Vocal Tips is all about your singing success. Would you agree that singing is one of the most universal and beautiful forms of expression there is?
Although some seem lucky enough to have ‘the gift’, we all have a voice and if we desire, should claim the freedom of expressing ourselves in song.
The secret lies in learning to train our ears and voice through an understanding of how we produce sound and by applying basic techniques involving breathing, posture, muscle control, avoiding tension, and practice.
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Just remember that nobody is the same when it comes to their singing ability. How can you compare an opera singer to a country singer or a screamo singer with a Tuvan throat singer?
It’s obvious that not anyone’s particular style is necessarily better than another’s, especially considering that singing taste is really in the individual ears of each listener.
Keep it fun. Singing is really about personal expression. So, no matter how many singing techniques you practice, remind yourself that you have a unique and special voice.
Forget about comparing yourself to anyone else’s singing abilities and always remember to sing from the heart.
Even some of the greatest singing stars of all time admit that it took more than simply talent alone to achieve their level of singing success.
They also needed to be set aside time for practice when it comes to proper singing techniques.
Are you trying to overcome fear or lack of confidence when you sing?
Do you sing in a choir or a band? Were you told you couldn’t sing as a child?
Whatever your situation, we hope to inspire you to not only embrace your voice but enable you to express it with confidence!
Regardless of what level singer you are striving for, remember the basics. The basics are the very foundation of your whole singing voice.
Things like good posture, proper breathing, using your diaphragm, opening your mouth, and relaxing are what makes a great sounding singer. Regardless of natural ability or desire.
The truth is…anyone who has a speaking voice can develop a singing voice.
Does that mean that we all have the potential to be professionals?
There are factors that encourage or limit how well we sing.
However, the potential exists to get better. We can improve things like our tone and pitch.
We can work on our timing and articulation.
Through practice and effort, we can definitely achieve our highest singing potential.
Vocal Tips is here to kick start you with some basics to help you begin reaching that potential.
If you are just learning how to sing, we would like to offer a few tips to build your singing confidence:
1. Develop Good Breath Control. Air is an absolute necessity for a strong and beautiful sounding voice. Take a deep breath in and slowly exhale making an AHHH sound.
Can you feel the resistance? Now do the same, this time, exhaling making an OOHH sound. Notice the difference in the control of air, but also the amount of tension you create using your diaphragm muscle located in the center of your rib cage below your lungs.
Note the difference in the control of the air. Also, the amount of tension you create using your diaphragm muscle which gives you the ability to force the air consistently out of your lungs in a disciplined fashion.
2. Improving Your Ear Pitch. You cannot hide bad pitch in song. You will either be in tune or not. This means training yourself to remain on key when moving between notes in a song.
A simple way to practice and improve your pitch is by playing a note on an instrument like a piano or guitar. Let the note ring out and sing along. Listen to see if you are at the same pitch.
3. Find A Suitable Singing Style. Although there are many amazing singers in the world, not all of them are masters of every singing style. The abilities and limits of your voice will dictate what types of music that is best suited for you to sing.
Depending on your voice type which includes your vocal range, age, gender (in most cases), range, register, tone, and other factors will enable you to better decide the type of music to sing opera, jazz, rock, country or screamo.
4. Learn To Project Your Voice. Have you ever heard someone singing in a sort of quiet, low energy, low volume type of way that almost came across as weak?
Part of the reason for this is due to the fact that they are using their speaking or what we call our talking voice when attempting to sing. There are certain techniques you can learn to improve in this area, especially when understanding the difference between the two.
5. Respect Your Voice. We cannot all be Beyonce’s or Christina Aguilera’s. But we can enjoy singing without the worry of comparing yourself to someone else.
Remember that what makes up your voice is more than just talent. The makeup of your voice including your pitch, tone, and volume also has to do with your physiology.
You are an individual. You have a unique voice. This is important to keep in mind because so often amateur singers only mimic their favorite artist. Instead, choose to be original.
6. Enjoy The Journey. It’s obvious that you are looking to either learn how to sing in general or would like to take your singing voice to another level. Either way, there is going to be some work involved. So relax and take a deep breath in.
We often compare the voice to an instrument. By understanding how instruments need to be properly tuned and require the learning and practicing of skills, you can see how our singing apparatus (all the parts that make up our voice) need similar attention and treatment.
No one can expect immediate results overnight. But there are a few ways to make your progress a little easier.
Above all remember to be consistent, be patient, and enjoy the process.
Learning a few singing tips can give you a general idea of how the voice works.
But if you’re looking at becoming a professional, then we would recommend hiring a local vocal coach. Especially if you are looking for classical training or the sort.
On the other hand, if you want to teach yourself to sing at home, there are many affordable alternatives.
Many great books have been written on the subject.
Some educational platforms offer live instruction online .
Another great substitute for a vocal coach is purchasing a learn to sing at home courses.
Many of the programs available are quite detailed and offer extensive training exercises.
If you’re interested then please see our page discussing the pros and cons of online singing lessons for more information.
Are you ready to take in a few good singing tips?
Well, let’s get begin by answering an age-old question: Can anyone learn to sing?
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