How To Sing Better Tips To Learn How To Sing Better Today
How to Sing Hi. My name is Aaron from Superior SingingMethod and in this tutorial, I want to talk about how to sing. OK. How to sing, kind of a broad topic butI'm going to narrow it down. At the end of this, I want to give you a really good exercise,one of my favorite exercises that will get you a little farther down the road of actuallyhow to sing. But let's talk for a minute about how to sing. What does that even mean to learnhow to sing and sing betteré I break it down into sometimes three, sometimes four differentcategories but I will give you four right
now. Learning how to sing is learning the instructionpart. So right now, this is part of the instruction. I'm going to give you that vocal exercisebut just to give you a little bit of instruction about the voice and how it works and how singingworks because the more you know about the voice and how the voice works when it comesto singing, the more you can apply these techniques and concepts to singing and to the exercisethemselves to start shaping your voice the way you want it to be so you have the besttone, the most resonant, full kind of sound. You can hit the high notes, all that kindof stuff.
So instruction is the first part. The secondpart is then I guess kind of obvious is the exercises. You got to have the exercises becausethe exercises are just like the rest of your body. You need to work out, exercise to keepin shape and to be able to make your body do the things that you want it to be ableto do to have the flexibility and the strength to do what you want to do. Third one is systematic. Learning singingsystematically is really the way to go. The link below is I have an eightweek systematicprogram that you can check out at some point but I believe that systematic is the way togo because you learn the right thing at the
right time and you're not only systematicallydoing the exercises but you're also learning the things in the right order and doing thingsin the right amount of time and repeating there's a lot of repetition which leads meto the next one and that's just being consistent. Use the repetition to consistently build andbuild and build your voice. So those are kind of the four main thingsand just along the lines of that last one, the repetition is I know that's kind of thedifficult part, righté I think we live in a culture that we don't want to do thingsover and over and we don't want to like work really hard to get to things and I get thatand with these tutorials, my point and my goal
is get you singing as good as you could possiblysing as fast as possible for sure but it does take repetition and it takes time. As youdo the exercises, this one that I'm about to give you and other exercises of courseyou need a variety of exercises but this is a really good one. It's not just going to take once and you'regoing to sing better. You know that. Intuitively, you know you're not just going to get betterby, Oh, do this exercise for 10 minutes and I can sing better. But if you do it this consistentlyfor two or three days, a week, two weeks, those kinds of things, you will start it'snot like all of a sudden you will be like
the greatest thing in the world but you willnotice a marked improvement in your voice. You will see improvement and that will encourageyou to be more consistent and get more instructions. Do more exercises. Do the systematic thingand the consistency and repetition. So what I want to talk to you about today,the instructional part, and this is all instruction but the instruction part of the actual voiceand how it works. What I want to talk about is the larynx. This is one of the problemsthat most singers have is that when they go to sing high notes, what they're doing isthey're raising their larynx up. Maybe you do this as well. When I'm not paying attentionand I'm singing, sometimes I still even do
Ep9 Singing Basics How do Vocal Cords Work
I hope you don't get queazy. I'm going toshow you live tutorial of a singer's vocal cords as she sings. You may want to sit down. Hi,I'm Chuck Gilmore with Power To Sing. Many students feel singing is a great mystery.They don't understand how their voice works; why it works the way it does; and what's involvedwith singing. It all begins with the vocal cords. Specialists look at your vocal cordswith a flexible or a rigid scope. The flexible scope is a small cord with a camera at theend of it. It's inserted through the nose and extended down the throat to see the vocalcords. The rigid scope is like a large pen with a camera at the end. It's used lookinginto the mouth and throat. Both images look
like this. This can be confusing because thevocal cords are horizontal in the throat, like this. They are not vertical, like this.When the scope sees the cords and projects it on a monitor, they look like they're vertical,or up and down. Vocal cords, sometimes called vocal folds, are located in the mid portionof your neck, about halfway down, between the top and bottom of your neck. There aretwo vocal cords and they're connected in the front of your neck and open and close in theback, towards the back of your neck. They're located inside the voice box, or larynx. Thecords sit at the top of your windpipe or trachea. Men can feel the top of their voice box, oftencalled the Adam's apple. Women have the same
thing, but it's smaller and harder to feelwith your finger. Your vocal cords are just behind the Adam's apple. Now women can sometimesfeel their Adam's apple by placing their finger here and gently pushing in on their neck andabout the first lump that you feel is the top of the larynx. About halfway down yourneck you can feel that small bump. That's your Adam's apple, ladies. And your vocalcords are just behind it. I can feel a small 'v' right in the center of the top of my Adam'sapple. That's the cartilage. Now at birth our vocal cords are about the same length,approximately two millimeters. By age 20, women's cords are about 10 mm and men's 16mm in length. The change for men is much greater
and this causes a deepening of the voice andcan make singing during the vocal change much harder. Vocal cords are tissue and are threedimensional. That means they have length, width and depth. Just like other tissue inyour body, there are different layers of tissue. Vocal cords have three primary layers: muscle,ligament and mucosa it's the slick outer layer of the vocal cord. The vocal cords openwhen we breath and come together when we make noise with our voices and are covered up whenwe swallow. A type of lid, called the epiglottis closes over the vocal cords when we swallow.Sometimes fluid gets through and we cough to clear it out. When air passes through ourvocal cords as we speak or sing, they create
a series of sound waves which we can hear.This series of sound waves we call vibration. The vocal cords create the initial vibrations,which is the initial tones we hear that begin the sound we make when speaking and singing.Now watch and listen as these vocal cords create the vibrations that become our voices.(demo) (demo) (demo) (demo) Do you know your vocal typeé I'm not talking about whetheryou're soprano, alto, tenor or bass. Your vocal type helps you understand what yourvocal cords tend to do when you sing. For example, if you are a light chestno chestvocal type, that means your vocal cords are not closing as firmly as needed. With eachvocal type, your vocal cords tend to do specific
things as you sing. Once you know your vocaltype, you can begin eliminating weaknesses in your voice and get the singing voice youwant. Visit PowerToSing and take the Power Test and the quiz. Immediately you'll discoveryour vocal type. Explore the Knowledge Center inside Power To Sing's Website. Learn aboutyour vocal type and the exercises that will help improve your unique voice. I'm ChuckGilmore with Power To Sing. You can sing higher with beauty, confidence and power. I'll seeyou inside the next tutorial. Subtitles by the Amara community.