By the time you finish reading this article, you will have learned five invaluable singing tips that will help you become a better singer, a superior performer, and an entertainer of higher quality.
However, before I begin, let me ask you this:
Why do you want to become a finer singer?
Is it because you want to captivate your audience with your breathtaking performance?
Then again, maybe you just want to impress your friends or family very much with your stunning voice.
Whatever your reasons are, know this – these simple singing tips are often left unnoticed. However, try doing them all and you'll notice a change in your singing voice.
1) Prep Yourself Before You Sing
Most singers just neglect the importance of warming-up prior to their performance. Even if you are not going to perform on-stage, I think it's really essential to warm-up your voice first before you start singing. Why do you need to warm-up?
Here's a fact: professional athletes always warm-up before they take part in any competition. A runner will do a light jogging, a boxer will do shadow boxing and probably lifting weights, and an MMA (Mixed Martial Art) fighter will spar or loosen up their muscles before their big fights.
This fact also holds true for singers alike. You can warm-up by humming first, and then do lip rolls, preferably with a scale to help you practice.
2) Rest Up To Step Up
When you are tired, your singing will not be quite the same as when you are fit. Your fatigued body will take a toll on your singing.
I advise you to sleep well, and sleep enough. It's optimal if you can sleep for 7-8 hours before engaging in any kind of gig. When you rest, your body heals, and it gives you the energy and rejuvenation you need to sing better.
3) Avoid Being Stressed Out
When you are stressed out, you may not notice it, but it will affect your voice and put so much strain to your singing. To reduce your stress level, try doing some relaxation exercises such as yoga or meditation.
Take a moment to unwind and indulge yourself a little bit. Get a massage. Play some games. Go to the beach.Some breathing exercises can also be helpful. In addition to that, light physical exercises will work wonders too, such as brisk walking or jogging.
Choose activities that will revitalize you and bring that stress level down, and I'll give you my word – you'll have a better singing voice.
4) Drink Water, Sing Better
Do you know that your vocal folds need to be hydrated to perform well during your singing?
A research shows that eight glasses of water every day is beneficial to your body and to your singing.
So, why do not you drink up?
On top of that, drinking more water will provide soothing for dryness or soreness in your throat, and it can protect you from having a horrible-sounding hoarse voice.
This is one of the most useful singing tips out there, yet singers often fail to do this regularly.
5) Clear Out Your Throat, Gently!
Please take this into consideration, throat clearing and harsh coughing are traumatic to your vocal folds and should be reduced as much as possible. When you cough or sneeze, be as gentle as you possibly can, by minimizing any vocal sounds.
Thick mucus from dry vocal folds or too much mucus on or below the vocal folds is one of the most frequent causes for throat clearing and coughing. Renowned doctors from around the world recommend cleansing mucus by using a gentle, breath productive cough where there is high airflow with little sound.
Here's another useful tip for you – you can do this by taking in as deep a breath as possible, hold your breath for a few moments, and produce a sharp, silent H sound as you expel the air.
Source by Raymond Stephen Wilson