Just like everyone else, I started searching online for techniques on exercising my voice without having to pay anything. The web is full of information. All the answers to my questions are there, right? That’s not exactly true.
All singing is produced on vowel sounds. Consonants don’t have pitch. Some consonants like M and N are produced through a pitched hum – but that is not exactly singing. You need to work on what goes on in singing vowel sounds with your body.
In the Superior Singing Method system you will learn a variety of techniques and tips to not only identify your unique tone but also how to get the best tone out of your voice. You will discover how to sing with full, rich, and smooth tone that is uniquely your own.
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Most teacher offer varying lesson lengths, starting at 30 minutes. This is often recommended for beginners, but you’ll want to check with your teacher to see what he or she suggests. 45- and 60-minute sessions are the the most popular length, as it allows for adequate time for warming up before getting to more complex exercises and songs.
I have had formal voice lessons during my teenage years. I took choir in college and have had 30+ years of singing and teaching experience. I am the Music Director at my church, directing congregational singing and choir, and I also teach elementary music class once a week in our Christian school. I have only been vocally trained; therefore, I have to hire a pianist to play for the voice lessons I give, so that comes out of what I charge. I have had several students in the last few years ranging in age from 12 to 32. I try to keep voice lesson costs as low as possible, and I am also willing to work with the person a little, depending on each situation.
I was so tired of having one vocal coach after another tell me what THEY thought I should be capable of. Only I can determine that, and with the help of the Superior Singing Method my full potential started to reveal itself.
@bobobobo, I agree with you to a point. But you don’t want to wait long before seeking a lesson or three from a teacher. Certainly don’t begin heavy practicing in earnest without seeking a teacher’s advice. I don’t think it’d be good advice to NOT practice… but take it easy, so you don’t harm your voice. – Josh Fields Sep 22 ’12 at 0:06
This doesn’t mean that you have to practice for long periods of time. Make shorter practice sessions strategic yet fun! Create your own silly warm-ups — try singing with “nonsense” words, or make a simple song your warm-up.
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I don’t understand the first one… it says to make sure your mouth doesn’t close some to generate different sound… but based on my knowlege of language, and me trying to do this, it is impossible to make different tones without moving your jaw. It would clearly sound like “cah homwah eekein thih to re” Can someone explain this to me?
The idea is that like tuning an instrument, you learn to tune your voice. Most digital tuners allow you to play the target note, but if not you’ll also want to have an instrument handy to play the note you’re aiming for. Then you simply use the digital tuner’s display to help develop your “feedback loop”. It provides a visual way to know whether you’re singing too high or too low.
I’m going to give you an exercise and a lesson for singing with good pitch. Those of you who watch American Idol, the word “pitch” has become a household word. We all know what that means when a singer is singing slightly off-pitch. Pitch is something that even good singers work hard to have. You can have a really good musical ear and have a good musical voice, and still go slightly off-pitch. You can have a voice that goes off-pitch just from not being a singer and not using the voice much. The more you sing, the better your center of pitch gets. You want to think of pitch like a circle with a bullseye right in the center. Different singers actually sing and professional singers who have good pitch all have a slightly different center of pitch. So there are some singers that sing slightly sharp, and some singers that sing slightly flat, but not enough to go outside of that circle. So it sounds like its really good pitch, but if you put them together singing in unison, you would even hear that.
So what exactly should you record yourself singing? The answer is: your repertoire. That’s a fancy term musicians use to mean “the stuff they know and perform”. As a singer it just means a collection of songs you’re confident singing.
During week 4, you will learn all the important factors about pitch. Learning how to sing on pitch is necessary if you want to become a professional singer. Autotune will no longer do the trick. A natural talent always shines through, and that is what everybody wants.
Aaron Anastasi is a professional singer and an accomplished vocal coach. Hundreds of people improved their singing voices with the help of Aaron. The videos included in the Superior Singing Method showcases his vocal coaching style.
Thanks, that’s helpful. I have been trying to sing occasionally but I might really be interested in taking a course to speed things up. How long do you believe it takes to really become confident for just singing around with friends on the guitar?
Sometimes I feel like I can attempt in singing, but most of the time I’m very self conscious of my voice. And quite often I feel like I CAN’T sing worth a squat. Is there a quick way to sing really pretty? That would be most helpful for me. Thank you.
Take a breath, think of a word like “who”, “where”, or “whah”, say it out aloud and don’t allow the vowel sound to finish. Keep the sound going (or resonating) for as long as possible – even after the count of one second you will be singing.
If you want to learn how to sing better, a good first place to start is with your posture and breathing. While there are a bunch of different aspects to a breath management system, the cool thing is that if you get the posture thing, which honestly isn’t that tough, then the rest will begin to fall into place. So, I’ll say some about both but……
Can you identify the caller on your phone? Then you can identify music notes. If you can identify notes then you can sing. If you can sing a note then you can play an instrument. Very soon you will be performing on stage and get ten out of ten or all three Yes from the judges. Let me clear you.
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Is this the first time you’ve ever taken voice lessons? If so, it may be wise to test the waters with a teacher that charges less. You’ll likely be covering basic techniques at the beginning, and anyone offering voice lessons can do at least that much.
So, what do you think? Let me hear your thoughts about this course. To give you more insight, here is an awesome video from Aaron that explains what’s new with the course. If you seriously want to become a better singer fast, I highly recommend that you pick up your copy of Superior Singing Method.
Aaron!!!! Am I crazy to think that in only 6 days I have seen a tremendous improvement in my voice!!?!? I felt and heard it while singing, but I wanted to make sure so I recorded myself and BAM- so much more powerful. Thank you sooooo much. This is amazing…You totally saved me!
Vocal Tip: A great way to isolate proper breathing muscles is to lie down on the floor on one’s back and place a book over lower abs. As a singer inhales, the book should be rising up. This method is easy to execute and will give one a beautiful vibrato and an agile voice, capable of singing trill and turns.
The second half of the learning equation comes down to location. It takes a supportive environment to get great results, which is why we host our lessons in professionally-designed studio spaces. They’re climate-controlled to keep you comfortable so you can maintain focus on the lesson, and acoustically-insulated so your voice will ring true and you can easily hear your progress from session to session. Of course, our lessons will provide you with plenty of insight and direction for practicing at home as well!
The soft pallet should always be raised. The object is to leave as much hollow space on the inner part of your mouth, so as to produce a sound that is round and full. Lower your tongue, allowing it to rest on the bottom of the mouth. Elongate the jaw slightly. Your lips should form a small, round, circular, shape. Be sure not to open your mouth too much, as it may block the hollow passage of the roof of your mouth.
Christina teaches you how to expand your range, find your voice, and master the techniques that have earned her six Grammy Awards. You’ll learn warm-up exercises, breath control, vibrato, her signature growls, and hear Christina break down her biggest hits. There has never been a singing class like this before.
Christina learned the secrets of powerful performances from music legends like Billie Holiday and Nina Simone. Learn how to gather inspiration, tap into your emotions and embrace your flaws to better connect with your audience.