Articles for singers including audition advice, hitting the high notes, using falsetto, vibrato, performance, perfecting the act, powerful vocals, throat tension for beginners to advanced singers and singing teachers.
It’s almost like asking if you can stay fit, or better yet, increase muscle tone, without exercise. The voice box is made up, primarily, of muscle, so, in order to keep it in shape the vocal instrument needs……
Try to extend the sound. Imagine the sound stretching or streaming out into the next room. How long can you sustain the sound? Notice that your stomach starts to tighten a bit – that is your diaphragm muscle kicking in to support the sound. Aim for holding the vowel sound for as long as possible while staying relaxed. Count in seconds in your head and keep a record of your progress.
I was able to perform them better because Aaron goes through all the details during the vocal exercises. I have never seen this type of teaching method in other online singing courses. The way Aaron performs the exercises with you in the recording helps to make you feel more confident in the way you are performing the exercises by yourself.
Begin with the solfege symbol “do” while singing the pitch. Hold out this note to the extent of your comfort. Then, sing and signal the note “re” while holding it out. Then, go back down and sing the note “do.” The object is to move on and sing from “do” to “mi,” then “do” to “fa,” then “do” to “so,” then “do” to “la” then “do” to “ti,” then “do” to “do,” or as far as desired.
Singing entails a lot of learning. You have to commence yourself with your voice, learn its range of abilities and how you can make use of them, and finding out the right type of songs for you. Again, it is very important that you stick to an effective training program that will exhaust the power of your voice.
You are supposed to blend in when singing harmony so that’s perfect. To make your voice more distinctive sing on your own more to develop your own style. To make it louder work on your breathing and relaxing your neck but keeping your chest lifted during singing.
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Neck – Your neck is a part of your spine. Streamline it with the rest of your spine rather than craning it forward. If you balance your head on your A-O joint, your neck should move into this position.
If you are a bit scared that your voice is not good enough for YouTube, just ask friends what they think then sing to more unknown people until you’re ready for YouTube and follow all of the good comments, not the bad ones.
Finally, don’t be surprised if most voice teachers work you out with a smoother approach…I hesitate to use the word, Classical, to make you turn and run….but most good teachers have had some classical training in their background. It doesn’t mean you have to sound that way yourself. But in fact, clear, melodic, scales and jumping exercises on 3/4 power will make all singers perform better, especially those with aggressive songs. Oh yes, I believe a teacher should help you become independent, so that you understand what you are doing right, and how to do it consistently.
Though Aaron shows you everything to help you learn how to sing faster, a teacher can also answer your questions, and you can even ask him to show everything to you a second time, and even a third and fourth time.
Hello, my name is Dylan. I am a High school student and I have been really wanting to start a band. If need be, I will go independent. I do struggle with equipment and money because, well, I have no money! I believe that I am a good singer and that I can get better. My one problem is stage fright. Terrified by the thought. Though I do have this fear and I plan on working on it, I really would like a vocal teacher or maybe someone who could help me with my music. If you think you can help in any way, PLEASE contact me at my email, zdylanz90@gmail.com. Thanks!
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If you want to be a better singer, visit http://www.SingBetter.info– the tips on that website have helped me discover how to get the best tone out of my voice while improving my pitch so it sounds full and pure. It has helped me develop an ear with the ability to simply hit the right notes with confidence. It has explained exactly how to breathe so that I get the most out of my voice. I’m able to sing for hours without strain! The unique exercises have taken me beyond a simple warm up routine helping my voice “breakthrough”. My range has increased, I hit higher notes, and I feel less strain in my voice and notes that were once impossible to reach are now easy to sing. I like that the online course is much more affordable than expensive private singing lessons. I have the flexibility to do my singing lessons when it is most convenient and I can work through the modules at my own pace. The tips on that website are an incredible resource…it definitely has improved my voice! If it worked for me, I promise it’ll work for you too!
-1 While the text you linked is very nice linking to it would be a nice comment, this isn’t good advice as an answer. Do you really think one should begin by reading a book from 1916? I browsed the text and it would make little sense to me if I hadn’t already attended classes by a music instructor. There are plenty of newer books are 4.5-5 star reviewed on average, on Amazon. – bobobobo Jun 3 ’12 at 1:33
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Maureen has been teaching private voice and piano lessons since 2009, and currently runs her own studio, as well as traveling to students’ homes to teach lessons. She teaches anyone with an interest and willingness to learn, regardless of experience level.
Keep in mind that if you’ve never taken singing classes or lessons, you will have a much more limited range than a trained singer, especially when it comes to the upper range. So be careful not to wrongly label your voice as “low” until you’ve had some proper training.
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3 bad habits to avoid would be: (don’t worry too much, though… a lot of good singers do this) Clearing your throat. It grinds your vocal folds together. (I’m guilty of that. 😞) Don’t even think about it. It makes you want to. Also, don’t sing way out of your comfortable range. Who isn’t guilty of this? Many popular male singers (me too) sing way higher they probably should. Don’t drink anything but water before, and don’t eat anything sticky/sweet before. It makes it harder to sing and reduces your vocal range.
Another good technique to find your vocal range is by singing different songs from different genres. There are many different styles to singing and you will only be able to find which songs your voice are comfortable with and which songs your voices do not clearly reach is by practicing consistently. You can record your songs so you can judge how well you are singing which kind of songs.
Deborah Staiman has been teaching singing for 31 years and in addition to teaching the classical and operatic vocal production, she specializes in building a strong foundation of vocal technique for singers, who sing the musical theatre and popular repertoire. She combines the best that the broadway and popular music singing techniques and the classical Italian “bel canto” singing technique have to offer. She welcomes beginners as well as professionals for singing lessons and classes at her Toronto Singing Studio.
I still can’t get a vibrato working at all. I’ve been researching forever and just can’t figure out what’s wrong with me. Does my voice need to be stronger first before the vibrato will come? I feel like at the moment i’m simply practicing “laaa” repeatedly with no outcome. My ultimate goal is just have a vibrato, doesn’t even need to be a good one, i just want the experience of having one.
Cincinnati School of Music is owned and operated by Anna & Joe Backer, a husband and wife team who are life-long musicians. They reside in Cincinnati with their two daughters and strive every day to make CSM the best possible music learning experience for students.
Hey everybody! John Peele here, former vocal and jazz instructor here in Atlanta. Feel free to ask any questions that come across your mind as we’re all here to help you manage your talent (to it’s fullest potential) and get the compliments you deserve. Enjoy!
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Licorice tea or candy (experiment with this, some people get an uncomfortably speedy buzz from licorice), baking soda or salt water gargles (see below), honey, sugar lozenges, steam, certain herbal teas — which teas to drink varies from person to person so experiment.
When you’re an aspiring singer, sometimes it feels like getting your foot in the door is an impossible task. Understanding how to start singing professionally can take some time to figure out. But in reality, if you have the skills, information, and knowledge, you can make your way into the music industry more easily than you think! You might not start at the top, but like any profession, you can work your way up. One of the key elements to landing any job is networking. You’ll often hear thing
Hello! I am a skilled teacher with a passion for helping others learn and excel! I hold my bachelor’s degrees in music education and vocal performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I completed my master’s degree in vocal performance from the University of North Texas. I have been teaching over 15 years. I tailor instruction to your need. I can help you become a stronger musician, be ready for performances and auditions, prepare for special occasions, competitions, recitals, concerts and more!
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You should scrounge up for at least one or two lessons to get guidance on breath-support and tone-quality. After that, you can be allowed to safely pursue your own course of study. 🙂 – luser droog Dec 8 ’11 at 9:44
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.
Private vocal coaching was not the road I wanted to go. I needed someone who can help me become a professional singer. You see, I live in a small and uneventful town (very unlike LA or New York). The local vocal coaches could not help me become a real singer.
You may also see ads for “vocal coaches”. They concentrate on improving your song performance, where a “voice teacher” concentrates on your vocal health and technique. Some piano accompanist’s become great “vocal coaches”.
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.

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A. You have the easiest problem for me to solve. My techniques utilize  a whole new genre of voice exercises that work your tone, diction and vowels for pop placement and other modern styles, but retains the flexibility you’ve developed so far. I invented this technique for this exact type of change over, and it really works.
Two Octave Scales: Provides maximum stretch on the vocal folds. Start in a low pitch and gently glide up the scale on a “me” sound. Don’t push the top or bottom of your range but do try to increase the range gently each time you do the scales. Now reverse and glide down the scale from the top to the bottom on an “e” sound. You can try this on the “oo” sound also.
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!
Humming: Highlights anterior frontal vibrations in your lips, teeth and facial bones. Begin with lips gently closed with jaw released. Take an easy breath in and exhale while saying “hum”. Begin with the nasal sound /m/ and gently glide from a high to a low pitch as if you were sighing. Don’t forget your vocal cool down after extensive vocal use. Gently humming feeling the focus of the sound on the lips is an excellent way to cool down the voice. You should hum gentle glides on the sound “m” feeling a tickling vibration in the lip/nose are.
Jaw Release: Reduces tension in the mouth and jaw area during speaking and singing. Place the heels of each hand directly below the cheek bone. Pushing in and down from the cheeks to the jaw, massage the facial muscles. Allow your jaw to passively open as you move the hands down the face. Repeat several times.
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Many of my friends says that I have a good voice. I am a tenor and I admit I have a good voice and I can reach high notes without cracking but my voice sounds awkward when you hear it in mic and in phone. Please help me fix my problem thank you
I always wanted to be a singer/actress since I was young.Singing gives me hope,but don’t nowhere to start.I want to improve my vocal chords,balance,the like.I’ve read the information you wrote,so I’ll start with the vocal training.My dream is to sing Gospel/Jazz circuit.🎤🎶Thank you for sharing your teachings.Peace✌
“Love songs last longer than lovers often do” or so does one popular love song line stated. I cannot say whether that statement is true or false. What I know for sure is that love songs can linger into music fans’ memories, period.