The importance of warming-up
Lots of teachers do both a physical and vocal warmup before transitioning to the main exercise of the class— no vocal warm-up is complete without reciting a few tongue twisters. With that in mind, you will find these 36 fundamentally fun tongue twisters to be a great resource. Each one provides a fun way to work on diction and clarity. Say each line three or four times. Don’t worry about speed. Focus on speaking clearly, even if you must over-enunciate at first. Then, try them with accents, in different characters, as animals … the sky is the limit!
A – Around the rugged rocks the ragged rascal ran.
B – Big black bug bit a big black bear and the big black bear bled black blood.
C – Can I cook a proper cup of coffee in a copper coffee pot?
D – Don’t doubt the doorbell, but differ with the doorknob.
E – Eight gray geese in a green field grazing.
F – Fine white vinegar with veal.
The free thugs set three thugs free.
G – Grab the groundhog from the glazed grass.
Grey geese in a green field grazing.
H – High roller, low roller, lower roller.
How can a clam cram in a clean cream can?
I – Inexplicably mimicking him hiccupping.
I wish to wash my Irish wristwatch
J – Jingle jungle jangle joker.
K – Knit kilts for nasty cold nights.
L – Little lucky luke likes lakes, lucky little luke likes licking lakes
M – Monkeys make monopoly monotonous.
N – The Next nest will not necessarily be next to nothing.
O – Octopi occupy a porcupine’s mind.
Only royal oily royal oil boils
P – Peter Prangle, the prickly pear picker, picked three perfectly prickly pears.
A proper copper coffee pot.
Q – Queen Catherine wakes the cat, and the cat quietly cries.
R – Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers!
Roberta ran rings around the Roman ruins.
S – Some shun sunshine. Do you shun sunshine?
Six stick shifts stuck shut.
T – Three thick thistle sticks.
The thirty-three thieves thought that they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday.
U – Unique New York, Unique New York, Unique New York.
V – Venti, Grande, Tall – Very Grand Words for Large, Medium, Small.
W – Will’s wetsuit is round and wet and rough and wide and ready to go on a watery ride.
Wayne went to Wales to watch walruses.
X – Xylophones exist or so existentialists insist.
Y – Yoda met a Yeti on the Plains of Serengeti.
Z – Zoologists illogically love to read astrology.