If you’ve done singing lessons before, you’ve probably done either bubbles (lip trills) or rolling R’s (tongue trills).
Do they help you to sing well?
According to research, this is one of the best warm-up exercises to do.
First, it helps the breathing mechanism to get up and running very quickly. All the muscles that we use for breathing are ‘woken up’ very quickly. These muscles include the core muscles, diaphragm and lungs.
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You have probably noticed that it is easier to sing while standing rather than sitting down. For some reason, your voice does not feel supported while sitting down.
Why is That?
When we are sitting down, our posture is likely to be out of alignment. A good posture for singing is a straight line running down your ear, shoulder, hip, knee and ankle (when standing). While sitting, aim for a straight line from ear, shoulder to hip. So, if that straight line is broken, your posture is bad.