A Vocal Warm Up Exercise That
Works Like Magic...

I’d like to share with you a vocal warm up exercise that will quickly get your voice working at it’s best.

With any type of physical motion, there are muscles that need to be warmed up to work at their best. Singing is no different.

One your singing muscles are warm, they will begin to function at their best. Only then will you be ready to hit the stage and deliver a stunning performance!

Ok, this vocal warm up exercise does the following things.

  • It warms up all the important muscles for singing, so your tone will be flowing naturally.
  • It balances the air pressure you are sending to your vocal chords, which makes it easy to sing through your different vocal registers (chest voice, mixed voice, and head voice)
  • It builds a bridge between these vocal registers, so you can sing through your entire range without “breaking” into falsetto.
  • It takes tension off your voice, so singing becomes as easy as talking.

As you can see, this exercise is highly effective!

In fact, if you were to practice this exercise daily for a month, you would notice enormous improvements in your voice.

Onto The Exercise!

To watch a video demonstration of this exercise, click here.

This vocal warm up exercise is called the “lip-roll”.

It’s done like this.

Place a hand either side of your mouth and use the tips of your fingers to hold up the weight of your cheeks.

When you push your fingertips in, you should feel where your teeth meet.

Now keep your lips very loose and floppy. Right?

Now blow like you would at the end of a long day.

This will make a sound similar to a horse!


Now, while holding this pose, make a very dopey MMMMMM sound.

As you do this just allow your lips to flap freely with the sound.


The reason you need to keep it dopey is because this sound will gently pull your larynx down, which will disengage the muscles that cause you vocal tension.

With these muscles disengaged, it makes it far easier to sing through your bridges and into your upper vocal registers.

When you make this dopey “MMMMM” sound while holding up your cheeks, the sound becomes…


Sounds strange, I know!

But this sound is what will teach your voice how to discover your upper range.

On a side note, here's some more tips about how to discover your higher notes.

Now, back to the exercise...

Let’s just forget how ridiculous it sounds for a moment, and see how it helps us!

The next step is to go to your CD collection and pull out a song that you love to sing.

But instead of actually singing the song with words, you are going to replace the words this the “BRRRRRRR” sound. (The dopey “MMMMM” while holding your cheeks back)

Let me tell you something important.

If you do this vocal warm up exercise a few times (singing your favorite song with the “BRRRRR” sound) and then go back to singing the song with words, you will notice something amazing.

Everything feels easy. The higher notes are much easier to hit. Your tone is sweeter…

What a miraculous transformation!

Enjoy this vocal warm up exercise. I certainly did when I first discovered it.

And also, if you think your voice improved when you practiced this exercise, you haven’t seen anything yet! There are many more vocal warm up exercises that make dramatic improvements with your singing

You can get 12 hours of voice-changing exercises just like this one by going to this site.

This package contains hundreds of little known exercises that will have a dramatic impact on your voice.

Click here to learn more.

About The Author

Roger Burnley - Vocal CoachRoger Burnley - Vocal Coach

Roger Burnley is a vocal coach located in Hollywood, California. He has been teaching the voice for over 30 years and singing for even longer than that. 

Notable past and present clients include Macy Gray, Brandy, Ray J, The Beastie Boys, James Torme, Taylor Lautner, Nona Gaye, and many more.

His clients have collectively sold more than 30 million albums, with several reaching Platinum and Gold status. 

Roger has been featured on VH1, TV Guide Channel, TV One,
and MTV appearing as a vocal expert.

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