13 Sing Better Tips

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No matter where you are on your singing journey, check out this list of 13 sing better tips to improve your next performance.
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Singing exercises for breathing.

It is absolutely vital that you practice good signing exercises for breathing to ensure that you know how to sing while breathing properly. Tips 1 to 6 will point you in the right direction.

1. Pace Your Breathing

Practice breathing that brings you to a relaxed state of mind. Close your eyes and pay attention to each breath. This will help you reach your peak performance level.

2. Catch Your Breath

While it’s important to keep the momentum going when you’re singing, there are times when it’s more difficult than others. It’s crucial to catch your breath and stop singing every so often—especially if your range is high and you’re stretching it a bit. Not only will this give you a moment to rest and relax, but it can ward off vocal injuries in the future.

3. Fill Your Lungs With Air As You Breathe

When you learn to project your voice, you need to know how to breathe thru diaphragm. Here is a simple technique you can use to if you want to know how to breathe through your diaphragm. Place your hand on your chest and the other one just under your rib cage. Slowly breathe in while watching your stomach move out. The hand on your chest should be as still as possible. This is diaphragm breathing, and is one of the most important singing breathing techniques.

4. Open Your Mouth As You Breathe

It is an old singers’ tip that you should open your mouth as you breathe while singing because, otherwise, if you continue to breathe through your nose, you are likely to sing nasally. You increase your chances of sounding good if you allow the air to travel all the way down to your diaphragm and out of your mouth.

5. Try To Breathe As Deeply As Possible

Singing is an exercise that engages most of your body’s muscles. Despite the fact that breathing exercises will help your performance, it’s important to breathe as deeply as possible when singing. Breathing exercises can be useful for strengthening muscles in your back and abdominal area, which are difficult to target when you are exercising. Also, remember to exhale fully from time to time. Exhaling is one of the most common problems for singers due to tension in their chests and shoulders.

6. Let The Sound Of The Vowel Come Out As You Breathe

This technique is a good way to avoid breath-holding. As you sing, make sure that the sounds of vowels come out as you breathe. For example, you can practice singing the sound “ahhh”. While singing ahhh, breathe out as much as possible.

Vocal range, pitch, volume and tone. Focus on:

7. Test Vocal Range

Being able to expand your vocal range will make your voice more versatile. It can be extremely difficult to sing higher pitches versus lower pitches when you first start out.

8. Vocal Pitch

The best vocal pitch is one where you can sing comfortably. If your pitch feels strained, or if you have to over-emphasize some parts of the syllables and under-emphasize others in order to create the impression of a whole thought, that’s something you need to work on.

9. Improve Vocal Volume

Volume, in singing, is extremely important. Every good singer knows and has heard that when the volume is too low, your voice goes “like a cat”. Volume is key in order to give strength to the sound and to avoid hitting some unnecessary notes and ruining the overall feel of the song.

10. Improve Vocal Tone

Before you start your vocal warm ups in the morning, concentrate for a few seconds on what you want your tone to sound like that day. Do some research and find out what your favorite singers have as their signature tone, and see if you can apply any elements of their tone to your own.

And finally…

11. Sing With Confidence

Have you ever heard a singer who doesn’t sound so sure of what they’re doing on stage? If so, it probably didn’t sound that great. Singing with confidence is crucial – if you don’t have it when you’re on the stage in front of a thousand people, how can you expect them to listen to you?

12. Practice Singing

You should practice a lot before you attempt to sing in public. By practicing in the privacy of your own home, you can work up the courage to try singing in front of an audience. Singing in front of others can be a stressful experience, which is why you should practice so that you will have the confidence you need to get over your anxiety.

13. Don’t Be Afraid To Make Mistakes

One of the things that make artists so enticing is that they’re honest about what they’re feeling. As a singer, it’s important to be honest and vulnerable with your audience and create meaningful performances that resonate with them. Don’t be afraid to show them how you feel and open up to others in order to connect with them on an emotional level. No one will be able to connect with your singing if it doesn’t come from a place of truth.

Jayne Callum

Jayne Callum

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