When you sing do your friends complain that it hurts their ears? Would you like to learn how to sing? If so, keep reading to learn the best techniques to learn to sing.
Step One- Warm Ups
Your vocal chords must be stretched and warmed up like any other muscle in your body. There are many techniques to warm up but humming while stretching your neck from side to side and nodding up and down will stretch your vocal chords.
Next, begin singing the scales starting with middle C and move up and down the scale. When you are doing this step, do it slowly to ensure that you are singing each note correctly. For example, sing C-D-E-F-E-D-C then do C-B-A-G-A-B-C. Continue this until you can sing the notes of a scale.
Finding Your Singing Range
Your singing range is the number of notes from the lowest note to the highest note. One thing to remember is to lift your chin when singing low notes and to tuck your chin when you are singing high notes. Although this seems counterintuitive, this will help you reach those notes that you are struggling to reach. Your range is the notes that you can sing clearly and on key.
In order to hold those long notes, you must be able to use proper breath control. You can practice this by inhaling for 4 seconds and then singing a note for 4 seconds. Then inhale for 6 seconds and sing for 12. Continue this until you can take a 2-second breath and sing for 20 seconds.
Your vocal chords must be hydrated to sing properly. For best results, drink lukewarm water approximately 30 minutes before you will be singing. Furthermore, avoid thick drinks, such as dairy products or smoothies as these can coat your vocal chords.
Practice Makes Perfect
When it comes to techniques to learn to sing, you must practice daily. This means warming up using the techniques listed above and practicing breath control. One of the best ways to see how you are doing is to record yourself singing. Then, play it back to find the parts that you are struggling with.
Using the techniques listed above, you will be able to train yourself to stay on pitch, hit those high or low notes and hold them for the proper number of beats.