Soprano/Alto Scales

For Women, Girls and Young Boys (unchanged male voices)

*These tool recommendations are for general purposes, always do what has been recommended in your lessons before anything else.  If you are unsure, please contact Laurie.

Basic/Intermediate

Build Chest Voice 
Use open (wide) vowels like: Mah, Nah 
or use mix vowels like Mum, Nuh, Nay and Gug

 
Strengthen Your Mix Voice 
Use mix vowels like: Nay, Mee, Mum, No, One, Gee, Gug, Buh, Bay
For a strong mix/belt, use open or mix vowels like:Mah, Nah, Nuh, Mum
Connect head and chest
slow tempo allows an anchor to chest voice

Use mix vowels like: Nay, Mee, Wee, Mum, No, One, Gee, Gug, Buh, Bay
Use semi occlusives: Hum, lip bubble/tongue trill, straw, NG
Smooth connection from chest to head
although faster, don't forget to anchor in the chest

Use mix vowels like: Nay, Mee, Wee, Mum, No, One, Gee, Gug, Buh, Bay
Use semi occlusives: Hum, lip bubble/tongue trill, straw, NG
Thin out a weighty, pulled chest voice
(although faster, start in head but don't forget to anchor in the chest on the bottom)

Use mix vowels like: Nay, Mee, Wee, Mum, No, One, 
Use semi occlusives: Hum, lip bubble/tongue trill, straw
Thin out a weighty, pulled chest voice and strengthen head voice with the top repeater. 
Use mix vowels like: Nay, Mee, Wee, Mum, No, One, 
Use semi occlusives: Hum, lip bubble/tongue trill, straw
Zone in on strengthening the "headier" part of the mix (head voice down)
Use mix vowels like: Nay, Mee, Gee, Ee, Mum, No, One, 
Use semi occlusives: Hum, lip bubble/tongue trill, straw

Intermediate/Advanced

Build Your Mix
Use mix vowels like: Nay, Mee, Mum, No, One, Gee, Gug, Buh, Bay
For a strong mix/belt, use open or mix vowels like:
Mah, Nah, Nuh, Mum
Strengthen Your Range
Use semi occlusives: lip bubble/tongue trill,
hum, straw
Use mum, no, nuh, buh, bay, nay, me, mah, nah, gug
*(Depending on your habits and your goal.)

 
Expand your range
Use mix vowels like: Nay, Mee,Wee, Mum, No, One, Gee, Gug, Buh, Bay, Wah
Use semi occlusives: Hum, lip bubble/tongue trill, straw, NG
Strengthen your expanded range
don't forget to anchor in chest, add vibrato on sustain

Use mix vowels like: Nay, Mee,Wee, EE, Mum, No, One, Gee, Gug, Buh, Bay, Wah
Use semi occlusives: Hum, lip bubble/tongue trill, straw, NG
Thin out a weighty, pulled chest voice
add vibrato on the sustain

Use mix vowels like: Nay, Mee, Wee, Mum, No, One, 
Use semi occlusives: Hum, lip bubble/tongue trill, straw
Flexibility in your Mix
Use mix vowels like:  Mee, Gee, Gug, Mum, No, One, 
Use semi occlusives: Hum, lip bubble/tongue trill, straw
Flexibility in your Mix
Add vibrato on the sustain

Use mix vowels like:  Mee, Gee, Gug, Mum, No, One, 
Use semi occlusives: Hum, lip bubble/tongue trill, straw