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Old Feb 26, 2012, 02:18 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by MelissaBenton88 View Post
8 Ways to Sing Better Now

1. Open your mouth when youíre singing! Singers who keep their mouths mostly closed are likely tense in the tongue and are far from achieving maximum quality of tone. I like the two finger rule. If you can fit two fingers between your teeth while singing (esp on open vowels like ďahĒ and ďohĒ), then youíre good. If not, open your mouth more.

2. Relax the tongue. After years of giving voice lessons, Iím convinced that 65% Ė 85% of all vocal problems involve tension in the tongue. Worst part is most people arenít even aware of it. Look in a mirror while singing. If the tip of your tongue isnít dominantly resting on your bottom front teeth then youíve got problems. Relaxing the tongue more forward in the mouth will help.

3. Donít take in too much air. If you breathe in too much air, then you create pressure under the folds that can easily hinder you ability to sing freely. It can prevent you from singing high notes and it almost always causes tension in your neck. To fix it, become aware of just how little is involved in regular breathing and try to mimic that sensation when singing.

4. Keep the larynx steady. If you donít know what the larynx is, itís where your adamís apple is (or where it would be ladies). If this area of your neck is raising or lowering while singing, then youíre throwing off your whole vocal mechanism leading to many different complications. Rest your hand on your larynx while singing and make sure it stays steady.

5. Open and relax the back of the mouth. This is equally as important as allowing the front of the mouth to be open, if not more. If the back of the mouth is closed off, then the quality of the sound is shot (and I guarantee youíre tense). To get a feel for it, hold the ďngĒ sound of hung and feel how closed that is. Now say ďahĒ like youíre in a doctorís officeÖ thatís more open. Leaving the back of the mouth open like the ďahĒ sound can help create a beautiful resonance in the voice.

6. Sing with ENERGY. I canít express this enough. Singing is a very physical activity. You must be energized and excited about what youíre doing or else it lacks passion (and itís flat!). Singing with energy helps you hit higher notes and helps keep the sound out of the throat. Allow yourself to get excited before singingÖ do some jumping jacks or walk around a bit before getting started and realize just how much it helps.

7. Believe what youíre singing. I once read a quote that has stuck with me for years. It was something along the lines of, ďthat which comes closest to expressing the inexpressible is music.Ē Music is a form of expression. Itís alive and has a great ability to influence listeners. But thatís only true when you believe what youíre singing. Try to connect to the song through some personal life experience and see how alive the music youíre singing becomes.

8. Get out of your own way. Singing should feel like speaking. There should be no pressing, tension, straining, reaching, or grabbing when vocally active. These sensations usually happen when we try to force the sound out of us. If youíre not able to sing something, try to bring it back to speech first. Youíd be surprised how easy that high ďCĒ can be when you speak it.

Itís important to mention that focusing on all of these tips at once isnít going to be overly effective because our brains can only process so much at a time. Therefore, I suggest practicing one of these tips for a few days, then move on to another. What we do when we sing is largely based on habit, so be sure to practice consistently.

Find and Learn more the other tips how to become a famous singer here.

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