Vocalise 12a for High Voice Dame Nellie Melba, with Melody played over the accompaniment to facilitate learning. This vocalise is a lovely piece in 3/4 time, Scherzando, and incorporates staccato throughout. Sing to a vowel of choice, preferably “ah”. Excellent for breathing, technique, vocal agility, and establishing a good legato line with staccato in the piece. A great piece for warming up the voice after scales. After the melody is established, singers should use the accompaniment. Please see my blog on Vocalise, or feel free to contact me if you have questions about the use of these exercises.