#1. Use Your Voice:
The most important thing you can do for your voice over a break is to continue singing – every day if possible. It can be easy to stop singing as much during a break, and choristers often find that their range is not quite as large when they come back from a break. This is easy to mitigate, by continuing to sing, even if it’s just in the car, or the shower!
#2. Work On Musicianship Skills:
One of the most important skills for a singer is musicianship skills – improving your ear, and ability to understand the relationship between different pitches. There are many ways to do this, from ear-training websites, to practicing by yourself with a piano (or a piano app!)
#3. Use Your Break To Discover:
There are so many different genres of music, as well as different fields of study within music. A break is a great way to discover what other aspects of music interest you – whether it be learning more about music history, or music theory, exploring composition or improvisation, or even learning more about a genre of music you aren’t as familiar with – like jazz, or Baroque music. There are hundreds of years of music history, from all over the world, so use your break to discover what else is out there!
How else can you use a break well? Tell us in the comments below!