Vocalization 101 with Zephanie Dimaranan

Singing can be a demanding activity especially when you’re doing it as a profession. That’s why performers like Idol Philippines winner Zephanie Dimaranan know the importance of vocalization in keeping the voice healthy. Check out how Zephanie does her usual vocal warm-up and cool-down techniques in this episode of Kapamilya Chat!

Zephanie, who recently participated at the Now United boot camp in Abu Dhabi, heard of singers vocalizing under salt waters like how Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez used to train with her late father, Mang Gerry.

Zephanie said she hasn’t experienced such traditional vocal exercises. Her routine is just simple, starting off with massaging the facial muscles, focusing on the jaw area.

To check if her voice is prepped for falsettos, she makes a quick “ahhh” sound that glides from high to low pitch. She usually does it after waking up in the morning.

Before she performs on stage, Zephanie does quick lip trills to create the “brrr” sound. This also helps release tension.

Other artists are strict in avoiding certain foods such as cold drinks or desserts but not Zephanie, whose comfort food is ice cream.

As she continues to grow in the industry, the 18-year-old songstress learns to be more aware of her sound and style. She used to struggle with giving a song her own flavors like what others often noticed about her singing before. She had a tendency to copy the original performance.

But she’s already worked on that since joining Idol Philippines, with the help of her mentors and friends like fellow alum Lance Busa.

“Simula noong Idol, doon ako natuto mag-stylize ng songs. Little by little, konting mga kulot sa dulo. Ngayon, everytime na nagpe-perform ako, that's what I think about first, ‘Ano ba ang style na gagawin ko dito?’ Nagse-spend po talaga ako ng night, ilang oras. Kahit maiksi lang ang part ko, kailangan magawan ko ng bago,” shared the Kapamilya artist.

Watch her performances on ASAP Natin ‘To and you’ll find her giving her own style in every song.