Vocalise Practice Tracks


Practice is strongly encouraged! Singing is physical and, just like a sport one might play or another type of activity that requires drills and/or attention to detail, vocal strength and coordination is gained through “working out” vocally.

Vocalise (prounounced “vocal-ease”) is a singing exercise using individual syllables or vowel sounds to develop flexibility and control of pitch and tone. It is a a melody without words. Use the following vocalise exercises to warm up your voice and work technique. A PDF printout of the scales is available here. These tracks are also available on a YouTube playlist here.

Note: the audio files contain scales for each exercise that span two octaves (A3-A5 for females, A2-A4 for males); if you find anything to be too high or too low for your voice, just start and stop where you feel the scale is appropriate for you.

A printout of the following Vocalise Practice Tracks may be found here.  The tracks below are also available on Youtube.

LIP TRILLS AND STRETCHES –
PORTAMENTOS (slides) –
LEGATO SCALES –
SKIPS/TRIAD/APREGGIOS–
STACCATO/LEGATO COMBINATIONS –