You’ve arrived at this page because you presumably want to learn to sing. Well I have some news for you: in all probability you can sing, what you really want to do is discover how to sing better. Hopefully we can throw some light on the topic for you and offer you a few free singing tips to get you started.
I love the internet, it’s a great place for finding out all sorts of information; but it is also a place where you’ve got to thread carefully for there is an awful lot of mis-information out there. Take the term ‘Singing Secrets,’ as an example, run it through Google and you’ll come up with over 6.5 million results. Well I’ll let you into a secret – there is no secret in learning to sing.
To be able to sing two skills are essential. You got to learn to listen to yourself and realize when you are off pitch. To start with don’t worry to much as to whether you are getting away up to those high notes or away down to those low notes. What matters for the moment is that you are hitting the right notes in between.
Don’t be to ambitious to start out with. Concentrate on uncomplicated songs first of all, songs you like. Practise these. Listen to how one or two other singers threat that song. Listen. When you start singing listen very carefully to what’s coming out – if it sounds wrong then it probably is. If you want to be a great singer then you’ve got to learn to listen.
You’ve also got to learn to breathe correctly. Proper breath control is what helps create that wonderful sound. Watch carefully any good professional singer. Notice how they breathe, they take really deep breaths and get it right down into the pits of the stomach and they release it ever so slowly. You’ve got to learn to do that. Try it, clear you lungs, now take a good deep breath in through you nose and let it settle right in the pit of your stomach. Notice how your belly swells? Now hold it there few a few seconds and then let it out nice and gently – not to quickly – through you mouth.
You are not going to become a singer over night, you are going to have to learn, you are going to have to practice and that’s where the old scales come in. You are going to have to practice them everyday and as you do you will begin to see your range expand. You’re on the way.
The difficult bit of course is putting it all together without some sort of help. Singing lessons will certainly help guide you to being able to recognize how all of these things go together. You don’t, however, have to spend money on singing lessons e.g. if you are a church goer then inquire about becoming a member of the local church choir – believe you me they’ll be more than glad to have you and think of all the free expert advice you’ll get. Or maybe there is a local community choir you could join. You’ll also be able to sing in public and that really will do you confidence no end of good.
That’s all I have time for today. In the box below I’ve added a link to my blog feel free to pop over there and get some more free singing tips.