Vocal warm ups with Rodney Saulsberry
(+ transcriptions!)

Vocal warm up exercises by Rodney SaulsberryLooking for some good vocal warm ups to get your voice ready for your next big (or medium or small) gig? Well, voice over talent Rodney Saulsberry put together three fantastic videos of tongue twisters that he personally recommends. As a bonus, I’ve included a transcription of each of the tongue twisters from all three of the videos! Just copy and paste them into your favorite word processor app and print those puppies up!

Click on the “Read more” link below to watch the three videos and get the transcriptions:

Rodney Saulsberry vocal warm up #1



Transcriptions:

Someone said something simple
A simple something said to me
Simply simple someone said
A simple something said to me

I’m not the pretty banjo player
I’m the pretty banjo player’s mate
I am only playing the pretty banjo player’s banjo
‘Cause the pretty banjo player’s running pretty late

Crooked cookies cakes and pies
Crush it crack it crapper ties
Crystal critters cry like mad
Croaking choking frogs are sad

Properly press the purple and black
Pleated plain pants you own
Prepare to put your purple and black
Pleated plaid pants on
Properly press the purple and black
Pleated plain pants you own
Now properly dressed in your purple and black
Pleated plaid pants be gone!

Rodney Saulsberry vocal warm up #2



Transcriptions:

Bipidy bumpidy ripidy rumpidy ripidy bumpidy boo
Bipidy bumpidy ripidy rumpidy let’s make it harder to do
Bumzidy rumzidy dumzely clumzely
Hopefully soon we’ll be through
With bipidy bumpidy ripidy rumpidy
Stop when your pink tongue turns blue

Taste test the tepid tea
Tea taste tepid warm to thee
Tip the waiter two times three
Two time three times four times ten
Go right back and tip again

The beast in the east is trying to feast
On fresh fish from French Freddies buffet
Frowning freaking fretless weeping
For fresh salmon that fled far away
The beast in the east is trying to feast
On fried fish from San Frisco Bay
Fraught from failure to fetch from the barrel
Fresh fish from French Freddies buffet

Rodney Saulsberry vocal warm up #3



Transcription:

Please don’t pop your P’s please
Please don’t pop your P’s
Get yourself a popper stopper
Stop those pesty P’s from popping
Please don’t pop your P’s please
Please don’t pop your P’s
Work that mic from a left right axis
Stop that popping watch those S’s
Please don’t pop your P’s please
Please don’t pop your P’s

PS
Don’t forget to check out my own little twist on doing
tongue twisters for voice warm up!