Free Download: Vary Your Vocal Workouts with Different Intervals

There are certain patterns you hear very often in vocal exercises, usually involving the root, third, and fifth of the scale.  I use these patterns most often myself, in lessons.  But it’s good to exercise other intervals and other degrees of the scale too!  

I found this to be important recently while recording a tune for a jazz album I’m doing with Pete Hartley.  I was landing on the wrong note in certain phrases because I was out of training for singing certain intervals quickly.

So, instead of an article today, I just have some free downloads for you.  These vocal exercise backing tracks include minor scales and degrees of the scale other than the root, third, and fifth – in particular the minor third, the fourth, and the dominant and major seventh.  Next week I will provide more downloads focusing on other notes in the scale such as the second, flat second, sixth, and tritone (flat fifth).  

Use any common syllable(s) to exercise with them:  mah, ee, nay, meow, bup, ah, muh… the point is to tune your voice exactly to these less commonly used intervals.  

Each of these scales covers both the male and female range; you should NOT be able to sing every pitch.  Stop singing when the exercise is out of your range.

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PART 1

  • Minor third
  • Minor third with major seventh

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PART 2

  • Minor third with dominant seventh
  • Fourth

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PART 3

  • Major and minor second

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PART 4

  • Sixth
  • Tritone

 


(c) 2011 Adrienne Osborn

Adrienne Osborn is a vocalist and performance coach based in Colorado.   For more free articles and tips, visit http://PerformanceHigh.net.