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How long do you warm up your vocal cords?
« on: April 04, 2015, 02:15:26 PM »
I try to warm up for at least 20 minutes to an hour. How about you guys? And do you think warm-up time varies depending on what kind of music you're going to be singing?

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Re: How long do you warm up your vocal cords?
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2015, 01:59:47 AM »
It depends really. If I just woke up and want to sing, about an hour of humming and drinking warm water. If it is later in the day it takes about 5 minutes.

I think you can get a lot done in 5 minutes to improve your voice. Just keep trying different methods and you will find what works best for you.

Re: How long do you warm up your vocal cords?
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2015, 01:31:37 PM »
At my singing practices I always warmed up first with a group which is extremely important to do for your vocal cords. About 15 minutes is how long I warmed up before but I can also do 20 minutes too. Anyway I always make sure to do my warm ups before I start singing a song.

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Re: How long do you warm up your vocal cords?
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2015, 08:57:51 PM »
Personally, the base-line is around 15-minutes. If I can't hit any pitch comfortably, that's when I know that I need to warm up my vocals a little bit longer.

I notice that, if I'd been talking a lot that day, that I can short the amount of warm-up time by about five minutes. But if I've generally been very quiet, or if I've just woken up an hour ago, I could take about 20-minutes.

The amount of time it takes varies greatly beneath the circumstances and the person, so I feel as though you just have to take things with a grain of salt in this situation.  :)

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Re: How long do you warm up your vocal cords?
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2015, 04:36:17 PM »
15-20 minutes. I also tried to go longer when possible. It just helps out a lot.

Re: How long do you warm up your vocal cords?
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2015, 07:29:42 PM »
Probably about 15 minutes most of the time. It used to be half an hour, but I get impatient and just want to get down to business. Bad habit of mine. I’m also kind of bad about doing the traditional drills, I tend to use some of the non-lyrical vocalizations in my favorite songs to warm up. Some of the actual lyrical bits, too. But if my breath control is out of whack, that’s when I know I need to bust out a good lip trill.

Re: How long do you warm up your vocal cords?
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2015, 09:17:29 AM »
Normally it is around fifteen minutes, that gives me enough time to warm up and relax myself. Any more than that and I think I would run the risk of wearing my voice out, I sadly am very delicate and it doesn't take much but I am working on it!

Re: How long do you warm up your vocal cords?
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2015, 07:38:50 PM »
I do it for about 15 minutes. I usually start humming, then singing the vowels a,e,i,o,u while massaging my face. After my warm up, i dring warm water. But if I can't hit high notes, I usually start warming up all-over again.

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Re: How long do you warm up your vocal cords?
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2015, 09:32:31 PM »
Wow reading this thread has given me a better appreciation for singers. I love music anyway. But, I really admire singers.

Re: How long do you warm up your vocal cords?
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2015, 07:37:47 PM »
From my vocal coach, I believe around 15-20 minutes is a good time frame for warm-ups and is what I go by.

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Re: How long do you warm up your vocal cords?
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2015, 05:38:36 AM »
I warm up at least half an hour before a performance or a recording. It's good to work those muscles out before anything else.

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Re: How long do you warm up your vocal cords?
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2015, 11:14:10 AM »
Kind of depends on how stressed my vocals feel before the warm up session to begin with, but anywhere from 10-30 minutes typically, longer if I'm planning out trying out something new on a track.