Singing Techniques

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Shaping and Singing Combination Consonants

Sometimes two consonants are combined to make a specific sound. Knowing how to articulate the sound makes it much easier to sing. The combinations of sounds listed in the table below are the few sounds [more…]

Singing in Your Middle Voice

The following exercises give you a chance to work your middle singing voice by itself. Use the vowels listed underneath to help you find your middle voice sound. [more…]

Feeling Your Chest Voice in Singing

You may already know what’s supposed to be your chest singing voice, but maybe you still aren’t sure what it actually is. The best way to tell is to feel it. Try some of the following exercises so you [more…]

Feeling the Head Voice in Singing

The higher part of your singing voice is called head voice because most people feel the vibrations in their head or skull while singing in head voice. Having a head voice for singing is necessary to access [more…]

Descending from Your Falsetto Singing Voice

Moving out of your falsetto down to your middle voice and chest singing voice requires practice to be performed smoothly without straining your voice. The goal of this exercise is to use the easy feeling [more…]

Ascending into Your Falsetto Singing Voice

This singing exercise helps you explore the sensations of moving into the lighter singing sound of falsetto from the heavier feelings of chest voice or middle voice. The benefit of this exercise is that [more…]

Maneuvering In and Out of Chest Voice while Singing

Knowing when to make the middle-voice transitions can be tricky. As you sing each descending or ascending pattern, notice how it feels — you should be able to feel your chest voice wanting to take over [more…]

Transitioning In and Out of Head Voice while Singing

Ascending to head voice while singing means that you have to let go of the thick weight of chest voice or middle voice and lighten up the sound. You may have to go overboard at first to lighten the sound [more…]

Making the Most of the Female Singing Mix

The female singing mix is a sound that you can use when you want to make a thicker sound in the middle part of your voice. Mix is appropriate for almost any style of singing but isn’t as commonly used [more…]

Taking Your Singing Range Higher

A great way to increase your singing range upward is by singing staccato, which means “short and detached.” Singing shorter, lighter notes helps you in singing higher notes, because you’re not using as [more…]

Varying the Dynamics in Your Singing

You’ve probably heard singers control the dynamics in their voice beautifully, whether they’re singing loudly or softly. As your flexibility increases in your upper register, you want to figure out how [more…]

Moving Between Vocal Registers

When you have mastered the specific areas of your singing voice, you’ll want the challenge of moving between registers to improve your technique even more. The patterns just ahead move faster, involve [more…]

How to Healthily Belt out a Song

Because your speaking voice is so closely related to belting out a song, using the speaking voice to develop a healthy belting sound allows you to use a balance of muscles to create the sound instead of [more…]

Knowing Your Limits as a Beginner Belter in Singing

Belting is such an exciting sound for a singer. Belting is the high-energy sound that singers make in pop, musical theater, and rock music. Belting is like any other singing skill; it takes time to master [more…]

Gender Differences in Belting out a Song

Belting is different not only between women and men, but also for different voice types. Keep reading to discover the differences for yourself and develop a healthy belting technique, custom designed for [more…]

Introducing the Mix Belt in Singing

Some people use the singing terms belt and chest voice as if they’re the same. Belt and chest voice may be related, but they’re not the same. Belt uses some chest voice, but it’s not pure chest voice. [more…]

Preparing for Belting out a Song

To feel the vibrations necessary for belting out a song, you need to explore taking speaking voice sounds higher than you normally speak and explore some tones that aren’t very pretty. Belting isn’t about [more…]

Explore Sound Resonance Vibrations for Singing

Experiment with creating resonance (sound vibrations) to improve your singing. For this singing exercise, think of your head as divided into three segments. To really feel the vibrations of resonance in [more…]

Developing "Forward Resonance" to Help Belt out a Song

To help you feel that forward resonance needed for belting out a song, imitate a little kid who’s about to tattle on his big brother or sister. You know that taunting, singsong sound, [more…]

Exploring Different Vowels in Song Belting

You may have noticed that most song belting exercises use the vowels ay (the ay sound as in day) and a (as in cat). Those two vowels help you find the forward resonance you need for belting. Of course, [more…]

Belters and Belt Songs You Should Hear

Listening to some technically savvy belters can be helpful when you’re figuring out how to make the right sounds. Here are some great suggestions of belt songs to try for yourself. [more…]

Training Requirements for Singing Country Music

Country music has the good ol’ boy songs about whiskey and women, as well as heartfelt ballads about lost love. The artists put on quite a show at their performances and use a variety of sounds when they [more…]

Differences between Young Singers and Teens

Music preference may be the most obvious difference you encounter between a young singer and a teenager, but other differences exist. Young singers and teenagers are different in the following ways: [more…]

Singing: Developing Long-Term Technique in Teenagers

Most teenager singers want to know only what they can do today to sound fabulous. They may not know the long-term benefits of using healthy singing techniques, and they may not have the patience to listen [more…]

How Singing Voices Change with Age

All voices change with age, whether you sing or not. That’s why, on the phone, you can easily tell whether you’re speaking with a younger or older person. The following list describes a few types of voice [more…]


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