Watch my video below for a Vocal Exercise to help you sound as great onstage as you do while singing in your car!
SINGING TO GO!
of us are on the go and we love to sing but singing in the car without
warming up first can actually harm your voice! Every time you sing you
should always warm up your voice. Warming up your voice is similar to
stretching before you run. It gets the muscles warmed up and frees any
tension in your voice.
1. Begin with Dot's 4x4x8 Breathing to center the mind and encourage a peaceful soul (taught in lessons & available on my Practicing CORE Vocal Power® CD)
2. Dot's Simple Stretches - to release tension in the neck jaw and tongue
3. Lip trills - to balance the vocal chords and take the edge off your passage areas
4. Resonating - to enjoy and expand the depth and tone of your voice.
Warming up does not need to take longer than 15 minutes. Doing it daily will provide a foundation for a strong, healthy voice.
TOP 3 QUESTIONS ABOUT SINGING ON THE GO
Q - What's the difference between warming up your voice, and training your voice?
Warming up your voice prepares it for singing and never goes past where
you're comfortable. Vocal training is applying specific exercises to
help take your voice to another level. For example, expanding your range
and power. Vocal training is most productive with a reputable vocal
coach or training program
Q - Why do I sound better singing in my car?
Dot - Because
you are making the choice to enjoy yourself, and when we enjoy our
voice and allow it to be what it is, it always sounds good to us.
Q - What is the safest and best vocal drill to do in my car?
When driving, your primary focus should be on the road. If your body
has gotten used to breathing (grounding and centering) and doing lip
trills without getting light-headed, and if your mind allows you to
multi-task safely while driving, then these are great exercises to do.
Also the stretches, including tensing the neck and jaw, tongue laps and
sit ups and the scrunch stretch are a great way to open your voice.
Can you relate to "in-the-car superstars"? Are you going to try the "imagination" exercise next time you sing in the car? Be sure to check back in and let me know how it goes!
Hollywood Vocal Empowerment Coach
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