Tenor Scales

(Higher 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.
Tenors - if you need to work your low range, go to the Bass Scales and work within your goals.
BASIC/INTERMEDIATE
Build Chest Voice 
Take time to feel/anchor chest voice

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

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

 
Expand your range
Use mix vowels like: Nay, Mee,Wee, Mum, No, One, Gee, Gug, Buh, Bay, WahUse semi occlusives: Hum, lip bubble/tongue trill, straw, NG
Smooth connection from chest to head, although faster, don't forget to anchor in the chestUse mix vowels like: Nay, Mee, Wee, Mum, No, One, Gee, Gug, Buh, Bay
Use semi occlusives: Hum, lip bubble/tongue trill, straw, NG
Strengthen your expanded rangedon't forget to anchor in chest, add vibrato on sustainUse 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
Strengthen Your Mix Voice 
Use mix vowels like: Nay, Mee, Mum, No, One, Gee, Gug, Buh, BayFor a strong mix/belt, use open or mix vowels like:Mah, Nah, Nuh, Mum
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. Start in head with a repeater to build strength and then arpeggio down. 
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
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