Vocal Straw Exercise (Article)
Dr. Titze demonstrates exercises that can be done using the straw. He does not give any explanation of the scientific underpinnings of the semi-occluded vocal tract exercises, and only provides a brief explanation for the purposes of the exercises. (posted 2:34 PM, August 27, 2014)

Choral Pedagogy and Vocal Health (Article)
Choral pedagogy, the newest academic field in performing arts medicine, addresses the need for choral conductors to be better informed about vocal health. Recently, several authors have studied the special issues of choral conducting that can strengthen voices rather than injure them. (posted 2:34 PM, August 27, 2014)

Constructing Exercises that Enhance the Management of the Interdependence of the Vocal Folds and Breath Management in Singing (Article)
It has long been the hallmark of a fine teacher to assign proper vocalises to the student. From a scientific perspective, the messa di voce, staccato and sustaining long phrases are discussed. (posted 2:34 PM, August 27, 2014)

Phonation into a Straw as a Voice Building Exercise (Article)
The value of phonating into a small-diameter straw is explained, a healthy action for the tissues while the abdominal muscles get a good workout. (posted 2:34 PM, August 27, 2014)

How to Use the Flow-Resistant Straws (Article)
The author provides a brief discussion of the practical application of flow resistant straws. (posted 2:34 PM, August 27, 2014)

One More Small Step in Solving the Mystery of the Benefits of Semioccluded Vocal Tract Exercises (Article)
In addition to aerodynamic considerations, Titze observes, a vocal tract air column that vibrates (up and down) above the vocal folds can create a reactive push and pull on the tissue surfaces so that vocal fold vibration is reinforced a vocal tract that is narrow (semioccluded) in some region along its length (e.g., at the lips or the epiglottis) helps to produce this favorable push-pull. (posted 2:34 PM, August 27, 2014)

The Value of Vocal Warm-up and Cool-down Exercises: Questions and Controversies (Article)
DeFatta and Sataloff explore the scientific studies that have focused on this fundamental component of voice study. While they note that "no consensus can be reached based on available scientific evidence, they suggest that "the continued use of warm-up and cool-down exercises" seems appropriate and prudent. (posted 2:34 PM, August 27, 2014)

Vocalizing Vocalises (Article)
Pomfret considers perhaps the most overlooked portion of the voice lesson: the vocalise. Her methodic approach to vocalizing includes considerations of what it means to warm up, what exercises help to accomplish the task, exercises for voice building, and vocalises for special repertoire or voice types. (posted 2:34 PM, August 27, 2014)

The Five Best Vocal Warm-Up Exercises (Article)
The exercises given are those that have strong physiologic justification and are prevalent in the majority of studios. (posted 2:34 PM, August 27, 2014)