Learn To Sing For Musical Theatre

How To Sing Good 3 Easy Tips For How To Sing Good

Hi there. Aaron here from Superior SingingMethod and in this tutorial, I want to talk about how to sing good. OK. How to sing good. The ironic thing aboutthe statement how to sing good is it is bad grammar. So let me just get that out of theway first. How to sing well, yeah, that's better grammar. So this is not a grammar lesson.This is actually a singing lesson so let's jump into that. How to sing well, how to sing good. Firstof all, at the end of this, I want to give you a good vocal exercise that will help youto be able to sing well and it's one of my

favorite ones. It's a good warmup exercisethat will kind of get you going in the morning as well. It's the only one you do. It's agood one to start with. So how do you sing wellé What are the different things that ittakes to learn how to do thaté First of all, understanding the voice. Thereare two probably yeah, three main things I think. It's like understanding the voice,learning proper technique and doing vocal exercise. So last one I'm going to give youis that vocal exercise. So understanding the voice, what does that meané Things like nasality. A lot of people whenthey sing, they sing and it just sounds kind

of like this. It sounds nasally and nasallydoesn't come across. It doesn't sound very good and nobody really wants to hear a nasallysinger. So understanding the voices, understandinghow to for example, it would be how to get rid of the nasality in your voice and it couldbe a lot of things but mostly it's probably the soft palate and I won't go too much intoit now. But soft palate is just beyond the hard palate which is the roof of your mouth.Soft is set behind there and usually nasally means soft palate is down too low. So understanding the voice, understandingthat the voice is a delicate instrument, understanding

that when you yell and you're like tryingto belt a note, like that, that puts a lot of strain on your voice and doesn't soundgood with tone but it also can hurt your voice. So just understanding those there is a lotof things to understand about the voice. These are just a couple of examples. The second thing is learning proper technique.Proper technique is things like learning how to breathe from your diaphragm. Breathingfrom your diaphragm is taking a just to give you a little, tiny glimpse of what it is,it's basically having proper posture, taking that complete breath and allowing your diaphragmto descend, creating space for your lungs

to be able to expand and your stomach cavityand as you sing, the tendency is to let your chest kind of collapse, to fall like that.But instead of doing that, keeping your chest nice and high, like kind of just like I amnow, not super high. Those are some of the basics of learning howto diaphragm breathe. So that's learning the proper techniques and there are a lot of techniquesof learning how to sing but that was just one example. So it's understanding the voice, learningproper technique and then doing vocal warmups. Vocal warmups are important because yourvoice is made of muscle and cartilage and

you need to build up those muscles to be ableto manipulate the notes the way you want to and to be able to sing all the things youneed to sing and know what your voice is going to do when. You need to strengthen those musclesso that they respond the way that you want them to respond when you're singing, rightéRight. So let's get to the voice exercise. This isa good one. It's one of my favorites as like a morning exercise. It's going to be Zs, Zs,We're going to do Zs on just basically five notes descending. So it's going to be vocalexercise. I started a little low. I will start a little higher. vocal exercise Dothat with me. vocal exercise And then you

How to sing Musical Theater Singing Techniques

Today we are going to be talking about myfavorite genre and that is musical theater! Hi everyone this is Kerri Ho from thesongbirdtree Thank you so much for writing to me andrequesting some more tips on musical theater because I am such a musical theater freak,I'd be more than happy to do this for you. And I'm going to have so much fun making thistutorial, so thank you! Today I'm going to contrast 2 different stylesof musical theater and give you some tools so that you can apply it to your own musicaltheater performance. 1. The Contemporary Music Theater Sound Thisis characteristic of musicals such as Wicked

and Hairspray. The singers that sing withinthis musical usually will use more of a chest dominant mix. I'll talk a little bit moreabout that in a second. 2. More legit musical theater sound Thisis characteristic of musicals like Phantom of the Opera and The Sound of Music and inthese musicals the singers will usually sing with a much more head dominant sound. So letme show you practically how different they sound. With the Contemporary music theater genre,for example in the song Defying Gravity from the musical Wicked, this is the chest dominantmix that is used (Kerri singing)

And in the legit musical theater style, thisis more the sound that is used, and it's more of a head dominant mix, for example inthe song My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music (Kerri singing) How do we actually develop these differentcontrasting sounds for our own musical theatre performanceé I'm going to show you right now.Here's an exercise for you to practice to develop your chest dominant mix. When we talkabout a chest dominant mix, we're talking about a mixed voice that has more chest voicein it. Which gives it that powerful, loud, in your face sound. That most contemporarymusical theater songs are characteristic of.

Now here's an exercise I'm going to do, nowI need to say to you that before you begin to do any chest dominant mix exercises, youmust already have a very strong developed head voice. Because doing this prematurelybefore you've developed your head voice, it can result in you pulling your chest voiceup because you will not have had a strong enough head voice to mix your chest voicewith. So do make sure you do that, so if you haven't got a strong head voice yet, pleasego along to my tutorials on developing head voice and work on those first and when you havea strong head voice, then come back and do these exercises. Here we go, this is a reallygood one to develop your chest dominant mix

and it's about incorporating the call. Youknow when you call out to someone and you go hey! Hey you, stop! That kind of feeling,that's what I want you to think about when you are singing this exercises, don't thinkof it too much as being overly sung but more just called out. As if you're callingout to a person across the street. So like this, this exercise is heya (Kerri doingit) Okay with the chest dominant mix, you should be able toget up to about Eb 5 but feeling very very comfortable, if you're feeling yourselfstraining, then you really need to go and

work on your head voice strengthening, justkeeping your throat open and the soft palate. Go and check out my tutorials on how to beltand also my tutorial on how to belt without straining. Now the 2nd style was the legit musical theaterstyle. Here's an exercise where you can develop a head dominant mix sound that is still groundedin your chest voice, so it got more head voice in it, that is why it's called a head dominantmix but there is still chest voice under guarded it is not completely head voice. We are notdoing like (Kerri singing) That is completely head voice and that isnot what we are going for. We're going for a head voice dominant sound that is underguarded in your chest tone (Kerri singing).

How to Audition for a Musical Audition Room Etiquette Musical Theater Audition Tips

On behalf of expertvillage , my name isPaul Louis and today I am going to give you musical theatre audition tips. Let's talka little bit about audition room etiquette and what I mean by that is when you go intothe theatre or the space where they are actually holding the auditions. The very first thingyou want to do is you want to go right to the accompanist, if there is an accompanist.Most likely there will be a piano accompanist. You hand the accompanist your sheet music.You then want to take center stage, greet the director or producer or whoever is atthe audition, introduce yourself and let them know what song you are going to sing. Alsoyou don't want to look them right in the

eye when you perform; that makes a lot ofproducers and directors uncomfortable. It's a better idea when you are actually singingyour song to do your performance; however, look over the heads of the producers or directorsor whoever is in the room. Look over their heads so they are not feeling uncomfortable.Also I didn't mention this earlier but in your preparation with your song, break yoursong down. Read it like a monologue first so that you can decide where the highs andlows are of the song so that your song is actually a performance and not just you standingthere singing. You want to perform your song. You want to use your acting abilities withinthat audition while you are singing the song

because that will make all the differencein the world between you and someone just standing up there singing.

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