Singing at Home

Renaissance Choir soprano, Susan Yarnall-Monks, has provided a daily exercise routine to keep the voice in top condition during the coronavirus lockdown.

  • The Renaissance Choir - Ne Irascaris
  • Tallis: "If ye love me" - a virtual performance by The Renaissance Choir - July 2020
  • #99: How to reduce aerosol distribution
  • #98: Dynamics
  • #97: Vowels with “a”
  • #96: “Bibbedy bobbedy boo”
  • #95: Major/minor triads
  • #94: Oo oh aw vowels
  • #93: Ee Eh Ah vowels to clear the tubes
  • #92: Release of the breath
  • #91: Brain dance
  • #90: Connection with the words
  • #89: Resonant space
  • #88: tongue freedom
  • #87: Embodied voice
  • #84: Inspired by butterflies
  • #133 Bright eyes
  • #132: Exercises for the diaphragm
  • #131: “Brightest and best are the sons of the morning”
  • #130: Moving on up
  • #129 Repeated notes
  • #128: Massage facial muscles
  • #127: Combating the tendency to go flat when singing alone
  • #126: Lip trills for stamina. Working the vocal mechanism. Build up breath.
  • #125: Exercising breathing muscles with “sh sh”
  • #124: Focus on “t+d+s+z” varying nose & mouth breathing.
  • #123: Focus on “f+v+th” consonants and where they are pronounced
  • #122: Breath, energy and consonants
  • #121: Good to practice triplets
  • #120: “Fireworks” exercise moving up one octave and then descending.
  • #119 early one morning
  • #118: Strengthening breath muscles. Maintain rib swing.
  • #117: Working on stamina and flexibility
  • #116: “Pa pa pa” while connecting with the lower abdomen
  • #115: Release & re-energise
  • #114: “My mother makes marvellous muffins” arpeggios
  • #113: “Mamma mia” with the mask on
  • #112: Yawn and sigh
  • #111: Hums and plosives.
  • #110: Dealing with dipthongs
  • #109: Breath comes out in a steady flow
  • #108: “Balloon vowels”
  • #107: Try humming running scales.
  • #106: Getting voice into shape again
  • #105 Singing ah oo with a surgical mask
  • #104 Breathing without letting out too many aerosols
  • #103: Release, resonance and flow
  • #102: Balance connected to the voice
  • #101: Trampoline exercise.
  • #100: Importance of the freedom in the spine.
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