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Warming up and practicing


I sing every evening, 5 days a week and do the warming up almost every same time. I drive for my work sometimes on the day and do the warming ups also in the car. In the evening before singing, I repeat the warming ups again. Can that be a danger for my voice, that I also do the warming ups on the day? I always start (within 15- 30 minutes) with the lipp roll and tong exercise in the car. I have read the article warming up in the car in the handout for volume 1.

Thank you for the reaction!

Greets Arjen


  • VocalityVocality Posts: 7482.0 PRO

    Warming up depends on how long your gonna sing for, if it’s a long set 1 hour warm up is best, if it’s just a couple songs maybe 15 minutes. Of course doing it in the car and sitting down reduces diaphragmatic support by 30%. Best if you can do those warm ups standing up, it’s not always easy to find place to do it.

  • Klaus_TKlaus_T Posts: 6202.0 PRO
    edited September 4
    Hi Arjen, not sure if I get it right, are you doing the whole set of exercises twice per day, or do you mean the lip roll and tongue exercise when you say "warm-up? what do you mean by "within 15-30 minutes"?

    how long have you been doing KTVA for? is this Vol 1? if so, I think even if you do the whole thing twice a day, that's nothing to worry about unless your voice feels like it gets tired or hoarse. i heard volume 2 and upwards are more demanding. if you do Vol 1 gently I would not be too worried.
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