How to Be a Better Singer

Improve Your Singing Without Taking Vocal Lessons

 

Tips to improve your Singing Skills without taking Singing Lessons

 

Singing is an art, a passion that drives you into a different world. Everyone loves singing, no matter if they are a professional or just a bathroom singer. If you ask can anyone learn to sing, then the answer will be a definite yes. Most people go to singing classes and find professional voice coaches to improve their singing skills. But you can learn the basics of singing and improve your qualities as a singer without taking any lessons from a music school or from a vocal coach. You can very well improve it all by yourself. If you are ready, then we’ve provided you some tips to make the most out of your voice.  Continue Reading!

 

Improve your voice without vocal training

 

Practice scales

If you need to learn singing and starting from the basics, you need to first start practicing all different scales, as scales are the basis for any music. This applies to any kind of music, be it melody, hip-hop, country, jazz etc. Just like a sportsperson, who starts their daily practice routine with warm-up exercises like stretching, jogging and other basic exercises, practicing scales daily will allow to keep your voice in perfect shape…

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You can start by humming on a scale, just to warm up your voice and also to get everything flowing. Just hum a basic tune (hm hmm hmmm hmmmm hmmmmm) that rhymes like (la laa laaa laaaa laaaaa). Here you can see that you are increasing the scale a bit every time. This enables you to tune in and get the pitch together. Now try using an open vowel sound and replace “hmm” with an “aah”. The open vowel sound tends to open your throat and gets your voice very much warmed and ready to sing.

You can practice going up the scale and once you are comfortable, you can also practice coming down the scale, which will warm up your lower register too.

 


 

Practice mixing your scales

Sing your open vowels by going up and coming down the scales. Start with a low scale, add one step and another as you go up. Then mix it up by going two notes up and coming one note down. Practice slowly and carefully and make sure to hit the right note at the right time, rather than sliding into it. This will help you gain control over your voice. And if someone asks you, “can you learn to sing”   these will help you to achieve something big.


Use a Microphone

You don’t need to buy a fancy microphone which the professional singers do, but just a microphone which you regularly to chat with friends is enough. Even if you don’t have one, those are inexpensive in all kinds of electronic stores. Get one and connect it to your computer. However, if you want only the best quality, then getting a mic would definitely be a good idea. And if you are really serious about your singing career then spending 300$, wouldnt be a bad idea.


 

Hear Your Voice First

Next step is to hear how you sing. Either sing a song for which you know all the lyrics or try to have the lyrics in front of you. As a beginner you can just sing a song that you know very well, instead of having to think about what’s the next line while you are singing. Practice the song well and get ready to record your first song.

Once you are comfortable, play the actual song, start recording and sing along with the artist. Try hard to sing alongside and to also focus on your breath. Never mind, if you make a mistake, go on and finish the song. There’s always time for perfection, for now the important aspect is recording your own voice and hearing it.

Maybe you won’t like it first, but keep listening. That’s the only way to determine the mistakes you make and correcting those mistakes the next time.

Listen again and again and note down where you are making your mistakes and where you did a good job keeping up with the singer.

Now, hear the original song and compare your voice, by playing a bit of the song from the original singer and playing the same bit sung by you, to see the difference.


Save your Practice Session Videos

Keeping a backup of all your practice sessions to keep track of your progress. Even when you go to the next level or improved a little bit, you can always go back and hear your old practice session videos to see how much you’ve improved.


Practice, Practice and Practice

Practice it again and again until you feel comfortable. Make sure to be more involved, passionate and give all the emotions needed in the song, every time you sing that song.

You don’t need to copy the expressions and body movements of the singer, as everyone has their own way of moving while singing. Be yourself

Breathing is the key factor when you go from longer to shorter notes.

At least practice 2 hours a day as long you are not overdoing, which could possibly hurt your voice. When you practice daily, you are exercising your vocal chords to make it better and stronger.

When you sing you can either sing from the diaphragm, from the nose and from the throat. Try to differentiate between them and try singing from each, until you can control these sounds.

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