Key Stage 3 Learning Zone               

 

                     Warm Ups for Singing

 First you need to warm up your tongue. Push your tongue against the inside of your cheek. Roll it around the inside of your mouth, all the time pushing on the inside of your cheek. After a few seconds your tongue will start to ache. Good! Your tongue is a muscle and you have started to stretch it and get it ready.

Secondly, it's time to make like a motor boat. Put your lips together, and blow, making a motorboat sound. After a while your face will feel itchy, especially your lips and under your nose. Good! We are waking those lips up.

Your diaphragm needs to support the air in your lungs. Here's how to find your diaphragm:

Step 1- Place your hands just underneath your ribcage...

                                                                                                                                   ...but with your fingers pressed into your belly, just under your ribs. If you are using your diaphragm to breathe, your fingers will get pushed out as you breathe in. To learn more about diaphragm breathing, click here.

Step 2- Say “ Huh”  and as you breathe out do you should feel your diaphragm supporting your lungs in pushing the air out.

Or

 Pretend your are a hissing tyre that is losing air slowly. Try doing this for as long as you can, controlling how fast your releasing the sound, while using your hands to feel your diaphragm supporting the air as it comes out.

Singing scales and sing along in different keys is a great way to warm up your voice. To do this you need to sing along to the following notes on a keyboard;

                                                 C D E F G F E D C

Then sing along using Pa, Ma, Da and Fa.

Try moving up to D - D E F#G A G F# E D, and E - E F# G# A B A G# F# E You should also record so you can see how well you are doing and check your progress.

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