Why Vocal Exercises Are Important
The best analogy is to liken vocalists to athletes. An athlete begins with a personal goal in mind – to achieve a level of accomplishment based on the sport they are interested in. Only then, with this clear vision in mind, do they begin to train their body on a daily basis to reach this goal. These hours of practice and training are directly responsible for the level of performance they are eventually capable of.
In the same way, singers have a goal to sing beautifully and comfortably without straining or damaging their precious voice, one that can certainly suffer from abuse and bad habits if not well cared for.
A long-distance runner does not wake up one day and suddenly expect to be able to run a ten-mile marathon. They know they must build their strength and endurance slowly to run greater distances over time. Similarly, a vocalist must care for and train their voice with diligence and patience, working steadily toward the ultimate goal of effortless singing without strain.