Voice Training Exercises


Voice Training Exercises

Further Voice training exercises from previous threads include:

  1. voice training exercises: : Wow! – Start as low as you like, as well as go upward to as high as you like within your natural range, then back down again. Wwwww-aaaaaaaa-oooooo-wwwww.  You need to open your mouth as wide as it needs to go.
  2. voice training exercises: La-la-la – this is the classic and most popular of the exercises. Try using different scales, rising through natural major / minor scales, as well as additionally chromatic and triadic (chord) scales, or perhaps simply play around with arbitrary notes or pitches. Try this with ah-ah-ah-ah…, as well as all the other vowel sounds, alternately.

Voice training exercises: Normal range – this particular exercise is from the bottom note of your vocal range to the highest note you can reach before your voice breaks as well as goes into “falsetto”.  You can exercise most of these in a falsetto also, but be warned it can sound silly! Hence, don’t worry how silly you may sound, just continue with the exercise!

Some other points to consider with respect to voice training exercises:

Basic Assistance

If you need to maintain your throat clear of sputum – avoid any form of dairy products.

Making a beverage of half a lemon compressed into a pint of water  which can be used to clear phlegm.

Do not consume late at night – this can cause acidic reflux, that is when the stomach acid comes back up the throat and harms the vocal cords.

Avoid smoking.

Media Students

Scan sections of publications, papers and publications out loud.  Decide to try recording speaking with a tape recorder (keep in mind those?), or a mini-disk, mp3 stick recorder  on your computer.  A cheap microphone is sufficient.

Analyse exactly what you have tape-recorded – be careful not to go “this is useless, I have a useless voice, I despise it… etc..” The pressing thing to consider is “How can I better my voice?” (or reading, or performing, or whatever…)

Pay attention to other voice performers. Ask the question: exactly what makes all of them good?

In addition, ask this of yourself: Could I improve the definition of the words? Might I better my respiration technique? Would it help if I moved my mouth area or lip area more? Would it sound better if I were more laid back?

Try getting involved in a local college or healthcare facility or radio station. It will be voluntary, however the experience will be priceless.


Most of all – enjoy it.   Love what you are doing because you want to be doing it. Have fun, or what’s it all for?



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