Singing Tips

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Singing is an inbuilt part of the human mind and soul. For countless years the acts of singing has been at the forefront of art, religion, social changes and of course love

The decision between taking online singing lessons and having private one-to-one lessons can be a tough call. Most people would probably make the decision based on one thing... and that's cost.

If you're going to go down this route, you better be sure you put in the practice in your own time, otherwise it's simply not worth to go with it . There are many who want to sing for fun. This is cool if you have the cash to spare. But if you don't, try to be some what serious about wanting to improve your vocal ability.

Learning singing tips, tricks and techniques that will help improve their quality of singing.

Singing is like a musical extension of your natural speaking voice. The only difference is, you got to learn some techniques which will allow you to (a) not damage your vocal chords ...and (b) to sing the best you possibly can.

Warm up before singing.

Don’t go straight into a song without a good warm-up first. A good warm-up routine should concentrate on relaxing your body and getting your breath ready, and should start with simple deep breaths. It should progress to light humming from there, and then some scale work once you feel ready. It’s important not to strain too hard during the warm-up process—don’t reach for notes that aren’t comfortable, and don’t sing at the top of your volume.

Breathe Control

You shouldn't be taking in gulps of air when you're singing. This is the wrong approach. Take 'sips' instead. Take what is required - a sufficient amount of air. There is nothing worse then feeling giddy because you're taking unnecessary deep breaths.

Also, don't hold your breath when singing.... EVER. This only wastes energy - which you could use on things like performance and tone control.

Use Tone Control

Forcing out notes to make them sound louder is a common mistake among aspiring singers. What you should aim to do is use (what we call) 'vocal resonance'.

Don't get put off by the term 'resonance'. This entire means that we can use certain parts of our upper body to amplify (i.e. make louder or richer) our singing tone.

So, for example we can use our chest to amplify lower notes for a more robust sound. Or, we can use our head to reinforce the higher or 'nasal' sound.

As you aim to sing higher, try to use your head to create a bigger sound. As you go for a lower sound, try to use your chest to make that sound richer.

Forget About Increasing Your Vocal Range - Strengthen it!

The most common misconception is that you can improve your vocal range by another octave. This is rarely the case. The truth is generally most people who take singing lessons will not drastically increase their vocal range. They may get an extra two or three notes, but usually this won't change much.

Use a Mirror

Mirrors are wonderful devices to help you improve your singing voice. By singing in front of a mirror you can watch your posture, your facial contortions and your breathing and determine what is and what is not working. Try changing your posture and the way you use your face and mouth when you sing in front of a mirror and listen to the different sounds you make as you experiment. You will be surprised what straightening your back or opening your mouth wider can do to your voice once you see these things in the mirror.

Practice!

There is no talent so great that did not need a massive amount of time to achieve. Without constant singing and testing your limits you may never realize your dreams of becoming a better singer. With practice comes an increase in range if you continually hunt higher or lower notes, it will ingrain good breathing into your performances and you will develop your style a lot more with confidence. Make times to sing. Sing in the shower. Sing while brushing your hair. Sing making dinner. Sing and feel the enjoyment of singing wherever you can as well as more formal sessions of practice and you will naturally evolve and don't be afraid to be heard!

Quit ...

Quit smoking, quit drinking heavily and quit yelling or talking too loudly or too frequently. This may be very hard but your voice is a delicate instrument and needs to be taken care of or it will lose its edge and falter.If you don't already have it don't try please!

Develop a natural voice

When starting to sing it is easy to imitate and copy your favorite style and singer and it is not a bad way to start. To become a better singer though, you need to realize that you have your own style. Everyone is different physically and psychologically and these things mean your styles will never match anyone else's totally. Do not be afraid to sing without preconceptions, try singing to other songs outside your usual niche and try not to imitate accents and exact styles of others and let your true voice be brought forth. This may sound very strange to you to start with but when you sing naturally you can achieve notes, tones and emotions you could never do while restricted.

Watch on your Diet:

There’s nothing better for your voice than water. If you have a performance coming up, avoid dairy and thick drinks for at least three days beforehand. Drink only water till the day of the performance.

Be emotive

Music and singing is about emotions; it conveys stories, feelings, color, strength and weakness. While knowing how to read music and understanding the clinical technical aspects of any music if you are a singer or musician and you cannot let your feelings rush into your breath and spread it through your words and sound you can never be a great singer. Learn to sing to a vision or emotion, forget about the technicalities of a song as some of the greatest music comes from the raw, ragged feral yell that may destroy the technically perfect aspects of a song but inject it with so much vitality and life it transcends the mundane and buries itself within your heart and echoes through your soul. If this sounds too dramatic you may need more work on this part of your singing

It’s a shame that so many people think they can’t sing—and wouldn’t be caught dead singing in public. In truth, singing is something anyone can learn to do. Follow these tips and practice, and you’ll have a singing voice you’ll be proud to show off.