Harmonised Major Scales
Singing scales can be dull and quite difficult without an accompanist. Here are some scales which we hope will help you practice. Michael has created each one individually with its own harmonisation so that you can have a context for singing in that key. They will help you to sing in tune until you feel confident enough to sing your scales on your own.
There is no hard and fast rule about how to use them. Many people like to use vowel sounds on their own or single syllables like lah, loo, maw, me, (give pew a try!).
Breathe comfortably to begin with - and take a breath wherever you have to. Take fewer breaths as your control increases, until you can do the whole exercise in one breath.
Practice singing them smoothly (legato) or make each note detached (staccato). Have fun making up your own exercises.
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