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 97 Speech Level Singing vs Mix Singing
What's the difference between Speech LevelSinging vs Mix Singingé Often there's confusion between these twothings. Inside this tutorial I'll explain why it'simportant for you to know the difference. Hi, I'm Chuck Gilmore with Power To Sing. Speech Level Singing and Mix Singing are different. Here's the definition of Speech Level Singing Speech Level Singing (SLS) is a singing techniquecreated by Seth Riggs. It's a system of teaching singing that usesvocal exercises to cause the singer to bridge.
SLS exercises train you to sing from chestto head voice without reaching, breaking, or breathiness. The exercises cause you to develop a new singingcoordination where the vocal cords balance with the air from the lungs. The results is a balanced voice where thevocal cords function independently from any extrinsic pressure from the outer neck muscles. This creates a powerful and connected tonequality from the lowest to the highest notes in the voice.
This is especially powerful in the middlearea of the voice, also called the bridge or passaggio. You get a smooth and easy transition throughthe bridge which increases your range and power without reach or tension. All of this is done with the larynx stayingat speech level, or at the level where you speak, or should speak. The vocal cords remain connected throughoutyour range. This is what the Speech Level Singing techniquecauses in the voice.
When your bridges are â€œintactâ€�, your vocalcords remain connected, meaning they don't disconnect into falsetto, no matter how highyou sing. While singing in the first bridge of the voice,you get a blend of chest and head resonances. This is a mix of chest and head voice. This mix of resonances occurs as a resultof the vocal cords remaining connected. If the vocal cords disconnect into falsetto,you lose the chest resonance and there is no mix. Here's my definition of Mix Singing.
Mix singing is the mixture or blend of resonances. In the first bridge, it's a blend of Chestand Head resonances. In the upper bridges it's primarily a blendof the adjacent vocal registers. The vocal cords remain connected. If the cords disconnect into falsetto, youlose the lower resonances and there is no mix. Therefore, the SLS technique causes Mix Singing. SLS also causes a particular quality of mix.
It is a mix of chest and head resonance withouttension or reach. It is a mix of resonances with a resting larynxwhich is at a speech level. It is a mix that allows uncluttered singingwithout vocal manipulation. Words are easily understood which gives tremendouspower to the singer to connect with the audience. It's a mix with a full spectrum of vocalovertones because there's no added tension, manipulation of the tongue, soft palate, orlarynx. It's a balanced voice which results in optimalpower, pitch and vibrato. This is the ideal mix for which the SpeechLevel Singing technique is striving.
Ep 92 What is Speech Level Singing
What is Speech Level Singingé This is a question many people have askedor tried to explain. There're a lot of opinions about SpeechLevel Singing both good and bad. Find out all about it inside this tutorial. Hi, I'm Chuck Gilmore with Power To Sing. First, I'm NOT an official spokespersonfor Speech Level Singing. I'm not authorized to speak on behalf ofSpeech Level Singing. I'm sharing this information about SpeechLevel Singing because it's had a huge impact
on my singing and my life. I began studying the technique as a singerin late 1996. In 1997 I studied to be a teacher. Since 2009 I've been a full time certifiedteacher of the Speech Level Singing Technique. The last 3 years between 1020 teachers fromall over the world have had the privilege of attending 10 days of training yearly withSeth Riggs in his home and studio. Speech Level Singing, also known as SLS, isboth a singing technique and an organization. The technique was developed by Seth Riggs.
In his book, â€œSinging for The Starsâ€�,he defines Speech Level Singing as: â€œGenerally, when you speak in a quiet, comfortablemanner, the outer muscles do not interfere with the functioning of your larynx. That's because tone is not your main concerncommunicationis. Therefore, your larynx is allowed to restin a relatively stable, or what we call a speechlevel position. This is the ideal vocal condition or posturewith which to sing.â€� (Singing for the Stars pp. 93.
Alfred Publishing Co., Revised Edition) Seth's â€¦â€�technique is called speechlevelsigning, which allows you to sing with the same comfortable, easily produced voice youuse or should use, when you speak. No matter if you sing high or low, loud orsoft, nothing feels different in your throat or mouth. Your tone and the words you sing always feelnatural to you, and sound natural to your audience.â€� (Ibid pp.7)
Seth recently gave this simple definition. â€œSpeech Level Singing is the refusal toreach.â€� SLS trains you not to reach for high pitcheswhich means the larynx stays at a speech level position. This allows the vocal cords to adjust as thepitches go up or down without disconnecting. That means the cords stay connected, so youhave no breaks, cracks, breathiness or falsetto no matter how high or low you sing. There's no interruption in the tone qualitybecause the voice is balanced.
There's no tension or squeeze from the external(or outer) neck muscles. This produces great singing. The vocal cords develop their own intrinsicpower because the larynx is staying down and there's no interference from the swallowingmuscles. In recent years Seth has placed an added emphasison breathing with the assistance of the diaphragm. This low breath creates the friendly â€œcompressionof supportâ€�. The most famous student of Speech Level Singingis probably Michael Jackson. He worked with Seth for the last 25 yearsof his life.