You're a vocal ATHLETE!
Let’s talk about this for a second because a RIDICULOUS number of singers I know don’t really understand why I’m so adamant about this one...
The purpose of warming up before ANY physical activity is to slowly get the muscles stretching and to increase blood flow to the area you’re planning on using. Additionally, in voice we use that time to make sure technique (placement, breath flow, etc.) is doing what we need it to do for EFFICIENT and SUSTAINABLE vocalism.
If you’re vocally tired after only 30 minutes of WARMING UP…
You're doing it WRONG.
For those of us who have never done an activity that forces us to be active mentally about our athleticism, this can be a difficult concept. Frequently, when we start an exercise routine or a job that is physically active (landscapers, construction worker, baker, etc.) and without any guidance, we also tend to skip the warm up. Our bodies WILL slowly warm up, but you’re GREATLY increasing your chance of injury in the process.
And for the voice, that also means almost ZERO technique work happens. Which… also means injury.
Skipping the technique work means:
All of this leads to an increased chance of INJURY.
And if you’re injured you’re out of the job. And if you’re constantly out of the job because you’re hurting yourself… no one will hire you for future jobs.
You might be able to recoup…
Or you might be screwed.
Why take that chance?
Just warm up.
Don’t know how?
Drop me a line here and we’ll set up a time for me to teach you!
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