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A Good Reminder to Singers :)

posted Jul 5, 2012, 12:42 AM by Leah Williams   [ updated Jul 11, 2012, 2:57 PM ]
“Singing is not a natural process; it is a highly skilled art, and requires highly developed muscle reflexes.  Singing does not demand much muscle strength, but it does call for a high degree of muscle coordination.  At the beginning of vocal study, establishing vocal freedom is more important than learning to sing high or low.  Warmup exercises should start in the most comfortable part of your range.  Avoid singing any high notes until your voice is thoroughly warmed up; it is better to start with exercises of limited range and then move to wider and wider ones as the voice becomes more responsive.”
~James C. McKinney, The Diagnosis & Correction of Vocal Faults (Waveland Press 1994) pgs.109, 179