Administrator Robert Lunte Posted December 7, 2009 Administrator Share Posted December 7, 2009 Here is an article I just posted on the main site, thought I would throw it up here on the rowdy form community. Thoughts? http://www.themodernvocalist.com/profiles/blogs/vocal-warmups-or-semioccluded PS: If you are on this forum and have not registered for the main site yet, please do so... there is a lot of great content there and cool applications and features. *** 1). They balance the sub-glottal and super-glottal air pressure (above and below) the vocal folds and thus help the singer to create more efficient phonation and balance with the increased velocity of air required for singing. Inherently, speech vocal mode is not efficient compared to phonations used in singing, so the semi-occluded vocal tract exercises increase the efficiency of the relationship between the singerâ€™s respiration and vocal folds. 2). Semi-occluded vocal tract exercises establish a resonant track. They help the singer to get into a seamless passage through the vocal bridges (breaks), thus preparing the voice for good bridging from the lower vocal registers to the higher registers, namely, (chest to head voice). 3). They lift the voice out of what we call at The Vocalist Studio, â€œbottom-up phonationâ€ into more healthy and successful â€œtop-down phonationâ€. It excites the resonators (mouth, nose, sinuses), gets the overtone production placed in the â€œmaskâ€ and removes throaty singing. To call these semi-occluded vocal tract postures â€œwarm upsâ€ do not give them justice. They do far more than just â€œwarm upâ€ the voice and at the end of the day, what does â€œwarm upâ€ really mean? I hope this explanation helps to shed some light on some popular vocal â€œwarm upsâ€ that so many people have done, but may have never really understood why. I would love to hear from all of you on your experience here and from my professional colleagues. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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