Do you have ten minutes to spare?
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
- Jim Rohn
I'm reading a book by Brendon Burchard at the moment called 'High Performance Habits' and I had to write down this quote that I feel most our students can relate to.
Last week, I struggled with fitting in 30mins of practise, so I started to commit to 10 minutes a day comprising of 4 scales.
It's not enough to really focus on technical work but I found 3 times out of the 4 sessions, I ended up continuing and actually doing 25 minutes.
So I've given you a quick plan on what to sing in your daily practise routine:
Diaphragm breathing (softly hiss twice, then do two lots of counting (try and reach a minimum of 30 numbers) for 2 minutes;
Start with Soft Descending Scales - 2 minutes;
Descending with an ascending passage (8ths descending plus a 5ths) - 2 minutes;
Ascending Step Scale (123, 234, 345, 43, 432, 321) - 2 minutes;
Intervals with ascending (1358, 7654321). Alternate with soft and increasing volume through the scale without pushing your breath - 2 minutes.
That's it! You will find, after getting into a habit, that you will end up extending your practise time and before you know, you will feel more confident in your vocals and your songs are easier to sing.
I’ve created a beginners, intermediate and advanced 10 minute warm up here.
Free for you to download by just telling us a little about you and what you aspire to achieve!