Vocal Improv and Warm Ups for Jazz Singers

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Ever wondered how vocalists improvise scat solos? Singer Marion Cowings will guide you through a series of warm ups, and then demonstrates how to use the words and melody of a song to inspire your improvised vocal solo!

Learn more at the Jazz Academy:

Marion Cowings – Vocals
Eli Yamin – Piano
Eric Suquet – Director
Bill Thomas – Director of Photography
Richard Emery – Production Assistant
Seton Hawkins – Producer

34 thoughts on “Vocal Improv and Warm Ups for Jazz Singers

  1. Hilarious AND informative! Great job!

  2. Deborah Sayer says:

    i was not expecting the tongue thing. lol

  3. vanessa Armonica says:

    Bautiful, congrats maestro!

  4. Anita Cairns says:

    Dem pants… Vest. Tie. Neck. Thing. Omg. Swaggomatic!

  5. Sarah James says:

    Fun Video Marion! Love the Lion Pose!!! :>)

  6. 1JulianneD says:

    thanks for the tips, and nice job!

  7. Christina Köfer says:

    Thank you for sharing…I have been taking singing lessons since the summer
    of 2010 here in the Netherlands and singing old Jazz songs at a local
    theater, love it…but still learning to improve my voice…

  8. amarartemis says:

    Oh my God – you are way to old for me, but after your strangely silly but
    ever so convincing and impressive scat improv…. I’M GONNA TAKE ALL OF
    YOU!!!

  9. Igor Cardoso says:

    hooo God Great Job,”All Of Me”,I love it

  10. Inez Patino says:

    so much musicality and expression in your Skatting, love it!

  11. SarahKellyKansas says:

    Thank you for this video! Very inspiring and helped me a lot. I have a
    higher voice so it’s hard for me to find songs that I can sing. Improvising
    it might help me. Thanks!

  12. Karin Parker says:

    Excellent!…….Thank you JALCJA and Mr. Cowings!

  13. Jon-Erik Kellso says:

    Love this, Marion, thanks! Great advice, and not just for vocalists.
    Informative and fun.

  14. Sami Alshishani says:

    Which arrangement of “all of me” do you happen to be using?

  15. Jiacui Sheng says:

    what’s the song played in about 2:45 ? Sounds so good!

  16. Rita di ghent says:

    Just to clarify for any singers who might be confused: “I’ll give you 2
    measures up front”, but the intro was actually 8 bars (measures)…thanks
    for posting a video that so many people got so much joy over : )

  17. Andre Tsang says:

    This is the kind of thing I’d expect to find in a New Orleans coffee shop,
    small business, of course, on a cool summer day. It’s great, keep up the
    good work!!

  18. he’s like a snazzy jazzy grandpa, I really enjoyed this

  19. Valentine Nduku musyoki says:

    Wow, simply amazing

  20. Arthur Kaletzky says:

    “You took apart what once was my heart”

  21. Then, round Christmas, I was speaking with a co-employee who had won a karaoke contest at a local pub.

  22. Juliana Raymond says:

    A lot of breathing exercises incorporate singing different sounds on pitches and working up and down the scale.

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