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HOW TO

BECOME A

BETTER SINGER

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Learning how to become a better singer is quite possible if you follow some

simple steps. Here is a list of the 17 best singing exercises and voice lessons

which are suitable for both beginners as well as for singers at an advanced

level. These vocal exercises are time-tested and proven to improve your singing

voice no matter what level you are at. Professional voice coaches teach these

simple and powerful tricks to budding vocalists to help them reach their full

potential quickly and easily.

#17 Become A Better Singer By Learning How To Breathe

Correctly When Singing

The first step to becoming a better singer is to breathe correctly when you are

singing. Let us take a look at one of the best breathing exercises for singing.

Diaphragmatic breathing or Belly breathing allows you to sing at full power while

maintaining a steady, high-quality voice. As you sing while breathing with your

belly, your voice rides on the exhaled air and creates the best tonal quality.

Belly breathing is especially helpful when singing for long durations of time and

so it is one of the most preferred breathing techniques for singers.

As you start singing, air in your throat starts vibrating and generates sound. This

air keeps on vibrating as you breathe out until you run out of air. If you breathe

only using your upper chest, your sound will be airy and weak and you will

quickly run out of air thus causing your voice to break.

Practicing the following breathing exercise will train you to belly breathing

correctly when you are singing.

1. Lay down with your back on the floor. Keep your knees bent and pointed

upwards towards the ceiling. Keep your feet flat on the ground and your hands

on your sides.

2. Keep a slightly heavy book on your stomach near your waist.

3. Now slowly take a deep breath in through your nose and fill your belly with

air.

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4. Notice how the book rises as you inhale. Once you belly is full of air, hold

your breath for 10 seconds.

5. Then gently breathe out using both your nose and your mouth

and watch the book slowly go down. As you breathe out hum a note

or make the sound “Haaa”.

6. Repeat this breathing in and out for 10 more times.

7. You can hum a different note each time you breathe out or make

the same “Haaa” sound each time.

This is possibly the best breath control exercise for singers as it will

gradually build the strength of your abdominal walls and slowly

retrain you to breathe with your belly whenever you sing.

Once you have become comfortable with taking 10 in and out

breaths with the book on your belly, you can then switch to a heavier

book like the yellow pages. After you become comfortable with that

book, then start using multiple heavy books.

As the strength of you abdominal walls and your diaphragmatic

muscles gradually increase you will become much more comfortable

at singing.

Once you are able to comfortably breathe with you belly and sing,

then do this exercise standing up. Only this time instead of the book,

place your hand on your abdomen and press inward. Then breathe

in and expand your belly pushing your hand away from your body.

Remember to always sing a note on the out breath. This simple

breathing tip will help singers get a clear, strong voice of high tonal

quality every time they sing.

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#16 How To Be A Better Singer By Simply Changing Your

Standing Posture

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Once you"ve learned to breathe properly when you sing, the next step to get a

better singing voice is to learn proper singing posture.

Standing the right way can make a huge impact on a vocalist"s voice. In proper

singing posture, your will observe the following features.

 Chin would be almost parallel to the floor

 Shoulders will be pulled back and down and chest held high in a relaxed

position

 Abdomen would be flat and firm and set in an position where you can

expand it easily

 Hands will be relaxed and motionless on your sides

 Knees would be loose, flexible and unlocked

 Feet will be shoulder width apart and one foot would be slightly in front of

the other

You can get a feel for what it is like to be in proper singing posture, by practicing

the below exercise.

1. Stand up against a wall with your head, shoulder, buttocks, calves and heels

touching the wall.

2. Notice how your spine stretches and becomes erect in this posture.

3. Now shift the weight of your body forward until you are almost standing on

the tips of your toes. Feel the sense of floating balance as you are in this

position.

4. Then step away from the wall, stand in a slouched manner and notice how it

feels different.

5. Step back to the wall and repeat steps 1 to 4 and take notice again of how it

feels to stand erect in an almost floating state.

6. Now step away from the wall, maintain this erect posture and practice

singing.

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Proper singing posture is very vital for anyone who wants to learn how to

become a better singer. Don"t underestimate the power of this simple technique.

It is often the first thing taught in professional voice training classes by vocal

coaches.

#15 How To Get A Better Singing Voice Fast By Understanding

Your Three Voices

It is a common misconception among novice vocalists that head voice, middle

voice and chest voice are 3 separate registers (sections of voice) independent

of each other. This is not true. In reality there are four different vocal registers

but only one register, the modal register is used in singing. The modal register

is manipulated during singing to produce, the head, middle and chest voice.

You simply cannot flip a switch and turn off your chest voice and move into

head voice or vice versa. Believing that these 3 voices exist independent of

each other may make a beginner feel that it is quite difficult to manipulate their

voice during singing to produce the appropriate note.

There is a smooth continuum between head voice, middle voice and chest

voice. These terms don"t refer to 3 different registers, but a single register which

resonates in different regions of your body.

Before your voice leaves your body it resonates with different structures inside

your body. The kind of voice you produce will depend on which body part your

voice is in maximum resonance with.

Head Voice

When a singer in using their “head voice” it means they will feel vibrations

around the upper half of their face, because, during head voice the main body

part in resonance with their voice is their sinuses. However, this does not imply

that other vocal parts are not resonating. It only means that the most amount of

resonance is happening in their sinuses as compared to any other part.

Middle Voice

When a vocalist sings in their “middle voice” they feel most of the vibrations

around the lower half of their face, their chin, and upper neck. In this scenario,

the vocal structure in maximum resonance is their hard palate (roof of the

mouth). Again, this doesn"t imply that remaining structures aren"t vibrating. Their

chest and sinuses also contribute, but to a much lower degree.

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Chest Voice

When a songster in using their “chest voice” most of their sound vibrations are

felt around their lower neck, and chest area. This is the voice most people use

during regular speaking. If you put your hand at the center of your chest when

you speak, you can feel it vibrating. This is the chest voice.

These 3 voices form a continuous spectrum with the head voice at one end and

the chest voice at the other end. With regular practice you will be able to carry

your voice comfortably from one end of the voice spectrum to other end without

your voice breaking. You can also mix you resonance areas, to produce all

kinds of mixtures between chest, middle and head voice.

Here are some fun exercises which will help you get a feel for your 3 voices.

 Hum a note, and slowly move the pitch of your voice up and down.

 Close your eyes and feel as the sound vibrations move inside your body.

Notice how the intensity and region of vibrations change as you change

the pitch of your voice.

 Sing each of the vowels A, E, I, O and U and notice in which body region

each vowel resonates most. Does “EE” resonate in a different area than

“O” or “A”?

 Pretend you are yawning as you are singing a note. Notice how it

changes the vibrations.

 Now pretend to buzz like a bee while humming a note.Play around with

you voice and notice the difference in each of these three voices. It will

help you become a much better singer.

#14 How To Get A Great Singing Voice By Building A Daily

Practice Routine

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This may sound like an obvious fact but this is actually the most important

action you can take in your journey to becoming a better singer. Practice

singing daily. Practice truly does make you perfect. Repetition is the mother of

skill.

As you train your voice and mind over and over again, you will slowly hand over

the more difficult nuances of singing to your unconscious mind. In time you will

reach a point where you will be able to sing completely on auto-pilot with very

little conscious effort.

There is only one way to reach this level of mastery and that is through constant

practice. Recent research has revealed that every person who is a master in

their field has practiced their skill for at least 10,000 hours. Same is true for

world-class singers also.

These 10,000 hours may seem like a lot at first, but when you break this down

into regular practice sessions, day after day, month after month, year after year,

that target will seem smaller and smaller.

The trick to building a successful daily practice routine for singing is to turn it

into a habit. Pick a time of day and a place where you can practice singing for at

least an hour without any interruptions. Turn off your cellphone and lock your

door. Perform some warm up vocal exercises to get yourself into a singing

mood.

It is important to practice your singing at the same time and same place every

day, because by doing this, in just a few weeks, your mind wil get “primed” for

singing as soon as you enter your practice room at that time of day.

Once you have built a habit out of it, then you will no longer need to put as

much effort into your singing. Your brain will automatically bring you into the

perfect mental state for singing as soon as you start your practice.

#13 How To Improve Your Singing Voice Quickly By Modifying

Your Diet

Foods you eat on a regular basis and foods you consume immediately before

singing both have a huge impact on your voice as well as mental state. Some

foods can greatly help your singing while others can do great damage. One of

the simplest tips for singing better is to change your diet so that you avoid foods

that hurt your voice and eat foods that help you sing better.

Bad Foods That Can Hurt Your Singing Voice

Alcohol: Alcohol increases the diameter of your blood vessels and

causes them to swell. That can be very harmful for your voice box. When

your blood vessels are swollen, blood thins out and arrives closer to the

surface thus increasing the chances of hemorrhaging your vocal cords

when you sing. Alcohol also dehydrates your body so you should drink

plenty of water on days you drink. Alcohol also delays your reaction time

and makes you lose co-ordination of your vocal muscles. You must

control your alcohol intake and completely avoid it on days when you

have a performance.

Caffeine: Like alcohol, caffeine dehydrates your body by making it lose

water quickly. It will make your throat dry out faster. Dry vocal chords

make you sound hoarse and severely limit your vocal range and

endurance. If you do have to drink coffee, choose decaf instant coffee

rather than filtered coffee. Also make sure to drink plenty of water later to

rehydrate your body.

Dairy Products: Milk, butter, cheese and other dairy products increase

the thickness of the mucous present in your airway making it more

difficult for your vocal chords to produce sound. Avoid any kind of dairy

before a show.

Smoke: Any kind of smoke, from cigarettes or anything else will cause

inflammation of the tissue in your throat which will drastically affect your

vocal chords. Long term exposure to smoke can even cause permanent

damage to your voice.

Spicy Foods: Foods that are too spicy will irritate your throat and

produce discomfort when singing.

Sodas and Cold Drinks: These will fill your stomach with gas and make

it hard for you to breathe and sing comfortably. Drinking too many of

them can also end up giving you a sore throat.

Good Foods That Can Help Your Singing Voice

Water: Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day to keep your vocal chords

hydrated, toned and healthy.

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Honey & Lemon: Both honey and lemons have anti-microbial properties

that help to kill any resident germs in your throat. They help prevent sore

throat and also sooth your vocal chords. Honey is also a good source of

energy that will invigorate you and put you in better emotional state for

singing.

Ginger Tea: It can be a great substitute for coffee as it has the same

energy boosting capability of coffee without containing any caffeine. It

also has anti-bacterial properties that helps heal and prevent sore throat.

Green Leafy Vegetables: These vegetables are a good source of

energy and they help maintain a healthy and strong voice. They reduce

swelling and inflammation of the throat and boost your immune system.

Salt Water Gargling: Gargling with warm salt water every night before

going to bed is an effective way to avoid sore throats and keep your

vocal chords in top condition.

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#12 How To Train Your Voice For Better Singing By Re-

Conditioning Your Mouth And Jaw

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Here is a voice training exercise that will quickly train your mouth and jaw to

make you singing sound better.

1. Stand in front of a mirror and say A…E…I…O…U. Watch your jaw

movement as you say each vowel. Did you close your mouth while

speaking any of the vowels? You most likely closed your jaw on E and U.

2. Now take the first two fingers of your left hand and put them in your

mouth. This will lower your jaw about two inches. If you don"t want to use

your fingers, you can also use a cork or bottle cap to hold your jaw open.

3. Speak the vowels once more and notice how your tongue and throat

move a bit differently this time. Now repeat the vowels five more times.

4. Then take out your fingers from the mouth and speak the vowels again,

this time taking care that your jaws don"t close on any of the vowels.

5. Once you can successfully speak the vowels then practice singing the

vowels in a single pitch. Again take care that your jaw and mouth don"t

close.

6. After you have successfully mastered singing the vowels with your mouth

open, now practice singing few phrases from a song keeping your mouth

open.

If you perform this exercise correctly and regularly, very soon you will notice an

improvement in your voice.

You will sound more resonant and louder. Also you will put lesser strain on your

voice when singing louder. This exercise will also release any unconscious

tension you may be holding in your throat, jaw or neck muscles.

#11 How To Master Singing By Adding More Emotion To Your

Voice

Every song has an emotion attached to it like happiness, sadness, anger or

guilt. Sometimes the same song can go through multiple emotions at different

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verses. The seasoned vocalist knows how to bring the right emotion into their

voice when singing a song.

This may not feel like a vocal technique for singers but with just a little practice

you will quickly notice the difference in your voice.

First part of this trick to add more emotion in your voice is to simply change your

facial gestures and body language to match the emotion of the song you are

singing. If you are singing a happy song, put a big smile on your face. If you"re

singing a sad song, then make a sad face.

The second and more important part of the trick is to think thoughts that

naturally produce the appropriate emotion. So if you are singing a song about

sorrow and pain, think of a time in your life when you felt sorrow and pain.

See the things you saw at that time in your mind, listen to the sounds you heard

at the time and feel the feelings you felt in your body at the time. Live that

moment again in your mind and your voice will naturally change and produce

the appropriate emotion in it.

This may seem difficult at first especially if you are singing a song from memory.

It is better to read the song when you practice this technique so that you can

focus on just thinking the right thoughts.

After few practice sessions, you will be able to evoke the right emotion for the

right song and modulate your voice for maximum impact on your audience.

#10 How To Develop A Better Singing Voice By Feeling And

Improving Your Vibrato

Vibrato is a vocalist"s ability to produce a slight, steady and even tonal

oscillation of the center of a pitch.

Vibrato occurs when your voice changes quickly between two pitches. For

example, if you were to sing a C note, and then sing a C# and then sing a C

again, then a C# and then again a C, you would be singing with vibrato.

The secret to a great vibrato is the speed with which you oscillate between the

two pitches.

If you can change between the two pitches at a speed of around six times per

second, you will have a great natural sounding vibrato.

Vibrato adds a depth and warmth to your voice. Vibrato not only sounds good,

but is also very helpful for your voice. It helps your vocal muscles relax and

protects your vocal folds from over-exertion. Vibrato usually sounds best at the

end of a phrase or at the last syllable of a sentence.

Here are some voice training techniques that will help you get a feel for your

vibrato.

Diaphragmatic Exercise

1. Put your left hand on the lower part of your chest in the middle where your

ribs come together. Slide your hand down until you reach about an inch above

your belly button.

2. Now sing any single note at one pitch in a range that is easy for you.

3. As you sing, slowly push your hand into your belly. Notice how your voice

changes. Then push out and again and notice how your voice changes.

4. Keep pushing in and out faster and faster until you reach a speed of about 5

pushes per second.

5. Notice how your voice vibrates. You will hear your voice wavering in vibrato.

This is what natural vibrato feels like.

6. Take special notice of how your vocal chords, diaphragm and tongue vibrate.

Larynx Exercise

1. Place a finger on your larynx and sing an easy note at one pitch.

2. As you are singing, gently push your finger in and out at a rate of 5 cycles per

second.

3. Notice how your voice wobbles.

These exercises will help you get a better understanding of vibrato. Although,

vibrato is an advanced vocal technique, understanding it at an early stage will

help you to become a better singer quickly.

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You must take care not to force your vibrato or mimic it, but to let it develop

naturally. As the muscles you use for singing become stronger through practice,

you will naturally learn how to produce better vibrato.

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#9 How To Become A Better Vocalist Fast By Recording

Yourself

When you listen to yourself singing, the sound that you hear is slightly different

from the sound that others hear. This is because when your own voice reaches

your ears, it passes through your jaw bones, which slightly alters the tone of the

sound.

Hence, it is best to record and hear your own voice in order to hear the actual

tone that other people hear when they listen to you sing.

Also, when you listen to your own recordings, you will be able to better make

out the places where you can do better. You will quickly notice where you went

out of tune, or where the pitch was too high or too low. This is why one of the

greatest tips for better singing is to simply record yourself singing and listen to

it.

You don"t need any fancy recording equipment, especial y when you are just

starting out. Most cellphones, and smart phones come with a built in recorder

program which can be pretty helpful.

If you want something better, you can buy a decent quality USB microphone at

your local computer store or online for an affordable price. Hook this up to your

computer and record yourself singing.

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Make sure to record in a peaceful environment. If you have a basement, that

would be best. Otherwise, just pick a place and a time when there is least likely

to be background noise.

Keep a distance of at least 5 inches from the mike when singing to get an even

volume on the recording and for better voice quality.

#8 How To Get A Beautiful Singing Voice By Developing Your

Falsetto

Falsetto means false voice. It is often confused with head voice but it is quite

different from it. Falsetto is an airy and light-sounding tone at a high pitch. Head

voice is in comparison much clearer and firmer.

During falsetto, your vocal folds don"t come together completely and so a little

air leaks through. This makes your voice sound airy and that is why it is

considered a “false voice”.

Developing your falsetto will help you sing better at higher pitches and also add

more variety to your voice. It will train your voice to sing sustained high notes for

long durations.

Here are some exercises that will help develop your falsetto and make your

voice sound better when singing higher notes.

Siren Sounds

Make the “ooh” noise a siren makes, like on a police car, an ambulance or a fire

engine.

 Take care to start the sound from the top of your pitch and then move

lower and then higher and so on.

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Keep making the sound for about 2 minutes. Vary the speed at which

you switch from the high note to the low note for maximum effectiveness.

Imitate a Child or Female Voice

 Talk like a 3 or 4 year old child. Notice how you have to change your

pitch to do this. Notice the sensations in your sinuses. You will feel your

voice in your forehead and sinuses.

 Next try talking in a sexy female voice. Imagine Marilyn Monroe"s voice

or any of the traditional “sexy” sounding female voices. It should be airy

and high pitched.

 While practicing these exercises keep your volume low. Falsetto can be

quite straining on the vocal chords. You don"t want to tire you voice out

by generating falsetto at loud volumes. Instead, practice at a lower,

hushed volume level.

#7 How To Become A Good Singer Fast By Visualizing The

Desired Outcome

What kind of a singer do you want to become? Do you want to perform theater,

musicals, or do you want to sing in clubs? Would you like to become a famous

pop, rock or jazz singer, or do you dream of singing in an opera?

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You must have a clear picture of the singer you want to become in your mind, to

reach your goal in the minimum possible time.

Let"s do a fun exercise.

Imagine, yourself standing in the wings on a stage, just about to make your

entry. The theater/club/concert is packed with people. You walk out onto the

stage and the crowd goes wild with applause and cheers. Then as you bring the

microphone to your mouth, the crowd falls silent, in eager anticipation. You start

singing. Your voice is simply breathtaking.

Listen to your own voice, look at the people around you, feel the wonderful

sensations in your body as you sing.

Hear yourself, singing the song, from start to end, with perfect pitch, hitting each

note precisely. Imagine giving the best performance of your life. And then, you

finish your song.

The audience rises up once again in wild applause and cheer. They give you a

standing ovation. Feel the thrill of having done a wonderful performance and the

deep joy of receiving your audience’s appreciation.

How did you like that? Now each time before you start your singing practice,

play that same scene inside your mind. This will guide your subconscious mind

and it will slowly turn you into the singer you want to be.

As you run this movie inside you mind before each practice session, your

unconscious mind will slowly start making all the necessary changes in your

mind and body, so that you gradually start turning into the singer you dream of

becoming one day. This trick is used by several professional voice coaches

when teaching new singers.

#6 How To Train Your Voice To Be A Good Singer With Warm

Up Singing Exercises

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Vocal training for singers always includes a group of warm up singing exercises

which are used to prime your vocal chords for better singing. Just like an athlete

does warm up exercises before running a 20 mile marathon, similarly

professional singers warm up their voices using these techniques, so that they

can sing effectively at full power.

Lip Trills/Rolls

To perform a lip trill, gently blow air through your pursed lips while making a

sound of any pitch. Release your breath from the mouth, as your lips vibrate in

a relaxed manner. Manage the flow of air with the muscles of your diaphragm. It

will sound like a child playing with a kazoo or someone making engine noises

with their mouth.

You can do any interval, melody pattern or scales and even complete songs

while performing the lip trill.

If you find it difficult to vibrate your lips freely, then put one finger of each hand

on either side of your face where your dimples would be and slightly press into

your cheeks. Now pull your fingers outwards to support your lip muscles. This

takes away tension from the lips and helps them vibrate more easily with your

breath.

When doing the lip trill you are effectively singing while making a partial block in

your vocal tract. This changes the environment of the resonance cavities across

which sound travels. It affects the pattern of vibrations of your vocal folds and

produces a backward air pressure that allows your vocal folds to oscillate more

easily.

It improves the vibration of the slim edges of your vocal cords. This is very

soothing to the cords and helps them warm up. It will also help to heal your

voice if it feels tired after singing continuously for a long time.

Tongue Trills

To perform a tongue trill, touch the tip of your tongue to the roof of your mouth

and hold it there as you blow air on your tongue while making the “R” sound. It

will cause the tip of your tongue to flutter. Once you have learned the technique

and are able to produce a single steady note, you can then vary the notes and

sing different scales as you do tongue trills.

Tongue trills will decrease tension on your vocal chords, and teach them how to

sing higher notes comfortably without any strain. They also help improve your

pitch and flexibility.

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#5 How To Train Your Singing Voice By Humming Songs

Humming is another great way to warm up your vocal chords and practice

proper breathing technique without actually singing. You can develop a good

singing voice faster if you practice humming before each singing session.

Begin by humming the simple sound “Hmm” in different notes. While making the

“Hmm” sound each time, al ow the pitch to slide upwards, as if there"s a

question at the end of it. Take your pitch higher and higher as you make the

“Hmm” sound each time.

As your pitch increases, you may feel a buzzing in your nasal area and your

head. This is just the sound resonating through your head.

Once you can comfortably hum “Hmm” from low to high pitch, then you can

practice humming each of the vowels. After mastering that, you can move on to

humming entire songs.

Humming is not only a warm up exercise before singing but can also be used as

a cool-down exercise after signing to relax and soothe your vocal chords.

#4 How To Improve Your Voice Quality By Enhancing Tonal

Clarity Of Your Voice

Tone or timbre is that quality of sound which helps you distinguish which

instrument is making the sound. Tonal quality of your singing voice depends on

two important places. First is the place where the tone is produced and second

is the place where the tone resonates.

To have great vocal tonality you must create a rich, high quality tone at your

vocal chords and then balance your vocal resonance by controlling the amount

of sound that resonates in your head, mouth and throat.

One of the biggest hurdles to rich tonal quality is the larynx moving upwards

when singing. To learn what this feels like, do the following. Put your finger on

the notch on your neck (Adam"s apple) and swallow. Notice how the notch

moves upwards when you swallow. This same upward motion happens

sometimes when you sing and it can greatly disrupt the quality of your tone.

To prevent this from happening you can use these simple exercises to improve

your voice quality for singing.

Reverse Thinking Technique

As you are singing into a higher note, think “down”. Imagine an elevator being

lifted by a counter-weight attached to a pulley. As the weight goes down the

elevator rises up. Similarly, as you move your voice into higher notes, imagine

the weight moving downward.

Think “up” for lower notes. As you sing into lower notes, think of the weight

rising up. As the weight rises, the elevator comes down.

This simple mental trick will prevent your tone from fluctuating too quickly as

you change notes and give you an even tone.

Tongue-Twister Technique

Another easy trick to even out your tone is to repeat the following tongue-

twister.

“Sal y sells sea shel s by the sea shore.”

Repeat this phrase over and over again until you can say each word clearly and

quickly without any breaks. This will help you enhance your articulation and

create a better balanced tone.

#3 How To Become A Better Singer Fast By Singing Higher

Notes With More Power And Less Effort

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Most singers have trouble singing high notes when they are starting out. They

feel like it takes more and more power as the notes become higher and higher.

For them, as the notes get higher, so does the tension in their throat. Finally

they reach a point when their vocal chords can no longer take the tension and

their voice breaks.

The real issue here is not that your voice doesn"t have power but that your vocal

chords are under too much tension. As your move into high notes, the body has

a natural tendency to tense up the vocal chords which eventually causes your

voice to break. The trick is to teach your voice how to stay relaxed when singing

the high notes.

The digastric muscle located right under your chin causes your vocal chords to

tense up when singing high notes. Here is a good exercise to disengage this

muscle and re-train it to stay relaxed when singing higher notes.

1. Press your thumb underneath your chin on the fleshy part such that the tip of

your thumb is just touching your neck. Your thumb will now be pressing into the

floor of your mouth.

2. Keeping your mouth closed, start humming nasal y like a fire engine"s siren

and breathe out through your nose.

3. Put your other hand"s index finger beneath your nose and feel the air blowing

out. This will ensure that you are blowing air through your nose and not through

your mouth. Feel the humming buzz through your nasal cavity.

4. You don"t have to hum loudly just make sure to hum from low to high and

then high to low just like a fire siren.

5. As you are humming you will feel the digastric muscle pressing into your

thumb. Relax this muscle, and keep humming taking care that you don"t feel

any push into your thumb.

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6. This may seem difficult initially, but with practice you will learn to hum from

low to high, keeping the digastric muscle completely relaxed such that you will

feel no pressure on your thumb at all.

Once you have learned to sing high notes without tightening your digastric

muscle you can practice this next exercise to further open up you head voice

and sing higher.

1. Relax you neck, let go of your shoulders and let them hang loose, almost as

if you are going to sleep.

2. Now gently lower your head and repeat the sound “wee” over and over again,

while gently wobbling your head from side to side like a bobble head toy.

3. As you sing “wee…wee…wee…”, sing higher and higher with each “wee” and

feel the sound resonating inside your head and sinuses. As you raise your pitch

higher, gently raise your head and continue to wobble from side to side.

4. So you will start with you neck slightly lowered, and with each “wee”, you

raise the pitch and also raise your neck a little bit, while moving your head

gently from side to side.

This exercise will help teach your vocal muscles to relax as you sing higher and

prevent them from tensing up. It is one of the best tips to become a better

singer quickly. With regular practice, it will boost your head voice and help you

sing higher notes with more power effortlessly.

#2 How To Control Your Singing Voice Better By Getting

Enough Physical And Mental Rest

Singing is strenuous work. It takes a good deal of both physical and mental

effort to sing at your best continuously for long periods of time. Any singer who

performs professionally will tell you that singing for long periods can drain your

energy completely.

Hence, it is vitally important to store up on as much energy as possible before

you start singing. A good vocalist needs to be in a healthy physical state and an

agile mental state. That is why one of the most effective tips to help you sing

better, is to get plenty of physical and mental rest.

Physical rest is easy to get. Just get eight solid hours of sleep every night. This

is easier said than done. If you have a tight daily schedule, you may find

yourself skipping some sleep every day and soon this missed sleep adds up to

your “sleep debt”.

Once you collect enough sleep debt it will start affecting your physical and

mental health. It will severely impair the stamina and co-ordination of your vocal

chords when singing and make it much more difficult to sing at your full

potential.

So if you have been gathering a lot of sleep debt, now is the time to start paying

it back. Adjust your daily routine as much as possible to get full eight hours of

sleep or as close to eight as possible. It will greatly help you in becoming a

better vocalist.

Mental rest is a bit trickier. It may seem that getting physical rest will also give

you mental rest. This is not always the case. Most people carry a lot of thoughts

and worries inside their head all day long. Sleep only puts this flood of thoughts

on pause for a while but it starts right back up in the morning when you wake

up.

To get mental peace you will need to do some kind of activity which focuses all

your thoughts on just one task.

Meditation is probably the best activity which can give you mental peace.

However, many people feel it is too difficult without even trying it. In case you

don"t want to meditate, the next best thing would be to take up a hobby which

calms you down.

This will depend totally upon your choice and varies from person to person. It

can be as simple as taking a walk, listening to music or building stuff with your

hands. Think about what kind of activities make you feel peaceful inside, and do

this activity every day.

Over time, as you gather more and more physical and mental energy, you will

soon discover that singing is no longer as difficult as it used to feel.

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#1 How To Better Your Voice For Singing By Developing A

Deeper Voice

Many singers focus more on singing the high notes and end up ignoring the

lower notes in their practice. If you want to become a good vocalist then singing

high is not enough. You will also have to learn how to handle the lower notes

with finesse.

Here are two of the best methods for bass voice training that will make your

voice deeper. They will help you sing lower notes with better tonal quality.

Ding Dong Exercise

1. Sing the phrase “Ding Dong, Bing Bong, King Kong” very slowly and clearly

in your natural speaking voice without forcing your voice.

2. Extend the “ng” sound at the end of each word. Prolong the “ng” sound at the

end of the last word for as long as possible without running out of breath.

3. Slowly deepen your voice with each repetition of the phrase. You will feel

your vocal chords stretch and tighten.

4. Repeat the phrase total 3 times, each time deepening your voice a little bit

more than last time.

5. Take a deep breath each time before singing the phrase, so that you can

extend the “ng” sound for as long as possible.

6. Repeat this exercise every day for a week and make sure not to do it more

than once daily otherwise you may strain your vocal chords.

7. After practicing this exercise for a week, on the eight day do the exercise

again but now tilt your head upward and look at the ceiling when singing the

phrase.

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8. This will further stretch your vocal chords and make your voice even deeper.

Due to the strain it puts on your vocal chords, make sure to only do this

exercise (3 repetitions of the phrase) once daily.

OO Exercise

 Sing the vowel „oo" at a medium pitch and slowly slide the pitch

downwards. Go as low as you can until your voice breaks and you have

to take another breath.

 Then start at a lower note in your middle range and once again slide the

„oo" sound downwards.

 After you have practiced a few times and have become comfortable with

sliding the „oo" sound, then start singing louder.

 Begin at higher volume and as you slide the pitch of „oo" downwards,

gradually make your voice quieter.

 Each time as you end the „oo" sound, for the next repetition, begin at a

lower note and move further downwards. Notice as your throat opens

more and more and your larynx moves downward.

 Make sure to breathe with your diaphragm and avoid forcing your voice.

If you are interested on having an outstanding voice check this new

system that will guide you in the journey of becoming the best version of

yourself singing.

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