"Highly Effective Vocal Warmup Exercises"

Read on to learn a few highly effective vocal warmup exercises.

These exercises will warm up the voice, and get the singing muscles functioning correctly.

It’s very important to practice vocal exercises that encourage correct vocal technique.

When your technique is good, you will be able to :

  • Sing with a very large vocal range
  • Have excellent tone quality
  • Sing with a completely “free” voice---no vocal strain at all .

This vocal warm up exercise will improve your voice in all these areas, and loosen your voice so you are ready to take to the stage!

The name of the exercises is: The Lip Roll.

Here’s how you do this vocal warmup exercise.

1. Place one hand on each cheek. Feel for where the edge of your mouth is on either side. Now move each hand an inch sideways, so if you push inwards, you can feel where your teeth meet.

2. Now, blow through your mouth as you would at the end of a long hard day! Let your lips flap together so they make a strange noise, like the sound a horse would make.

Got it so far? If not, don’t worry too much… in a moment I’ll show you where you can view a free video that demonstrates this very exercise…

3. Once you know how to make your lips flap, and still holding your skin back on each cheek, you need to make a dopey “Ahhh” sound. When you do this, your lips will flap and it will sound like you are saying the letter “B” many times in succession.


Once you are doing this correctly, you can use this sound on any scale or song you like. This exercise is tremendous at dissolving vocal tension, and increasing vocal range.

Just to make sure you are doing the exercise correctly, you can click here to visit a website that has a free video lesson, which includes this very exercise.


When you get to the site, look to the left hand side of the screen. You will notice the link that says "Sign up for the newsletter!"... Follow the instructions and you will be instructed how to view the free singing video lesson.

(Don't worry, it's totally free, and it only takes 10 seconds to sign up)

Click here and access the free vocal warm up exercises!

Enjoy, and keep singing!

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. 

His clients including Grammy Winners, Broadway Performers, Movie Stars, Rock stars, Finalists on The Voice and American Idol, and many thousands of singers ranging from beginner to professional level.  

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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