The Singers Corner http://thesingerscorner.com Learn How To Sing Online With Our Singing Lessons Sun, 13 Jul 2014 19:28:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 How To Become A Singer Professionally…http://thesingerscorner.com/how-to-become-a-singer-professionally/ http://thesingerscorner.com/how-to-become-a-singer-professionally/#comments Fri, 27 Jun 2014 02:42:02 +0000 http://thesingerscorner.com/?p=270 …And Maybe Even Become Famous. Ok seriously though – I’m not promising this is a guide on how to become famous and rich beyond your wildest dreams. Let’s just cut to the chase – to get lady gaga famous, you’re… Continue Reading

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How to be a singer…And Maybe Even Become Famous.

Ok seriously though – I’m not promising this is a guide on how to become famous and rich beyond your wildest dreams.

Let’s just cut to the chase – to get lady gaga famous, you’re going to need a major label behind you.

BUT – you don’t need a major record label to start your professional singing career.

And trust me, no major record label in the world would give you two seconds of their time if you’re not already doing well with the stuff I’m about to discuss in this post.

So read on if you seriously want to know how to become a singer professionally.

A Guide To Becoming a Professional Singer

How to Become a SingerThere’s a great guide on how to become a singer on Amazon that goes into all the details of what I’m going to talk about here.

It’s a really great 62-page e-book put together by the people at PBE Music and it’s only $4.99 at the kindle store.

You’ll learn about writing, creating, recording and selling your own music, getting your music on radio, tv and magazines and the truth about major record labels.

We actually offer this ebook as a free bonus if you decide to buy an online singing lesson through a link on this website.

If you just want to buy the book click here.

What You Need to Know

The Mindset

The first thing you want to understand when venturing into the world of being a singer is to NOT wait for someone to come along and “discover” you and fulfill all your dreams of fame and fortune.

That’s not how it works.

In the *REAL* music business you have to work hard and beat the pavement on your own until you have built up enough of a following on your own.

At that point – when you’re already making, promoting and selling your own music to a sizable fan base – a major label can step in and take it to the next level.

But you gotta start small. And you gotta work hard.

Here’s the stuff you’re going to focus on:

  • Writing and Recording Original Music
  • Building a Fan Base While Promoting/Selling Your Music (Radio Play, Music Vids, etc.)
  • Touring and Playing Live Shows
  • Major Record Labels

NOTE: Now, I should probably say there are many different types of singers – performers, songwriters, studio vocalists, backup singers, etc.

But if you want to be a singer like your favorite major artist, then this guide will help you get there.

be a singer professionallyWriting and Recording Original Music

So of course, to be a singer you have to have something to sing – words (i.e. lyrics) set to music (i.e. instrumentals).

Let’s go into these briefly one-by-one. (You might also want to learn the basics of music theory – they’ll come in really handy when you’re making your music.

Songwriting & Vocals:

Songwriting is an important part of creating good music, but the quality of your voice is just as important.

The best lyric sung by a mediocre voice can’t be saved. And an amazing voice with a mediocre lyric is still better.

That’s why you need to study both to be successful in the music business.

Read some books on songwriting and definitely download one of these online singing lessons to drastically improve the quality of your singing.

Music & Instrumentals

Of course, to make music you need… music.

You may be the type of singer that has a band backing him/her up which is great. You’ve got music down – just make sure your band-mates (and you) know their instrument(s) WELL.

If you don’t have a band and want to be a solo vocalist then you’ll need to work with music producers.

There are a ton you can find online and you can even buy beats and instrumentals online for cheap.

The ebook I talk about at the beginning of this guide covers all this stuff - from vocals to getting instrumentals in details.

Make sure you pick it up if you’re not planning on buying a singing course.

become a vocalistBuilding a Fan Base & Promoting Music

This is a HUGE part of being a singer in the music business. Once you make your music you are going to be on your grind hustling to get it heard by potential fans.

There’s a lot of ways you can do this and sometimes it can seem overwhelming.

But promoting your music is something you’re always going to be learning about and experimenting with.

So find out all the info you can, try new things and just focus half your time on getting new fans. That’s what it’s all about – real, actual fans.

Not facebook like. Or twitter followers.

You need people that ACTUALLY CARE about your music. How do you do that? Give them an experience and then nurture that relationship.

Here are the main tactics that the e-book guide goes into:

  • Getting press/media to cover your music
  • Radio Play
  • Streaming Services
  • Online Advertising and Social Media
  • Making Music Videos
  • Much More

There’s a lot to know when marketing and promoting your music. But with the internet at your fingertips, things are easier now than ever before.

The only thing is – everyone’s doing it, so standing out from the crowd really requires AMAZING music.

So focus 50% of your time on making new (and BETTER) music and 50% of your time on getting new fans that love your music.

That’s a recipe for success in the music business.

Singing LiveTouring & Playing Live Shows

This is another VERY important part of the music business. Especially as an independent music artist (which is what you are – until you get signed to a major label).

The reason you need to hit the road is because it’s your best opportunity to WOW your potential fans and give them that experience that they won’t forget (not to mention sell a lot of cool merchandise).

Since you’re touring, you’re picking up fans all over the place. But don’t forget to sing your songs locally in live venues as well.

There’s nothing like playing live. And if you’ve got a knot in your stomach while reading this. Don’t worry you’re not alone. But there are MANY ways to get over your stage fright.

Major Record Labels

And the part which most people want to hear about – the major record labels.

But let me start off by saying this – major labels are nothing but big banks for the music business.

All they’ll EVER do is lend you a lot of money. All the work still has to be done by you and your team.

That’s why many artists choose to remain independent. They don’t want to give up all their rights and money! And they’re smart for it.

But once you’ve built a solid fan base and are doing well in the music business, the record labels will come knocking.

And if you decide that’s the route you want to go, that’s good on you. Just don’t get your shirt taken off your back!

How to Become a SingerHow To Become a Singer – The Full Guide

So those are the basics of what you’ll need to study in order to become a singer professionally.

Now, of course, you probably need some more in-depth explanation of a lot of these concepts.

But that’s just too much info to fit in one blog post.

That’s where the new e-book by PBE Music comes in – How To Become a Singer or Rapper: The Ultimate Starters Guide.

Make sure you get the book. It’s only $5 and has INVALUABLE information and goes into details on everything we talked about here in this blog post.

Don’t sleep on this book. It’s your next step.

So pick up the book at amazon or purchase an online singing lesson through this site and we’ll give it to you as a free bonus.

But READ THIS BOOK if you really want to become a professional singer in today’s music business.

Talk to you soon!

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How To Sing Better

If you find yourself wanting to learn how to sing better you probably don’t like how you sound for any number of reasons:

  • Too much clutter in your voice
  • Your pitch sounds off-key
  • You run out of breath
  • Your sung phrases aren’t smooth or
  • a whole host of other reasons

 

 

 

 

To sing better you have to focus on these areas when practicing:

  • Breath control
  • Pitch, Tone and Resonance
  • Projection and Clarity
  • Range

Can You Become a Better Singer?

Remember one thing:

THE VOICE YOU HAVE CAN GET BETTER

No matter how bad you think your voice is, you can get better at singing very easily. It just takes some practice and a willingness to learn how to train your voice.

At the end of the day you’re working towards one thing – more control over your voice and vocal muscles, in every way.

So how do we do that?

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How To Take Control of Your Singing Voice

You have to remember that there are two essential parts to becoming a better singer

  • learning a new or better method/technique/exercise
  • practicing the technique/method/exercise daily

The more you know about how the voice works and how to control it, the easier it will be to shape it the way you want – better tone, more resonance, perfect pitch high notes, etc.

Learning new techniques is just as important as practicing them diligently.

One Sure Fire Exercise for a Better Singing Voice

This one particular technique will help you hit the notes you’re singing properly, whether they’re high or low, loud or soft.

It all comes down to a steady larynx.

singing betterThe What?

The larynx is the middle part of your throat.

Normally when you start to sing higher or louder you will naturally raise your larynx to try and reach those notes/volumes.

Try it now.

In order to sing more smoothly you want to make sure your larynx remains steady.

How To Sing Better

The “Mum” Exercise

This exercise will help your larynx remain steady and also help you get used to keeping your vocal cords gripped together.

Basically what you do is:

  • keep saying “mum” in a steady voice (i.e. “mum-mum-mum” – like a baby making noises while eating)
  • continue until your voice is relaxed and comfortable within your natural tone (don’t try to hit a specific note/pitch yet)

Once you’re comfortable and relaxed then:

  • keep saying “mum” while following a musical scale (i.e. C-Major, etc.) up and down (almost like “Do-Re-Mi” exercises, but with “mum” instead)
  • move on to higher notes/scales, while being sure not to strain your voice.

While you keep saying the “uh” sound in “mum” it will help to keep your larynx steady. This trains your voice to stay steady no matter how high you go.

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How Often You Should Practice?

Do this exercise daily for at least a few minutes.

The more you do it the better you will get.

Remember, doing these vocal exercises is something that has to be done constantly. You won’t be a better singer just because you complete the exercise once.

Do this for 2 weeks, every day, and it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll see a noticeable improvement in your singing voice.

Learn How To Sing Better FastThat’s It?

No… of course not. That’s just one particular exercise that focuses on one particular problem when it comes to singing well.

There are a lot of other problems that prevent your voice from shining to its full potential

  • hitting super high notes (falsetto)
  • singing in your “mix voice”
  • dynamic range
  • running out of breath during long phrases
  • getting the right tone/resonance
  • avoiding muscle strain so you can sing longer and more often
  • projecting your voice with the right amount of vocal power
  • much, much more

So what are you supposed to do?

Your Strategy for a Better Singing Voice

The best way to learn how to sing better is to approach it systematically.

You want to look at each area of singing better with a specific, well-laid out strategy for improving it.

How Do You Do That?

  1. Go through the above list to start – pick one area (example – hitting super high notes)
  2. Learn a new vocal exercise that specifically tackles that area (use our blog or something like YouTube)
  3. Practice that voice exercise for a full week (daily practice, at least 15 minutes)
  4. The next week, learn a NEW exercise for that same area (i.e. hitting super high notes)
  5. Practice this exercise for a full week.
  6. Repeat this, focusing on ONE AREA per month.

Total Time Commitment

You should have 4 different vocal exercises that tackle one of the above 8 areas every month.

  • 8+ Months
  • Daily practice (minimum 15-30 minutes of just practice)

Remember repetition is key. You have to keep doing the same exercises over and over to really get the benefit.

It’s exactly like exercising your body – keep it up and you’ll eventually see HUGE improvements.

A Really Great Shortcut to a Better Voice

If you’re anything like me – you weren’t about to wait 8 months in the hopes of becoming a better singer.

You want to sing better NOW. And so did I when I started.

singing betterMy Secret Weapon

The best way to quickly and effectively sing better is to use an online singing lesson.

You could always hire a vocal coach or get private lessons, but in my opinion they:

  • are way too expensive
  • aren’t the REAL pros (most are choir teachers, retired local singers, etc.)
  • don’t meet you often or long enough (half hour sessions, once per week – if that…)
  • don’t care about your success as much as you

Why Online Lessons Work so Well

These courses work well because they are designed to systematically hit every aspect of singing better quickly, efficiently and with the best methods possible.

They were perfect for me because I didn’t want to waste any time. I wanted to learn about pitch, control, harmony, and everything else at the same time…

I didn’t want to wait 8 months. I wanted to sing better in 8 weeks.

And in fact – it happened a heck of a lot sooner than that.

So What to Choose?

Personally, I think the best online singing lessons for beginners and experts alike are Aaron Anastasi’s Superior Singing Method and Brett Manning’s Singing Success.

Better Singing Voice CourseThe Best Way To Go

I think the best option on the market is Brett Manning’s Singing Success. It’s the more expensive option of the two, but it’s worth it.

Why? Because Brett Manning has worked with a TON of Grammy Award winners (like Taylor Swift and Keith Urban).

If the superstars go to him, he’s probably your (and my) best option.

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To learn more about it you can read our full review of the singing success program

Get A Better Singing VoiceThe Affodable Option

If you’re looking for something that has the same sort of bang, but for a much cheaper cost – I’d say go with Superior Singing Method.

There’s nothing wrong with this course, and it actually features some exclusive singing exercises you won’t find elsewhere. A great program for the price.

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Or learn more about the program with our comprehensive review of Superior Singing Method.

My Personal Results

I know I said I prefer Singing Success, but when I first started singing I didn’t want to spend a lot of money.

I opted for Superior Singing Method, and wasn’t disappointed at all.

I felt like I started to sing better after the first few days of implementing the exercises. It was fabulous!

My confidence in my ability to sing (loud, soft, high notes, low notes – literally everything) went through the roof by the end of the program.

That Wasn’t All

But I also wanted to try out Singing Success because of the name behind it (i.e. Brett Manning).

So I eventually bit the bullet and went with the easy-payment plan.

Let me tell you – this program ROCKS! After taking this course, I was truly the master over my voice.

The ONLY Way To Learn How To Sing Better

I continually learn new vocal exercises and constantly try to get better and better at my craft.

That’s just something you have to do to stay on top of your game – especially because singing is so competitive. Everyone’s trying to make it.

But hands down – the best thing I ever did for myself was take online singing lessons. Without them, I’d still be struggling with my voice, 6 months behind where I’m at right now.

Read our entire set of online singing lesson reviews to figure out which one is best for you.

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More About Improving Your Voice

Although you’ll find a lot of tips on improving your voice for free online (like you will below), there’s absolutely nothing like actually going through some sort of structured singing or vocal training.

You have to be willing to invest in your voice – whether you’re a hobbyist, amateur or a pro –  if you want to really get better at singing. Your vocal chords, mouth, tongue, breath and much more need to be trained to come together in the optimal way to really make an impact with your singing voice. Lucky for you it doesn’t have to be that difficult or expensive to do.

And even if you think you can’t sing AT ALL – formal training in singing will still allow you to at least sing in-tune and on pitch. So never say never!

How To Become A Better Singer

There are a couple of ways you can improve your abilities as a singer. You can either hire a vocal coach and take one-on-one lessons, or you can go through self-study online singing courses.

Personal Vocal Coach

This is by far the most effective and efficient way to become a better singer. Having a personal vocal coach is something that every great singer has. There’s a reason for that.

But it can also be very expensive. If you aren’t willing to pay big bucks you aren’t going to get a lot of face to face time with your coach. If you can afford it however, I’d definitely recommend getting a vocal coach in your local area.

Structured Online Singing Lessons

These professional singing tutorials are the next best thing to actually hiring a private vocal coach and are MUCH MORE affordable. This can be anything from the Superior Singing Method to Brett Manning’s Singing Success. This is something that everyone who wants learn how to sing better can – AND SHOULD – do. In some cases, these products can be just like having a personal vocal coach, without the crazy expense.

Some vocal lessons that you can buy online aren’t the greatest, and you want to be careful that you’re choosing the right one. Because of that, we’ve got you covered. We’ve reviewed the best online singing lessons here. Take a look at the various reviews we’ve got here to decide which singing tutorial is best for you.

If you can’t hire a vocal coach, then doing this (studying an online singing lesson) is an absolute must. It WILL make you a much better singer.

Why Formal Vocal Training = Singing Much Better

Whether you choose a vocal coach or a self-study online course, you will become a MUCH better singer afterwards. The difference really is night and day. Everyone I know that’s been through a few different voice lessons say that they are completely different singers than before going through them.

They’re all now able to control their breath, transition from head voice to chest voice and get almost perfect pitch. And everyone’s self confidence as a singer is at an all time high now.

For me, having gone through a couples lessons, my next hope is to hire a professional vocal coach for personal lessons. But I need to save up some money so I can do it right. If I just waited until I had enough money before starting my training, though, I’d be so much further behind than where I am now.

Seriously, consider either taking vocal lessons online or hiring a vocal coach. You’ll be glad you did.

Tips On Singing Better

But with that being said and having promised you some great info on how to sing better, here are some tips that will help you improve your voice so you can become a much better singer. Of course it should go without saying – practice makes perfect. Even if it means just singing your favorite songs a few times a day.

Maintaining Proper Posture

Every good singer should know about this. Maintaining proper posture is important as this will help support your breathing more efficiently. Standing up straight and maintaining correct posture is the key to breath flowing from your lungs correctly.

Avoid sitting while you sing and make sure that your lower muscles are tight. Keep your shoulders back, but not rigid. You should also try to loosen up your stomach muscles as well. Doing this will improve your ability to control your voice.

Support Your Breathing

Even though it is widely debated how supporting your breathing can be properly done, there is no denying the fact that breath support is very important in improving one’s singing voice. In singing, proper breathing consists of getting the air from your stomach and not your chest.

You should try to practice breathing using your diaphragm while standing correctly (as described above). As you exhale try to work on not feeling any tightness around your body. It will feel a little weird at first, but this will help improve your voice quality over time.

Treat Your Voice With Some Kindness

This isn’t a sexy tip but it’s an important one. You should try to take good care of your voice. Abuse it too much and you may end up damaging it for good. Learn to protect your vocal chords.

When singing, try not to scream in a manner that will actually affect your voice in a bad way. I know if you’re into screamo or metal that isn’t possible, but in that case you’ll have to care for your voice another way.

You should also avoid talking from the back of your throat as this will damage your voice box. Try to speak correctly so that you can keep your voice’s integrity intact. Proper speaking is all about breath support so remember to practice! Some singers have even tried taking up acting classes and speech therapy so that they can help maintain the quality of their singing voices.

Don’t Push Yourself Too Much

This is all about singing and even learning how to sing better. When you learn new techniques and exercises for improving your voice you get excited and want to push yourself to learn and train more.

Avoid this temptation. You have to remember that your voice has its limits and you should try to avoid pushing yourself too far – otherwise you may cause permanent damage. And no one wants that.

That’s It For Now

Those are just a few basic tips on how you can become a better singer and learn how to sing better. Some of it may seem general and broad but its very difficult to get into specifics on the types of exercises in an online blog post. That’s why it’s important to continue your singing training through online vocal training lessons and courses.

With a lot of these vocal lessons and courses you’ll get tons of different warm-ups, exercises and worksheets that provide you with a roadmap on how to improve your voice step-by-step. It’s well worth it if you want to be better and save the time and frustration many people feel when browsing online for info.

I hope these tips on how to sing better help you at least improve your voice a little bit. I’d love to hear any additional singing improvement tips you have in the comments below!

And if you thought this post was useful, please share it on facebook, twitter and google+! I’d really appreciate it. :)

Here’s to your singing success!

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How To Sing High Notes (Falsetto)http://thesingerscorner.com/how-to-sing-high-notes-falsetto/ http://thesingerscorner.com/how-to-sing-high-notes-falsetto/#comments Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:25:28 +0000 http://thesingerscorner.com/?p=37 When it comes to learning how to sing high notes, women usually have the vocal edge against men because their voices are naturally higher in pitch. However, this does not mean that male vocalists will not be able to reach… Continue Reading

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How To Sing High Notes (Falsetto)When it comes to learning how to sing high notes, women usually have the vocal edge against men because their voices are naturally higher in pitch. However, this does not mean that male vocalists will not be able to reach the same vocal range as the average female singer.

With a little bit of vocal training, any singer can sing beautiful high notes perfectly on pitch.

 

What’s Falsetto?

Singing in a higher pitch is known as falsetto, which basically means “false voice.” This technique allows male singers to reach notes and vocal ranges that are normally sung by women naturally.

The origin of this term is a rather morbid one, derived from the choirs in the Middle Ages.

Wait… What?

Back then some male singers were castrated so that they could sing in a higher tone. The “castrato” falsetto had been used in many European choirs throughout the 16th to 19th centuries.

So how exactly can you learn how to sing falsetto without the uh… unnecessary surgery? Here are a couple tips that will help you along the way.

Take Deep Breaths

A singer’s main source of “power” comes from his or her breathing. Whenever you breathe you must do so through your diaphragm.It will be hard to do this at first, but with proper training you should be able to get this technique down in no time at all.

And you should also remember to take some deep breaths before you start singing falsetto (if possible) as this will help you warm up.

Sing From Your Upper Throat, Not Chest

Most singers are used to projecting their voices from their chests instead of their throats. If you want to learn how to sing falsetto then you are going to have to make some necessary adjustments.

Singing and projecting your voice from your upper throat instead of your chest will allow only the outer edges of your vocal chords to vibrate instead of the entire vocal chord.  This will help raise your voice in the process.

Try Putting Your Hand On Your Chest

It might look like you are singing your country’s national anthem, but trust me when I say that it can help a lot, especially when practicing.

Place one of your hands on your chest while you sing. If you feel any part of your chest vibrating as you are singing, then you are still singing in your normal voice range.

Remember that you need to project your voice from your upper throat and not your chest, or you’ll end up singing in your normal voice register.

Practice Adding More Styles

If you want your falsetto voice to adapt to different kinds of music, then you should try to practice adding more styles and tonalities.

If you practice this long enough, then you should be able to sing falsetto in other musical genres whether it is metal, R&B, hard rock, or even opera.

Need some more advice? Here is one great secret to singing higher notes better.

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How To Sing Acapellahttp://thesingerscorner.com/how-to-sing-acapella/ http://thesingerscorner.com/how-to-sing-acapella/#comments Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:33:10 +0000 http://thesingerscorner.com/?p=51 A capella as it should be called, is a very interesting form of music as it does not involve the use of any kind of musical instruments. In fact, the sounds of the musical instruments or rather, all the necessary… Continue Reading

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How To Sing A capellaA capella as it should be called, is a very interesting form of music as it does not involve the use of any kind of musical instruments. In fact, the sounds of the musical instruments or rather, all the necessary accompaniments are reproduced by the vocals of the choir or congregation of singers.

Often performed in groups, Acapella is an Italian phrase which stands for “in the manner of the church.” The genre of music seems to have originated as a result of the popularity or gospel music or other religious musical genres, and seems to have been inspired by the congregational style of music.

There are generally a lot of people in an Acapella band and they control various parts of the music and vocal sections which make the music. To understand Acapella it is best to listen to a few Acapella groups and the music that they make to get a hang of it or to at least know hoe Acapella is performed.

Singing in an Acapella group or rather, singing Acapella can be a daunting task if you are a beginner in this style of singing and you should definitely seek professional help to get things started up. Acapella music generally consists of the bass, mid and high sections. This is the most basic distinction of the types of singers you might require to compose a song.

You need singers who have a bass-heavy vocal style, you need singers who can really take a song to the highest scales and you also need singers to support the rest of the singers or performers. You also need backing or supporting vocals to emulate the sounds of musical instruments or simply to provide backing for the other singers.

If you listen to a lot of Acapella music made by Acapella groups then you will understand why the singers seem to be arranged like a choir. The only thing Acapella is distinctively different from a choir is in the use of musical instruments. Acapella uses almost no instruments.

If you are composing an Acapella song then be sure to demarcate sections of the song to be sung by the singers. The song might start with a bass section with mids and highs catching up, while the backing vocals set the mood the song. The backing vocals give a feel and character to the song, without which the raw vocals might sound out of tune. Read more about singing high notes.

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One Sure Fire Way To Sing Higher Betterhttp://thesingerscorner.com/one-sure-fire-way-to-sing-higher-better/ http://thesingerscorner.com/one-sure-fire-way-to-sing-higher-better/#comments Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:31:51 +0000 http://thesingerscorner.com/?p=49 I’m going to be totally real with you. There’s only ONE way to guarantee you’ll be able to sing better high notes. Take some formal vocal training. Yes, vocal coaches are expensive. But taking an online singing course doesn’t have… Continue Reading

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I’m going to be totally real with you. There’s only ONE way to guarantee you’ll be able to sing better high notes. Take some formal vocal training. Yes, vocal coaches are expensive. But taking an online singing course doesn’t have to be. And some of the courses (like the superior singing method reviewed here) are just like having a virtual vocal coach. Consider it if you’re serious about improving your vocal range.

And now onto the secret to better higher notes!

Before you begin exercises to help you sing high notes easily, you need to understand what your chest voice and your head voice are. A proper balance of the two creates a high pitched note in your vocal chords. Your chest voice is essentially the voice created from your chest and till your vocal chords.

The head voice would be the voice you can hear if you compress the chest and try to create a voice between your vocal chords and mouth. You will begin to understand these better when you begin singing, but for now you should know that you sing your higher notes from your chest, or rather it is your chest voice.

The best way to practice singing high notes is to sing a Staccato to practice. A Staccato is singing either the same or a set of disconnected notes broken down into each note being sung separately, almost like singing “Do Re Mi…” but if the notes are sung in a long and continuous manner, it is called a Legato.

Practice Staccato by singing one note like “Ti Ti Ti…” in increasing order of scale or loudness if you prefer. You will be achieve to achieve the notes you are aiming for much easily if you practice this exercise. Singing the Legato or a few notes is also a very good exercise. Try to sing each note in an increasing order of scale or pitch.

This will help you to understand your chest voice which is very important since you create most of the high pitched notes from your chest voice. Your head voice is much deeper allowing you to create bass or harmonic section in the lower notes.

Sometimes you may find yourself choking or becoming shrill when you try to touch the highest notes in a song. This is when you are doing it in the wrong way. You should not compress your vocal chords. Instead you should be compressing your chest and letting in very little air through your vocal chords.

Now, some people relate to a high note being in Falsetto, but that is again a different way of singing. While singing higher notes should not crack and for that you should practice the exercise above at least an hour daily. You will get the hang of it very easily and singing high notes will not seem as difficult. If you want to learn more about singing in your head voice read this.

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How To Sing The Blueshttp://thesingerscorner.com/how-to-sing-the-blues/ http://thesingerscorner.com/how-to-sing-the-blues/#comments Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:30:47 +0000 http://thesingerscorner.com/?p=46 It is very difficult to adapt to a style of music if it is not the style you like and that is why it is difficult to sing a particular genre of music if you do not like it. Some… Continue Reading

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How To Sing The BluesIt is very difficult to adapt to a style of music if it is not the style you like and that is why it is difficult to sing a particular genre of music if you do not like it. Some people are extremely versatile and can sing different genres of music or even inculcate different styles of music in one song. If you want to as versatile in blues and in singing blues songs, then you have to listen to a lot of blues music and practice a lot.

It is very difficult to say whether blues has any particular way to train someone to sing the blues. Neither can anyone teach you how to sing the blues nor does it have any one style of singing, so that you can practice and adapt to that one style. In fact, each blues singer has a different way of singing. Thus, you will have to listen to a lot of blues music and develop your own style of singing, but before that you have to understand what blues is all about. Blues is almost feel music, which means that you have to understand the lyrics and feel the song within you when you are singing. It is only way to get the blues style right since the songs are generally very sensual and smooth flowing. Your voice has to flow with the mood of the song and most of the times this is individualistic to a singer.

The first is of course, to listen to blues music by some of the best blues artists that have ever lived, like B. B. King, W. C. Handy, Bessie Smith, Charles Brown, Albert King and others. You have to stock on your collection of music albums. A good way is to download MP3’s to your computer and listen in your MP3 Player. Remember to understand, feel and criticize the music. Try to select a few songs which you like and include them in your daily practice sessions.

A very good exercise for blues style of singing is the Legato. Take any note and sing in a continuous but increasing or decreasing order of scales. It is as simple as singing “Ti..ii..ii…” You will get a better idea if you see some instructional videos of vocalists teaching how to sing Legato in a particular scale. Practice singing the Legato at least an hour every day and do this before beginning to sing.

As a last word, try to get a few friends who are interested in playing the blues, especially a guitarist and practice singing with them. Singing to the blues scale of music will help you understand the music better. Of course, singing blues is not easy, but if you really put your heart and soul into it, blues will flow out of you naturally. Blues has a very long, drawn out style of singing and that is why some people find it extremely romantic, so you have a significant advantage if you learn

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How To Sing In Your Head Voicehttp://thesingerscorner.com/how-to-sing-in-your-head-voice/ http://thesingerscorner.com/how-to-sing-in-your-head-voice/#comments Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:29:30 +0000 http://thesingerscorner.com/?p=43 First of all, it is necessary to understand what is the head voice that all singers talk about and where this head voice comes from. There are essentially two kinds of voice that you can produce through your vocal glands… Continue Reading

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How To Sing In Your Head VoiceFirst of all, it is necessary to understand what is the head voice that all singers talk about and where this head voice comes from. There are essentially two kinds of voice that you can produce through your vocal glands or your throat.

One is the chest voice which comes from below your vocal chords, literally, because we take in and leave the breath right from the chest or the area of the lungs.

Another kind of voice is a more compressed form of the chest voice because the air does come from the chest or lungs, but seems to be resonating in the area above your vocal chords mainly. This area is the upper part of your throat and the area in and around your mouth. Maybe that is the reason it is called the head voice, because the head is the area that is visible above your neck and the voice is produced from that very area.

You will understand how this works if you observe the condition of your mouth when you are yawning. Open your mouth and try to fake a yawn. You will realize that your mouth opens up wide and clear and your tongue is pushed down to the base of your mouth. This leaves the upper part of your mouth to be used like an organ, where the air can resonate and create a sound with a deep and clear ring to the ears. This very sound is referred to as the head voice.

Now, how to sing in your head voice is easy. Open your mouth wide like you would if you were yawning. Now your tongue should go down automatically as a reflex action. Try to sing a few notes like “Do Re Mi…” You will get the hang of it very easily and you will also realize that the sound of the notes is almost vibrating in your head.

Some vocalists confuse the head voice with the falsetto or the half-voice. However, you should know that head voice is very different from the falsetto in the way they are created by your vocal chords. The falsetto is almost like your voice cracking while singing some line and creating a very sensuous effect if done correctly, while the head voice would be mature, deep and clear with very distinct Major notes in it. Vocalists can use both to give the necessary effects in a song. Sometimes singing acapella can help you refine your head voice. Read more about how to sing acapella here.

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How To Sing Your Favorite Songshttp://thesingerscorner.com/how-to-sing-your-favorite-songs/ http://thesingerscorner.com/how-to-sing-your-favorite-songs/#comments Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:27:49 +0000 http://thesingerscorner.com/?p=41 You may a beginner to singing, but more chances are that you will have a list of songs you would want to be singing right away. Although it is not recommended that you start singing right away, there are a… Continue Reading

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You may a beginner to singing, but more chances are that you will have a list of songs you would want to be singing right away. Although it is not recommended that you start singing right away, there are a few tips you may find helpful if you are preparing for a show that has just come up and you need to sing your favorite songs in front of an audience. The key is practicing at least a couple of hours daily and only hard work can get you what you want, apart from a lot of dedication from your side. And to take some formal training to really improve your voice.

Before you really start singing your favorite songs, you should know your notes and scales. This will have significant advantages when you start singing the actual songs, because professional singers who may have sung the songs would have had a very good knowledge about their scales and the parts of the song which have subtle changes and may not seem obvious at first if you do not know how difference of scales sounds. Practice singing the C Major Scale which goes like “Do Re Mi…” This will definitely help you in the long run to get the notes right. Check this out to learn about getting the right pitch.

Listen to the song over and over again until you can at least hum the entire song. Now, you need to write down or download the lyrics from online resources and sing along with the song. The best way is to plug in your headphones and sing without listening to yourself. Now, unplug the headphones and try to sing the song again. You might not get it right at first but if you have practiced singing exercises before, then you will get the hang of the tune. Important is to concentrate on the scale and not to stray at any time from the Major Scale on which the song is based.

Additionally, the best method to practice singing songs is with a karaoke track. You can think of karaoke as an instrumental version of the song which you can sing to and sing with. If somehow you are unsuccessful in getting a karaoke track then contact a DJ or a friend who knows how to extract the instruments from a song and play it like an instrumental song.

Remember to practice hard and understand the intricacies of the song. At some parts the vocalist may be taking very difficult alterations and transitions. Keep your ears open and learn the song before singing it.

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How to Improve Vocal Pitch While Singinghttp://thesingerscorner.com/how-to-improve-vocal-pitch-while-singing/ http://thesingerscorner.com/how-to-improve-vocal-pitch-while-singing/#comments Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:23:41 +0000 http://thesingerscorner.com/?p=34 A vocalist’s main instrument is his singing voice, and just like all of the other musicians out there, a vocalist must also constantly work hard to improve his overall ability. Just because a vocalist doesn’t have to pick up an… Continue Reading

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Get a Better Vocal PitchA vocalist’s main instrument is his singing voice, and just like all of the other musicians out there, a vocalist must also constantly work hard to improve his overall ability. Just because a vocalist doesn’t have to pick up an instrument like the guitar or drums doesn’t necessarily mean that he can take it easy. You need to practice almost every day in order to improve your singing voice so that you can become more comfortable with it.

It doesn’t matter whether you sing in a band or for an opera group because there are many ways which you can improve your vocal pitch while singing. Continue reading this article to find out how you can do just that.

Here are some tips that you might want to take note of if you are planning on improving your vocal pitch while singing.

Hum the Happy Birthday Song

If you have a tape recorder in hand, or any recording device for that matter, then you will want to continuously hum the Happy Birthday Song to yourself. Yeah, I know it sounds a little weird for you to be doing this, but trust me because this is for your own good. Once you have recorded the song, make sure that it is audible enough for you to hear every note that you hum. If you feel like the sound is a little lacking, then you can try recording it again.

Play the Song and Compare the Pitches

After you have recorded the song, play it back and listen to your humming and try to compare your normal speaking tone to your singing voice. Take note if your normal tone of voice is either too high or too low when compared to your singing voice. Remember that if the two pitches (singing and speaking) sound similar to one another, then your voice is already at its normal pitch.

How to Lower Your Voice’s Tone

Here are some steps on how you can lower your voice pitch:

  1. Keep your muscles relaxed as tightening them will only cause your tone of voice to become raised.
  2. Try to internally conceptualize the thought that you are projecting your voice from chest instead of your head. If you do this, you should then notice that your voice will start to have a much deeper sounding pitch than normal.
  3. Practice speaking (in private mind you) while placing one of your hands on your chest. Do this so that you will be able to feel your chest vibrate while you are speaking.
  4. Try to work as consciously as you can during conversations so that you can recall your voice’s natural pitch. Practicing while in private will effectively ingrain this sort of vocal tone into your head to the point that it will all become second nature to you.

Conclusion  

This will sound cliché, but you should try to practice as often as you can. There is simply no other way to improve your voice except through practicing religiously. Next, read this secret to improving your voice.

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3 Ways To Improve Your Voice Instantlyhttp://thesingerscorner.com/3-ways-to-improve-your-voice-instantly/ http://thesingerscorner.com/3-ways-to-improve-your-voice-instantly/#comments Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:22:04 +0000 http://thesingerscorner.com/?p=30 Singing is a talent that you inculcate in yourself over time with a lot of practice and dedication. You have to put hours and hours into practice and that is the only way you will able to do justice to… Continue Reading

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Improve Your Voice InstantlySinging is a talent that you inculcate in yourself over time with a lot of practice and dedication. You have to put hours and hours into practice and that is the only way you will able to do justice to a song when you sing it. There are millions of bathroom singers but if you want to sing in front of people, you have to follow a few important principles which will help you go a long way in your career and even if singing is your hobby, you will enjoy singing if you follow these ways to help you sing better instantly.

If you have never practiced singing, then it is time for you to include some singing practices in your daily curriculum. There are some really easy exercise that you can do every day for a couple of hours may be before you begin singing your favorite songs. Try singing the C Major Scale which goes like “Do Re Mi…” It is definitely one of the best practices you can do initially. Next practice a few breathing exercises, in fact, you can do the breathing exercises in the beginning of any practice session. Do remember to practice the Staccato and Legato taking any note or a group of notes. Practice singing the notes in increasing or decreasing order of scales or pitch.

Next is practicing your favorite songs and singing to them. Of course the best way is to lip-sync to your favorite songs with the lyrics in front of you. You can also get karaoke versions of the songs and sing to the music. This way you will also get some practice of singing to the music of a song. Remember the pronunciation of the lyrics of the song is very important in giving character to the song, so practice that as well.

Now, the best way to start singing better instantly is to join a band and practice with real musicians. Even if they are not professional musicians and the best you can manage is a group of friends who practice in a garage, consider yourself lucky and that is also a very good start. Practice singing with the band as much as you can. If you sing with people they can also give you valuable advice or criticism which is also very important in understanding where you stand as a singer. Families and relatives often give you very biased opinions about your singing talents, but your friends will not mince their words, which will help you in the long run. Learn more about how to improve as a singer.

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