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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

Singing Lessons Singing Lessons For Beginners

Hi. I'm Aaron from HowtoSing and I wantto talk for a minute about singing lessons. Singing lessons, kind of a broad topic butI actually want to cover three main questions when it comes to singing lessons. First one is, Do you have what it takesé Thesecond one is, Do you really need singing lessons to improveé The third one is, What'syour next stepé Then I want to give you an idea of kind of where to go to find good singinglesson programs and all that. Do you have what it takesé What I find withthe people I encounter, people I've encountered with lessons and the singing and want to singand all that, that you're your own worst critic.

So if you think that you can't sing or youjust feel like you weren't born with a ton of talent, I want to say that with the righttips and just getting started learning, a lot of people kind of just come out of theirshell and they really bud and become good singers. So don't let the demons, your own demons thatyou battle with, your insecurity let you think that you will not be able to sing, that youdon't have what it takes. The fact is, with the right instruction, anybody can learn tosing. That's a question that comes up all the time. Can I learn to singé Yes, you canlearn how to sing. I will get more into that

in this next question and the next questionwe will tackle is, Do you need singing lessons to improveé I think one of the problems is that we seeour favorite singers. They step on stage or we listen to their CDs or whatever and wedon't ever actually see them doing the vocal exercises, doing the vocal training, doingall the learning. So we just kind of assume that they didn't have to. They just woke upor they were born and then they just stepped on stage and they have these beautiful voices.They could just do that but that's just it's just not the way it is.

Your favorite singer, I guarantee whoeverit is, had vocal training. They did vocal exercises. That day you saw them, they probablydid a 30 or 45minute regimen of vocal exercises and do it daily. The fact is, vocal exercisesare really important. I know this is more about singing lessons but with singing lessons,what happens is you get all the things you need. Basically to learn how to sing is twobasic categories. There's a bunch of learning stuff about the voice, how it works, a lotof just tips and tricks that just help you, like having your tongue where is your tonguesupposed to be when you singé I don't know. Well your tongue is supposed to be restedup against those teeth for all the vowels

that you sing. So it's kind of where like, Hey, when yousay, Hey, where your tongue goes there. That's where it's supposed to be for all the vowelsounds and a lot of the consonant sounds and when you do a consonant sound, you want togo right back down there. So it's just little things like that that will affect your singingin a big way but you won't learn unless you take some type of singing lessons. So there'stons of stuff like that and the second part is what I was saying, the exercise part. Anybody can learn to sing because of vocaltechnique anybody can learn and singing exercises

everybody can do. You got to know the rightsinging exercises and all that. You got to learn how to preserve your voice. There'sjust a bunch of stuff that you can learn with singing lessons. So I think it's really important.I think that if you're really serious about wanting to sing which is the next one, whatis your next stepé The next step is kind of a personal inventory. Are you ready to dowhat it takes to become a singeré It does take time and effort. The voice is somethingthat people want to expand their range and sing high notes and do all this stuff andthat's fantastic. It's absolutely possible but it does take time. It does take effort.

Building Pharyngeal Resonance Vocal Training on Building Pharyngeal Resonance

Hi. My name is Aaron from Superior SingingMethod and in this tutorial, I want to talk about building pharyngeal resonance. OK, building pharyngeal resonance. At theend of this tutorial, I want to give you my best technique for building pharyngeal resonance,best kind of exercise and technique to be able to begin to build that and get into that.But let's just talk a little bit about what it is and what the pharynx and for what whereall that kind of comes from and having the knowledge will help you to be able to workthe exercise and to really get the most benefit out of it.

So what is resonanceé Let's just talk aboutthat. Resonance is a deep, full, reverberating sound. It's basically exactly what you wantwith your singing. It's what everybody wants with their singing. You want this deep, full,kind of resonant, just this resonant I'm using a reverberating kind of like sound that isjust big and full as it comes out of these powerful singers. That's what you want. Youwant this full, resonant, reverberating type of sound. Now there's a myth that volume brings resonanceor that you have to have a lot of volume and push a lot of air through your vocal cordsin order to get a big sound and a full resonant

sound, but that's actually not true. In fact, too much volume will just make youthe air blow through your vocal cords and flip into falsetto and that's how you crackand all those cracks and breaks especially in your higher range. Now adding some weight to a good techniquetype of sound is good and that will allow you a bigger sound. But resonance, the thingabout resonance is that it reverberates and bounces off your resonators in such a waythat it just comes out big and full without you having to force it out or try and makeall this volume come out.

So that's what's so important about the pharyngealresonance because your two primary resonators, you have your chest and your head. So thoseare your two registers, so your chest register and your head register. But they're also yourtwo primary resonators as well. But the third resonator is your pharynx. Your pharynx isthat's where pharyngeal comes from. You may already know that but your pharynx is in theback of your throat, up and down on the back of your throat, your pharynx. You got yournasal pharynx. You got your oral pharynx and so on and so forth. So that's your pharynxback there and what happens is the sound as it comes up and you use that pharyngeal resonator,it bounces off the walls of your pharynx and

creates a bigger sound as it comes out ofyour mouth. Now you don't want to just sing with justthat pharyngeal sound. You want a blend, a good blend of your chest voice, your headvoice and your pharynx to get one big kind of one big sound, one big mixed sound andthe pharynx itself is one of the primary ways to establish a good, mixed voice, a good blended,full blended voice. So I want to give you the technique to helpyou get to that pharynx, that pharyngeal kind of sound and where it is and how you can useit. The NG sound, that ng. So that kind of brassy it's kind of a little bit of an annoying,whiny, kind of brassy, kind of sound. You're

obviously not going to sing like that. Infact you literally cannot sing like that because the ng consonant makes all the sound comeout of your nose but that sound is what you can add into your chest voice and your headvoice to get a good, good pharyngeal resonance and get a good sound coming out of your mouth. The nose, the sound coming out of your noseand that uh, that brassy sound, it's obviously not the sound, the only sound that you want.But there's an old Italian adage and some of the greatest singers were like Italianopera singers and all that and there's an old Italian adage that says, Don't sing throughyour nose but put some nose in your singing.

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