Dividing Time between vocal exercises and practicing songs
It takes me about 45 minutes to an hour to get through the exercises of Vol 3 (on a daily basis). However, I as a new band member I have a large number of songs I have to learn, and while I know Ken warms up for 1.5 hours/day and then sings, he is KEN! My voice does not have that kind of stamina without going hoarse the next day, even tho I concentrate on support and glottal compression.
so my QUESTIONS ARE:
1) How much time should I divide between vocal exercises and practicing actual songs?
2) I usually cut back the volume even more when I practice the songs, but then in singing them so lightly, I don't get a sense of how I will actually sing them when I perform. Advice?
3) Is it okay to cut back my exercises to 30 min, and if so, how should I divide Vol 3 exersizes so that I can at least get to all of them on different days?