practice tracks for straw phonation exercises
Our piano practice tracks are an effective and convenient tool for getting the most from straw phonation exercises. Each track is long enough to constitute a single vocal warm up session, or you can combine tracks for an extended practice session.
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We hope these tracks help you experience your own “strawpiphany.” Enjoy!
Basic Intervals Set – Female
Purchase a full set of the basic intervals practice tracks for women. Includes all 22 female .mp3 practice tracks listed below and the “How to Use the Basic Intervals Practice Tracks” file.
> 65 minutes | .zip | $9.99
How to Use the Basic Intervals Practice Tracks
1. Female Half and Whole Steps | 2:20
2. Female Minor 3rds SLOW | 4:19
3. Female Minor 3rds FAST | 3:53
4. Female 3rds SLOW | 4:13
5. Female 3rds FAST | 3:48
6. Female 4ths SLOW | 4:04
7. Female 4ths FAST | 3:47
8. Female #4 SLOW | 3:18
9. Female #4 FAST | 2:50
10. Female 5ths SLOW | 3:39
11. Female 5ths FAST | 2:31
12. Female #5 SLOW | 2:59
13. Female #5 FAST | 2:46
14. Female 6ths SLOW | 2:53
15. Female 6ths FAST | 2:44
16. Female Minor 7ths SLOW | 2:40
17. Female Minor 7ths FAST | 2:24
18. Female 7ths SLOW | 2:27
19. Female 7ths FAST | 2:19
20. Female Octaves SLOW | 2:18
21. Female Octaves FAST | 2:57
22. Female Broken Octaves | 3:00
Basic Intervals Set – Male
Purchase a full set of the basic intervals practice tracks for men. Includes all 22 male .mp3 practice tracks listed below and the “How to Use the Basic Intervals Practice Tracks” file.
> 45 minutes | .zip | $9.99
How to Use the Basic Intervals Practice Tracks
1. Male Half and Whole Steps | 2:44
2. Male Minor 3rds SLOW | 2:24
3. Male Minor 3rds FAST | 2:35
4. Male 3rds SLOW | 2:42
5. Male 3rds FAST | 2:30
6. Male 4ths SLOW | 2:00
7. Male 4ths FAST | 2:18
8. Male #4 SLOW | 2:12
9. Male #4 FAST | 2:09
10. Male 5ths SLOW | 2:12
11. Male 5ths FAST | 2:06
12. Male #5 SLOW | 1:40
13. Male #5 FAST | 1:54
14. Male 6ths SLOW | 1:33
15. Male 6ths FAST | 1:50
16. Male Minor 7ths SLOW | 1:53
17. Male Minor 7ths FAST | 2:19
18. Male 7ths SLOW | 1:30
19. Male 7ths FAST | 1:32
20. Male Octaves SLOW | 1:19
21. Male Octaves FAST | 1:32
22. Male Broken Octaves | 2:24
Basic Intervals Set – Female and Male
Purchase a master set of the basic intervals practice tracks for women and men, and save even more! Includes all .mp3 practice tracks listed above (22 female and 22 male) and the “How to Use the Basic Intervals Practice Tracks” file.
> 110 minutes | .zip | $14.99
If you’re unfamiliar with straw phonation exercises, take a minute to review our How & Why page to learn how to exercise your voice with a straw and why it works. Understanding the fundamentals will help you use these practice tracks like a pro!
Each track is long enough to constitute a single vocal warm up session, or you can combine tracks for an extended practice session.
Please experiment with the amount of time you prefer for your own practice.
Each track is designed to practice specific intervals, or distance between notes. For example, minor 3rds, major 4ths, and major 7ths. Each interval (up to one full octave) has two tracks: slow and fast.
Not only are these tracks a great way to guide your straw practice, but they are also a means for learning note intervals.
The human voice must learn the muscle memory required to move from note to note, so these tracks are designed to aid in both physical training of the body and ear training.
When first using these tracks, start with the lower numbered tracks first. If you are just beginning a practice session, lower number tracks are also recommended. If your voice doesn’t feel good, or even just a little “off”, please stop what you are doing and pick an easier track, or go back to an easy, resonant vocal exercise, such as light humming that feels good to you.
You should not strain with any straw exercise. In fact, keep in mind Ingo Titze’s two favorite words for straw exercise: stretch and unpress. Use these tracks to stretch and unpress the vocal folds.
Follow along with the pitches and take your time moving from note to note.
For the tracks marked “fast” you will need to get to each pitch a little quicker.
A note about breathing and range . . .
Use these tracks to practice breathing as you wish. Just make sure you keep a steady stream of bubbles going. There are no prescribed places to breathe, just keep bubbles going so you know your airflow is turned on.
If the notes go beyond what your voice is capable of or feels comfortable doing, drop out and come back in when the pitches are again in a comfortable range.
Have fun, experiment, and free up your voice using a straw!