Shinedown’s Brent Smith has one of rock’s most dynamic voices, so it should come as no surprise that an instrument like that needs a proper warm-up before a show.

For curious fans, Smith pulled the curtain back on what he does to prep for a show ever night in the video below. Some vocal exercises might sound familiar if you’ve heard other singers do vocal warm-ups before, but it’s always interesting to find out what strange noises help singers keep their vocal cords in shape so they can continue to entertain us every single night.

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