I can’t tell you how many times I get people who ask me if they could get more and more difficult singing exercises (as tough more difficult exercises were supposed to make you a better singer).
This concept is wrongheaded for many reasons.
My first instrument is guitar. I know pretty much every scale imaginable, and could easily dole out those scales like candy.
But will singing every scale imaginable make me a better singer?
Certainly not if I’m singing those scales incorrectly.
And the more difficult the scale, the more the person needs the basic building blocks necessary to hold up those scales or have the strength and stamina to sing them.
The most important thing we can do with our warm-ups is to have simple scales first that embed good muscle-memory for Open Throat Technique and the correct shaping of vowels.
In this video, I walk you through some non-negotiable basics for singing that must be grasped first, in order to move on to the next level of more difficult exercises for agility and range.
Doing these warm-ups correctly, daily, will establish the correct muscle-memory, strength, and stamina to build a strong singing voice.
Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy – Where The PROOF Is In The Singing!