How To Become A Better Singer: Tips On How To Be A Better Singer


Uploaded by HowToSingDotCom on 03.10.2011

Transcript:
Hi. Aaron here from HowtoSing.com and I want to talk to you about how to become a better
singer. I want to talk a little bit about that and then I want to give you a cool exercise
just to kind of get you started.
Now how to become a better singer is really a two-fold thing. I mean it's simplifying
it really to say there are two main things about singing but I really kind of if I can
truncate it and bring it down to like two main things, it's this.
The first one is kind of the how to sing part. There's a lot of just knowledge part. A lot
of things that you just need to know, tips and tricks and techniques and all that stuff
that that's like more like a learned thing. So it's a knowledge thing that's applied and
the cool thing about the knowledge thing is that a lot of it, you can just apply immediately.
So the other part which I will talk about in a minute is the actual exercises part.
What's cool about the knowledge part is that for instance, if you know that your tongue
is supposed to rest behind the bottom teeth right there while you're singing all the vowels
and a lot of the consonants and even when you go up for a consonant like a TH or something
like that, T or TH, it just needs to go right back down there. You will have better tone,
sing better. It even makes for more resonance, more space, all that stuff.
So it's just one little simple thing that could really transform the way you sing and
there are obviously hundreds of things like that, that if you know, will help you to become
a better singer. So there's all that, the knowledge part.
The second part is like I was saying, is the vocal exercises part. You may or may not know,
the voice box, everything that makes up your singing voice is primarily muscle and so just
like you would go to the gym to get in shape, to tone up any of your other muscles, singing
exercises are going to tone up the muscles in your voice and when the muscles in your
voice are not toned, when they're kind of just slack and kind of weak, that's when you
break and that's when you are pitchy. You can't quite get on the pitch because you don't
have that control of your voice that you really want.
Well, it's the exercises even though the exercise [demonstrates singing exercise] even though
it's like not fun to do that, those exercises necessarily, in doing those exercises, what
you're doing is you're building a more strengthened voice so that you can ultimately be able to
expand your range, hit higher notes, get a good mixed voice. A mixed voice is your head
and chest voice, basically one big, nice, blended voice instead of a chest voice that
cracks into a head voice. So it's all those kinds of things.
So basically learning how to sing. There's all the knowledge stuff and anybody can learn
that. That's vocal technique anybody can learn. So if you're wondering, Well, I don't know
if I can learn that, anybody can learn vocal technique and anybody can do the exercises.
So if you're second guessing yourself on whether or not you can actually sing or you will be
able to sing, you can learn vocal technique and you can do exercises. It really just depends
on you and where you're at and if you're willing to put in the time to learn and the discipline
and the hard work to do the exercises.
So I want to give you an exercise. Let me just say real quick that to find all that
kind of stuff, all the knowledge, all the vocal exercises, a good online singing lesson
program would be great for something like that and a lot more cost effective than actually
taking private lessons to get all of that kind of in one place. But anyway, let me just
give you an exercise to kind of get you started.
Most exercises, what they will do, kind of like this one. I'm going to do a new. So I'm
going to go [vocalizes]. So that will be the starting one I'm going to do. So, just find
something that's comfortable and about the middle of your range. [vocalizes] and then
take it up one step [vocalizes] and you can keep increasing it and increasing it until
I mean don't strain and don't go any higher than you feel comfortable going.
But that's one good way to start and the new, the good one to do after the new is the nay
because the new is actually it's easier to keep your vocal chords. What they want to
do when you get into higher notes is they want to like split apart like falsetto. So
if I'm going [vocalizes] when it's apart, your vocal chords are kind of splitting apart.
You want to keep that from happening as much as possible. You can use falsetto stylistically
but for the most part, you want your vocal chords to stick together so the new, the ooh
vowel, that actually helps you keep your vocal chords together. So you want to do the [vocalizes]
kind of like that. When you feel comfortable doing that, then do the [vocalizes] because
nay, ay, that vowel is actually a wider and more spread out vowel and that one is a little
more a little tougher for you to keep your vocal chords together when you get into higher
notes. So do the new, new, new first and start building up that voice and then see how high
you can get with the nay, nay, nay.
So I hope that's helpful. Like I said, I'm at HowtoSing.com. Come visit me over at HowtoSing.com
or just click the link below. It will take you there. I've got tons of tips and tricks
there and all kinds of articles and just a lot of good resources for you to learn how
to sing.
I actually just put up a video of how to sing high notes. It's a nice, good, long video
packed with good content about how to sing high notes but particularly how to sing high
notes without strain which is really the trick. OK. Well, I hope this is helpful.