Vocal Warm up Exercises

A library of voice warm up exercises in a range of styles

Develop more empathy with your singers

An introduction from our Principal
voice teacher Susan Hanlon MA

Who should take this course?


You don’t really know a skill until you have experienced it first hand.

You may be a producer who has never actually sang or recorded your own voice in a studio.

So can you really guide a singer, extract a great performance and offer support and advice from behind the control room window?

Now is your chance to learn how it feels and get more Producer gigs as a person who really understands singers

Vocal Warm Up Exercises

Why would a producer need to learn to sing?

That's a very good question. We're glad you asked.Recording in a studio can be exhilarating and nerve racking all at the same time for all musicians.But none more than singers. Nerves, environment, being in the spotlight, physiology and biochemistry all affect a singer far more than any other instrumentalists.
Trying to deliver a top vocal performance with all these factors is a big undertaking and needs a lot of skills, technique, encouragement, practice and commitment.As a producer it usually falls to you to get the best performance from your singers which requires good people skills, good engineering skills and a high degree of humanity.

Producers often don't really appreciate or understand how it actually feels being a singer in the studio environment. Telling (or worse, yelling at) your singer to just 'sing in tune' is not the answer.So what is the answer? Try it yourself, that way you know how it feels and can have a more meaningful conversation with your singer and help then to deliver a better performance.

The Producers Guide to Singers

This course 'The Producers Guide to Sngers' is built to do exactly that. It is intended not to turn you into a 'superstar singer' but to give you an appreciation of what a singer feels in terms of pitching breathing diction, intonation, musicality and all the things that go into getting a good vocal performance in the recording studio.

Vocal Warm Up Exercises

Be the Producer that singers want to work with.

If you understand their needs and they understand your needs you all makes a better recording and everyone is happy

Aspiring female singer singing in the recording studio singing into a condenser microphone and pop shield

Be the 'Go to' Producer for singers!

Get more Producer gigs

The music business is a people and relationships business. As a Music Producer you probably already have good people skills, good technical skills and good engineering skills.

But adding singing to your skills  will make you much more marketable and in tune (Yes, pun intended!) with your performers and singing talent.

It will add more value to your producer gig and be the producer that singers want to work with.

Get an appreciation of the art of singing with Flameleaf Academy’s course “The Producers Guide to Singers’

Empathy goes a long way in the music recording process

Singing is an organic and physiological thing

No two people have the same physiology. That's why every singer is unique. More so than any other musician. Because singing is so heavily ingrained in our body's biochemistry and soul it cannot be replicated by anyone else.Two people (eg the producer and keyboard player) can play the grand piano in the studio and make it sound pretty similar (with good technique) but with singing this is impossible.

In singing everyone has a unique instrument

As every human has a unique instrument no two people can produce the same sound. For a producer to really understand what a singer experience you really need to have at least a basic understanding of singing and vocal technique.Developing empathy and understanding can make a huge difference to both you, the singer and the outcome.Everyone wants a better performance from a relaxed, focused, practiced, skilled singer but also input, advice, encouragement and guidance (and whatever else your role entails as a producer) to bring out the best perorfrmance from your singers.

Vocal Warm Up Exercises