How To Improve Your Singing Voice How To Sing Better Tips Revealed
How to Improve Your Singing Voice Hi. Aaron here from HowtoSing and we'regoing to be talking about how to improve your singing voice. Now, I know that's kind ofa broad topic. So I just want to narrow it down for this particular tutorial to eliminatingnasality, that really kind of annoying sound that is often in the voice and just talk aboutkind of how to get rid of that and a little bit about that process and even give you anexercise at the end as well. So let's get right to it. That nasal kindof ahh, that tone, what it does is it squashes the resonance, that kind of full, big, resonanttone that you want. It kind of squashes that
down. It has an annoying quality that youdon't really like in the first place and don't really want but it also kills the resonanceso you don't have that full kind of powerful sound as well. So how do we get rid of ité Where does itcome from, all thaté The nasal tone primarily comes from the soft palate. Now the soft palate,if you take your tongue and you're feeling the roof of your mouth, that's the hard paletteright there. If you follow it back, back to there where it gets kind of like softer there,that's your soft palate. So the soft palate is the ngaaa the nasal tone. What happensis that that soft palate is lowering. It's
lowering excessively and so actually try thiswith me. See if you can find it first of all and I want you to find it. Give it like alittle yell, like a haww. Notice what the soft palette does when you do a yawn. It raisesway up and actually your throat kind of opens up too and your larynx lowers. The yawn is a great way to kind of see whereyou need to be and what it needs to feel like kind of when you're singing. Now, it's anexaggerated form. You don't want to sing like vocalizes. I mean some opera singers dobut you don't want to necessarily sing like that but you want that kind of motion withthe soft palate that's up a little. You want
your throat nice and wide and then your larynxshould be pretty steady. Your larynx tends to raise up for the higher notes but you wantto keep that relatively steady. So during that motion, you kind of feel the soft palateand what it does, how it raises up. So let me talk a little more about now whenit's down, what it does is like the NG sound, that consonant when you do a song if you'resinging the word song or any NG sound. What it does is it cuts off go ahead and do anNG and then try to blow it out of your mouth. You can't because it blocks the air from comingout your mouth. So all the air comes out of your nose and so you're getting this kindof nasal tone.
So when you're doing NG or even like a Tsound, that's different than the soft palate but anytime your tongue, the back of yourtongue or the front of your tongue raises up to do a consonant sound, you want to getright back down where it's supposed to be behind the teeth right there. That's whereyou're seeing that. So anyway, I'm kind of going all over theplace but this is mainly talking about the nasality. So the NG consonant is somethingthat you need to do and the nose has that nasal sound. It has a function. I mean youdo want air coming out of your nose when you're singing but primarily you want it coming outof your mouth.
Your sinus cavity, your nasal cavity, it isa resonator but it's more of a kind of a secondary resonator and it's a resonator when you'rein your head voice. I won't get into head voice and chest voice but primarily you wantthe air coming out of your mouth and so when it's mostly coming out of your nose, that'swhen the nasal sound comes. Try this with me. This is an exercise to kindof get you to feel what it feels like to raise and lower your soft palate. Plug your noseand you're going to get that kind of a nasal sound, righté Now see what you have to do.Just say like an E or something. So you're going, Eeehhh. Try to get the nasal out ofyour voice. Watch what you have to do, Eeehhh.
Vocal Exercise Tips Vocal Exercises To Improve Your Singing
Hi. I'm Aaron from HowtoSing and I wantto talk to you about vocal exercises. I want to give you some great vocal exercises, somethat I think are some of the better ones out there. But first I just want to talk to youfor a second about the benefit of vocal exercises. As you may know, your voice or your voicebox, everything that makes up your voice that produces sound is made up primarily of muscle,cartilage as well. But because it's muscle, a lot of people ask me, Can anybody learnhow to singé and my thought is always, well, just like building up a muscle at a gym, youcan build the muscles in your voice box and you can have better coordination and betterpitch and all that stuff.
As you develop the muscles through vocal exercises,you strengthen the muscles and then obviously they're not as weak when you're all that thosemuscles are weak and your chords are weak. That's when you miss pitches and you breakand you crack and all that stuff on a very high range. All that is because of the lackof coordination because your muscles are not strong. So that's a big benefit of vocal exercises. So better pitch. Help increase your range.Another one is to smooth out those breaks. You may have heard of what's called the mixedvoice or some people call it the blended voice or some people just call it the mix. But basicallywhat that is, you have two primary registers.
You have your chest register and head registerand it's true for guys and girls and then there's your falsetto and whistle but I'mnot giving you that. As far as the mixed voice goes, it's basicallya mix of your head voice demonstrates head voice and your chest voice demonstrateschest voice. It's having a nice blend between the two. That is your mix. Having a good mixedvoice is when you have a clean, smooth from like, Ooohhh. So it's smooth all the way fromchest to head and back down. So it's one big, blended voice and that's what vocal exerciseswill help you do and one of the exercises I gave you today is actually good for helpingdevelop your mix and help smoothing out those
breaks. So that will be good. There are two types of vocal exercises, sortof. I mean really there's the warmup exercises which is the first one I'm going to give you,the warmup exercise; and a good warmup exercise, you just need to do one, two, three and maybea full regimen of them. But at least the first one or first couple should be a good likejust getting your voice kind of warmed up kind of thing and a good closed mouth exerciseis a good one to start with. This is just the, Hmm, and let me just tell you the otherkind of exercise is basically the ones that expand your range, strengthen, develop mixand all that stuff.
So those are more strengthening. You don'twant to just start right off the bat with those kinds of things and doing a lot of stuffwith your head voice and higher. You don't want to put a lot of strain in your voiceat first. When you first wake up in the morning, you kind of just want more like a, Hmm, justsomething just to get your vocal chords moving and then go into, Hmm, hmm, and then onceyou're kind of comfortable with that, maybe even like, Hhhmmm. Start working a littlebit up with, Hhhmmm, a little bit up in that head voice there but mostly just the, Hmmm,just to get started. So that's a good one to start out with. Thenext one is a pharyngeal, what they call a
pharyngeal. You get that, Aaahhh, becauseyour pharynx is down here. The larynx and pharynx actually, Aaahhh. NG, the Nnnggg.So this one is a pharyngeal slide. So this is the actual one that this slide is the onethat can help you expand your range, smooth out breaks and help you develop your mix.You got that Hmmm exercise and this one is do it like an NG kind of sound, Nnnggg. It'skind of, Ngaahh, kind of ugly sound but it actually is good for helping your vocal chordsto connect. Just as a side note but the benefit of thisone is that sound, that, Nnnggg, that kind of sound helps your vocal chords to connect.A lot of times what happens is when you go