Singing is an art. Some people are born knowing how to sing well, but that does not mean that they are the only ones who can speak.
An online singing class can both correct the shortcomings of deaf people and can improve the technique of those who already know how to sing. In this article we will give you some tips on how to use your voice more safely and how to practice singing in a simple way.
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We will see next 10 steps to sing well. The first step is:
1) Learn to find your vocal extension
Before you start, it’s important to know at what time you feel comfortable to sing. A difficult and inadequate height can cause your voice to lose strength and power, as well as impair your timbre and stress your vocal chords.
But what defines your vocal classification? The main factor is the size and shape of your larynx. Calm down, you do not have to pick up a ruler to find out your vocal extension. Just do a simple test, as there is a basic classification for the male voice and the female voice. In the male voice we have the tenor, the baritone and the bass. In the female voice, we have alto, mezzo soprano and soprano. To understand what these names mean, it is important for you to know the concept of octave. When we say here, for example, C 3, C 4, C 5, among others, the number to the right of the note indicates which octave we are talking about. C4 is one octave above C3 and one octave below C5. For you to locate, know that C2 is the one located on the 5th string, 3rd house of the guitar.
To see the correct location of these octaves on the piano, see the figures in this article: how to read sheet music. Note: you do not have to know everything about sheet music to learn to sing, be calm!
So come on, the tenor is the one that feels most comfortable singing the octaves between C 2 and C 4.
The baritone is located between Lá 1 and Lá 3 (obs: the 5th loose string of the guitar is Lá 1).
The bass is located between F 1 and F 3 (F 1 corresponds to the 6th string, 1st house of the guitar).
If you are a man, do this test with your instrument to see which of these octaves you reach and which of these you feel most comfortable to sing. So you’ll find out if it’s tenor, baritone or bass.
If you are a woman, do the same test considering the following octaves:
Soprano: Dó 3 – Dó 5.
Mezzo soprano: There 2 – There 4.
Contralto: F 2 – F 4.
There are other categories, but the ones we show are the most common ones. Let’s continue the step-by-step to learn how to sing well:
2) See how to sing well in your favorite style of music
Now that you know what time you can sing, choose a style you like to practice. There are a lot of details and “finesse” typical of each musical style, so it’s interesting to see how singers explore vocal techniques in their style, with the goal of training and improving these techniques later. The third step is critical before beginning the exercises:
3) Learn to warm up your voice
It is important to do a vocal warm-up before beginning your performance. Sing first the notes that are in the middle of your vocal extension, then go to the lowest notes of your extension and then return to the middle. Do the same with the sharpest notes, all with the aid of a musical instrument. Practice for at least 10 minutes in each note region and do not force your voice if you can not reach a certain note. Just relax and try again. Do not worry, even though these exercises seem like “time wasters,” you are already learning to sing by doing them, as they are part of the process of evolving your voice. After that, you will be ready to practice the exercises:
4) Practice vocalizes
learn how to sing Vocalizes is to sing several notes in sequence (dó, ré, mi – for example) using some specific phoneme, like: bad, mu, pá, pó, there, or simply some open vowel: a, e, i, etc . You choose the phoneme and sing along with some instrument. Vocalizes are fundamental to practice tuning (singing in tune is the most important of all, so pay special attention at this point). This is great for training and learning to have vocal precision. Do this using musical scales such as larger scale, pentatonic scale, etc. This will also help you in improvisation in the future. But do not worry so much about the theory at this point, focus more on the practice of singing for now.
5) Train the speed
Do vocalize exercises by practicing also the agility with which you can move from one note to another with precision. Start slowly, going back and forth, and gradually increasing speed. This will give more flexibility to your voice. For beginners this can be a bit tricky at first, but gradually you will be able to perform.
6) Learn to work the vocal dynamics
Dynamics can bring your interpretations to life. Choose a comfortable tone and start growing your voice to a higher volume. Then it descends to a softer, less intense voice.
7) Pronounce correctly the vowels in the corner
A good diction is key to a beautiful singing. Practice the vowels quite a bit by supporting some familiar song strings with open vowels, for example: “Am [aaaaai] zing Gr [aaaaaai] ce”. In our uncomplicated course we teach a series of exercises to train the diction.
8) Follow the posture tips to sing well
A singing class is also a posture class! Try to stand erect, standing with one foot slightly in front of the other, but aligned with your shoulders. This will allow for easier breathing. If you are seated, the same rule applies to this scenario. Keep both feet on the floor without crossing your legs. The aligned body allows greater control and support of the corner without tension. This detail is simple, but learning posture already makes a beginner in singing if you behave like a pro.
9) Have a good diet
Fruits, especially citrus fruits, can help a lot in improving the voice, as they have astringent action, cleaning and tuning saliva of the larynx. The apple, more specifically, also helps avoid clearing (throat irritation) that hurts the vocal cords.
Do not forget, of course, to drink plenty of water at room temperature, as this is key to lubricating the vocal cords, which also facilitates the arrival at your most pleasant voice.
10) Record a song by singing
To better analyze your voice as a whole, record yourself and listen carefully. Look for errors of tuning, dynamics, etc. Check your voice well and try to correct the defects by doing the exercises we suggest here. Then record again and see if it has improved. Try increasing the difficulty level of the songs gradually by learning to sing each part of the song separately.
11) Learn how to sing by seeing the most common mistakes:
It is crucial that you know what not to do. Many errors sometimes go unnoticed, so we need to identify and correct them. Check out the lesson below the most common mistakes of those who are beginning to learn how to sing.
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