Sometimes we are in a rush to prepare for singing and forget that we need to warm up our voice. Even if we are rushed, there are small little exercises that you can do in order to quickly warm up your voice.
- Hum like crazy! Hum up and down scales to gently loosen up your vocal cords. Humming is one of the easiest ways to clear any excess mucus from the throat and prepare your voice to sing fully.
- Do lip rolls. Lip rolls are easy exercises that gently massage your vocal cords.
- Do “mums”. “Mums” lower your larynx and helps your voice resist strain when warming up.
These quick little tips can be done anywhere at any time. While I would certainly recommend you having a fuller warm up, better some type of warm up than none at all!
What kind of warm ups do you do when you are rushed or in a hurry?