How to sing betterSinging can be something that some people can do, while others aren’t simply fit for that. Whilst there are not too many people who can’t sing at all because they have just a terrible vox by nature no matter what they do, it would be the right thing to say that most other people can sing – if only they learn & practice. Of course, there are people that are natural in amazing singing but they’re lucky ones, as they do need very little practice to excel. Today, we’re going to talk about those lying in the middle & focus on the entire process of reaching the right skills & techniques of singing.
First thing to remember: you can sing better!Singing is very much about practicing; don’t think that if you’re not natural, then nothing good will come out. Only a few in this world are natural in singing & can do it as easy as breathing. Others need practice, training & gaining a lot of other things to do it well. Don’t you think that, for instance, if thou can’t read & write, then thou simply don’t learn how to? In that case, the entire planet would be illiterate. The ditto goes for singing. Whilst it is possible to find a zillion of strategies online on how to chant, those pretty much boil down to a certain sequence of statements structured either way. Here, we are structuring our way.
Finding your style is important
- Focus on thine favorite singers & songs, trying to reproduce them with thine vox, understanding if these are right songs for thou or not
- Recognize based on reasonable grounds, which singers are copied well by thou & which are not. Stick to ones that are copied nicely & try to find more such singers as time passes
- Improve thine vox trying various styles. Those can be screaming metal vox, sexy husky vox, soft angelic, amongst the others
- Begin practicing. If thou can do it every day – that’s perfect! Practicing is very important. & we’ll consider it below.
Keep on practicingAt the early stages of thine singing, it is important to start doing it without someone’s estimation & judgmental attitude. So find a place where no one sees & hears thou & start singing. The more the room you’re in is sound-insulated, the better. Practicing is an essential thing in the improvement (if thou don’t want to sing badly), thou simply can’t avoid it. Remember to find backing tracks of songs, without all words. The thing is that thou have to hear YOU, not the people singing the song – as they will distort thine hearing of yourself & they can falsely make thou think thou sing better than thou do because they will be helping you with their perfect voxs. Right from the beginning, focus on developing the strength & volume of thine singing. Thou should learn to differentiate the chest & head singing (it would be better if thou could have 5-10 initial vocal lessons from a professional to learn the basics) – as the sound changes dramatically. At the beginning of each piece of training, remember to warm up thine vocal cords. This is usually done by pronouncing special sentences that make thine facial muscles move better & include singing some sounds like ‘zzzzzzzz’, ‘shhhhhhhhhhh’, ‘ffffff’ & others – all here for the purpose of warming up separate groups of muscles. Singing acapella for many can be a problem in the development of singing, as they do hear every flaw they make & this terrifies them. Or they start trying too hard to fix all the mistakes they’re making, which inevitably leads to self-deprecating (which can ruin thine striving to learn at initial stages of thine practicing). The best would be to use backing tracks. Although, if thou need to sing acapella sometimes, use a metronome for the purpose of following the rhythm. Of, if thou can play guitar, piano or other musical instruments, play thine own accompaniment.
Mastering special techniquesOne of the mid & later stages of improvement in singing would be mastering the techniques that will make you excel in what you’re doing.
- run out of the air at the end of a line
- have huffing & puffing in between of them
- catch up the air in between of a phrase.
Remember to position thine head & chinA quite common mistake in beginning singers is that they all try to raise up their heads when taking high notes, whilst it has be to done with better mouth opening & exhaling, not the position of the head changing. The pitch of a note should not result in the change of your head position. Ideally, your chin should always be parallel to the ground (unless you’ve already mastered this rule & will process to dancing & doing other scenic movements while singing).
Relaxing your throat, jaw & tongueDoing so will tremendously change your vocal result. It will be much simpler for you to match notes exactly, to have a wider range of vox. As you sing, see yourself in a mirror to see how your larynx & tongue tense. Gently feel them with your fingers to palpate & then squeeze a bit – does that feel right when you sing again? Keeping your fingers on, sing again & try to relax your tongue & larynx – if made well, your sound will positively change. Next, do this without touching with your fingers & try to stay relaxed as you sing. Also, move your jaw freely as you sing, as keeping it in one position will make you sound like a robot or you will lose a lot of your depth .
Other pieces of advice to improve
- Do not read from the list, remember lyrics . This will make you focus on the delivery of effective singing & doing it from your heart, not being distracted on the lines of lyrics .
- While singing, record yourself so as to hear self afterward & to understand, what the field for the improvement is. Also, wear mic-attached headphones to instantaneously hear that & make corrections.
- If you play any instrument, produce any note and reproduce it with your vocal cords. Thus, you’ll associate thine vox with instruments & will understand better notes written on paper.
- Once in a while, better every week, if possible, add more pieces of singing to your repertoire. That will broaden your skills & train memory. Also, sing your own variations of a song in the way you feel it – to train better & to be more inventive, which will lead you to write your own stuff, which can become really popular one day.
Some songs to sing easy
Streep, Meryl Part Of Your World
The Little Mermaid My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme FromTitanic) [Love Theme from Titanic
Celine Dion Smelly Cat Medley
Phoebe Buffay Pure Imagination
WIlly Wonka Cast I'll Make a Man Out of You Boats 'N Hoes
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
Gene Kelly It's Party Time
Joe Jonas Yeh Sham Mastani
Kishore Kumar MORE ›