Welcome to The Singer’s Corner! We’re a blog dedicated to the art of vocal mastery. Here you’ll learn how to sing and improve your voice through a series of articles, resources and online singing lessons.
If you’re already a pretty good singer then you can learn how to sing even better here.
Otherwise, read on to learn how to sing in a way that captivates your audience!
Want to Be a Singer?
The truth is… almost anyone out there can become a great singer. Even if you think your voice sucks and you can’t carry a note to save your life, there are ways you can improve and become a truly sensational vocalist.
If you’ve never sang before (which just simply can’t be true – everyone sings, even if only to themselves) you can quickly train yourself and get better and better.
Learning How To Sing – What It’ll Take
If you really want to improve you voice then you have to be serious about it. How important is being able to sing well to you? Even if it’s just a hobby, improving yourself should always be a priority. Learning how to sing well does take practice, dedication/drive and some investment (time + money), but if you give it your all you will be amazed at the improvements you make in yourself.
Remember, there is a lot more to singing than just opening your mouth and making sounds. It’s about your breathing, your posture, your pitch and tonal control. There’s a lot that goes into the beautiful voices you hear on the radio and in you favorite music.
How We Can Help
What you’ll learn throughout the pages of this website is exactly how you can put that drive and dedication you have to work for you. Check out some of our great articles on our blog. We’ve got articles for every type of issue related to being a singer (hobbyist and professional) and we’re constantly adding new ones.
To start thing off, here are some singing tips and pointers to get you started off on the right path to becoming an amazing singer/vocalist:
#1 – Know Your Vocal Range
This is very important as this will help determine exactly what type of singing style you excel at. Trying to go for a song that requires you to sing with a higher voice even though you only possess a bass-heavy one will make the song sound a bit awkward. Knowing where your vocal range sits and what your abilities are will help you find your groove and where you feel comfortable.
No one says you have to be able to sing every type of song out there. Sing the songs that fit with you, your personality, and most importantly, your voice. Having said that, you can always improve different areas of your voice that will help you do more. But even though you can develop your voice through training, its main characteristic will always remain the same.
Push yourself to improve in areas you are bad at, but know your range.
#2 – Proper Singing Posture and Breathing
Believe it or not, but proper posture greatly affect the way a person sings. This is because the air flow gets constricted when you slouch. Standing straight will allow the air to travel to and from your lungs much more easily. It will also make your voice sound better, so it’s well worth paying attention to.
Many singers forget about this because we see people singing in music videos and television/movies very casually. But what you don’t see is the singer practicing or singing in the studio when the recording is made. They’re most likely standing up tall.
You should also try to learn some proper breath control techniques while you are learning how to sing. If you do not learn to breathe properly then you will find yourself running out of breath quickly and this can seriously impact the other types of improvements you make.
#3 – Practice, Practice, and More Practice
This may seem like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised to know just how many people slack in this area. It CANNOT be stressed enough how important practice is when learning how to sing, and even when you are a professional. The only true way to improve one’s skills is to constantly practice.
The best singers in the world rehearse for 12 hours a day, 6 days a week before major performances. So I’m sure you can take an hour a day to do the same. If you’re serious about this singing thing, there are two ABSOLUTE MUSTS – constant training and constant practice.
Try to find some time in your schedule to practice singing daily. Setting aside at least 20 to 30 minutes a day for nothing but practice (scales, breath control, etc.) should be enough to help you improve. Even better is an hour a day. The important thing, however, is consistency. You do not want to practice for 2 hours one day and then skip the next three days. If all you can do is 30 minutes per day, but you can do it every single day, that’s MUCH BETTER than singing for 3 hours every 2 or 3 days.
Seriously… practice. Every day. It WILL help.
#4 – Take Vocal Training Seriously
This has to be stated last because, just like practice, it is EXTREMELY important for anyone interested in singing at all. If you really want to take your singing voice to the next level then you will need to undergo some sort of vocal training. This is crucial – and you should never be afraid of looking for help everywhere. Always be improving yourself and your skills no matter what.
That goes for anything in life, especially singing if this is your passion.
Far too often we let our ego get in the way of our own progress. If you’re a singer, there’s a 50/50 chance you think your voice is great and you can slide by without really working on your single biggest asset (i.e. your voice).
But then again, if that was the case with you… you wouldn’t be on this site.
Your best bet here would be to try and locate a good vocal coach in your local area. The great thing about a personal vocal instructor when learning how to sing is that you get real-time feedback. Someone is there to hold your hand through your progress. This can be very beneficial.
The only problem is that vocal coaches tend to be SUPER expensive (if they’re any good, that is). And unless you’re willing to dish out hundreds (sometimes thousands) of dollars every month, you’re not going to get the type of attention that you deserve. Most will see you for half an hour to an hour PER WEEK. But, it’s still a great option if you can afford it.
Learning How To Sing Online
The next best thing (and I really mean it) is going through some type of online singing course. There area some really great options out there that are almost like having a permanent vocal coach for a one-time fee. Most programs that are worth something are between $97-$150 (one-time) and give you a full set of video instructions and audio exercises that really improve how you sing.
The only drawback to this is that it is usually all self-study. So you have to be diligent in watching the videos and practicing the exercises. If you commit to it and do the entire course, however, you WILL IMPROVE by leaps and bounds. It’s a huge difference. Even experienced singers say they’ve improved from the types of courses we recommend on this site. See our recommendations here.
Combining Both For Even Better Results
Not only is this more practical on your end, but it is also very cost effective as well. And some of the courses (like the Superior Singing Method) even allow you to ask the instructor questions that he, himself, will answer. Seriously consider this, even if you think a vocal coach would be better.
If you go through an online vocal training program that teaches you how to sing professionally first, when you finally do end up hiring a personal vocal coach you’ll be so far ahead that it will actually make one session per week worth it.
Ok Great, What Next?
The next step is really up to you. Are you trying to learn how to improve your voice for a particular genre of music? Read our Jazz and Blues singing articles on our blog. Or maybe you want to learn how to sing high notes?
We’ve got a lot of different articles here that you can read for pointers on specific areas of singing. If you’re absolutely brand new to singing and are looking for a place to start off with fundamentals then I suggest checking this Vocal Technique 101 Course by Berklee’s School of Music. You can sample the course for free. If you can’t afford that course and just need to know some basics check out this great singing resource by the BBC.
Once you’ve read through some of our articles, your next move should be some formal training. Read our online singing lesson reviews here to find out which program will be best for you.
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To your singing success!