How To Sing Better - Tips To Learn How To Sing Better Today!

Uploaded by SuperiorSinging on 13.09.2012

How to Sing
Hi. My name is Aaron from Superior Singing Method and in this video, I want to talk about
how to sing.
OK. How to sing, kind of a broad topic but I'm going to narrow it down. At the end of
this, I want to give you a really good exercise, one of my favorite exercises that will get
you a little farther down the road of actually how to sing. But let's talk for a minute about
how to sing. What does that even mean to learn how to sing and sing better? I break it down
into sometimes three, sometimes four different categories but I will give you four right
Learning how to sing is learning the instruction part. So right now, this is part of the instruction.
I'm going to give you that vocal exercise but just to give you a little bit of instruction
about the voice and how it works and how singing works because the more you know about the
voice and how the voice works when it comes to singing, the more you can apply these techniques
and concepts to singing and to the exercise themselves to start shaping your voice the
way you want it to be so you have the best tone, the most resonant, full kind of sound.
You can hit the high notes, all that kind of stuff.
So instruction is the first part. The second part is then I guess kind of obvious is the
exercises. You got to have the exercises because the exercises are just like the rest of your
body. You need to work out, exercise to keep in shape and to be able to make your body
do the things that you want it to be able to do to have the flexibility and the strength
to do what you want to do.
Third one is systematic. Learning singing systematically is really the way to go. The
link below is I have an eight-week systematic program that you can check out at some point
but I believe that systematic is the way to go because you learn the right thing at the
right time and you're not only systematically doing the exercises but you're also learning
the things in the right order and doing things in the right amount of time and repeating
there's a lot of repetition which leads me to the next one and that's just being consistent.
Use the repetition to consistently build and build and build your voice.
So those are kind of the four main things and just along the lines of that last one,
the repetition is I know that's kind of the difficult part, right? I think we live in
a culture that we don't want to do things over and over and we don't want to like work
really hard to get to things and I get that and with these videos, my point and my goal
is get you singing as good as you could possibly sing as fast as possible for sure but it does
take repetition and it takes time. As you do the exercises, this one that I'm about
to give you and other exercises of course you need a variety of exercises but this is
a really good one.
It's not just going to take once and you're going to sing better. You know that. Intuitively,
you know you're not just going to get better by, Oh, do this exercise for 10 minutes and
I can sing better. But if you do it this consistently for two or three days, a week, two weeks,
those kinds of things, you will start it's not like all of a sudden you will be like
the greatest thing in the world but you will notice a marked improvement in your voice.
You will see improvement and that will encourage you to be more consistent and get more instructions.
Do more exercises. Do the systematic thing and the consistency and repetition.
So what I want to talk to you about today, the instructional part, and this is all instruction
but the instruction part of the actual voice and how it works. What I want to talk about
is the larynx. This is one of the problems that most singers have is that when they go
to sing high notes, what they're doing is they're raising their larynx up. Maybe you
do this as well. When I'm not paying attention and I'm singing, sometimes I still even do
it. You got to be conscious when you're doing it.
But that whole larynx raising thing whereas you want to keep your larynx this is your
larynx here you want to keep your larynx steady when you sing and this exercise that I'm about
to give you is one of the exercises that will help you keep your larynx steady.
Now you don't want your larynx to raise up or you don't necessarily want it really low
because when your larynx is really low, it's like, Hey, hi there. Hi there. You don't want
to sing like that either. So you want to kind of steady to a little bit low and that's what
this exercise will help you to do.
This exercise is the mum-mum exercise. This is just a really good kind of classic exercise
that will help you to keep your larynx low, keep it steady. It will also help you with
your chord compression. This is also a really big one too is keeping your chord, your vocal
chords gripped together and having the compression that you need to be able to sing through your
different transitions because through your transitions, the breaks in your voice, by
the time your chords are split apart, that's where cracks and breaks come. So it will help
with that too. So, good vocal chord closure and also the mum, the M consonant will give
you a good launching off point, the mum, mum, mum. Give you a good launching off point to
keep that. That's what gets that kind of chord closure, chord compression.
So this is what we're going to do. With the mums we're going to do, Mum, mum, mum, mum,
mum, mum, mum, mum, mum. So do that with me right now. Mum, mum, mum, mum, mum, mum, mum,
mum, mum and just that Uh, uh, uh sound helps keep your larynx low. So it starts training
your voice as it climbs up higher in the notes to stay nice and steady. Mum, mum, mum, mum,
mum, mum, mum, mum, mum then raise it up. Mum, mum, mum, mum, mum, mum, mum, mum, mum
and just keep raising it up as high as you want to go. Don't go too high. You don't want
to strain your voice but this is a really good exercise for all those benefits.
Keep good chord closure. Keep your larynx low. You got that M. That is that good bouncing
off point to keep the compression started and then to keep the vocal chord compression
as you go through your transition. So it's a really great exercise. Practice this a couple
of minutes a day. Go all throughout your range and it will help you and then that uh, uh,
uh sound, that mum, mum again will help you keep your vocal chords together as you hit
those different transitions and as you go all throughout your range.
So I want to encourage you to do the work. If you really want to be a singer, do the
work to become a singer. It does take work and I will bet you it takes less work than
you think it does but it does take work. So just begin the process and there's so many
rewards along the way that as like I said, after a few days and weeks, you notice, Hey,
I'm getting better at this, and it's encouraging.
So it creates this momentum and before you know it, you're reaching your dreams and you're
like, Oh man, that was totally worth it. So pursue your dreams and also if you haven't
had the chance to subscribe to the channel, go ahead and subscribe to the channel. I do
lots of new videos all the time and like I said, that link below, there's not only my
systematic program but also a lot of free videos, just a lot of free tips and stuff
there too. But like I said, you can also get my eight-week systematic, fully all the exercises
and techniques that you need for your voice. You can find that there too.
If you like the video, go ahead and like the video and then leave me a comment too. A lot
of the videos that I do are because people left a comment about wanting to learn a little
what some particular things. So I hope this was helpful. I honestly, genuinely wish you
the best with your singing and I want what you want. I want you to accomplish your dreams
as a singer. So go after them.