Vocal Exercises

Students should learn vocal and breathing techniques because if students sing without understanding these techniques vocal issues could arise (McKinney, 2005). Vocal problems such as muscle tension, over singing, pushing air through the vocal chords and nodules can seriously affect a student’s vocal health (Mathis, 1990). In some cases these issues can be handled with vocal and breathing exercises (Cahill, 2010). Learning vocal and breathing techniques can also strengthen the tone of the voice, extend vocal range and allow students to sing longer phrases (Sipley, 1993). Please view the Beginning Vocal Exercises page to start!


Cahill, M. (2010). A Comparison of Vocal Warm-Up Exercises on Voice Quality. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved fromhttp://search.proquest.com/docview/760070985?accountid=9676

Mathis, B. A. (1990). Selected Vocal Exercises and their Relationship to Specific Laryngeal Conditions: A Description of Seven Case Studies. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/303859907?accountid=9676

McKinney, J. C. (2005). The Diagnosis and Correction of Vocal Faults: A Manual for Teachers of Singing and for Choir Directors. Illinois: Waveland Pr Inc

Sipley, K. L. (1993). The Effects of Vocal Exercises and Information about the Voice on the Tone Quality and Vocal Self-Image of Adolescent Female Singers. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from             http://search.proquest.com/docview/304079845?accountid=9676