How important is it for you to warm-up your vocals before performing? Even if you have a voice like #Beyonce, vocal warm-ups are a necessity. Put it this way, your voice is your instrument, and if you don’t keep it in good condition, it can fail to perform for you in special moments. Take the time to prepare your instrument (voice) before you use it. Make it a routine everyday to exercise your vocal chords and you will be able to perform at optimal level. Warm-ups help to reduce vocal injury much like when an athlete warms up before a race. Also, after a performance, take a few moments to cool down your vocal chords. Remember, they are muscles that contract and release, too.