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Practicing Your Singing Correctly

Correct singing practice means that you’re making consistent improvement. Your vocal cords don’t have pain receptors, so you can’t assume that you’ll feel pain if you do something wrong. If you do feel [more…]

Vocal Register: The Parts of Your Singing Voice

You have one glorious singing voice made up of three distinct parts or registers: chest voice, middle voice, and head voice. As you may guess, the notes in the middle part of your voice make up your middle [more…]

Finding Your Middle Singing Voice

Your middle singing voice is the bridge between your chest voice and head voice. For women, middle voice feels like a lighter version of chest voice and a fuller, thicker version of head voice. For men [more…]

Singing: Checking Out Your Chest Voice

Chest voice is that thicker, heavier sound in the lower part of your singing voice that makes vibrations in your chest when you’re singing. You may have felt it take over a time or two, whether you wanted [more…]

Finding Your Head Voice in Singing

Just as women struggle with the transition between the chest voice and middle voice, men have a tough transition moving into head voice. With some practice, men can successfully maneuver in this area of [more…]

Figuring Out Falsetto Singing

The male voice has three singing registers, similar to the female voice: chest voice, middle voice, and head voice. The difference for the male singer is [more…]

Discovering Your Falsetto Singing Voice

As a man, if you’ve ever imitated a woman, by either speaking or singing, you’ve found your falsetto. Your falsetto voice may not be really strong, but giving it a good workout for singing is important [more…]

Singing Songs that use Your Falsetto

Falsetto isn’t just for exercises — you can find songs that allow you to use those sounds. Check out these songs that use falsetto. You can find even more if you want an opportunity to use your newly found [more…]

Mixing It Up in Singing

Mix is a sound commonly used in contemporary music that you hear on the radio or in musicals. If middle singing voice is a transition between chest voice and head voice and uses a balance of those muscle [more…]

Making the Most of the Male Singing Mix

Men, as your falsetto gets stronger, it’s time to mix it up to strengthen the notes that were once purely falsetto sounds. In the male voice, when the muscles that create chest voice and head voice work [more…]

Female Singing Mixer Examples

You can hear some terrific women demonstrate a mix of head voice, chest voice, and middle singing voice. Listen to Mary Martin sing mixed voice in “Why Shouldn’t I?” or Barbara Cook sing “Chain of Love [more…]

Female Wicked High Note Singing

Have you ever heard a woman sing notes that sounded higher than any note on the piano? Those wicked high notes that females sing have several different names: flute register, bell register, flageolet, [more…]

Tackling Singing Register Transitions

Knowing where to make singing transitions makes it easier to figure out how to successfully sing a song. When you know the transition points, you can choose tactics, such as the following, to help you [more…]

Improvising Your Singing for a Better Pop Sound

When you listen to pop singers on the radio, they sound like a million bucks. After all, they have all those instruments and backup singers behind them. At home, you probably don’t have a professional [more…]

Belting Out Your Song

Belting is such an exciting sound for a singer. Beltingis the high-energy sound that singers make in pop, musical theater, and rock music. It’s similar to yelling on pitch, but with more of a singing tone [more…]

Playing around with Singing Pitch

A resonant speaking pitchs and range to makes your speaking voice clear and commanding which you can then apply to your singing voice. To get the most benefit from the these voice exercises work out your [more…]

Chanting and Speaking to Improve Your Singing

Exploring chanting helps you understand the close relationship between a resonant tone for speaking and a resonant tone for singing. To explore chanting, you sing some pitches, chant the same pitches, [more…]

Organizing a Singing Practice Plan

Organizing your practice session greatly increases your chances of accomplishing something. If you have only 30 minutes to practice, you don’t want to waste the first 20 minutes figuring out what you need [more…]

Answers to Your Singing Practice Questions

Don’t worry if you aren’t sure what to do when you practice. Students frequently ask questions about practicing, so here are some answers before you start practicing. Knowing where to practice, when to [more…]

Singing Practice Needs

Of course you need your voice to practice your singing but there are other tools which will help to make your training sessions more productive: [more…]

Singing Warm Ups: Stretching the Body

No matter how easy the day is, start your singing practice session warm ups by stretching out. You want to get your entire body ready to sing, not just your singing muscles. For the breath to really move [more…]

Taking Your Singing Agility to New Levels

Singing fast scales develops agility — the ability to change notes quickly and easily. Agility is important no matter what kind of music you plan to sing. If your voice can move easily [more…]

Exhalation for Singing: Trilling

A lip trill is an itchy exercise, but it’s great for feeling the movement of the exhalation. The vibrations of your lips may make your nose itch after a few minutes. No problem — scratch your nose and [more…]

Improving Your Singing: Sustaining Tone

Sustaining tone is a singing must. Have you ever run out of air before the end of the phrase in your song and then had to sneak in a breath? Sneaking in a breath is legal when you sing, but you should [more…]

Shaping and Singing Lip Consonants

Lip consonants require the lips to move instead of the tip of the tongue, which requires special consideration in your singing. The similarity is that you can move the tip of your tongue and your lips [more…]

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