If you are a beginner or an intermediate singer, chances are you may be wondering if you have what it takes to bring your vocal abilities to the next level. Most of the time, people hit a bump in the road where they can’t seem to get their voice any higher, or can’t get the right pitch. At this point, they start thinking maybe they’re not talented enough. Well, I’m here to tell you it has nothing to do with talent. It has everything to do with determination, and the discipline to learn the right techniques and practice the hell out of them.
To get you started, here are 3 tips on how to sing better:
1. Warm up those vocal chords! Every practice session should begin with warm up exercises that not only prevent you from damaging your voice, but it will also make your singing practice a lot easier and smoother. Warm up exercises can include things such as stretching the neck, and back. As well there are lot of great vocal warm ups you can find from many singing lessons online.
2. Practice regularly. This goes without saying, but most people think that once you get to a certain point, you no longer need to practice. Or in some cases, if you’ve practiced one song this week, you can take a break for another week, and pick it up where you left off. It doesn’t work that way! Think of you taking showers, do you do it just once a week and expect to be clean? No, it requires constant attention. Even the greatest performers today still practices on a daily basis. However, be careful not to overdo it. Practice frequently, not excessively.
3. Look into professional lessons. When you’ve realized what your strengths and weaknesses are, and you can’t seem to push any further, it’s wise to seek lessons from experts. It’s important to learn the proper techniques for singing. Realize that there could be a million ways to do something wrong, and only one way to do it right. Whether in person or interactively, a professional singing coach knows all the ins and outs of your voice and how it works behind the scenes. The best singing lessons are provided by the coaches with a good history of successful students. They will be able to help you see what you’ve been doing wrong, and give you EXACT pointers on how to make adjustments. Don’t assume you’ve tried everything, you’ll be surprised at what you will learn from these lessons.
As you practice these basic new found methods, you may start to see improvement, then you can start looking at more advanced singing tips on how to sing better.
One thing you should always remember is that every professional was once an amateur, and ALL of them at one point have had the thought “how do I sing better?”
Take small steps and actions towards your singing success and before you know it, you will be singing like a pro.