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Singing Techniques That Will Make You A Better Singer

Updated on November 13, 2009

Singing Techniques To Help You Sing Like A Pro

Singing techniques you can use to learn how to sing like a pro.
Singing techniques you can use to learn how to sing like a pro.

Singing Techniques That Will Make You A Better Singer

The first step any vocalist needs to take if they are going to learn how to sing and become a successful amateur or professional singer is to master basic singing techniques.

Fortunately, the basic singing techniques aren’t rocket science, they are simple and anybody can master them. All it takes is a little knowledge, the commitment to succeed and a lot of practice. Once you’ve mastered the basic singing techniques, you’ll have taken the first step on the road to a singing career.

Lowering the larynx is the easiest and most effective of the basic singing techniques. To learn how to lower your larynx, you’ll have to figure out what muscles of your vocal chords that you are using when you sing. When you do this, you’ll have to be careful that you don’t strain your voice because you can harm your voice this way.

Another basic singing technique is practicing with your inner muscles by not using the outer muscles. This will help you develop control over your voice and increase your range.

Vocal strain can be painful and it can quickly destroy your voice so you’ll have to learn how to avoid it. Good singing techniques that can get rid of vocal strain include singing at the level of voice you normally use when you talk. This works wonders because you’ll be singing at the level to which your vocal chords are used to operating. It means that you can improve your voice without a lot of extra practice.

Warming up is one of the most effective singing techniques of all, and it’s one that almost all professional singers use. Always warm up before singing practice with a few lip rolls or other basic exercises. You do the lip roll by putting your hands on your cheeks, blowing out the mouth and flapping the lips like a horse. This may not be dignified but it’s a great warm up. Adding a relaxation technique to your singing techniques for warming up can keep you from getting tense and make exercise more enjoyable.

Look after the health of your voice and you’ll greatly improve your singing. One basic thing you can do is to stop smoking because smoking can hurt your throat and your vocal chords. It leads to infections and to sinus problems that can hurt your singing. Smoking also reduces your breathing capacity which can reduce your singing abilities. Try to stay away from smokers and places with a lot of indoor air pollution such as dust, cigarette smoke and car exhaust because these things can hurt your vocal chords. Consider putting an air purifier and a humidifier in your house to make the air healthier for your vocal chords.

Getting yourself in shape will make you a better singer and make singing easier. This means following the basic tips of getting healthy getting plenty of exercise, eating healthy, watching your weight, getting plenty of sleep, not using drugs and limiting alcohol use. If you’re healthier, you’ll feel better and you’ll be a better singer.

Don’t sing when you have a sore throat, a cough or a cold or feel under the weather. Instead, do the things mom told you when you were sick get plenty of rest, drink lots of liquids, use a humidifier and so on. If you don’t feel better in a couple of days, go and see the doctor. Don’t take a chance on sickness ruining your singing voice.

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