Voice Lessons For Actors

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

Speak as clearly as an actor

Hi, there, folks. And welcome back to engvid .Today, we're going to be doing a lesson on articulation, the way we use our mouth toform words and sounds. We're also going to be looking at some tips to make sure you comeacross as a confident speaker of English in any interview kind of situation. Now, let's just imagine that you do have aninterview. Your heart's going to be going quot;boom, boom, boom, boom.quot; And suddenly, allyour English goes out the window, and you start making mistakes, and you can't reallytalk properly. So we need to make sure we're in our bodies, okayé And that we are presentand alive in the room. I've worked as an actor

for a few years, so I wanted to share a coupleof warm ups, a couple of starters that people do that actors dobefore they go on stage. So I know you can't see my feet, but we mightstart by making circles with our feet like this. So move them around, okayé Make thosejoints so you're doing this with your foot, and then with the other foot. So I want you toget off your chairs. I know you're watching me on the Internet. Get up off your chair.Let's all get involved and move your right foot around. And the other way. And now, docircles with your knees, circles with your knees. Good stuff. And now, with your waist,let's move our waist around. Move that waist

around in a nice big circle, and the otherway around. Great. Now, we're going to do some shoulder rolls. Yeah. We're making nice,big circles with your shoulders. And the other way. Great. Shake out our hands. I've got a penin it. Shake it out. Move our head around. Be careful with the head. We're going to docircles with our head, and when you get to the back, make sure your mouth is open. Do abig circle. And if you want to yawn, that's just a sign that you're relaxing. Okayé I'mgoing to move around like that. Great. Have a little shake out. Have a little shimmy,a little boogie. Great. We're good to go. Obviously, today, we're focusing on the tongue,the lips, and the mouth. So let's start by

blowing through our lips. Do it after me.So the pitch, it's going up and back down again. You try. Good. Now, I want you to imaginethat you're brushing your teeth with your tongue. Okay. You don't have a toothbrush. Youcan't find the toothbrush, so you're using your tongue. Okayé You're brushing all ofyour teeth with your tongue. Okay. Because to make clear sounds in English, you need yourtongue to work hard. Okayé And now, brush the bottom jaw. This is a jaw. Okay. We'regoing to brush the teeth in here. Great. And now, let's just, you know, make some funnyfaces at me. I'm making some funny faces at you. You make some funny faces at me. YeahéMove your face around. I know. It's a bit

weird. Obviously, when we're breathing, wewant to breathe from our stomachs. We don't want to talk up here. So try and think ofbreathing. Feel your tummy going in and out down here. Not up here. You might feel yourribs move. I want to see if you can breathe using your stomach. Okayé Now, we're going to look at some vocal exercises.quot;Pa ta ka pah.quot; Okay. So we're going to look at making sounds which are exercises for thedifferent sounds you make in English. And then, we're going to look at some actual articulationexercises for really clear speech. And these are things you can practice, you know Ido it when I'm driving my car before today,

so I speak clearly.Clearly hasn't worked. Vocal exercises. Okay. So we're going to startwith quot;paquot;. So we're going to go quot;pa ta ka pahquot;. quot;Pa ta ka pah.quot; I want you torepeat after me. quot;Pa ta ka pah.quot; Great. quot;Pa ta ka paw.quot;quot;Pa ta ka poo.quot; It's quite a rude word in English.quot;Pa ta ka pee.quot; Okay. Bottom lip, top lip, they come apart. The bottom lipis blowing against that top lip. Okayé quot;Pa ta ka pee.quot; quot;Pa ta ka pay.quot; Okayé So if you become confidentwith these, then you can repeat

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