The importance of warming-up
Vocal warm-ups are one of the key essentials to protecting yourself from injuries, such as vocal nodules (nodes) or polyps. Just like an athlete wouldn’t begin a game without stretching first, you shouldn’t sing without properly preparing your body for the stress that singing can put on your voice.
5 Steps for successfully warming up your voice from the National Theatre:
Vocal Warm-Up #1: Start off slow:
Vocal Warm-Up #2: Check those resonators
Vocal Warm-Up #3: Focus your sound and open your voice
OPENING UP THE VOICE
Vocal Warm-Up #4: Test your articulators
Vocal Warm-Up #5: Putting it all together
Speak some of your most troublesome lines of texts to someone else in the room, or to a mirror if you’re by yourself. What’s the use of warming up if you don’t apply it to the text you have to sing or speak?