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06/07/2020

6th July 2020

This week we will focus on using the voice.

It is always important to warm-up your voice before singing, so that you don’t give yourself a sore throat!  Warming up your whole body is a good idea – it helps you relax your muscles and gives you the energy you need to sing your heart out.

 

A fun way to warm the voice is to make lots of silly sounds!  Lip trills, oo’s and ahh’s at different pitches, making emergency services siren noises and so on are all fun and good for your voice.  Always start quietly, and don’t sing too high or low straight away – build your voice gradually.

 

You can use the videos on these webpages for warm-up activities:

https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/?utm_source=megamenu&utm_campaign=ootamathome1_f2&utm_medium=advertsquare

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4fgrj6

https://www.singup.org/singupathome/songs-for-virtual-choirs/warm-ups

 

Can you say any tongue twisters?  Have a go!

Examples of tongue twisters:

She sells sea shells on the sea shore.

Peter piper picked a peck of pickle peppers.

The blue bluebird blinks.

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't very fuzzy, was he?

 

Improvising with Beatboxing, Rap and Scat

If you’ve enjoyed making funny sounds with your voice to warm up, how about having a go at improvising some more sounds at words?  Improvising is when you make the music up on the spot.  Here are some videos that will teach you the basics:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/watch/p010pb71

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zv8thbk

Can you have a go at creating your own improvised vocal music?  Do send us a video of your performance!

 

To learn Sing-Up's song of the week, follow this link: https://www.singup.org/singupathome/song-of-the-week

 

Finally – enjoy singing your favourite songs!

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