Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Free Singing Tips - 3 Techniques You Must Learn to Sing From the Heart

Singing is quite uplifting to me. And I’m sure if you like singing you feel the same. It’s hard to explain but when I'm on stage, it’s as if the singing itself envelopes my entire being and takes me over.

During my own travels, I’ve found this to be true for many successful singers; and experiences of this feeling are especially true for singers who sing from the heart. If you haven’t yet experienced this phenomenal feeling, but want to, there are some methods you can practice in an effort to make your singing more heartfelt.

During my travels, I’ve found that this is true for many successful singers; and experiences of this feeling are especially true for singers who sing from their heart. If you haven’t yet experienced this phenomenal feeling, but want to, there are some methods that you can practice in an effort to make your singing more heartfelt.

A key to these methods is to learn to focus on specific feelings and issues; basically “be” in the moment and don’t allow your mind to wander off during a performance.

1)Prior to performing it is good to allow your self time to be alone. A minimum of fifteen minutes is suggested. During a portion of this time, remain silent, taking deep breaths and meditating, concentrating on your breathing and pushing all other thoughts aside.

This will help get you focused for your performance. The remaining portion of your quiet time should focus on visualization. With this I mean, actually paint a picture in your mind of how you want to sound at your performance; what you want to truly express to your audience.

Activate every sensory organ-hear yourself, hear the crowds’ applause, feel the music flowing from your heart, see the reactions of your audience. Focus completely from within rather than on the sounds of everything going on around you. This will help get you centered and relaxed prior to your performance.

2)Another technique is to place your hand over your heart whenever you’re singing. By doing this, you feel the physical vibration in the chest which helps engage the heartfelt emotions.

3)And one more method that I have found to be beneficial in singing soulfully is when I’m singing in a group, whether it’s a choir or something else, I focus on the sound of the entire group as if it’s one. This melding together of multiple voices and focusing so intensely on hearing the unity is surely a soulful, uplifting experience.

In your endeavor to become a soulful singer, practice each of these techniques on a regular basis. As they become second nature to you, most likely you’ll come up with a system on your own. Singing from the heart comes naturally; you just need to take the time to listen.

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Free Singing Tips - Improve Your Singing Voice

Do you dream of singing with the stars or simply wish to improve your voice for the mere joy of singing? Whatever your reason, there are certain things you can do that will help you to improve, enjoy sharing your talent more and learning how to properly care for your voice as a singer.

Anyone that sings a lot, at some point, usually experiences a scratchy voice or perhaps throat pain from singing. In learning and following through certain techniques, you will take care of your voice, avoid bad throat problems and further your singing skills. These steps will help ensure that you maintain your singing voice and keep it in the best functioning condition for several years.

While it’s healthy and advisable for all adults to drink a minimum of eight, 8oz. glasses of water per day, it’s absolutely essential for singers, as this will maintain good hydration for your throat. Also, learning to breathe properly will help you to sing your best. If you are in the process of taking voice lessons or teaching yourself to sing, you should steer clear of yelling or shouting or talking loudly. Each of these bad habits may cause a hoarse voice, affecting your singing ability.

Were you aware that your diet affects how healthy your voice is? For instance, alcohol and sometimes even mouthwash, can contain ingredients that irritate the throat and vocal cords. Foods that are really spicy weaken the throat as well. Also, cigarette smoke, whether it’s first-hand or second-hand smoke, causes overall health issues, which also reflects in the healthiness of the throat. Overall, a healthy voice is at its best when encompassed by a healthy body. Take care of yourself!

So, now, you know you want to sing, you know taking care of your throat and voice is crucial, now you need to respect your voice. There are many different types of singing-there’s jazz, choir, gospel singing, and even throat singing. Decide what type or types of singing you want to focus on and move towards reaching that next level of potential.

Along with the different styles of singing, your voice naturally has certain qualities or shortcomings. It’s important to choose music that is appropriate for your voice. Knowing and staying within your vocal abilities will help to avoid strain on your vocal chords.

The best way to improve your singing voice is by practicing. Make it a point to practice on a regular basis either with a voice coach, online singing lessons, with your local choir or at amateur events whenever the opportunity arises. You may even decide to have a demo CD created to hear yourself and to pass along to others. Not only will this be good practice for you, it will strengthen your vocal abilities and get you accustomed to singing in front of people and perhaps even open up the opportunity for you to sing for money.

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Free Singing Tips - Proper Breathing Exercises for Singing

Proper Breathing is Key to Good Singing

Music of any type is a powerful form of communication; and people worldwide enjoy some form of music. Singers know on a personal level, how powerful a tool their voice can be in expressing themselves.

It’s important to realize that appropriate breathing is the groundwork of good singing. A good singer has complete control over their breathing when performing, and this is indeed a learned technique. Singers have to learn how to be aware of their breathing at all times because it affects the voice tone and quality, the ability to reach required pitch ranges and the skill of holding a note for extended periods of time. Learning these essential techniques provides the proper tools for a singer to express themselves to the best of their ability.

All breathing whether consciously or unconsciously is done through the diaphragm. Air cannot move through the lungs without the help of the diaphragm. This dome-shaped muscle is located across the bottom of the ribcage and in order to engage it, it is necessary to fill the abdominal wall up with air. When we do not engage this muscle to its fullest capacity, it prevents the voice from producing the fullness necessary for creating the proper resonance. If you keep on singing without proper lung capacity, it can cause you to sing off key, limit your vocal range and damage your vocal chords.

Proper breathing from the diaphragm requires regular practice until it becomes habit. By breathing this way, you’re not only going to excel in your singing abilities, you’ll also keep yourself healthier. Proper, intentional breathing helps to rid our bodies of carbon dioxide and take in enough oxygen to benefit all the internal organs.

In order to sing to the best of your ability and take proper care of your voice, you must learn to inhale and use the lungs to their full capacity as well as know how to quickly take a good breath and you must maintain control over how quickly the air is expelled.

You can begin learning proper breathing techniques by practicing these easy exercises:

• Begin by lying on your back and placing a large book on the center of your
abdomen. As you inhale, if done correctly, you should see the book rise.
Hold for three seconds before exhaling; then exhale very slowly, watching
the book lower with your abdomen.

• One more exercise is done by sitting in a straight backed, cushion less
chair. Dangle your arms by your sides and lift your elbows out to the
sides, away from the chest. While in this position, slowly breathe in as
deep as you can until you feel your waist and back expand. During this
exercise, do not allow your shoulders to move. Exhale slowly.

Practice these exercises daily until this style of breathing becomes second nature and you will be well on your way to proper breathing and great singing.

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Free Singing Tips and Lessons Praised by Singing Expert Larissa Lam

Hi

When I started this blog I contacted Larissa to ask if I could use some of her videos as I wanted to start bringing visitors singing tips from well-known singing experts in the field. since then I have used some of her material and just recently she has contacted me to say she is creating a new site, which is still under development, I'm sure it'll be a cracker and I can't wait to see it!. In this email she also said 'The Blog is Great', and I would like to thank her for that.

Now that I have had this blog going for a few months i am starting to put up my own articles under my own steam as well. I like bringing other tips from singing experts but wanted to research and create my own too.

I am scheduling time each week to research and bring the best singing tips I can so be sure to bookmark this site and keep checking back regularly for updates. Alternatively keep an eye out for my new email opt-in for a newsletter I am planning. This will allow you to get free singing tips straight to your inbox (plus some more free extras) on a regular basis.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Free Singing Tips - 3 Top Tips for Preparing to Perform in a Singing Talent Contest

It’s sometimes truly astonishing how people are given an opportunity to sing in a singing talent contest and they aren’t even properly prepared. If you are truly serious about singing then it’s imperative that you educate yourself and prepare for the competition to the best of your ability. No matter how wonderful your voice might be, this is not the only thing judges will be grading.

For instance, the way you appear is as important as how good your singing and performance is. If you step onstage looking like a troll or mess up during your performance through carelessness, then the judges will definitely not be concentrating on your singing anymore. What you are wearing, saying, and how you are handling your anxiety are all things that make a performance good or bad. I’ve done a few performances myself and there are a few tips in particular that I feel are rather important to giving a great performance.

Among the most important of these include the following:

1)When getting ready for the singing contest, you should realize you’ll be handling a microphone. It’s wise to familiarize yourself with how it feels to hold a microphone; and to do simply practice by holding your hairbrush. Then when you are at the competition, if you have the chance it’s a good idea to check out the style mike you’ll be using. Is it a cordless or will you have to remember to watch out for a cord. Will you have a stand and if so, do you plan on using it or not? If you have a choice in the matter, I suggest that you DO NOT use the stand. Once it is your turn to get on stage make sure the microphone is on. If you start to sing and you notice there is no sound, it could be embarrassing.


2)Secondly, it is good to introduce yourself. Prior to your performance practice saying your introduction, with the hairbrush in your hand. Write your introduction on a little index card ahead of time and practice, practice, practice. You don’t want to end up forgetting it and stumble over your words. Keep the introduction short. Your introduction should include your name, the title of the song you’ll be singing and the reason for choosing that particular song. This gives you an opening for your performance. If you just start singing your song without telling anyone what it is and why you chose it, it would be a little awkward.

3)As already mentioned, make sure you dress appropriately. Always keep in mind that everyone in the audience and especially the judges will be paying attention to how you dress. Make a point of having your clothes nicely pressed ahead of time and if you are able to get a haircut beforehand it’s all the better in giving you a groomed look for your performance. Consider it a personal treat, we all know that when we feel good about how we look, it shows.

And after it all, you’re finally ready for your performance, but oh the stress of getting up on stage in front of the judges and audience. Anxiety is normal; even the experienced singers oftentimes get occasional butterflies in their stomach. It just doesn’t appear that they do.

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Friday, August 7, 2009

Free Singing tips - 7 Great Tips for Singing

Tips for Singing

If you are just beginning to sing, there are a few things that I’ve found very helpful, when learned at the start of your new endeavor. The tips seem pretty basic but these along with voice lessons will be a great foundation for helping you to achieve your singing goal. In addition to the following information one thing that is of utmost importance is that YOU need to do is believe that you truly are good singer. Remember to believe in yourself, always. Who knows, you may even become better than some professionals.

If you follow these tips for singing when initially acclimating yourself to singing, you will form good habits.

1)Properly hydrate your body-Learn to drink clear liquids before you begin singing, preferably water. When you sing you use your vocal chords, so you can not sing without drinking something first or you may risk harming them. The fluids provide proper hydration for your vocal chords much like oiling a machine prior to using it.

2)Get proper rest-While you sing the muscles in your throat need to be loose. If you don’t get the right amount of sleep, your whole body feels tired and tensed. If you have not gotten proper rest, it’s better to avoid singing.

3)Wear comfortable clothes-When choosing your outfit, it’s advised that you wear clothes that aren’t’ too tight or bind. This will ensure proper breathing. Breathing is 70% of singing.

4)Put on flat heeled shoes that provide good support-When singing it’s important that you stand in the way that will provide the best possible breathing posture. Flat sole shoes will help give you the needed support and balance for this.

5)Practice good posture-When you sing, good posture plays a very important role to proper breathing. The breathing techniques required to ensure that you sing your best requires deep breaths that fully engage the diaphragm. Poor posture prevents proper breathing. With shoulders relaxed and chest sticking out, you’ll be standing perfectly straight; having a good posture will help you sing to your greatest potential.

6)Stand upright with feet no more than shoulder width apart will allow you to control your body movements more when you sing.

7)Keep your legs relaxed. Do not lock your legs, this places extra strain on your feet which isn’t good. Body weight should be evenly distributed not completely on your feet.

These are just a few tips for singing that I find helpful. However, each singing teacher will give you some of their own advice too. You need to listen carefully because it will help you to become a more talented singer.

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Free Singing Tips - Good Tone Singing

How to Get Good Tone Singing

Good tone singing is important when performing or working towards a singing career. This is true whether you’re male or female. But, what is good tone singing?

Good tone singing is highly dependent on the size of ones throat. A larger throat allows for better reverberation and a stronger, vibration within the vocal cords. Overall, good tone singing is made up mainly of
1) tone intensity,
2) a smooth, even vibrato, and
3) ability to produce strong high and low notes-depending on your voice type.

Let’s break it down this way:

•Low formant is for resonance

•High formant is for ring

•Vibrato-a pulsating change of pitch, used to add expression. A smooth vibrato adds a richness to the tone which is usually more enjoyable for the listener and easier on the voice of the singer

•Head voice or upper register is where high notes are correctly sung. The resonance is normally felt in the lip area or cheekbones (with the head voice register, judgment is normally based on quality of purity in the voice)

When a singer displays each of these abilities then it’s considered proper voice placement.

Acquiring this ability of proper voice placement or good tone singing, is through correct voice training, which includes a few basic steps.

1.Relaxing when you sing is very important. If you tense up when singing, it will cause weak resonance and tone in your voice.

It’s also important not to strain when trying to hit a note out of your range. Straining will not help you to hit the note, you must remain relaxed.

2.Breathing- another key factor to good singing should be done correctly. Eighty-percent of our singing voice is made up of air, therefore labeling the voice equivalent to a wind instrument. Correct breathing is done from the diaphragm. Watch the breathing of a baby, noting the rising and falling of his stomach when breathing-this is the proper way.It is done without your shoulders moving and your chest will have very minimal movement. Practice the method by stabilizing your shoulders and concentrating on your stomach moving in and out.

3.Warm-up. Just as with any form of exercise, when working with your voice, you should warm up by humming prior to singing.

4.Study your role model. Pay attention to how they sing, what style singing they have, the type of people they perform for. Trying to incorporate this into your singing will be a helpful learning tool. But do not try to copy your role model, incorporate your own signature singing style.

5.Create your own style by trying different variations of music, or discovering your own way to add a “touch of you” to a song. This is important in setting yourself apart as an individual.

6.Get a job. After you’ve worked on the techniques, put yourself out there in the public. Sing at your hometown church, or community chorus, try getting a singing job at a restaurant or night club. This is great practice for you and will help you become acclimated to singing for a crowd, as well as get you acquainted with the public.

7.Keep track of your progress. It’s a good idea to record yourself singing so you can hear your own progress. Do this once a month so you can detect your areas of weakness and strength.

8.Taking care of your voice is crucial if you want to move forward on this goal. Do not scream or yell. Make sure to drink at least 64 fluid ounces of water each day to keep your vocal chords properly hydrated. Avoid dairy products because they produce mucous which will make it hard to keep your throat clear and affect your voice quality. Do not smoke or spend a lot of time around people who smoke, as the chemicals can wreak havoc on your vocal chords

9.Find a coach. Taking a few voice lessons from a professional is very helpful in your endeavor. If you cannot afford to hire a professional, there’s some great software available to teach yourself. This is crucial because if you do not implement the proper techniques, it can harm your voice.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Free Singing Tips - You CAN Sing Professionally

You CAN Have a Professional Singing Career

For as long as you can remember, you’ve dreamed of performing on stage, singing to your hearts content and being cheered on by thousands of adoring fans. You’ve dreamed of it so long, you have every minute detail mapped out in your head; anxiously awaiting the day when your dream becomes a reality.

…But how? How will you make your dream become a reality? When and by whom will you get discovered?
It may be easier than you think. Just keep reading and find out how.

To begin with, you first must be able to sing! If singing comes naturally to you, that’s wonderful, but it’s usually not enough to make you famous. Reaching the performance level involves lots of persistence and hard work. If you possess the gift of singing, it’s important to develop your voice properly. This can be learned from a voice coach or singing software. This education will give you the ability to sing to the very best of your ability and take care of your voice during the process.

After you’ve learned all the proper techniques then you’ll need to create your own singing material. When you first begin to perform in small functions or restaurants, etc., it’s acceptable to borrow material from others, lending the fact that you have permission to do so. But if you want to be famous, having your own unique material is of utmost importance. And once you have it, it’s also important to use it in your performances at every opportunity.

And as far as performing goes-take every chance that comes your way! For the serious performer, no singing opportunity is too small or too big. You want to get out there in the public eye. You want to be sure to meet the people so they can get to know you and vice versa. You want to build bridges whenever possible. Who knows, that talent scout you’ve been waiting for just may be hiding in the crowd.

As you perform more often and start building your path to fame, you’ll also need to build an image for yourself. This will be your own personalized image and will distinguish you from others. Please understand, this doesn’t mean try to be someone you’re not-no one can withstand a fa├žade like that forever. All it takes is focusing on something unique about your singing gift or enhance particular personality traits to the degree that you’re able to grab the attention of your listeners and make them want to hear more.

Along with developing your own image, another important aspect of singling yourself out in the performing arts is creating your own trademark. This can be derived from a wide range of things; for instance you may want to wear a distinctive piece of jewelry or use an expression or wear your hair in a unique style. It can be almost anything as long as it associates people with you. This will help you be remembered.

And above all-believe in yourself. “Believe and you will achieve”. Stay focused. Always keep your goal at the forefront of your mind and never allow negative comments to blur your path.

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Free Singing Tips - Tips to Hold a Note for Longer

Discover These Great Tips for Holding a Singing Note Longer


Most singing problems are related to breath support so If you want to hold notes longer you need to do the following:

Take in enough air before the note starts but not too much as you may feel the urge to rapidly exhale if you have taken in too much air. You will get a feel when you have enough air.

Once you have mastered this you need to let it escape slowly and use your vocal chords to create the desired note as the air passes them. It can be thought of as squeezing air out of a tight gap, or when you have air escaping out of a tyre, you hear the air ‘squeaking’ out. You need to remember the higher the pressure and the smaller the hole the air has to escape the higher the note will be.

Another good tip is to make sure you are supporting your breath. To do this lie on your back and exhale until you cannot breath out any more. Put your hand on your abdomen and breath in, you should aim to have your abdomen inflate as you breathe in rather than your shoulders move out.

If you do this then this means you are putting more weight behind inflating your lungs and giving your breath-out more control from the bottom up. Your abdomen muscles are much stronger and smoother to control than your upper torso, and so it follows that your output will be much smoother and more controlled for that perfect note. Now remember the way you breathed in on the floor. Stand up and breathe the same way. Breathe in and count to four then perform your note.

When you are performing the note you also need to think about where you come in to the note. You could build up to it from a lower note or come in over the top and then merge down into it. As you already have taken a deep breath in anticipation of the note then you are expending less breath and energy to come in slightly above the note because you are using your vocal chords to tune in top-down.

Tuning in from a lower tone means you are increasing your vocal frequency, stabilising it and then lowering it again. All of this uses more energy and time trying to tune into the note you desire.

Long considered one of the most artistically challenging vocal skills, a beautiful vibrato quality is often what creates the world's most memorable voices.

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Free Singing Tips - Learning New Songs in 6 Simple Steps

Why is it that some students can easily learn numerous songs in a short amount of time, but others struggle to make improvement on a small number of tunes after many tiring practice sessions? When students seem to be on the slow side of this process we always revisit how they are spending their practice time.

Keep in mind that while it would be great if singing students sang their assignments every day, the real world says that more practice time gets accomplished in the car when singing to the radio and simply singing the songs they love. Let's face it, when you love a song and you listen to music regularly, you listen to that song over and over again. So we place a lot of concentration on how to apply good singing skills to ANY song they want to sing.

Learning a Song in 6 Easy Steps

1. Listen to the song without making a sound. If you can anticipate what is coming next (including lyrics) then you are ready to move on to the next step.

This is probably the hardest step for most singers. If a song moves you, you want to wail it not LISTEN to it, right? If you are one of those singers that just has to go for it, be smart about it. Follow good boundaries and recognize those sections that don't come easily to you. Remember, muscles have memories. If you consistently sing a song with poor vocal skills, the memory of the involved muscles will include those poor skills. Breaking a bad habit in singing is much more difficult than creating a good habit from the get go.

2. Hum the song. Make sure that you feel the buzzing sensation in the front of your face; moving up and down your face as your pitch changes. Your goal is to make that buzzing very specific with each note -- just as if you were playing specific notes on a piano.
(If you need more information on Tone Placement, see Singing is Easy, Lesson #6).

If you are new to this process, you may need to repeat this step many times. Be sure to monitor your airflow. TIP: Your notes need to be connected on an airflow river, not resembling someone standing on the shore skipping stones.

When you can hum the song completely with ease, connecting the notes on your airflow and feeling very specific about the buzzing sensations on your face, you are ready to move to the next step.

3. Sing the song with the lyrics at a very natural volume, don't push and don't hold back...find the balance. Your goal is to place the words in exactly the same place that you felt the buzzing sensation when you were humming. Sometimes creating words makes us move the articulation arbitrarily around our mouth and makes singing much harder than it needs to be. Keep the words focused where you felt the buzzing and you will have more success. When you can sing the song easily at a comfortable natural volume with good vocal tone, you are ready to move to the next step.

4. Review the lyrics for performance purposes. With each stanza assign a one word adjective that best describes how you want the audience to feel during your song delivery. This adjective is the emotion you put on your face, in your vocal tone and in your body language during your performance of that song portion. So if you believe the main adjective for a stanza is "hopeful", it is much easier to perform hopeful than all the many words included in the lyrics. Try it, it really works. For those students that have never had acting training and feel a bit self conscious, this usually does this trick and helps them perform very moving performances...very quickly.

The only rule is you cannot use the same adjective twice. Remember, how do you want your audience to feel? Perception is everything.

5. Now you are ready to perform your song at a comfortable natural volume using everything you have practiced so far: good tone placement, good airflow, etc., AND add the emotional performance to the mix. I usually recommend sitting down for this step. In fact, to make the most progress I recommend that part of the performance practice be confined to the face. If you can move your audience with just your voice and your facial expressions, that's an accomplishment. Use your body and movement as an embellishment, not something that your performance relies on for success.

The comfortable, natural volume is very important. If you are using poor vocal mechanics you will be unable to create some notes without "belting them" and that needs to be addressed. Keep in mind that although it is a natural comfortable volume, you should not sacrifice your vocal tone. Think of it like when you turn the radio down. You still hear the peaks and valleys of the song, still crystal clear, just at a lower volume. This is your goal as you perform this step.

6. Perform with full movement and voice, adding stylistic nuances where appropriate. Be sure to use a mirror to help you make good choices. If you have followed the other steps correctly, by this step you will naturally begin to sing with more power as you become more comfortable with the song, the power properly reflecting the emotional peaks and valleys.

Again, if you are new to this process you might have to repeat each step several times. Singers that use this technique regularly will find that it gets easier and easier, and that songs are learned more completely with great speed.
"I encourage each and every one of you to share yourself through sincere song performance. Don't settle for just good singing, strive to be a true musician that breathes life into every tone."

(© Yvonne DeBandi)
(http://SingSmart.com)

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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Free Singing Tips - The Creek Vocal Exercise

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This latest free singing tips video comes from Larissa Lam. In this video Larissa is going to discuss a technique to help you warm up your vocal chords and compliment the breathing exercises given in my earlier post. The creek vocal exercise involves using a couple of sounding off techniques to check how well you are using your diaphram for breathing to help you perform better singing.

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