Do you want to learn how to improve your singing voice, but just don’t know how? Do you want to sound your best when you perform on stage? If you do, you’ve come to the right place, because today we are discussing the best practices for singers that you can apply immediately to improve your craft.
Don’t waste your time with complicated singing methods designed for more advanced singers. Begin with the essential, or foundational theories of singing, first, and you you’re sure to succeed in this craft. Are you ready? Here they are:
How to Improve Your Singing Voice
1. Breathing is of utmost importance when a person is singing. When you are onstage, singing a song for a group of people, your audience expects that you can flawlessly finish a song without appearing tired or winded. As a singer, you know that this is far from the truth.
A single song can really wind you down, especially if you are not breathing correctly. So, how does one breathe correctly when singing? The secret lies in how you breathe in, and how you let air out.
Whenever possible take deep, oxygen-rich breaths. When you cannot take deep breaths, your next resort is to take really fast in-breaths in between lines. These fast in-breaths should last no more than a second. Within that second, you have to fill your lungs as much as possible before exhaling again.
2. Forget about those rock stars that have their mouths wide open when singing. Unless you are playing really loud heavy metal songs, there is no reason for you to strain your jaw when singing. Instead, control how your mouth opens.
Imagine that your mouth is a small house, with a cute little roof on top. This is the ideal shape of the mouth when singing. Not too wide, not too small. Opening your mouth this way while singing gives you more vocal control, and you can also slide your pitch up and down more effectively.
3. Your whole body is a singing machine! It’s not just your mouth that’s working hard when you are singing. Your chest, abdomen, and even your face is working to project your voice.
It is best to take advantage of all the available structures in your body when singing. You have to project using your throat, chest, mouth, and even your face.
To develop this skill, imagine that you are wearing a large mask over your eyes. Whenever you sing, I want you to direct your voice toward the mask.
You will feel sound waves travelling toward the upper region of your face when you do this. You will be able to maximize your vocal power and resonance this way.
4. Timing the enunciation of words is important when singing, too. Try to time your words so that they flow with the music.
Music isn’t there to impede your singing, it’s there to enhance the beauty of the song, and to guide you. And the most important guideline of all is to practice, practice, and practice some more! You will soon learn how to sing like a pro.