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‘Mama Made Me Mash My M&Ms

Hey there, little singers and future superstars! Are you ready to learn the coolest and most fun and best vocal warmup for kids ever? It’s called “Mama Made Me Mash My M&Ms,” and it’s not just super fun to say, but it’s also amazing for your voice. Let’s dive into the world of singing, laughter, and mashing those M&Ms!

What’s This Awesome Kids Vocal Warmup All About? 

You might be wondering, “What’s so special about mashing M&Ms?” Well, it’s not just about the candy (though we all love M&Ms, right?). This vocal exercise is a simple five-note scale that goes up and down. You sing “Mama made me mash my M&Ms, Oh no!” Can you try saying it fast? It’s a tongue-twister and a vocal workout all in one!

Why ‘Mama Made Me Mash My M&Ms’ Rocks for Young Voices
  1. Back Pressure is Best: The phrase is full of ‘M’s and ‘N’s, which create a little back pressure in your mouth. This is like a mini-massage for your vocal cords, keeping them relaxed and happy. Happy vocal cords mean better singing!
  2. Perfect Pitch Practice: Whether you’re a girl or a boy, this exercise works wonders. We’ve got a special version for girls in the range of C4-F5 and for boys from G2-C4. And guess what? You can practice with audio files that I’ll include in the blog. Sing along and find your perfect pitch!

A Little History of Our M&M Phrase

Did you know that “Mama Made Me Mash My M&Ms” is not just a random bunch of words? It’s designed to be a mnemonic, which is a fancy word for something that helps you remember. Each ‘M’ and ‘N’ in the phrase helps train your voice to be stronger and more flexible. Cool, right?

Fun Facts for Kids:
  • Did You Know? The ‘M’ sound in “Mama” and “M&Ms” is called a bilabial nasal, which means you use both lips to make the sound. It’s like giving your lips a little workout!
  • M&Ms and Music: M&Ms have been around since 1941, and music has been around, well, forever! Imagine all the singers who might have munched on M&Ms while practicing their scales.
  • Sing and Laugh: Singing “Mama Made Me Mash My M&Ms” can make you laugh, and laughing is great for your health. It’s a win-win!

So, little singers, are you ready to mash some M&Ms with your voice? Remember, singing is about having fun and feeling good. So, let’s make some music and smiles!

Time to Practice the Best Vocal Warmup for Kids!

Now that you know all about this fantastic vocal warmup, it’s time to practice. Check out the audio files below, one for girls and one for boys, and sing your heart out. Remember, practice makes perfect, and perfect practice makes a superstar!

Audio File for Boys (G2-C4) w/ Pitch Michael

Audio File for Girls (C4-F5) w/ Candice Kelly


And don’t forget, singing is not just about hitting the right notes, it’s about enjoying the music and expressing yourself. So, have a blast with “Mama Made Me Mash My M&Ms,” and keep singing!

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