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Should You Practice Singing? What If You're Practicing the Wrong Way? How Would You Know?

To practice or not to practice?
 
What if you practice and you’re doing it the wrong way? What if it becomes a bad habit?
 
Is it better not to practice? But how would you get better if you don’t practice?
 
This is a common concern of a lot of beginner singers.
 
And this is what I’ll say to you:
As a beginner, it’s better if you practice the wrong way than not practicing at all.
 
Of course, the ideal situation is if you can practice the...
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Out of Time? No Room or Privacy? Here's How You Can Make Singing Practice a Part of Your Everyday Life

One of the things that I often hear from students is: they find it difficult to fit singing practice into everyday life.

They would always have the best intentions to practice but for one reason or another, it doesn’t happen.

Usually, the reason is one or more of the following:
1. Time
2. Space
3. Privacy

In my own singing practice sessions, I run into these issues from time to time. So, I’ve come up with a few solutions that you can try.

Let’s have a look at how to address...

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If You Don't Blend Your Voice, It Will Sound Squeally/Shouty or Break When You're Singing. How Do You Blend Your Voice?

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You’re singing a song with notes that jump around from high to low. When you’re singing those notes, the tone of your voice changes dramatically. Your voice may also break or become airy/breathy when singing the high notes.

Sound familiar?

A very common concern of singers is blending the registers. When singing, we want to have a balanced/blended tone throughout our range. It probably doesn’t sound pleasant if your tone is too heavy for the low notes and too thin for...

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How to Handle Criticism of Your Singing Voice - Story and 3-Step Process

Story

Recently, I posted a 1-min video of me singing on Instagram.
 
I was pretty happy with my performance. I also got positive feedback from my followers.
 
So, I decided to take it one step further. I paid a channel to showcase my video.
 
I woke up the next day and checked my Instagram. Instead of raving reviews, I got some nasty comments.
 
Immediately, I felt my throat getting tight. Insecurities started to creep in.
 
Why were they saying those things?
 
I decided to...

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Will You Be a Good Singer? The Answer May Surprise You

good singer motivational Jan 29, 2020
 
A lot of people don’t. And it’s not because they’re not talented or are tone deaf.
 
It’s because they don’t put in the hard work and they don’t have the patience to soldier through the early stages of learning to sing.
 
Through my years of teaching singers from 5 to 79, the students who made the most progress were the ones who believed in themselves and worked hard to be the best singer they could be.
 
For some people, it means...
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Breathe In Through Nose = Bad For Singing?

 
When you do yoga or sports, breathing in through the nose is good.
 
It hydrates the air and is probably more efficient.
 
When singing, we generally want to breathe in through the mouth.
 
Yes, the air will be dryer.
 
But doing this helps you to:
 
Get your mouth into an open position before you start singing
 
You get to lower your jaw, flatten your tongue, lift your soft palate using the hot fries technique (this is explained in the free ebook).
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How to Choose the Right Song For Your Voice So That You Can Sing It Well

Importance of Choosing the Right Songs

Your song choice can make or break your performance/enjoyment of the song.

You need to choose the right song for your voice so that:

  • You won’t hurt your voice while singing
  • You’ll enjoy singing the songs more because they’re achievable
  • You’ll avoid building bad habits from trying to sing notes that are out of your vocal range

To choose the right song for your voice, first, you need to find out what voice type you are and what...

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Reality Check - Is That How Your Voice Really Sounds? How to Manage Your Expectations

 
When you’re new at something, you often don’t know what to expect or how well you’re going to do at it. You’re feeling a mixture of excitement, enthusiasm and anxiety.
 
When you’re new at singing, you’re often enthusiastic about it. You’re also anxious because in the past, people have told you that you don’t sound good. Or maybe you’re feeling a little insecure about your voice although many people have said that you had a...
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So You Want to Sing Higher? Some Specific Things You Can Do to Increase Your Vocal Range

Uncategorized Jan 13, 2020


Almost everybody I’ve come across wants to sing higher, myself included.
Low voices want to sing higher. High voices want to sing even higher.

Benefits

As if people need to be reminded of the benefits of singing higher! They may seem obvious but do you know exactly why it’s good to have a bigger vocal range?

Improving your high notes will make your low notes stronger

High notes need more finesse to sing. You need better breath management, stronger ligaments & muscles, better...

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Palms are Sweaty, Knees Weak, Arms are Heavy? How to Overcome Stage Fright/Performance Anxiety

Different Kinds of Performance Anxiety

We all experience stage fright or anxiety in one way or another when we are performing. Stage fright, also known as performance anxiety, can either help or hinder our performance. There are many kinds of performance anxiety. Let us look at them below.

According to Barbara Conable, there are four kinds of performance anxiety:

1. Butterflies
2. Self consciousness
3. Emotions coming from being under-prepared
4. Debilitating fear and panic

Butterflies

The feeling...

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