By Jonathan Lambert
A good exercise for exploring and extending the vocal range. It will help to eradicate unexpected 'catches' in the throat from occurring when speaking or singing. It's also a very good icebreaker.
Before you begin, hum for a while. Don't clamp your lips together but rather see how lightly you can let them touch. Can you feel them tingle at the point of contact? Smile and see what difference that makes. OK, now let's make a start.
Note: be careful not to hyperventilate and sit down and rest if you begin to feel dizzy.
This activity is taken from Adventures in Sound, available in paperback.
|Learning Objectives:||To warm up the voice
To develop awareness of the breath
|Recommended time for activity:||10 minutes|