The Singers Corner Learn How To Sing Online With Our Singing Lessons Thu, 05 Feb 2015 05:25:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 How To Hit High Notes (Falsetto) Wed, 06 Aug 2014 23:25:28 +0000 You’d think women would have a natural advantage against men when it came to learning to hit high notes, but that’s not necessarily true. Singing high notes or falsetto is all about the control of your voice and vocal chords – and… Continue Reading

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You’d think women would have a natural advantage against men when it came to learning to hit high notes, but that’s not necessarily true.

Singing high notes or falsetto is all about the control of your voice and vocal chords – and it can be learned.

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

How To Sing High Notes (Falsetto)

How To Do It

Psst… Want a Shortcut to Singing High Notes? Watch This Video Now!

Most people feel like they need to reach hard when trying to reach a high pitch or hit that certain note.

This is all wrong.

One thing to remember: straining your voice to reach high notes won’t help.

Singing should be as natural as talking.

Think about it… Your speaking voice is smooth and connected, never requiring strain, and always seeming natural. That’s how it should be even when belting out vocals. You need a balanced vocal mechanism. That means having:

  • Proper Vocal Cord Closure – no air leaking out when making a sound
  • A Level Larynx – making sure it doesn’t rise too high

How do you achieve this?


I know, I know…this isn’t the magic bullet you’re hoping for…

(but wait… because I do have a shortcut to success I share below)

Breathing and vocal exercises are key to being able to hit the notes you want without strain.

By doing these exercises you help to strengthen your vocal cords and work more efficiently when it sings.

Steady air flow is very important when singing higher. It may seem weird, but it’s true.

Not Too Much Though

That doesn’t mean you should force too much air through your body – that has the opposite effect of what you want: added resistance and pressure.

Contrary to what you might think, you actually need less air to hit high notes, not more. 

Straining or breathing to heavily will cause your larynx to go higher and your voice to crack – we’ve all been there when trying to belt out those high notes.

But You Still Want Enough

On the opposite end of the spectrum, too little air won’t give you enough power.

You need to learn how to work your diaphragm when breathing. You should feel your stomach rise, then your chest. 

Stand up tall and straight then try saying “ha” a few times in short, powerful bursts.

That’s the feeling of breathing and speaking with a supported voice.

Another way to avoid using your throat (as opposed to your stomach) when singing is to push your stomach out (so it sticks out more). It’ll help you fill your lungs with air and use your diaphragm.Sing High Notes With Mix Voice

All About The Mix

So if you don’t want to use too much breath, and not use your throat as much, but kind of use it, and not your chest, but also kind of from there…..

What do you do??

You need to learn to use your mix voice (which is a voice that combines your head register/voice, with your chest register/voice – hence, mix voice).


When you’re practicing it’s a good idea to start your vocal runs or exercises in your middle range, and gradually move higher and higher.

Also, try singing the word “yawn” in a high register.

Take note of the position of your mouth when you begin to say the word in each vocal range you use.

That position is exactly how you need to position your mouth to hit that particular note.

Warm tea or liquid can help relax your throat and vocal cords, so try to keep some handy when practicing.

And remember – it’s not all about reaching higher and higher and straining your voice when you’re trying to hit high notes.

So avoid this tendency at all costs when you’re practicing.

Sing Higher Through BreathingSome Breathing Exercises to Try

In case you didn’t know, using staccato (short, accented notes) makes it easier to hit high notes.

Unfortunately most songs are sung in legato (melodic and long phrases that tie together).

So with this exercise you’ll start by doing staccato notes and gradually transition to legato, all while moving higher along the vocal register (i.e. using higher notes/pitches).

What to Do:

  1. You’ll be singing the words one-two-three-four-five-four-three-two-one up and down a musical scale
  2. Start with staccato (short bursts)
  3. Once you’re getting good with hitting high staccato notes, start making them more legato (flowing together)
  4. Once you’re comfortable there, move up higher in pitch.

Of course, this requires a lot of practice time and work. No one said it would be easy But once you do this over and over again, you’ll notice a big improvement in your ability to hit higher notes.

But who wants to wait forever? We wanna reach higher notes now, am I right?!

The Shortcut to Singing Better High Notes Fast

The quickest way to be able to effectively reach high notes is through the structured training and practice provided by online lessons.

There’s no getting around it – you can search all you want online for free information but that in itself takes forever.

You have to wade through all the fluff and garbage out there and piece together separate bits of info.

Online vocal lessons are an inexpensive way to get the proper training to reach higher, and eventually perfect your voice in any vocal range.

The best options available right now are Singing Success and the Superior Singing Method. You can read all our online voice lesson reviews here.

Anyone who’s tried these lessons can testify that they help you immensely, so I recommend looking into them.

They are MUCH CHEAPER than actually hiring a professional vocal coach and work the same way.

You get a series of video lessons and audio exercises that you go through over the course of a couple of months (depending on your speed and pratice time).

You also get additional resources that help you train your voice properly. People see improvements in a matter of days/weeks, not months.

Seriouslycheck them out – it might be the closest thing to a magic bullet you’ll ever get.

A Nice Video In Case You Didn’t Want To Read All The Above

How To Use Falsetto

What Exactly is Falsetto?

Having a higher pitch (especially for male vocalists) is known traditionally as falsetto. The word itself is very old and actually means “false voice,” as many men do not have a voice pitched that high naturally.

The technique allows male singers to reach notes and vocal ranges that are often sung by women naturally. The origin of this term is a rather morbid one…

Fun Fact

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

All you guys out there – don’t worry – that craziness ain’t necessary no more! So how exactly can you learn how to perform falsetto without the uh… unnecessary surgery? Here are a couple tips that will help you along the way.

Tips on Singing Falsetto

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 using falsetto (if possible) as this will help you warm up.

Use 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 falsetto then you are going to have to make some necessary adjustments.

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 start using your vocals.

If you feel any part of your chest vibrating as you are singing, then you are still using 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 using 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 use falsetto in other musical genres whether it is metal, R&B, hard rock, or even opera.

And remember, the best way to hit perfect high notes is to use a structured online singing lesson. I’d definitely recommend trying out Superior Singing Method or Singing Success – they both come with risk-free money back guarantees, so you’ve got nothing to lose.

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How To Become A Singer Professionally… Fri, 27 Jun 2014 02:42:02 +0000 …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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…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 Singer Professionally

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.

Writing 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.

Touring & 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!

be 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:11:09 +0000 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… Continue Reading

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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 get 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:


No matter how bad you think you sound, 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 vocal muscles, in every way.

So how do we do that?

How To Take Control of Your 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 Voice

This one particular technique will help you hit your notes 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 try to get higher or louder you will naturally raise your larynx to try and reach those notes/volumes.

Try it now.

In order to sound more smooth 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 tone (i.e. “mum-mum-mum” – like a baby making noises while eating)
  • continue until you feel you sound 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.

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 sound.

That’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)
  • using your “mix voice”
  • dynamic range
  • running out of breath during long phrases
  • getting the right tone/resonance
  • avoiding muscle strain to work longer and more often
  • projecting with the right amount of vocal power
  • much, much more

So what are you supposed to do?

Your Strategy for a Better Vocal Sound

The best way to learn how to get 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 get 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 improving your vocals 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 see a difference and get 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 lessons for beginners and experts alike are Aaron Anastasi’s Superior Singing Method and Singing Success.

The Best Way To Go

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 vocal exercises you won’t find elsewhere. A great program for the price.

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

An Alternative Option

Another great option if you don’t mind using your computer or laptop to learn is Singorama. It can be the more expensive option of the two, but it’s still worth it.

Why? Because Emily Mander is a great vocal coach and she put a lot into the program. It’s definitely worth checking out, especially since they’re revamping the program altogether.

To learn more about it you can read our full review of the Singorama program.

My Personal Results

When I first started training myself 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 sound 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 – I liked this program! After taking this course, I truly sounded better. But there may be something about the program that’s not the best for you. Read more about this in our full review.

The ONLY Way To Truly Get 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 its so competitive in the music business. Everyone’s trying to make it.

But hands down – the best thing I ever did for myself was take structured 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.

More About Improving Your Sound

Although you’ll find a lot of tips for free online (like you will below), there’s absolutely nothing like actually going through some sort of structured 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 this. 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. Lucky for you it doesn’t have to be that difficult or expensive to do.

And even if you think you sound HORRIBLE – formal training will still allow you to at least sound 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 Lessons

These professional 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 get 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 tutorial is best for you.

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

Why Formal Vocal Training = A Better You

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 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 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 Getting Better

But with that being said and having promised you some great info on getting better as a vocalist, 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 belting out 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 are in song 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 voice. In vocalization, 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 vocal quality over time.

Treat Yourself 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 you start, try not to scream in a manner that will actually affect you 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 yourself another way.

You should also avoid talking from the back of your throat as this will damage your vocal chords. 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 their sound.

Don’t Push Yourself Too Much

This is all about getting 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 you have 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. 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 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 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 success!

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How To Perform A capella Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:33:10 +0000 Acapella 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 produced by the vocals… Continue Reading

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How To Sing A capellaAcapella 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 produced by the vocals of the singers.

What does A capella Mean?

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 of gospel music or other religious musical genres, and seems to have been inspired by the congregational style of music.

How Acapella is Performed

Singing A CapellaThere 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 how Acapella is performed.

How To Sing Acapella

Are You Ready To Try Singing Acapella?

Singing acapella can be a daunting task if you are a beginner to singing. That’s why you want to make sure your voice can actually sing properly.

The best way to do this is through a professional vocal coach – but they’re super expensive ($50-100+ per half hour session)

Luckily, we live in the age of the internet and an online vocal lesson program is your ticket to better vocal control, a smooth tone/pitch and ability to hit both high and low notes effectively.

Once you have control of your voice like a proper singer, singing acapella will be an easy task for you.

Here’s a great video by MetalWorks Institute on singing acapella:


Effective Acapella Singing

Acapella is best sung with a group of people. Although it can technically be done solo, it’s best to have accompaniment.

You need singers covering low, mid and high ends of the vocal spectrum

Bass / Low Notes

You need singers who have a bass-heavy vocal style – one that resonates well and can carry the bottom end. To do this you should find someone with a deep voice.

Make sure they have the type of control over their voice we talked about earlier.

Middle and High Notes

You’ll also need a singer who can really take a song to the highest scales out there – falsetto or otherwise. Again, you want to make sure the singer has full control of their vocal chords.

Finally, you need singers that can support the group as a whole – either through accompaniment, harmony or other background vocals.

In actuality, you’ll all be performing that role at one time or another.

Listen, Then Sing

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 no instruments.

If you listen to enough of the type of music you’re trying to sing you will pick up the habits and styles of those performers. It’s always a good idea to emulate then innovate when it comes to learning a new style.

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.

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One Sure Fire Way To a Better Sound Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:31:51 +0000 I’m going to be totally real with you. There’s only ONE way to guarantee you’ll be able to get better with high notes. Take some formal training. Yes, vocal coaches are expensive. But taking an online singing course doesn’t have to… Continue Reading

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be a singer professionallyI’m going to be totally real with you.

There’s only ONE way to guarantee you’ll be able to get better with high notes.

Take some formal training.

Yes, vocal coaches are expensive. But taking an online singing course doesn’t have to be. And some of the courses are just like having a private coach.

Consider it if you’re serious about improving your range and hitting those highs.

The Sure Fire Way To Improve Your High Sounds

Before you begin exercises to help you hit that height easily, you need to understand what using your chest and your head means.

A proper balance of the two creates a high pitched note in your vocal chords.

Chest Voice

This is essentially where the sounds created from using your chest are made.

Head Voice

This would be the sounds you can hear if you compress the chest and try to create a sound between your vocal chords and mouth.

Why Does That Matter?

You will begin to understand these better when you begin singing, but for now you should know that you get to your higher notes from your chest.

The best way to practice these is to use Staccato scales.

Staccato is singing set of disconnected notes broken down into each note being sung separately, almost like saying “Do Re Mi…” short and fast.

If the notes are sung in a long and continuous manner, it is called a Legato.

What to Practice

Practice Staccato by singing short sounds like “Ti Ti Ti…” up and down whatever scale you prefer.

You will be achieve to achieve what you are aiming for much easily if you practice this exercise.

Once you’ve got that down then slowly transition to legato notes.

Why Should I Do That?

This will help you to understand your chest voice which is very important since you create most of the high pitched notes from this area.

Using your head sounds much deeper allowing you to create bass or harmonic section in the lower tones.

Things To Look Out For

Sometimes you may find yourself choking or becoming shrill when you try to touch the highest points 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.


Now, some people relate to a high note being in Falsetto, but that is again a different way of vocalizing.

While singing higher should not crack your vocals, many beginners often try and strain to the point that it does crack.

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 using your head vocals read this.

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How To Sing The Blues Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:30:47 +0000 It is very difficult to adapt to a style of music if it is not the style you like. It’s not impossible, but it’s much more difficult. Luckily for me – I absolutely love the genre and so getting into learning… 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. It’s not impossible, but it’s much more difficult.

Luckily for me – I absolutely love the genre and so getting into learning how to sing the blues was easy.

Well, sort of…

Working With Genres

Some people are extremely versatile and can get different genres of music or even inculcate different styles of music in one song.

If you want to be good with blues songs, then you have to listen to a lot of the same music and practice what you hear.

First emulate, then innovate.

How To Emulate The Style Properly

The best way to learn any genre of music is to get trained by someone who sings in that genre.

Simple right? Not so much…

It can be hard to find someone (i.e. a vocal coach) that can train you authentically. Most vocal coaches and online lessons are not specifically for blues singers.

But you need training to properly get the style right, so what are some other options?

The Shortcut To Learning The Blues

If you have proper control over your voice – something that only comes with training and practice – you will be able to pick up any genre of music in a matter of days.

If you don’t have professional control of your vocals, then it can take weeks or months to even start picking up a particular genre of music.

So what’s a avid student singer to do? Get training and exercises that give you full control of your voice.

What’s Your Best Bet to Start?

Learning To Sing The BluesThere aren’t many online vocal lessons available that specifically cater to the blues. The closest thing you could come to is the program offered by Hear and Play called Vocal Mastery.

They teach a lot of gospel and jazz instrumentation. It’s probably your best bet at learning properly.

Is There Any Other Way?

It is very difficult to say whether there is any particular way to train someone in this style. But one thing is for sure…

You HAVE to have proper control of your voice so you can use it the ways you want. This is key to this style. And the best way to do this is through vocal training lessons online.

Why? Because each famous singer had a different style – and with proper control of your voice, you’ll be able to emulate their styles.

Of course, when you write your own music, you can innovate. But to really get the style of this genre, you have to first emulate the greats.

Once you’ve learned how to control your voice through a program like Vocal Mastery, you will have to listen to a lot of blues music and eventually develop your own style.

What’s The Music All About

The vocal style has a very long, drawn out style of singing.

Before that you have to understand what the genre is all about. Blues is almost feel music, which means that you have to understand the lyrics and feel the song within yourself.

It is the only way to get the style right since the songs are generally very deep and often dark.

You have to feel the pain to really do it properly. Your voice has to flow with the mood of the song.

learning-the-bluesWho to Listen to?

Listen to this type music by some of the more prominent artists that have ever lived – 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 whenever you get the chance.


Then What?

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. Perform along with the singer.

Some Exercises

A very good exercise for the blues style is practicing in Legato.

Take any note and vocalize it in a continuous but increasing or decreasing order of a music scale.

It is as simple as singing “Ti..ii..ii…”

You will get a better idea if you see some instructional videos of vocalists teaching Legato in a particular scale. Practice the Legato at least an hour every day and do this before moving onto your favorite song.

Final Thoughts

As a last word, try to get a few friends who are interested in playing the style – especially a guitarist – and practice with them.

Singing the proper scales will help you understand the music better.

Of course, learning this style is not easy, but if you really put your heart and soul into it, it will flow out of you naturally.

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How To Use Your Head Voice Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:29:30 +0000 Learning to sing in your two different voices (head voice vs. chest voice) is essential to total vocal control. These are essentially two different kinds of vocal tone that you can produce through your vocal glands or your throat. The Chest… Continue Reading

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How To Sing In Your Head VoiceLearning to sing in your two different voices (head voice vs. chest voice) is essential to total vocal control.

These are essentially two different kinds of vocal tone that you can produce through your vocal glands or your throat.

The Chest Voice

The first “voice” you have is the chest voice. This vocal type comes from below your vocal chords. This is because we take in air and breathe out from the chest (i.e. lungs).

The Head Voice

Your second “voice” is a more compressed form of the chest voice because the air – although it does come from the chest or lungs – seems to be resonating in the area above your vocal chords.

This area is the upper part of your throat and the area in and around your mouth.

How To Sing In Your Head Voice Correctly

singing-head-voiceYou will understand how this works if you pay attention to how your mouth moves 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 tone.

How To Practice

Now, how to sing in your head voice with this mouth position 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…” – go up an down scales, progressively moving higher/lower in key. Make sure you keep your mouth position the as consistently like a fake yawn as possible.

You may also notice that the sound of the notes is almost vibrating in your head.

You will get the hang of it after a few months of practicing.

A Shortcut To Mastering Your Head Voice

If you don’t want to spend the months practicing and straining to know if you’re doing it right there’s really only one solution.

How To Sing In Your Head VoiceProfessional vocal training. Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean hiring an expensive vocal coach.

In fact, it’s much more efficient and effective to learn the fundamentals of singing through an online vocal lesson.

There are lots of great ones, but there are specific lessons on mixing your head voice and chest voice in a program called Singing Success.

I can’t stress enough how important it is to do the vocal exercises and lessons these online singing lessons have. You won’t find them for free online, but they are absolutely worth it.

If you want to be able to sing in your head voice and chest voice properly in a matter of weeks, not months, you need to pick up one of these programs.

This Ain’t Falsetto

Some vocalists confuse the head voice with the falsetto or the false-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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Singing Your Favorite Songs Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:27:49 +0000 Sure, you may a beginner when it comes to singing. but chances are that you will have a whole wack of memories belting out your favorite songs. Probably in private… But what if you wanted to sing more than just in private?… Continue Reading

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How To Sing Like Your Favorite ArtistSure, you may a beginner when it comes to singing. but chances are that you will have a whole wack of memories belting out your favorite songs.

Probably in private…

But what if you wanted to sing more than just in private? Could you learn to control your voice so well that people can’t tell the difference between your voice and the original artist?

There is…

How To Sing Like Your Favorite Artists

There’s not some sexy little secret that I can tell you that will make you sing like Estelle.

The real key to singing success is training and practice – hours daily. Inly hard work can get you what you want.

Most famous singers take some formal training to really improve their voice.

Where to Start

Before you really start singing your favorite songs, you should know your notes and scales.

This will have significant advantages when you practice and train your voice. Professional singers have very good knowledge of notes, scales and the parts of the song which have subtle changes and may not seem obvious at first.


Here’s a place that explains all about notes and scales.

Once you’ve learned all the notes and scales it’s time to practice. You may not be perfectly on pitch at first, but you will be soon enough.

Practice singing the C Major Scale to start with “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.

Singing Lesson

Once you’re comfortable with the C scale, move onto other scales. Sing up and down the scale several times daily.

This will help train your voice to hit the right notes and sing on key properly. It can take months or years of practice and vocal exercises to really hone this skill.

Is There A Faster Way?

Yes, as a matter of fact there is. It’s professional vocal training, either through a private vocal coach or online singing lesson.

My recommendation is some type of online program because vocal coaches are extremely expensive. These online vocal lessons are designed to take years of singing experience and drill them down into 2 month courses.

It’s like having your own private vocal coach show you how to sing high and low, how to breathe, how to practice and so much more.

With the help of the best online singing lessons, you can master your voice and sing like a star in a matter of weeks, not months.

If you want to really train your voice and sing better fast, this is the best and quickest way to do it. You can also check out our tips on how to sing for a great vocal exercise you can do right now.

What To Do Now That You Can Sing Properly

how-to-sing-high-notesOnce you’ve got a handle on your voice and vocal chords (by getting some proper vocal training) you can start to practice specific styles and songs.

Listen to whatever song you want to sing over and over again until you can at least hum the entire song without mistake.

It’d be better to also know the lyrics to the song – if you can’t figure it out there are many lyrics sites online that can help you.

Try This:

Plug in your headphones and sing without listening to yourself. Record this if you can.

Now, unplug the headphones and try to sing the song again.

You may notice a HUGE difference in what you thought you sounded like and how you actually do. Recording this allows you to make the changes necessary to your singing style to hit the perfect pitch and tone of your favorite singers.

If you have been practicing vocal training exercises then you’ll be able to adjust as needed.


You might not get it right at first but soon you will get the hang of it. If you haven’t taken any vocal training, you may be struggling for a while trying to hit certain notes and melodies.

The Most Important Part:

It’s vitally important is to concentrate on what key the song is sung in and not stray at any time from the Major Scale on which it is based.

Finding the key to a song can be tricky, but most online singing lessons show you how. Hear and Play Vocal Mastery is a great example of this.

Additional Practice Tips

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 you can always sing to the original song.

But nowadays, you can pretty much get any song’s instrumental online.

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

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How to Improve Vocal Pitch While Singing Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:23:41 +0000 A vocalist’s main instrument is his or her singing voice. It needs to be finely tuned so it hits that perfect vocal pitch. It can take years or training and practice to pull off the perfect pitch, but there are… Continue Reading

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Improve Your Singing PitchA vocalist’s main instrument is his or her singing voice. It needs to be finely tuned so it hits that perfect vocal pitch.

It can take years or training and practice to pull off the perfect pitch, but there are several things you can do to improve you pitch sooner.

What It Takes

Just like all of the other musicians out there, a vocalist must also constantly work hard to improve and maintain their overall ability.

Thus, practice and training remain at the centre of any well-thought-out plan to improve your singing pitch.

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 every day in order to improve your singing voice. But more than that you need to be taught how to sing properly and effectively, without straining your voice.

That only comes through professional training.

The Alternative

In all honesty, the alternative is to struggle for years that get wasted searching the internet for free information on how to sing. There’s a lot of good information out there, but it takes so long (years) to piece it all together and make significant improvement.

Even if you are able to find the proper vocal exercises and lessons, it will still take months to make any real difference.

What To Do

Vocal Pitch ImprovementIf you can’t afford a professional vocal coach (I couldn’t afford one back in the day – and I still don’t have one now), then the best thing to do is get a singing course.

They are inexpensive and come with amazing lessons. It’s like having your own private vocal coach in your home, available to you on call.

The best part though, is how they are structured. The way these vocal lessons are structured help you perfect your pitch and tone in a matter of weeks, not months or years.

That’s because they are put together systematically to build upon each lesson.

They are truly invaluable, and the best way to improve your vocal pitch quickly. Check them out because you can try them all risk free. So they’re pretty much, guaranteed to work.

Which vocal coach can say the same? Lol.

Some Tips You Can Implement Today

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 handy, or any recording device for that matter, then you will want to continuously hum the Happy Birthday Song to yourself and record it.

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, play it back and notice how your voice sounds from outside your own head. If you feel like the sound is a little lacking, then you keep working at it until it sounds perfect.

(It’s even better if you have a recording of it professionally sung to compare it to).

That will help you master pitch.

Take Note of Your Voices

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.


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 Instantly Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:22:04 +0000 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.

These will help you go a long way in your career and even if singing is just your hobby, you will enjoy singing if you follow these tips.

Singing Tip #1

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 throughout the day.

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 at any time. Do remember to practice both Staccato and Legato notes – they both help train your voice.

Practice singing the notes in increasing or decreasing order of scales or pitch. Then move onto the next one.

Do this every single day for at least a half hour.

Singing Tip #2

Next is practicing your favorite songs and singing to them.

Of course the best way is to, not lip-sync, but actually sing along to your favorite songs with the lyrics in front of you. You don’t need music if you remember the melodies, but 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.

Singing Tip #3

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.

Bonus Singing Tip

Get professional help.


Hiring a vocal coach or taking online singing lessons is one of the best investments you’ll ever make in your life – trust me.

Vocal coaches can be really expensive and an on-going cost, but there are great vocal lessons online that are cheap and work just as well, if not better in most cases.

Don’t sleep on this – you can try them risk free for at least a couple months, so you’ve got nothing to lose, but everything to gain.

Most people think they can just get by with the information they find on websites like this. And it’s true, you can if you put it into practice.

But most people dont. And if they do it takes months and months to see improvements.

These professional singing lessons are designed in such a way that they drastically improve your voice in a matter of weeks, not months, and practically force you to put in the work needed.

They’re structured so it’s easy to follow. And the exercises really help a lot.

So check out our reviews of the best online singing lessons and take your pick. It’s the best decision you can make to improve your singing.

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