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
Four Ways of Letting Go by Ajahn Brahm
okay so as Dennis said, I just uh. interrupted meditation retreat down at our retreat centre, Jhana Grove and to come and give this talk this evening uh. the retreat finishes tomorrow evening so obviously my mind has been full of talks on meditation and so I thought I'd drag one of those talks out and recycle it today. recycling is all the rage
uh. but not just to recycle it because it's an interesting aspect of how not just to meditate but just how to let go of difficulties in your life. This is the talk on the four ways of letting go and this is straight from the Buddha's teaching of how the first teaching of the Buddha It's part of that teaching but also it's the case that number one, no matter whether you meditate or you don't meditate whether your a Buddhist, a christian, a muslim, a hindu or whatever
each one of us has from time to time to learn how to let go because sometimes that not being able to let go, carrying around the bad memories of the past, the bad feelings of the present, the fears of the future not being able to let them go causes us so much pain and suffering and not just us pain and suffering it causes all the people who have to put up with us a lot a pain and suffering. So the very least for the compassion of your family and the people you work with
please train your mind to be able to let go, to be peaceful and happy and so that's one of the reasons that I decided to be happy out of compassion for all the people who have to put up with me that's a very good reason so you learn something in buddhism called how to let go and by learning how to let go, it doesn't mean you let go all the time and become
a monk or a nun,even if you do become a monk or a nun, you still have to work hard you have to keep your responsibilities you can't just let go all the time, but it's a very beautiful part of your repertoire, that you know at any time, in any situation you've got something to do which most of the other people can't do you just let things go and let things be
simple things it always surprises me why it isé that someone hurts you they cheat you they let you down they say terrible things about you big time
Tim Minchin UWA Address 2013
Ladies and Gentlemen please welcome Mr Tim Minchin (applause) In darker days I did a corporate gig at aconference for this big company who made and sold accounting software in a bid, I presumed,to inspire their salespeople to greater heights. They'd forked out 12 grand for an inspirationalspeaker who was this extreme sports guy who had had a couple of his limbs frozen off whenhe got stuck on a ledge on some mountain. It was weird. Software salespeople I think need to hearfrom someone who has had a long successful
career in software sales not from an overlyoptimistic exmountaineer. Some poor guy who had arrived in the morning hoping to learn about sales techniques ended up going home worried about the blood flowto his extremities. It's not inspirational, it's confusing. And if the mountain was meantto be a symbol of life's challenges and the loss of limbs a metaphor for sacrifice, thesoftware guy is not going to get it, is heé Because he didn't do an Arts degree, didheé He should have. Arts degrees are awesome and they help youfind meaning where there is none. And let me assure you there is none. Don't go lookingfor it. Searching for meaning is like searching
for a rhymes scheme in a cookbook. You won't find it and it will bugger up your soufflé. If you didn't like that metaphor you won'tlike the rest of it. Point being I'm not an inspirational speaker.IÃve never ever lost a limb on a mountainside metaphorically or otherwise and I'm certainlynot going to give career advice because, well I've never really had what most would consider a job. However I have had large groups of people listening to what I say for quite afew years now and itÃs given me an inflated sense of self importance. So I will now, at the ripe old age of 37pointnine, bestow upon you nine life lessons to echo
of course the nine lessons of carols of thetraditional Christmas service, which is also pretty obscure. You might find some of this stuff inspiring.You will definitely find some of it boring and you will definitely forget all of it withina week. And be warned there will be lots of similes and obscure aphorisms which startwell but end up making no sense. So listen up or you'll get lost like a blind man clappingin a pharmacy trying to echolocate the contact lens fluid. (audience laughs) Looking for my old poetryteacher.
Here we go, readyé One: You don't have to have a dream. Americans on talent shows always talk about their dreams. Fine if you have something you've alwayswanted to do, dreamed of, like in your heart, go for it. After all it's something to dowith your time, chasing a dream. And if it's a big enough one it'll take you most of yourlife to achieve so by the time you get to it and are staring into the abyss of the meaningless of your achievement you'll be almost dead so it won't matter. I never really had one of these dreams andso I advocate passionate, dedication to the
pursuit of shortterm goals. Be microambitious. Put your head down and work with pride on whatever is in front of you. You never knowwhere you might end up. Just be aware the next worthy pursuit will probably appear inyour periphery, which is why you should be careful of longterm dreams. If you focustoo far in front of you you won't see the shiny thing out the corner of your eye. RightéGood! Advice metaphor look at me go. Two: Don't seek happiness. Happiness is likean orgasm. If you think about it too much it goes away. (audience laughs) Keep busyand aim to make someone else happy and you might find you get some as a side effect.We didn't evolve to be constantly content.