Don’t forget to cool down!
We have come to the third piece in our triangle of practicing – the cool down. Oftentimes, this is the most neglected because the benefit is a vocal reset instead of working towards something.
You can use a cool down after a long singing practice, or at the very end of your day. By taking the time to unwind and reset the vocal folds, it will help them to bounce back stronger for the next day.
Favorite cool-downs of mine include a vocal fry (drop your jaw and pretend like you are a zombie, listen for small pops), descending scales with humming or straw singing (here’s a How-To Video).
What ‘cool-downs’ do you do?
If you forgot about them – how are you now incorporating them into your schedule?