Wednesday, September 17, 2008

How to Sing Properly, Without Pressure and Tension

People’s reactions will tell you if you sing no pressure and no tension because they are you measure of your success. If you fans satisfy your performance level then you are professional.

How can you get high quality voice and get excellent results if you have no constant practice? Follow the simple tips and do it with full of love.


Do the entire basic vocal warm up exercises and spend 1 hour before you perform.
You can not sing properly if you miss to rehearse before performing. You use all your muscles to sing. Your voice is your instrument and those muscles are part of it. You must have regular body warm ups to make it as always in good condition.


This technique is one way to release your stress. Problems and hatred will reduce and or kill your energy. So, take a deep breathe then close your eyes and imagine the things that you did to make people happy. And imagine yourself what will happen in your future career. Make your own success imagine that you are already successful.

Meditation helps your creativity develops. This will also helps you to be more unique person. And if you do this exercise in regular basis you will slowly know yourself well.

Choose a room or a place and sit alone in 5-10 minutes or more. And be sure no one will bother you. Close your eyes and imagine the wonderful moments of your life. Talk to yourself by asking questions, will help know better of who you really are.

Especially your weaknesses and strength is the most important to discover and accept it. Because of acceptance, when you encounter critical issues regarding your performance, you are happy to hear it and willing to change for good.

This technique is excellent to do before you perform in any events. To make your body relax you can sing well and give the meaning of the songs easily.


Show a big smile to the fans, have an eye to eye contact! If you smile, your mouth is in the relax position, when some one is asking you a question you are always ready to answer slowly but surely.

Don't show to everybody that you are tense or feel nervous by showing a sad face. Breast out and stomach in it indicates that you are confident and by showing your body language you let them know that you are prepared for the battle and willing to do everything no matter what happen.

In your big smile, you show their satisfaction of your performance. Your smile symbolize to your fans that you are ready to forget their problems.

Don’t think too much

Oh you are conscious of your outfit! Remember, your fans are waiting to hear your voice not the dress you wear. And also there are times, that you sing in pronto or actual but you don’t have warm up. To forget the worries is simply taking a deep breathe and smile.

If you are focusing negative views, your performance is affected. You are there to sing with all your heart use the power of positive thinking! Do it and expect the best! Accept whatever happen and always end your day joyful.

On the other hand, over excitement can cause stress and you energy level will be reduce. Keep calm is what matters most.

Be natural

Show your originality by using your own techniques and styles in singing. Be sure that is 100% original. Don’t act like any one. Be yourself is necessary. People will love you how you entertain them. Be sure to be a good person. Aim to make your fans be happy. Good luck!

Last updated: April 16, 2012

Sunday, September 7, 2008

What Are Basic Vocal Warm-Up Exercises

Before going to be an expert, you must start with the basic. It is always an advice to have warm-up exercise before singing. It is like when you wake up in the morning you warm-up your body to prepare for the work.

Here are the basic tips of vocalize your voice;

Inhale and Exhale

Wherever you are you need air for the reason of staying alive. And this will help to release stress. It is important to know how to inhale and exhale properly so that it stabilize the air going in and out and it is easy to breathe when singing.

To inhale is to breathe the air, it is better to breathe through your mouth because there is more air to go inside. Practice using inhaling through your nose, it is also important. To implement a proper inhale exhale, start to inhale slowly while your chest to your back will expand and then exhale the air slowly until you will feel light. Repeat this exercise many times at least 10 times.

Shaking hands

After Inhale exhale, shake your hands Down and Up 10 counts each. This exercise will always refresh your muscle from previous exercise. And also it release from nervous or tension.

 Brrr while using do-re-mi-fa-sol scales sound

This exercise will help relax and warm-up your lower and upper lips. You know the note sounds do-re-mi-fa-sol then sol-fa-mi-re-do just sing the sound of the sol-fa syllables but your word use must be brrrrrrr.

Basic vowel sounds are very important, there are lots of vowel sounds but these five are always use. Form any words that start with A-E-I-O-U and then sing it with so-fa syllables. Like for instance, MAMA.

 Look at the image and play it with your keyboard and then sing using the lyrics mah mah. After the C major key make another scale D major it has two sharps fa and do and then make another key E major and so on.

 Play this image in your keyboard and sing with the lyrics a-e-i-o-u. Sing the A scales without cutting of breathe, and then breathe before singing the E scales and so on.
This exercise helps your pronunciations very clear and it helps your mouth open properly.


While familiarizing the note sounds you also do vocal warm-up. It is better to memorize the sound of sol-fa syllables because it improves your pitch. It is important to sing perfect pitch because it is a requirement to be professional singer.
Pitch is important than vibrato.


Sometimes you forgot to smile when you are in the middle of nervous and cramming. There are times, you sing on the spot and keep in mind to smile. Especially when you sing high notes because when you smile your mouth open naturally.

Constant practice and sing for free services build more confidence as a singer

To become a singer you must have self-confidence.
Here are ways to get these traits;
 Join Church Organizations
Audition to be a choir member many choir conductors are looking for great singers, because to be a choir you must have ability to sing soprano, alto, tenor and bass it is very difficult to find some one who has the singing skill.

As a choir member there are lots of exposures because every day there will be mass celebration. If you can serve the church every day then do it because it for you your development, the more you perform the better you acquire confidence in yourself.

Another exposure is mass wedding; at least two times a week you have a chance to give your service and you’ll know more songs not religious but also love songs. You can also perform at the wedding venue that is why you need to have a master songs this link will give tips on important of master song piece.

The most special exposure in church is to be a Psalmist it is because the words that you sing is a song praise to God. To be a Psalmist it needs more emotions to express the meaning of the Psalm to convey the people. Your confidence must be present in this kind of performance.

You must feel the word of the Psalm and then try to sing with all your heart. Keep calm while singing even if your rhythm is fast; try to relax your body.
Join extra curricular activities in school
Always be active to participate in every school activities. Anything that will help to develop your confidence in singing, you must do it. You will never missed music in school, like the National Anthem and Loyalty song every morning all of you will sing.

And in every program there is invocation followed by national anthem, what if you will volunteer yourself to sing the invocation and the national anthem? The first thing you said to volunteer it is a sign of being confident.

But you need an action to prove your teacher that you can sing. You need to practice religious songs for the invocation song like the “The Prayer”. And for the national anthem it must perform in an acapella style.

Another event, inside your room when your music teacher is looking for a singer, raise your hand she/he might help your dreams to become true.  Music teachers have many contacts so if you really have singing skill he/she brings you to the right path of your career.

 Do not be afraid to share your talent because it is a gift from God. Your classmates are very proud of you and they will promote you in the campus and also outside the campus. Your classmates are your bridge to build your confidence more. Lastly, always choose friends who can understand you and likes music also.

Constant practice
As a student there are many assignments to do, but always give time to practice. Every day use your vacant time for practice. Do not practice that you are already mastered.

Do a new thing that is related to singing. If you need to expand your voice range practice vocalization and if you think that your body is getting fat exercise to lose weight. Every little thing that you do counts if it helps the development of your singing skill.
Prayer is the most powerful to make impossible things made. There are times that you feel scared but when you know God exist and you know that God made you to become a singer and he made for his purpose, he is always be there for you to guide your way. All you have to do is practice and God will do the rest.


Before and after you sing, ask the Holy Spirit to give you strength in your performance and you affirm that you sing for God’s praise. After you sing, always thank God for giving a chance to sing and share your talent.
Accept that you have weaknesses, and then improve it.

Every one is not perfect so no matter what you do, there are always struggles. Use these trials as your motivation to build more confidence.

Last updated: April 13, 2012

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Basic Ways to improve the singing skills

Everyone wants to sing and wish to become a popular singer.
Here are basic tips to know;

Listen Songs Everyday
It is a simple way to discover yourself if you a have a talent in singing. Once you hear the music and feel with full of emotion to sing with, so you have the potential to become a singer.

Keep on listening in all type genres and these will help you to know the behavior of your voice. Today Mp3 players, I pod and cell phones are so popular because it can be carry everywhere it makes a way listen your favorite songs easily.

But remember, over loud of volume with your player it may destroy your ear drum and it results to deafness. Ears are the most important tool to make you sing better in a correct pitch.

Determine your voice Behavior, voice range and the
Quality of your voice

This image is a C Major scales and the last note is "me" if you can hit the highest note your range is high.

Every person is special and has unique style of voice. Like Karen Carpenter, was the finest female vocalist of all time she developed her low voice range and she was really excellent with it. Karen Carpenter expressed the purest and natural voice sound.

So, it is necessary for you to know your range and not forcing yourself to sing High notes. If Karen did not know her strength she might not be legendary because of the finest, purest and natural sound of voice quality.

Another is Celine Dion, she is known as the pop music's most influential voices described as Queen of Pop. Many singers tried to imitate her voice, and there were successful but there were frustrated.

It is not important to be like many popular singers because you teach yourself not to know who you really are. Be yourself is always your priority and do what is being capable of your voice range and keep on improving it until you will get the excellent voice quality that no one can ever copy it.

Have you heard the singer in Cranberries band? This voice is so difficult to imitate, try start experimenting by know your voice. What if you have more ability than the Cranberries singer? Try and try, practice and practice.

You need to have a Master Song Piece
Listen to songs is not enough to become a singer. Instead of singing their songs is one way to achieve more improvements in your singing skill. You need to master songs because it is your tool for your exposure to let the people know that you can sing.

Master many songs with your voice range and if you think that you have more singing style than the original singer, do it and be sure that it is great to hear.

Lastly, it is better if you master to sing old songs from 1950’s-90, so that when people hear it in modern times they will appreciate you with your performance and there is possibility that you have many fans they push to become professional performer.

Or you can join some music industry websites that is definitely a good place to hangout as a musician. In this case, I recommend

 Last updated: April 13, 2012

Friday, September 5, 2008

Singer and Musician Resources

Below are the important musician related websites. You can check out those sites for more information relating to singing, marketing your talent and developing your singing skills. Of course, since those are outside resources; I am not responsible for the overall quality of their content. Use those information at your own discretion.

1.) A2Z Singing Tips -Free Singing Tips - Free Singing Tips - Free Singing Tips. Singing Articles and Tips from Top Vocal Coaches.

2.) How to Memorize Lines - Simple techniques help actors and speech-givers learn lines with confidence.

3.) Media Web Source- - Music Industry Jobs, Press Kit and Demo Tips, Record Company Submission Guidelines, Music Articles, How To Get Gigs, Band Promotion, CD Duplication, and Recording Studio Finder.

4.) Recording Studios Dallas Texas - Recording Studio serving Dallas and Fort Worth. Mixing and Mastering Studio.

5.) Online rock - Gear, Free MP3 Downloads, Blogs, CD Reviews, Podcasts and more to help musicians and music fans discover and promote new music.