The internet is full of vocal fixes that many musicians love to use and try their luck to find the perfect fix to smoothen their voices. It would be unfair and unjust to say that these methods don’t work: some members have, however, not yet witnessed the full potential of such means it leads to a search for further options and probably end up with disappointments and frustrations at the end of the day. We, therefore, took it upon ourselves to conduct some research after seeking out different music instructors, voice specialists and online sources to come up with the surest tips for any upcoming singer to use. Take care not to kill with your charming voice if you are to follow through!
Understand Your Vocal Range
The very first thing to do if you want to dive head-on into singing is to discover your capabilities. Knowing just how much you can do and achieve with your voice gives you even the morale to work towards maintaining that brilliance. Start by singing out different songs on a microphone as you record your voice with an app on your smartphone or computer. Adjust the input settings to enable it to record the unaltered version of your voice.
Do It Repeatedly
As you’re getting to understand your vocal range, you can sing your favorite songs over and over again as you get to work on it repeatedly over time. It’s advisable here to go for a song that matches up with your vocal range to minimize instances of strain.
Make Use of the Different Parts of Your Vocal System
Again, since you’re basically doing vocal training, you want to experiment out on different stuff just to be well equipped when you’re finally on stage or in the limelight. You can manipulate your tongue, nose, diaphragm, throat, and mouth to produce varied vocal inflections which might have amazing untold results. For instance, push more air out via your nose during your vocal training and note the effect. Try adjusting your tongue and have it transfixed to the roof of your mouth and note the voice that comes out.
Also, try making different notes and funny sounds as you affirm your resonance space and work on your voice box too. Try visualizing the vowel sound “UH” as you make different long pitches with it to sharpen your codes.
Let Emotions Out
Singing is all about communicating the unsaid words that fill our hearts, minds, and souls and having it come out with a rhythm. As you expressed what’s buried in you, even in your vocal training, don’t keep the emotions locked in.
Have a Stronger Voice
Next thing once you’ve analyzed your capabilities and strengths with your voice, it’s about time to perfect what we already know. You obviously know you have an amazing voice, what next?
Breathe Like a Pro
This should have been the very first point since it forms the foundation of your ‘singing house’. Most vocalists when vocal training will start with a breathe-in-breathe-out session to have their diaphragms adjusted. This also assists you to build up and be able to contain more air which might make singing the toughest operas a walk in the park for you. Work on your breathing even more frequent during your vocal training and see how strong your voice gets in the coming weeks. Try it for 5 minutes after you wake up and before you go to bed: inhale slowly via your diaphragm and exhale at the same pace as you let out a hissing sound.
Try Out Books & Articles
How are books supposed to be of any use in your vocal training? It’s not like you’re researching how to sing since you already know that! Well, books aren’t supposed to only be a source of knowledge to you as a singer; they can easily enrich your voice just the way they do your brain. Get into reading out loud on a daily basis as you maintain the tonal variations even in the writings.
Sing Out Too
Practice and perfection lie on the same page in the singing world – be faithful to your practices and you will refine your voice every day. Engage in holding consistent notes by singing out “Do Re Mi” up and down the scales.
Observe Your Posture
Avoid bending over, slouching or leaning when singing. A nice trick here would be to sing in front of a mirror as you observe yourself from a side view angle as you go on with your vocal training. This helps keep you in check even midway.
Your Health is a Priority
Once you realize you cannot do much singing when in a poor condition health-wise, you’ll be keener on preserving your own health. Simple practices will not only be beneficial to your general health but also will be transformational to your vocal appeal.
You’re obviously old enough to have come by the advice – ‘drink 6-8 glasses of water each passing day!’ I’m not about to start narrating the health benefits to that, but you should know that this also works for your voice. Let the water be lukewarm and if possible, add a spoon of natural honey or a lemon slice to smoothen your throat.
Sleep Some More
It’s not only children who are recommended to get longer sleep: resting for 8 hours every night will have a positive effect even on your vocal codes.
You don’t require rocket science to know that smoke will have a grievous effect to your voice: no matter the level of vocal training you get into, smoking will bring about a natural death to your singing career before it even gets started.
You do not have to attend awesome music classes to perform the mentioned tips. Be faithful enough to carry them out at home and note the change that takes over your voice! Don’t be in a rush for results, rather, conduct everything with moderation.