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
Ep 3 How To Riff The Pentatonic Scale Voice Lessons To The World
Hi everybody! My name is Justin Stoney and I'm thefounder of New York Vocal Coaching here in New York City. Welcome to Episode Three of Voice Lessons to the World The show where we want to answer yourquestions and give you the best information on vocal technique. So today's question comes from Alexa J. in Newark, New Jersey and Alexaasks,
quot;Dear Justin, can you teach me how to rifféquot; Well Alexa thank you for that greatquestion, and the answer is yes! However if you mean riff like this, *sings* Well that might take a little while, butthe key is I don't want you guys to be intimidatedby riffs. So, for those of you that don't know what ariff is, a riff is essentially a fast set of moving notes, it's also calledthe melisma,
or a melismatic phrase. It's used a lot in RnB, it's used a lot in pop, sometimes rock andmusical theatre as well. So its fastmoving notes and why I say not to be intimidated by thisis, if you can break it down you can find out how riffing isactually quite simple and it's just something simple that is made into something advanced. So, I'm gonna be doing a lot of differenttutorials on this Alexa because it's not something I cananswer for you just in one day
but this is our first step in you guyslearning how to make riffing a less intimidating thingand a simpler thing. So the very first thing that you need toknow about riffs is they're based on the pentatonic scale.95% of all riffs that you ever find are based onthe pentatonic scale. So the pentatonic scale, Penta, that means five. tonic, tones, so it's a five tone scale. and like I say, ninetyfive percent of riffs are just this scale
manipulated and moved around quickly so if you know this scale and you know how to use it, you're already going to be so much further along in your ability to riff. So come on round and let me show you what this scale looks like. So the pentatonic, or five tone scale goes like this: 1 2 3 4 5 4 3 2 1 Now if I start to move this a little faster, you can hear how it really applies to riffs So that's just five tones, broken up very fast. So like I said a lot of pop songs use
the pentatonic scale or are based in thepentatonic scale and they use them for the song itself aswell as for the riffs. A good example of this is the popular song Rolling in the Deep byAdele. You're going to see how this song is based on the pentatonic scale. And there's a cool little riff right at thebeginning, which is kind of an easy one and a simple one for us to see how riffs apply with thepentatonic scale.
Ep 26 Baritone Curse Voice Lessons To The World
Hi everybody! My name is Justin Stoney and I'm the founder of New York Vocal Coaching here in New York City. Welcome to Episode 26 and Voice Lessonsto the World The show where we want to help you guysas singers by answering your questions from all over, and I'll give you a chance toask questions later, but our question for this week comesfrom Randall O in Orlando, Florida and Randall writes: quot;Dear Justin, I have thebaritone curse. All my favorite singers
are tenors that sing pop, rock, and RB but i'm a baritone. Am I doomed with thebaritone curse, or will I ever be able to sing highéquot; That's a great question Randall, andthank you so much for writing. That's very funny, quot;the baritone cursequot;, I like the way you say that and today we're going to talk about thiscurse that you described and see if we can dispel some of that and give yousome ideas and some options so that you don't feel doomed and cursed for therest of your life.
So let's dive right in the baritonecurse I think I know what you mean by thatRandall, but I'm going to just talk us through that. First of all, abaritone, a lot of people think that somebody with a low voice, andand it could be, it is. However, just know Randall and all,I haven't heard you Randall but a low speaking voice does not necessarily meanthat you're a baritone. So if you have a low voice, if you have alow baritone speaking voice that doesn't mean that you're a baritone.There's plenty of guys with a low
speaking voice who are actually tenorsand actually have a great high range. And there's also baritones and bases thatdon't actually speak all that low. A lot of times it does cross over butnot necessarily, so you may indeed have a low speaking voice and not be a baritone. That's one thing to keep in mind. Anotherthing is a lot of people have been told that they are baritones, maybe you've sungin choir in the past and you were put in the baritone section. And thatcould have been due to blend, but then you start to think to yourself, well I'ma baritone
and you identify with that, you identifywith low notes, and with singing low and you think of your voice as low. Voiceteachers as well often classify their singers as baritones and havethem singing low repertoire and singing low and middle notes all the time. Justbecause somebody has told you you're a baritone in the past, doesn't necessarilymean that you are. Personally, growing up I always sang baritonein choir. I was trained as a singer as a baritone, and I found out later that Iwas actually a tenor, and had a real easy time getting up to high notes. Butall growing up, and all through my
teenage years and even early twenties, Ireally didn't have a tenor range. But I found out later that I was a tenor. Sojust because people have told you that you're a baritone, that also doesn't meanthat you're cursed to be a baritone. The next thing is just because you havetrouble with high notes, doesn't mean you're a baritone. A lot of people say, quot;Well Ijust can't hit those high notes, I must be a baritonequot;. Even voice teacherswill say, quot;Well you're not really getting up to these notes and you're kind ofstrained up here, I bet you're a baritonequot;. Just keep in mindthat a struggle with high notes, doesn't