The normal vocalize consists of one pattern on a specific vowel repeated up and down the scale again and again. They each concentrate on different areas such as freeing certain vowel sounds, extending range, creating agility in the voice, etc… And that is fabulous; please continue to do those…
Something that I have included over the years, (being a voice teacher who is comfortable at the piano keyboard), in my own warm ups and for my students is alternating the patterns of my vocalizes unpredictably throughout an exercise. I find that I tend to do this in my warm up when I, or my students, are feeling stuck muscularly.
I have had a lot of success with this strategy of freeing the voice and sound, since the muscles are not sure what to prep, or create tension for. The quick changing unpredicatable patterns help to sneak a way through some doors of resonance when a singer is feeling blocked.
Here is the link to a YouTube video I made showing you how to do this trick!
Use it during your warm ups when you are struggling to break through to your freest singing voice.
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