To locate this guide by URL: libguides.pima.edu/voice
Good physical preparation is great for helping you channel nervous energy, manage stage fright, generate energy and help you get the most out of your vocal abilities.
Unless you are Misty Copeland or a Navy Seal, you don't need an intense, complicated physical warmup.
Gentle easy movements to relax and warm muscles
Nothing strenuous leaving you breathless
Arms spread eagle or behind back
What is my natural voice?
Hum at a pitch that feels natural, feeling the most vibration in the "mask"
Humming too high or too low - uncomfortable
Open your mouth and start speaking
How do I project?
Power from the abdominal muscles/diaphragm
Hands on abdomen--short puffing
Hands on abdomen - "HEY!"
Remember that feeling and practice it
Warming up the voice includes much of the face, including the lips and the tongue. Be prepared to look silly.
(1) Red leather, yellow leather.
(2) Unique New York, unique New York, you know you need unique New York.
(3) Amidst the mists and fiercest frosts, he thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts.
(4) Tres tristes tigres trigaban trigo.
(5) Erre con erre cigarro, erre con erre barril. Rápido corren los carros, cargados de azúcar del ferrocarril.