How to Grow Your Voice - Create a sustained tone when you sing
How to Grow Your Voice - Create a sustained tone when you Sing
What’s the worst thing about being a singer?
Imho, it's not feeling your voice isn’t getting anywhere.
Chasing your dream is expensive; auditions, accommodation, clothing, flights, aaarrrggghh! But that’s not the worst thing.
What’s the worst?? When singers (and some teachers) can't explain why something sounds good in their voice. If you can’t explain things, then you shouldn’t be teaching.
They don’t even know how they got a good technique.
Usually followed by a side-eye glare at you for asking.
Then they think you’re a weirdo because you can’t to it automatically.
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Part of the frustration people experience with trying to grow their voice isn't actually anything to do with their voice; it's their mindset that's holding them back.
Speaking mode & singing mode
If you can't separate 'Speaking mode' and 'Singing mode' in your head, then your Singing technique is always going to sound speech-like and disjointed.
We’re here to increase your options as a singer.
How you sing depends on what mood you want to capture.
Anger? Sing in a short, detached way with short sentences.
Love? Anguish? Sorrow? Sing with a far more fluid, smooth vocal line.
The way you perform shouldn't be limited by your singing technique. No-one buys a ticket to see a one-trick pony.
You might have a great imagination, and that’s great. BUT if that imagination doesn’t translate into your singing, you’re wasting everyone’s time.
With a good technique, you gain more options. You select depending on the appropriateness to the song you are performing.
Today I want to give you practical advice on what exercises can start you off on this journey. There's even one here you can do with a friend!
A new language
One of the most important things you can do when learning to sing is to think of singing as a new language.
How you shape words for singing can be COMPLETELY DIFFERENT
To how you articulate words while speaking.
Music truly is a language of its own.
Not only that, it's one of the best things you can do in order to improve your overall cognitive ability.
Music, is a catalyst.
Study music, and you’ll also improve your academic ability in all areas.
I could go on and on and on about the benefits of music, but I'll leave that for another time!
How did you feel after this blog post? Tell me, what aspects helped you on your journey?
Small wins are where it all begins!