From Soprano To Bass: Vocal Tips Singers Should Know
Singing is a talent and a skill which more people have than they realise in the world. A lot of us only ever sing when we are a little drunk or excited, and if you ever wanted to make your name in the world of music you’ll likely need some help with your vocal skills. Singing is like playing any other instrument, you have to know where to go and how to control your voice using your body, and today we’ll have a chat about how.
Know your phases
One of the first things you need to learn to sing is where your voice lies with each note you sing. If you sing the lowest note you can sing, you should feel it in your stomach, as you sing higher notes you will feel your voice move to the chest, then the throat, and finally the head. Our most natural voice range is in the chest region and this is usually what will determine your vocal range. If you can learn to see where this falls you’ll be a much better singer.
Take tips from the pros
Sometimes the best way to learn anything is to look to the pros such as the the leading music school or online coaches. If you really want to make it as a singer you will have to learn how to play with your voice and how to manipulate it to do what you need it to do. This can be a long process and it can be hard, but it will be more than worth it in the end.
Find your chest voice
Your chest voice, as we have discussed above, is the most easy and natural singing you will do and everyone will have a range of notes which fall here for them. As a woman there are two different vocal ranges you can be in: Soprano or Alto. Soprano is for high notes and alto is for lower ones. With men you have three: Tenor, Baritone and Bass. Again these go from high to low. Once you learn which category you fall into it will be much easier for you to choose songs which suit you.
Breathe from the stomach
When you are singing do you ever find yourself unable to hold those long notes? The reason for this is likely the way you are breathing in before a note. As a singer you need to learn to breath from the bottom of your stomach in a quick burst, and this fills the lungs up much more than they would if you breathed from your chest as normal. Try it and you will see a huge difference. You can find a whole range of resources on breathing for singing here – https://groomandstyle.com/breathing-techniques-guide-science-methods/.
Don’t open wide
One of the things which we have had misrepresented to us in countless music videos is that when someone sings a big note they have to open their mouth wide to let it out. This is totally false. The wider you open your mouth the less control you have over the note and this is why you might find your voice shaking. It is better to keep your mouth in a small ‘O’ while singing and it will allow you to sing much more powefully.
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