How To Sing
For all the potential singing students or performers out
there who are contemplating on how to improve their voice, Shine Music School
has these suggestions on how to sing. These suggestions are for all beginners, intermediate and advanced
singers and also for those who are taking singing lessons or thinking about
taking singing lessons.
1. Listen to other singers
One of the questions that we get asked so often by excited
students is ‘how to sing’ and the answer we always give is to always listen to a
good singer and see what they are doing.
They are often being accompanied by a band or music and they are not
straining to hit the notes. This
often comes from hours of vocal training and strengthening so try to work out
and emulate the number of hours or years the artist has been training for and
you then have your formula for improvement.
2. Warm up
Warming up is crucial to hitting the good notes. Whenever you
are practicing or before a performance, always spend 10 – 15 minutes warming up.
You can record some notes on your
ipod and warm up gently against the recordings in your own space, or you can
find a spare piano or guitar to sing against those notes. A good warm up will mean a good vocal
An athlete never goes
in cold after they have just laced their boots or put on their jersey, they both
physically and mentally prepare for the task ahead and visualise their perfect
performance. This is the same
way to sing optimally. Both physical
and mentally rehearse what’s needed.
3. Get a good teacher
All the best singers in the world have good singing teachers.
They have lessons everyday and
practice their vocal technique to ensure constant strengthening and improvement.
All this homework and development is
provided by the singing teacher who constantly monitors improvement and provides
crucial feedback and lesson plans.
So if you are wondering the age old question of how to sing,
make sure you do plenty of listening to other singers, find some good vocal warm
ups and enrol yourself into some singing lessons from a
professional singing teacher.