Singing is one of the greatest pleasures in life. Whether you have a god given voice or you just love to sing in the shower, singing has the ability to make you feel wonderful.
In recent years we have seen the virtues of singing highlighted in several television programmes such as The Voice and other talent competitions. So how can you become a better singer?
How to become a Singer.
Learning the basics of singing has never been easier and with many online tools to help you there are now lots of opportunities for those who would like to further their knowledge. Many theatre schools offer dedicated singing lessons for children from as young as 4 years old. By learning to sing scales, developing vocal range and experiencing the thrill of being able to hold a harmony line, you or your child can enjoy singing.
Singing is great for expanding vocal dexterity, modulation and projection skills. Song is a natural progression of speech and many children will learn to sing in Preschool.
Singing voices are categorised in both Female and Male Singers, finding your vocal range is an important starting point.
- Female: Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Contralto
- Male: Countertenor, Tenor, Baritone, Bass
There are lots of different vocal styles such Rock, Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop, Jazz, Country and Western and several other genres.
Singing also has great health benefits it is a great mood enhancer and also can expand lung capacity. By doing vocal exercises such as ‘breathing exercises’ students quickly improve breath control which is a great benefit in stressful situations.
Singing is a skill that requires highly developed muscle reflexes. Singers can develop their voices by regular practice of both songs and vocal exercises.
It is important Singers should be thinking about the kind of sound they are producing, a smooth unforced sound, without nasal intonations.
Vocal exercises include warming up the voice; extending the vocal range; acquiring vocal techniques such as legato, staccato, control of dynamics, rapid figurations, learning to sing wide intervals comfortably, singing trills and correcting vocal faults.
For an example of a vocal warm up please click here.
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