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Any warm-up tips for extended speaking?

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teahoney
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Here's some background. I've been getting back into singing over the past year, but it's been sporadic. At the same time I do podcasting with a larger group of people. It started as once a week for two hours. Now it's three radio shows a week and I'm noticing some hoarseness. I'm thinking I'll need to do a warm-up before every radio show to help, but I have no idea what sort of warm up would be good for general speaking.

 

I want to care for my voice so that I can continue to work on it. Any tips?

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A few years ago, fellow member and professional singer James Lugo shared a video of him in the studio tracking a song and the engineer was having him sing it in parts. Between takes and sections, James would a siren through lip bubbles to stay limber. You can do that whenever you have the mic switched off for commercials, music, "bumpers," and station id tags.

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So basically lip trills in between? Makes sense. Anything to stop the hoarseness is good. Thanks.

Yes, and keep them light. No need to push. The trills are also kind of like a re-calibration of your voice.

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