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:
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...
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.
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...
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...
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:
To choose the right song for your voice, first, you need to find out what voice type you are and what...
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.
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...
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:
2. Self consciousness
3. Emotions coming from being under-prepared
4. Debilitating fear and panic
Singing is a very abstract activity. Our instrument - voice box/larynx - is inside of our body so we cannot see or touch it. How can we control an instrument that we cannot see or touch? That’s what makes singing so difficult.
Studies show that beginners rely on auditory feedback (how their voice sounds) to control their voice.
We should be relying on our kinesthetic awareness (the sensations we feel) to control our voice.
Two Kinds of Awareness
There are 2 kinds of awareness: