Tips and Tricks Forum > First Warm-Up

At MMEA, James Jordan encouraged us to start the choral warm-up on "oo" or "ee," but not "ah." Any dissenters? Why?

February 2, 2012 | Registered CommenterMCDA

You can also use a lip buzz or tongue trill on the same series of 5 pitches descending as the initial warm-up. This takes the pressure off of the vocal chords and larynx and places it on the front of the mouth. No dissension. Just another option. : )

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBeth Enloe Fritz

Using the "oo" at the beginning of the rehearsal has always served my ensembles well in tone development - but I struggle getting them to transfer that clear tone to an open "ah" because controlling the air is so much easier with an "oo" - suggestions? :)

February 2, 2012 | Registered CommenterKathy Bhat