“The Superior Singing Method…polishes…your talent irrespective of whether one has had any prior knowledge of music or not.” The reviewer also pointed out that the extra info on its website is “very helpful in learning more about improving one’s vocals.”
My name is Kailey, and I’m 27 years old. I am a graduate of Abilene Christian University with a degree in Music (concentration in Voice). I have taken voice lessons ever since the age of 13, but I’ve been singing ever since I was in a crib. I’ve learned many things along my journey, and I would love to help other singers realize their full potential.
I am an accomplished vocal coach and songwriter and currently work with a wide variety of singers from young beginners to professionals who look to develop through ear training, singing and songwriting. In a unique way I guide people to become better performers and musicians through the combination of voice, piano and composition.
@bobobobo, people have been singing for a lot longer than 96 years. I don’t see the book’s age as a valid reason for criticism. And there’s no strong reason to trust Amazon’s ratings. You might be right, but you need a better argument… – naught101 Sep 23 ’12 at 13:19
Hi, I love singing and I always try to imitate any voice I listen to.. I also have this natural baritone to tenor voice but every time I try using my natural voice to sing to any song I’m listening to I just find it difficult to do so because I feel I’m note hitting d notes right and so I switch to copying the voice. What do I do pleaseeeee. And is drinking warm water good for the voice.
Guitarist/ Singer/Composer/Arranger/Music Producer, Andy S., is an experienced, well-versed musician in many disciplines of music. He has a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz studies from the prestigious University of North Texas and Masters in Jazz Arranging/Composition from the University of North Texas. He has also been an educator of the art since 1993 and performing for over 25 years. He is Professor of guitar/voice/bass and Director of SFA State University’s contemporary ensembles as well as their arranger.
“Roger takes you step by step through each lesson with clear explanations of every aspect of singing. I love how detailed his videos are. He has helped me understand the mechanics behind my voice and how it works. Each week is filled with tons of helpful information and goals to work on. Roger is an amazing teacher! Each lesson felt like my own private lesson!”
A very useful framework for practising vocal control is solfa (a.k.a. “solfege” or “do re mi”). This is a system where you give a name to each note in the scale, which makes it easier to understand which note you’re aiming for each time you change pitch.
You can find online exercises for this, especially increasing your upper range by learning the “mixed voice” register. However, it’s easy to strain your voice if you don’t know how to use your muscles properly. It’s best to ask a vocal coach for guidance, or to learn the amazing things you can do with your current range.
That’s probably the biggest problem with learning to sing: that we start out with the wrong idea, that singing is a natural talent you need to be born with. It really isn’t. Just ask George Bevan, director of the Choir Who Can’t Sing, who specialises in helping people who think they “can’t sing” discover that they actually can.
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Voice lessons usually cost from $10-$35 for a half-hour lesson in most areas. However, professional-level instructors may charge as much as $100-$200 or more an hour, depending on their expertise and reputation. Typically beginners start with half-hour sessions, although they can be 45 minutes or an hour, depending on the teacher’s preference. Some teachers or music schools provide a free initial consultation to determine your current singing range and potential; others may charge $10-$40 or more for this service. Generally, lessons are paid for in advance, at the first of every month.
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Sirens/Kazoo Buzz: Improves the resonant focus of the sound and continues work with maximal stretch on the vocal folds. The mouth postures are easily made by pretending you are sucking in spaghetti with an inhalation. On exhalation make the “woo” sound. It will be a buzz like sound. Hold the sound steady for 2-3 attempts. Now use the woo sound to go up and down the scales.
Don’t hesitate to shoot him an email and Aaron will reply to you directly. The help system also shows you all the different questions already asked by other students and the answers that were given. Just browse through them and your questions might have been answered already. You might not need to ask for help, after all.
Then I’ll do the same but with the record button pressed. Again, I keep rewinding (and erasing the recording) until I’m reasonably happy. By this time, I may still not be able to sing the song very well but I’ll certainly have learnt a whole lot about how to sing it.
I am teenager and sings a little bit …my voice already cracked ..but it still is undergoing some variations which is not so suitable for my singing career …is there any way for me to save my voice from variation and improve it over time …..??
You can also check your pitch accuracy using free audio recording and analysis software such as Audacity. You can read a full tutorial on recording and analysing your singing pitch but the basic process is:
Learning all these new techniques can be quite difficult to get the first time around. Just keep on practicing these techniques and you will eventually get it. One of the causes of being off pitch while you sing is mumbling while you talk. You will learn different exercises to combat this during week 4.
This isn’t a “hearing test”, it’s not checking for hearing damage or age-related hearing loss. And don’t worry about whether you have a “musical ear” or not. The tone deaf tests which are well-designed don’t require any musical knowledge or skill. They test only the basic biological ability of distinguishing different pitches. You can be totally unmusical and still pass the test, because tone deafness isn’t actually about musical skill, it’s much more fundamental than that.
Some common mistakes to avoid are smiling while singing, under singing, over singing, pushing out too much air, and pushing beyond one’s natural range. These are common causes of damage of the vocal folds. Be cautioned of these.
Drink plenty of water. Drink lukewarm water for best results, as this will loosen your vocal chords. Give your body time to absorb the water. Avoid dairy products or thick drinks such as smoothies immediately before singing.
One last point, and this is a big one. In general, if you are doing anything for your own pleasure, keep in mind you don’t have to be good. (Although I know how great the “being good” feels.) The only person you’d be in competition with is yourself and yourself past, and you’ll always be better than your past as long as you keep practicing, just as good as your are now. Instead of saying, “Holy cow, I’m bad at this,” say, “It was[…] not bad, but there’s always some room for improvement.” And no one better than you would say you’re bad at something. If someone says you’re not good, they’re not any better than you at that or something else. And anything is possible.
As @luserdroog said in the comments, it would be best if you could get at least a couple lessons. Otherwise you risk learning bad habits with the physical aspects (that can’t be taught well except in person) that you’ll have to un-learn later.
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