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Warm-ups are often a bit wacky / childish but they do have a serious side - they are designed to help us improve our singing (and help us not lose our voices!). They are pretty easy to pick up and are split into 3 vague categories:
  1. Breathing - These are to show us how to use our diaphragms when singing e.g. pregnant ladies, candles, ballerina.
  2. Range - These are variations of scales gradually moving to low or high notes to increase the amount of notes we can sing. e.g "1 1-2-1 1-2-3-2-1...", "Up above my head...", "Down below my feet...", "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious", "I'm so dizzy my head is spinning"
  3. Exercise - These are silly songs or rounds to get our bodies warm. e.g "Heads, shoulder, knees and toes", "Badger, badger, badger", "Funky chicken", "This train...", "one ginger beer", "button factory"
Warm-ups are a good way of getting in front of the choir for the first time, as you can lead them by yourself or as a group. All you need to do is speak to the Warm-up coordinator before the rehearsal starts.

Warm-up Coordinator for 2007/2008 is Sam Bond.