It’s a common myth that some people can sing and others can’t.
I’ve heard many people in the past tell me that they’ve never been able to sing or just haven’t got the voice for it. The fact is, unless you have certain health issues or problems with your throat which make [...]
Every now and then I get confronted with a song that has either a ridiculously long set of lyrics containing about twenty verses or one that does not make any sense at all, making it extremely difficult to learn.
Most people think learning lyrics is easy. An average person will assume they [...]
One thing that really bugs me about myself is my ability to get drawn into a new task and become so completely immersed in whatever it is, that I do nothing but that for weeks at a time.
Being able to focus on a project sounds like a good quality to have, [...]
Major scale vocal warm up using guitar.
For this scale we will be starting on G (3rd fret 6th string), work our way up to C (13th fret 2nd string) and back down again to G or below. Follow the exercise shown in the video and start with a gentle humming.
This second exercise uses an octave and a half scale range. This is slightly more difficult and takes a bit of concentration to get right. Match your fingers with your vocals.
Check out my Vocal Warm Up Techniques page for details on how to hum and perform lip rolls and tongue trills.
This 3rd exercise is the most awkward until you get used to it. The scale spans one and a half octaves and 5 strings and as you move up the fret board and across the strings the fingering patterns change as the scale ascends and descends with your vocals.
This will give [...]
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Guitar and Vocal Warm Up Scales
Go through your hums, [...]