Sing along and enjoy!  More to come in time…

Warmup #1 Ahh54321

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WarmUps #2 EhOhEh

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Video WarmUp #1watch?v=MvvRAzo5h2w

Ep. 26 Lesson on vocal fold physiology with guest Dani Palomino

In this episode, Sara brings on guest Dani Palomino, our resident technique teacher at the LA Music Academy College of Music to give us a lesson on physiology of the vocal folds.  Lurkers, come out and leave some comments to tell us how you like, as I’d like to have her on the show regularly.

The competition is still going!  Tell your friends about SingingTV.com, get them to sign up via RSS or email (which we got back up and working now), and either comment or write me an email at sara@singingtv.com.  The person who get the most subscribers wins a free Skype lesson with me!

Ep. 25 An Impromptu Lesson with Producer Andy Thompson

In this episode Sara gives an impromptu lesson to producer Andy Thompson, who happened to be over for dinner.  Andy, a brilliant musician and producer, had a question about how to keep his voice from wavering.  Click here for more information on Andy Thompson.

Don’t forget, the competition is still on!

Competition rules:

All you have to do is spread the love.  Tell your friends on Twitter, Facebook, and email about SingingTV.  All they have to do is subscribe (via RSS or email) and leave a comment mentioning you by your email address or disqus name.  The person with the most mentions in the comments by midnight on May 2nd wins a half hour voice lesson (via Skype) with Sara!

Ep. #24 Relaxing your jaw and big announcement!

In this episode Sara shows you how to relax you jaw and massage it in case you’re finding that you have a tough time dropping your jaw or opening your mouth. She’s also announcing SingingTV’s first competition! Make sure to watch that! To see competition rules, make SURE you are watching at the website, http://www.SingingTV.com, not a third party site (Youtube, etc.).

Competition rules:

All you have to do is spread the love.  Tell your friends on Twitter, Facebook, and email about SingingTV.  All they have to do is subscribe (via RSS or email) and leave a comment mentioning you by your email address or wordpress login.  The person with the most mentions in the comments by midnight on May 2nd wins a half hour voice lesson (via Skype) with Sara!

Ep. #23 Water.

Why water?  How does water work?  Do I need to hydrate my vocal cords?  How much water do I need to drink?  If I drink water before a gig, will I be better hydrated?  In this episode, Sara tells you all about water!

Ep. 22 Muscle Memory and the Voice

In this episode Sara explains muscle memory and the voice.

Ep. 21 Sara’s Favorite Warmup

In this episode, Sara shows you her favorite warmup and how to practice it to help with things like breath control as well as muscle memory and more. Then she runs out of breath. Hm…let’s consider that a teaching moment and post it anyway. :)

Ep. # 20 How To Get Better At Singing

Hey Singers!

This one may seem like a no brainer, but you’d be surprised at how difficult it can be just to get people to PRACTICE.  You know what they say about how to get to Carnegie Hall…

Ep. #19 How to speak/sing into the mic.

Hey singers AND speakers!

I have a BIG pet peeve.  My pet peeve is when people (anyone, but particularly speakers) speak into a microphone from too far way.  They ask for the mic to be turned up, and then they get feedback.  Public speakers LISTEN UP!  You don’t have to be afraid of the microphone.  It’s there to amplify your voice.  Use it.  Check out this episode to see basics on how to speak/sing into the common handheld (dynamic cardioid) microphone.

Ep. #18 How to keep an open throat

Hey Singers!

In this episode of Singing TV, Sara Leib shows you what it means to keep an open throat.  Keeping an open throat, also called “raising your soft palate” is important in singing.  This little tip will help you raise your soft palate by opening your throat.  Enjoy!