Knowing Your Limits as a Beginner Belter in Singing - dummies

Knowing Your Limits as a Beginner Belter in Singing

By Pamelia S. Phillips

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 it. If you’re just beginning to belt, make it part of your daily routine — but not the only part of your daily routine.

You don’t go to the gym on the first day you buy the membership and spend the entire day on the treadmill. Give yourself time to build up the muscle strength to make the sounds in a healthy way.

If you find yourself pushing or feel tired at the end of a work session, go back and check your technique. If all the points on your checklist are in good working order, shorten the amount of time that you work on belting at your next practice session.

Continue to also work on your speaking voice to keep it in good shape. Be sure to work on all areas of your voice after you discover belting. You want to keep your technique balanced and build strength in all areas of your voice.