Did you know that breathing isn't just a necessity when you sing, but it can also make your songs sound better? There are some secrets about breathing you may never have thought about that will revolutionize the way you approach singing.
Pressed for time? Yes, it can be done: a warm-up that only takes 3 minutes. If you're focused, you can be efficient and get ready for performance very quickly.
You need dynamics in order to sing with more expressiveness. But how do you crescendo without going flat? Here is the solution to staying on pitch even when you change volume levels.
I see so many students struggling with breathing and the concept of dynamic support. They're either too relaxed or too tense. As so often, the truth lies somewhere in the middle.
One of the most common problems is the high pitches for classical sopranos. They're important but often problematic because they don't have spin and sound/feel tense. Here's how to approach it the right way.
This warm-up is for classical sopranos specifically. So, if you're getting ready to sing some opera, art song, or oratorio, you should properly warm up first. Here's a complete warm-up routine you can use.
Depending on the song and genre you sing, you may need to approach the register transition differently. Sometimes, you need a seamless sound without too much heaviness. This exercise will help you with achieving a more consistent sound throughout your range when you want a lighter sound.
Are you sometimes struggling with your high pitches? Are they weak, do they break, or are they flat?
Here's a hack I use all the time when I run into difficulties and I've already checked on all the basic technique issues.
Sometimes you need a gentle warm-up to get your voice started. I love doing these because it's great to focus on subtle nuances instead of just hammering away. Here are some exercises that help you wake up your vocal cords slowly and gently.
I recently made a video about vowels: https://youtu.be/eFI8T4Be6eg
Consonants are just as important. They also help you be more aware of the movements of your lips, tongue, and soft palate, which improves resonance.
Opening your throat is a major prerequisite to achieving better resonance. So, here are some new tips to gain more control.
This is a highly undervalued aspect of singing among beginners. Professionals know how essential correct vowel placement is for better resonance. If you want to bring out your most beautiful timbre, you will need to work on opening the vowels and perfecting space.
Not only does your tongue...