Your voice is a delicate instrument. While a pianist can practice for hours upon hours every day, singers cannot. Why? Unlike other instruments, the entire vocal apparatus is a sensitive part of your body.
Preparing for an audition? Learn how to select your repertoire with these helpful tips from San Jose teacher Alison C.: Picking out the best song for a musical theater audition is one of the most crucial decisions you’ll make. Your selection must demonstrate not just what a great singer you are, but also your ability and appropriateness for the role you want, your professionalism, and your ability to follow direction.  Of course, once you have your song, you will need to rehearse and coach it t … Read More
I have spent my entire life in the music industry and I can show you how to use what I teach to apply to the real world. I have also been a successful songwriter and I can work with students to learn about song structure and song writing.
This gets 5 stars because, for the price, no other online course can beat it. If you have a little more to spend I still suggest Singing Academy. But if budget is a real issue, you’ll get a long way with Singorama.
The audio quality of this online voice lesson is outstanding. You will have no trouble listening to what Brett Manning has to say and he also explains each topic quite well. The good thing about this is that the CD’s can be easily burned to your PC allowing you to store them in MP3 players so you can take them with you wherever you go.
But I want to hear from you too. What are your favorite lessons? Do you have any favorites that have helped you to become a better singer? I’d love to hear about it so feel free to leave me a comment below and share your thoughts!
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These courses are great and will take you to new levels you never thought you could reach. You will be surprised with the progress you’ll make. I highly recommend that you try out at least one course. If you are just like me, get all the three online singing lessons recommended here and soak up every singing lesson you can solely for the passion of singing.
I wasn’t as good as I thought. When you hear the best guitar players in the world everyday for a year and a half like I did at Musicians Institute it makes you want to be better and practice, practice, practice. I learned everything there about guitar and music and I know the Right way to teach.
Wondering how to be a better singer? There’s more to it than knowing how to use your voice. Read on as teacher Tony F. explains…   Do you love to sing? Is singing the first thing on your mind in the morning and the last thing at night? If you can answer yes to those questions, you might be what’s known as (cue the Star Wars theme music, maestro)… a singer. Symptoms may include: rocking your head to a favorite song as you sing along while driving down the road… an unbalanced a
Of course there are a lot of free vocal lessons on Youtube that you can learn from, but if you want a systematic approach with a step by step plan that will improve and build your voice gradually to a better place then these methods are worth to check out.
I have extensive training and experience both as a professional musician and educator. But I also have a collection of skills accumulated over the years that revolve around the necessities of self-employment.  In music, I am trained to teach at all age and skill levels. My experience as a music instructor comes from years of offering private lessons as well as teaching for Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi and Middle Tennessee State University. I have a BM and MM from the University of North Texas. My practical experience can be found in years of live performance, a nationally di
Inhale slowly and suspend your breath for a second or two, then let the air out with a steady “hiss” sound. Listen to the hiss and make sure there are no bursts of air making the hiss louder or faster. Keep your exhalation steady.
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Arms – When you aren’t gesturing, you should be relaxing your arms at your sides. Don’t make fists, clasp your hands, or fidget with your clothes. This adds tension and makes you look (and feel) nervous.
I want to learn how to sing? It’s a question you’ve been pondering about for a long time. You want to stop wasting your time and learn how to sing like a pro, right? Singing is fun and easy only if you know the modus operandi. A lot of people believe that the ability to sing is natural or born. Well, this is a fallacy. Like the adage, “practice makes perfect” you will become a professional singer only if you consistently practice singing. You must take the right course of action to improve your singing. This article will walk you through the process of becoming a great singer.
Sequences such as “Mi Me Ma Mo Mu” up and down the scale will give you practice in opening your mouth, relaxing your throat, and supporting your sound. You don’t want these notes to sound nasal, but rather supported and steady.
Online courses have been tested by thousands of students. Private tutors may only have 20 or 30 students per week. But online singing lessons have been honed and improved based on extensive user feedback. Private tutors just don’t have enough students to get enough feedback.
Your posture is a key part of singing and breath-management. If you’re hunched over or sitting down or even just slouchy, you can potentially cut your breath support, and therefore your ability to sing well, in half. I won’t get into all the details of it here, but the basic idea is to keep your chest/sternum high and intake air so that your torso expands below the ribs, on your sides near your oblique muscles, and your lower back, not necessarily just in your belly.
Basically, the throat needs to relax. The best way in accomplishing that is to get the tongue out of the way. The base of the tongue is the cause of most of the problems in singers the root of the tongue lies right above the vocal folds which creates a lot of issues.
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.
I take a physiological approach to singing… after all it is a physical endeavor.  The voice or larynx, despite all its complexities, is just another set of muscles that can be trained to reach its fullest potential.  The method that I teach, “The Franco/Italian Bel Canto Method” has been taught in Europe for more than 200 years and has produced the world’s greatest classical singers.  Now having said that let me assure you studying this method doesn’t mean that you have to become a classical singer.  The techniques used are designed to strengthen and improve the quality o
Now it’s important to note that there are two different types of vocal exercises, but I’ll say more about that in a minute. First, I want to talk about the actual knowledge part of singing, which is important because with the right knowledge you can increase your singing ability dramatically and almost immediately, once you apply that knowledge. Of course you can improve your singing with vocal exercises, especially when doing both types, and I fully recommend doing them. But those take time and work, whereas the knowledge part is applicable right now.
Let me give you an example of how knowledge can begin to improve your singing immediately. One of the most important aspects of singing is breath-management, which just means having enough air and learning how to best use the air that you have. Well, while there is a lot to that, one thing is primary, and it’s something that you can do right now if you know it. And here it is.
This can be intimidating and unnerving at first – but it’s still less scary than singing in front of other people, right? You can be alone in your room to do it, and the only person who’ll ever hear the recordings is you. So there’s nothing to be embarrassed about.
After studying and practicing some of the methods, you won’t necessarily be ready to sing professionally, but you will have a greater understanding of singing and be able to judge, work, and practice with your own voice so that you can find your own range, style, and tone that will work well with whatever you hope to do with your newfound skills. Learning to sing takes a long time, but anyone can do it.
When I started, online singing lessons were only just becoming available. Now there are loads to choose from and the quality of the lessons is out of this world. But are they better than getting a personal vocal tutor?
Pitch is defined as the quality that allows us to classify a sound as relatively high or low, and is determined by the frequency of sound wave vibrations. Knowing how to sing on pitch is what sets apart great singers.
The best part about singing is that anyone can get started without any prior knowledge of music theory, structure, or history. But if you really want to set yourself apart from the crowd, learning music theory will help you become a more knowledgeable, well-rounded musician.
Your voice box, the mechanism in your throat that you use to generate sound, is composed mostly of muscle (and cartilage).  This is good news because just as you can go to the gym and develop the other muscles in your body, there are specific exercises that you can do with your voice to develop the muscles in your voice. And the result is a better singing voice!
Everyone has their own voice and whether we realize it or not, nearly all of us strive to find and develop it. Whether our voice is quite literally a speaking voice, or whether it is expressed through career, lifestyle, or relationships with friends and family, chances are that we have found a vocation and endeavored to grow with and through it at some point in our lives. Our voice is the biggest part of who we are for one simple reason: it identifies our unique, individual character, and allows us to share that with the world.
The course covers all the basics and includes several exercises and warmups. The only downside to this otherwise great course is it is completely software based. This means you have to be by your computer to learn. If you don’t mind that, then it’s a great option for you.
This online singing class will dive into the anatomy of the voice so you can understand where and how sound is made. You’ll learn how to adjust your vocal instrument so you can sing with more clarity and control. Fun singing exercises and essential warmups will reinforce all you’ve learned!
Everyone would love to be able to sing one of these famous singer’s songs and hit every note, but most cannot. Instead, it’s important to understand your own personal range, and keep it in consideration as you’re warming up and selecting repertoire.
Last but not least, one of the most important qualities a singer can have is not necessarily a beautiful voice, but confidence! If you are firmly planted on the stage with a relaxed presence, you’re inviting your audience in and opening up your voice.
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You want a smooth transition from chest power to head voice. It’s all about developing a mixed voice. If you’re just a beginner, this concept may not make great sense, and again it’s why I recommend you take some online instruction to really master this.
I learned music by ear, and have had a very hard time trying to learn how to read music and understand theory. Jenine explained how to read music very simply, and gave me step-by-step lessons on how to practice reading it until I became fluent with it. She really helped to make sense of it. She’s very patient and helpful! I highly recommend taking lessons with her!
A lot of musicians just think they don’t have what it takes and they can’t do anything about it. They just throw in the towels and accept they aren’t really the singer type. But that’s where they are wrong, you can definitely work to become a better singer, a good singer, and some even become great singers. But good is good enough.
Even if you’ve never studied music you’re probably familiar with the concept of a “scale”, where a singer sings a series of notes going up in a row and then back down. There are different types of scale and they’re popular as a warmup exercise because they are a gentle way to move your voice across a range of pitches while requiring accurate pitching on each one.