Choral Warm up #1: Full Vocal Warm up

Choral Warm up Exercises Dixie State University – Chamber Singers Demonstration by Dr. Roger Hale O.K. Here we go! Will You Please just give
yourself a little neck massage. Climb up and down your neck with your fingers rolling. Go ahead and move down your shoulders. Roll your shoulders backwards. . . then forwards. . . Very Good. Take your finger, let’s find center for our head, right here in the top, we are going to turn one direction, then the other. Very Good. Then right here. Great! Now your spine connects right through here and right through here. . . So now bobble-head a little
bit find that balanced place. Your shoulders should be back and relaxed and your head tall.
Very nice! Looks good! Ok, remember . .touch your sternum, right above, where your tummy is. Touch your
sternum and lift it high. Shoulders back sternum high. Take a deep breath in. high. Take a deep breath in. . . In through your
nose . . . again . . . Very Nice. Shake it out. Alright, could you give us a “G” please.
We are going to do a lip trill. Please listen once “Rolling of the lips” (moving down from
G to C). That has a raised soft pallette. It has some resonance in it. Here is the opposite,
a closed sound. (Example is tight and closed) My teeth are closed we want to open it up.
(Example done correctly). Here we go . . . Breathe deep keep the sternum high. And . . . (begins
exercise) Very Good. Fill up down low . . . One more. Very nice! Shake it out a little bit.
Take your fingers and put them right in front of your ear, open your jaw to feel that space. Very good. That will prep our “Ah” vowel for this next exercise which starts on a “G”. . . Mai Mai Mai (Choir begins singing). Go ahead and put your hands down. Listen . . . Tune the
top note. . . Balance . . . One more. Very Good. A “G” again Susan Please. “I Sigh to
Sing” not (same text, but sung with improper diphthong implementation, collapsing too soon) Keep the tall vowel first–reduce the diphthong. One and go . . . (Choir begins exercise) Very nice. Let’s go ahead and work our “abs” (abdominal muscles) just a little bit. Here’s a “C”. Yo Ho
Ho Ho Ho. Keep everything down–don’t diphthong to (demonstrates closing to the “u” vowel) Ready and . . . Alright, next we are going to practice blending and intonation but practicing proper vowel shapes, so everybody do these motions with
me. This is “Mi,” say “Mi.” “Me”, “Ma”, Don’t go (Demonstrates poor implementation of the
diphthong). Keep the vowel open. One more time . . . “Ma”, “Mo”, “Muuu”. Beautiful. Alright,
Let’s sing. . . A Low “G” please. Basses (Singings low G) Tenor (Sings low D), Alto (Sings B),
Soprano (Sings high G). Do the hand signs as you sing, ready and . . . (Choir Sings “Mi Me Ma Mo Mu” in G Major) Very Good! So that changes intonation on that same chord, so tenors are going to move up a half. . . Actually let’s do it once and I will say who is moving.
So, this is “Mi, Me, Ma, Mo, ‘Morph”. (piano plays starting pitches as indicated above
and the video description). (Choir sings “Mi, Me, Ma, Mo. . .) Now Tenors up a half step, go back to “Mi” . . . Altos up a half–back to “Mi” . . . Sopranos and Bass up together
in octaves. (Choir Sings “Mu” forming a major chord) (Choir Repeats exercise on new chord)


  1. Like admired your tutorial

  2. Am your e learning student

  3. Awesome video!

  4. is it safe to do this before an audition

  5. Olhem o video de cheryl poter irá ajudar vcs… ela è demais!

  6. great

  7. Thanks Professor, wonderful lesson!

  8. Thank you

  9. Awesome Thank you so much.Greetings from Zambia

  10. Awesome, Roger, please call me at this number. Interested to learn more how to sing better. 760-442-0196. Call me anytime. Thanks, this is Diva

  11. 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  12. Thank you so much for this video🙏🏻💙

  13. Fantastic! Thank you for sharing this.

  14. Bother Hale. Thank you very nuch for sharing this routine. It is helping me a lot. Best regards from Cartagena, Colombia.

  15. thanks for sharing this. i'm a music and latin teacher – going to be teaching middle school chorus for the first time next school year! 🙂

  16. En español por favor!!

  17. M,imkm

  18. Very helpful, THANKS!

  19. I have created an introductory video for my new Sight Singing Series.

    In this video I explain the methods I use to teach sight singing. In coming weeks I will provide different videos that will assist singers in becoming musically literate.

  20. Reconforta.

  21. Very useful, um gonna try this everyday

  22. Thank. You. I have a small choir and I will be teaching these wonderful techniques

  23. Mooooo
    Muuuuuu 😂😂😂i cant omg 😂😂😂🤣 😂😂😂

  24. Wow their harmonies
    Im speechless

  25. Thank you

  26. Very good

  27. Awww, you made me miss my chorus times 😭

  28. Thank you for this demonstration, I have found it to be very useful for my singers.

  29. The males are so amazing, I wanna reach the range of their warm up. It's too high for me. I can't reach it. How do you do that guys?

  30. Just… WOW!!💣💥🔥🔥🚀🚀🚀

  31. Hello! I am a Master of Corals here in Brazil. And I'm very grateful to you for posting these videos. They help me a lot in preparing my groups. Thank you!!

  32. This is what I am looking for , for a very long time. Training like this is awesome, edifying and practically professional! Thank U Dr.Hale…how I wish I can sit in your voice class…I also use what Im gaining in your videos with our church choir. Great help and improvement in their part

  33. Beautiful 😯❤


  35. Thank you so much, auditioning to try and make it into the Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys.

  36. I think I’ve got what I really want…
    Thanks sir!

  37. Complimenti, Grandioso Maestro 👍👌👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷 Cordiali saluti, Anna e Luigi

  38. Wow my voice is just perfect im reaching some high notes with this vocal warm up wow

  39. Thanks

  40. Last part
    all over,,

  41. Is this method from China?

  42. From Holland thanks for the video.

  43. Wow so lovely

  44. I love this

  45. Great

  46. Look at all the people this has helped! So cool!

  47. Absolutely amazing.

  48. Bravo👏👏👏👏👏🇧🇷

  49. Great exercise

  50. It worked I'm so happy

  51. My heart nearly burst out of my chest with this.
    Such moving beauty.

  52. Check out my NEW video on using Lip Trills!

  53. He is endowed with a gift of teaching music…

  54. This is awesome. Great stuff for the start of a new semester with my HS groups.

  55. Funny😂😂 but it hepl

  56. My go to prior to mass and band practice! The best!

  57. Cuántos piden que se traduzca a español?? 😰😃❤️❗

  58. Thanks for this man. You are awesome

  59. God bless for posting this!

  60. Bravo!!

  61. Woowww incredible. Thank you so much sir for sharing

  62. Thanks for providing this. It is a great tool for school choirs and the kids really enjoy it as well!

  63. So excited to announce that you can download some of my vocal warm ups as mp3 files. Click

  64. Bravo!!!

  65. Excelente! – from Brazil!

  66. Wow!😍😍😍
    Thanks for this video😘

  67. Hi teacher. I like your classes. I'd like to learn sing whith you so much. Excelent performe.

  68. Good good good

  69. As I youth in Wheeling WV, I studied under Jack Randolf (church chior) and Dr. Harold Wiesner (classical choir).
    You are VERY good. As also a vocalist and audio engineer, you are hitting all the bases. Diaphragm, larynx, vocal resonance via mouth and nasal… and training the head upward, and the vowel pronunciations. That is fairly complete.
    I love what I hear in this video. Very, very well controlled and vocally articulated. Wish I'd have had you as an instructor.
    I'm now 65 considering returning to solo or choir… I will use your techniques if I pursue vocal performance in my church.
    Thanks so much. Love your choir. The resonance and harmonics are absolutely perfect.

  70. As exercícios podia ser em português porque são ótimos parabéns

  71. this so good!

  72. No creo que todo eso sirva para algo

  73. All these years I’ve been singing no one has EVER said to not close my mouth with a lip trill. Omg it sounds so much better and it’s easier to do (don’t have put my fingers in my lips to help make the trill)

  74. This is a wonderful resource, thanks so much for posting!

  75. Excellent warm up video. I have been looking for a good example.

  76. Very wow! Sir.

  77. What a nice lesson, thanks much

  78. awesome


  80. awesome lesson , will follow ur guiding lesson.

  81. Thanks for the training warming up !

  82. 웜 업 하다가 힘 다 빼겠네 ㅋ

  83. Wow love it

  84. Excellent. Greetings from San Marino School. Quito-Ecuador

  85. 6:15

  86. 4:36

  87. incredible!!!!

  88. You go to high with the bas and alto…

  89. I cannot make this sound at all 😂

  90. I'm in College faculty of music and I want to learn with so much

  91. 한글번역있으면좋겠네요 궁금해요 무슨말하시는지 ㅜ

  92. Important warm up and funny
    I used to laugh while I couldn't do well ..That lip trill 😃

  93. Great people

  94. Did the warm up in front of mine house and all neighbors look me funny and they talk with mine parents, you can now send flowers to the Psychiatric hospitals, room 112. Thanks!

  95. Thank you for theese exercises! I would like to show them to our choir conductor. We're using something like this too. I'm from Russia.

  96. Nice one Sir. Will do this for my daugther

  97. omg 😢😢😢

  98. Wow the last part 😍😍😍 I love the blending of sounds

  99. Omg when they went into the M vowels it was beautiful

  100. Thank you. Can this be used for Middle School Chorus?

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