Joel is a great teacher. He has patience, keeps on track, gives good feedback, and knows all kinds of music. He has taught me bass, and vocals. I am a lead in my school musical and I owe it all to what he has taught me! I would recommend Joel for anyone who wants to learn about music. He is a very good, reliable, professional… all the stuff you look for in a teacher.
Fortunately there’s even a simple and fast way to check if you’re tone deaf. You can take an ear test online in just a few minutes and find out for certain whether tone deafness is responsible for your difficulty singing. Take one of these tone deafness tests and you’ll be one step closer to understanding what holds you back as a singer.
@naught101 My criticism isn’t on the contents of the book and I’m not addressing the possibility that it may be wrong, but rather on the presentation of the text (which is archaic and hard to read). Just try and read the text yourself. It’s not good studying to learn from something that’s hard to grok while there are much more suitable books out there written in modern English. That book is a piece of history that IMO is to be enjoyed by experienced musicians who really feel like a tour down history’s past, not something a beginner should learn from. – bobobobo Sep 23 ’12 at 14:28
Learn how to sing. Whether you’re an instrumentalist who has never sung or an experienced singer looking for new techniques and ways to strengthen your instrument, this course was designed to meet you where you are. Join professional vocalist Lari White as she helps you get started as a singer. Lari discusses the history of singing to lend some context to your journey, and then helps you understand your vocal instrument by covering major concepts and terminology. She also demonstrates physical exercises to build core strength—which can improve your singing—reviews key words having to do with sound, pitch, and melody, and shows how to use a piano to find the right key.
Howdy! My name is Lee Allen aka Leezurly. I have been involved in music since i was born! both my parents are musicians and they were my favorite teachers. I have performed on many instruments in dozens of ensembles touring several countries over the last 3 decades. My goals as your instructor are simple: to assist you in learning what you are interested in, progressing at your own pace and enjoying your lessons. I look forward to meeting you and helping you reach your goals!
Many people have difficulty singing in tune at all, while others can start off okay but then can’t hold a tune or gradually start hitting wrong notes or wandering out of key. Although we would say that these people have a bad voice or are fundamentally a bad singer, this isn’t a permanent trait – it’s simply that they haven’t yet learned to sing in tune.
This schedule will develop your singing muscles (provided you are practicing proper technique). As they continue to get stronger, your voice will get better and better. You will continue to find new high and low notes. Your voice will begin to function as one instrument, not two or three separate instruments.
I have checked out many reviews of the Superior Singing Method and the majority of them are very positive. Miss Alba wrote a review at myhowtosingbetter.blogspot.com and she said “there is no singing guide that has made as much of an impact as the Superior Singing Method” and that the lessons are very easy to understand.
HI Brittain – you are holding your neck and throat muscles are too tight. Lift your chest high, relax your throat and neck and sing. For more help book a Cole Power Hour with me and I can fix it for you in one session!
Begin with your hands on your stomach, placed on top of each other. Breath deeply and serenely through your nose so that the breath makes your stomach expand. As you exhale, your abdomen should contract slightly. Your inhale should be deep to the full capacity extent in order to hold out notes and phrases, and for the purpose of singing in legato. The exhalation should be mellow and slow, conserving every last bit of breath to input into your voice before taking the next breath.
So, we’re going to go sharp first. I’m going to sing ah (sings ah while varying pitch). Doesn’t sound so good. But that is important to determine that that is a sharp note. Now here’s a flat note. Here’s the center. (sings ah) Sounds flat, okay? So you can’t have good pitch until your ear hears the center of pitch and whether you are singing sharp or singing flat. That’s the first thing. And I recommend going to the piano, playing a note, and trying to hit the pitch. And then go slightly sharp, and then come back to the center, and then go slightly flat. Kind of like tuning a guitar string, how we would bring it in to the pitch.
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Thanks for checking out this Superior Singing Method review. Although I’m writing this for a website that provides information about singing better right now, I was not a great singer initially. And even now, I’m continually trying to improve my voice.
Try practicing holding a note and keeping it steady and clear, using your diaphragm. But controlling your voice is all about learning your vocal strengths and building on them. Practice, practice, practice! What worked for me was picking a song that fit my vocal range and tone, then singing along with that. Recording yourself practicing is great, because then you can listen back and look at the areas where you could have been stronger, or held a note more clearly, then repeat. I guarantee after the first few recordings you’ll notice the difference. I have a very soft voice, but have been able to strengthen it.
Best thing you can do is to go to a piano play a note. For example C note and then play it for an half an hour. Then get that particular note or tone to your year. Then you are able to recognize the C note after awhile.
4 good habits would be: If a song is too high: Use your resonant (so-called “head”) voice. It can increase your range about a half octave. (6 semitones exactly, for me) If you have no idea what I mean by head voice, look it up. It’s a bit hard to explain. The other option is to sing louder (but don’t yell) if it is too high. My head voice is very weak, so I sing loud instead. Also, make your consonants clear. (I’m guilty of this one, too! 😄) If you sing into a mic, probably want to use the soft spongy covers for it if you get into this habit. That way you’re s’s won’t make everyone cringe from the high pitch. Don’t freak out if you suddenly sound terrible on one note. The closer you are to being on the correct note the worse it sounds, until our ears can’t hear the difference. And warm up first. Even if that’s singing a scale.
This is a simple way to practice hitting the right note and singing with good pitching. If you have a digital tuner for your instrument (e.g. a guitar tuner) you can use that, otherwise you can use an online tuner like this one.
For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute singing lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute singing lessons are 20% less expensive at $59, and 30-minute lessons cost 39% less at $45.
Hi!firstly ı want to say ı’m from turkey. my all teachers and friends thinking ı have musical intelligence. when ı play piano ı’m doing amazing things ı learned myself guitar piano violin ı want to be better about music but my country haven’t got enough music school teacher and support what am I supposed to do . ıf someone can come back to me ı’ll be thankful. thanks for reading
Many people are gifted with natural singing ability, but whether you want to become a professional entertainer, a casual performer, or sing for fun, it is important to learn how protect your best asset and to increase it’s potential.
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I’m on the same opinion as Tret. How would you know? Besides the fact that you’ll feel you’re doing much better when you’re singing, (I know I did and I’m pretty sure anyone else who would do it almost every day for two months would feel the same) you can record yourself singing a song now and then when you finish. It would be great to hear back what you’re thinking.
Also consider what you hope to accomplish with your singing lessons. Do you want to be a music teacher? Join a choir? Or is theater performance in your sights? Wherever you want your singing lessons to take you, it will be the most beneficial to you if you choose an instructor with experience in that particular area. The more specific knowledge categories a vocal teacher has, the more he or she can charge for lessons.
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.
The Superior Singing Method by Aaron Anastasi is one of the most popular and downloaded vocal training programs on the Internet. If you’ve been researching this program like I have, I’m sure you would have read the testimonials from people who have used this program. I’ve compiled a list of these as it will give you an idea of what the program is about.
Give your voice a workout with this online singing class! You’ll learn how to make your songs stand out with techniques like crescendos and decrescendos. Several fun singing exercises will also help you sing a song in key with confidence, and add your own personal touch.
Hugh McIntyre is a freelance music journalist based in New York City. He covers all things related to music, focusing primarily on the industry itself. He spends the majority of his time covering the business of music for Forbes. In the past, he has written for over two dozen publications, including Billboard, MTV, Noisey, Mashable, Huffington Post, Hollywood Reporter, Mic, Hypebot, and many more.
As an instructor, I have been blessed with an ability to be relatable, relevant, musical, creative, fun, and engaging. I understand the language of music as a performer, and instructor, but most importantly, I value the ability to help the student find their own path of learning the joy of making music vocally and instrumentally. With over 18 years of private teaching experience and 30 years of group experience, I have gained a wealth of knowledge on how to be instructive and personal with the young or older beginner, intermediate and even advanced players. Let’s grow together musically.
In 2014 I worked for a few months in New Orleans – one of the world’s biggest music capitals. I decided that after years of playing music, it was a great opportunity to learn how to sing too. I was previously occasionally watching a couple of YouTube lessons about singing, but those never really make you stick to something because they lack a systematic approach. Anyway, I started taking singing lessons with a well-known local teacher.
After you get a feel for your voice on single pitches or notes apply your knowledge to any song you know. Think about the vowel sound of every word sung and aim for the loveliest version of each one that you can muster. Sing a line at a time. Consider how you attack each word – particularly at the start of a phrase. Try to hit the opening note in the middle of its sweet spot. Also explore what it is to swoop up or down to a note – not always desirable but sometimes interesting.

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I just had my first piano lesson with Robert where he worked to improve my piano playing technique as well as expand my skills into other areas such as improvisation. The lesson went very well. I look froward to expanding my skills in future lessons.
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.
To be honest, when you’re hitting the higher notes, you should be shifting from your chest to your head voice anyway, so you asthma is less of a problem for higher notes and more of a problem when singing constantly low. Primatene tablets at Walmart (they’re behind the counter so you have to ask but they’re not prescription) before you sing for a long time will help a lot.
Hey Samuel, I listened to this from all the way in Australia. I thought it was well put together, the rhythm of the lyrics over the chords was great. I wouldn’t have had the lead guitar doodling in the verse tho. It didn’t seem well put together and the part before both singers dragged a little bit overall I thought it was pretty good and kept me entertained.
Another aspect I personally enjoyed was the accessibility of this program, as I could easily “pack” it on my laptop or tablet, and read it virtually anywhere – in the bus, at work, in the park, at Starbucks, etc.
Hi… so when I sing I think I sound really good, but then I record it and listen to it and I sound really young (I’m 15, by the way) and shy, and my voice just sounds really unnatural. My choir teacher recently asked me to start cantoring at my church, but I don’t want to sing and then sound like an idiot in front of a few hundred people… Do you have any suggestions to help make my voice sound more natural and confident? Thanks!
Just bear in mind that HearAndPlay is very much Gospel & R&B/Soul oriented – this fact sometimes throws some people off. However, this does not mean that they only teach Gospel songs, so don’t run away scared now.
Tone deafness is a real condition. It is part of a biological condition of the brain called amusia which encompasses a number of musical inabilities, including some related to rhythm rather than pitch. As part of amusia, tone deafness means that you are incapable of hearing the differences between musical pitches.
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-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
Breath Relaxation: Releases tension often associated in the breathing mechanism that can interfere with effective voice production. Ordinarily, if there is tension when breathing, that tension radiates to the voice box muscles. Take a normal breath and then exhale. Make sure your shoulders and chest are low and relaxed. Repeat many times making sure that your breaths are focused low in the abdomen and that there is not associated chest, neck, or shoulder tension while breathing. You can place one hand on your abdomen to remind you to keep the focus low and away from the chest and shoulders. Hold an “s” sound like in hiss when you exhale. 
And I’m going to be completely honest. I found it hard to understanding the wording in almost all points in the entire article. I think this is the author doing many idea or procedures were explained too complex for me. Even the whole elevator thingy. I want to find good recording tips for vocals. I trust my voice has good pitch as is. Anyone?
Hey Jillian, glad you liked the review. Yes, I think any musician will benefit a ton from singing lessons, so especially if you wanna major in music – singing is a super valuable skill. The most important thing is to sing a bit every day, just one song is enough and will get you far. Best of luck to you man.
I’ve done more than a bit of research about Singorama by Emily Sander, simply because it’s so popular nowadays. What I’ve learned is that it has not only gotten a lot of positive reviews but also plenty of testimonials. While reading about the program’s features is certainly important, testimonials are even more so since they come from people who’ve used Singorama.
Envision jumping as you hit the high note. Perhaps you’re jumping onto a trampoline, or maybe you’re just jumping up into the air. Imagine hitting your highest point as you reach the high note. Take an adequate breath and keep your mouth open. Hitting a high note doesn’t mean you need to increase how loudly you sing.