From: Timothy Jennings
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 17:34:49 -0400
I don’t work so much anymore, and rarely need to warm up, but when I do I follow what I remember of Frankie Armstrong’s workshop a million years ago at the Society for Storytelling’s Gather-In at St. Fagin’s Folk Museum in Cardiff.
The simplest part is to yawn and stretch. Just like you’re a kid playacting getting up in the morning, big audible “ahy yaAAAaa” yawn, stretching the arms over the head and out to the sides, gently rocking my shoulders and torso side to side
Deep breathing and stretching in general, neck, jaw, shoulders, arms, back.
A gentle vocal cascade of descending pitch starting falsetto ending with a rumble.
Bwah! Bwah! Bwah! Bwah!
Blub/blur your lips blblblblblblblblbl-linggggggggg
Somewhere in there I’m apt to yodel.
I like to sing in the car, but it messes up my voice if I do it for very
long, so I generally avoid it if I’m going to do a show.