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Organizing a Singing Practice Plan

By Pamelia S. Phillips

Organizing your practice session greatly increases your chances of accomplishing something. If you have only 30 minutes to practice, you don’t want to waste the first 20 minutes figuring out what you need to do. Make a plan.

Planning your practice time also keeps you from getting overwhelmed. If you think about all the details of singing, you’ll get discouraged. Pinpointing your goals for each practice session enables you to focus on two or three skills in each session.

If you really work those areas, you can add new exercises quickly. You don’t have to plan your time so much that you have no room for exploration, of course. Read on to discover other elements to include in your practice session.

Every practice session should include the following elements:

  • A warm-up period: In this part of your session, you warm up both your body (yes, your body) and your voice.

  • The practice period: After you warm up, perform various exercises that cover specific areas of the voice.

  • An update on how you’re progressing: To know whether you’ve made the progress you want, keep a practice journal and listen to your recordings from previous practice sessions.