If you want to learn how to sing beautifully, there are many aspects in singing and voice projection that have to be taken into consideration. It is an undisputed fact that singing is an exceptional talent that one is born with. In fact, the majority of the great musicians started singing at a tender age. However, this is not always true as some singers barely sang well at a young age but through vocal training, they were able to learn how to sing better.
Have you heard the larks sing in the morning? If you haven’t, then take the trouble to listen to them, and the other birds were chirping along. It is lovely to hear, and that is an understatement. Without any training, they tweet at a beautiful scale, and their voice flows up and down. Any singer would want to sing like that and have the world at their feet. This article is going to help you do just that.
Don’t be discouraged if you are not able to sing well. As long as you are willing to learn, and you have that burning urge to sing, you can make it. Here’s what you should consider in learning how to sing beautifully.
Steps on How To Sing Beautifully
Step 1: Warm-up Before Singing
Singing involves the use of muscles and just like an athlete; you will need to do a warm-up before you pick up the microphone. To prevent subjecting your voice to too much strain, you have to take some warm-up procedures. Just start with simple voices and run through a couple of scales.
The warm-up should be gradual so that the voice box slowly gets into a singing mood. The muscles should be put to simpler tasks which are the simplest of sounds or even mere breaths. After that, you can rise through the more complex sounds. Warming up is a good way of maintaining the quality of the voice through the performance so that you won’t be having a hoarse voice after taking some lines.
Step 2: Correct Singing Posture
Singing is just like learning how to play musical instruments. It’s acquired by learning the right techniques and doing a lot of practice. Of course, everyone can sing, but not everyone can sing a song beautifully. Focus, dedication, and attention to detail are required to master the art of singing beautifully. You should be able to assume the right posture, breathe through your belly and know how to shape your voice. With that in mind, you should be able to sing a gorgeous song just like famous singers.
Step 3: Emotional Singing
Emotional connection to music as a singer is a stepping stone in the process of making you a great singer. A perfect emotional attachment to a song comes about if you can relate to the events in the song.
To get the best ratings as a singer, you need to be good at different aspects of singing. Tone variation is one of the most important components of a song. The listeners will also be moved by the way you sing out the different sounds. But above all, your audience will be touched by your song if they feel the emotions in your song. You need to sing a song that will awaken memories of the listeners.
Step 4: Open Your Mouth And Sing
The single most important thing to remember while singing is to open your mouth wide and sing with all your might. Singers have a wrong notion that they look foolish when they open their mouth wide and hence wind up singing with just parted lips which the audience has to strain to understand. What is the point then? Just stand in front of the mirror and try it out and you will see what I mean. Try to follow the opera singer when you are rendering a song. Only then can the lyrics be heard and understood and appreciated. The tune of the song also becomes evident. The parted lips singing makes the songs go flat.
One very common mistake committed by some singers is that they refuse to open their mouths and sing in a full-throated voice. This is probably some misconception that they have, that if you open your mouth, you do not look nice or sound decent. Well, it only goes to show how wrong they are. The only way to get your diction correct and clear is to open your mouth and formulate the words properly so that people listening can understand what you are singing. One good example is the famous singer Josh Groban.
Step 5: Singing Clearly
To sing beautifully, you have to put into consideration the aspects of clarity and resonance since these are the factors that have a direct impact on the quality of the song. Everyone has different tastes in music but there are common factors between all the best singers.
The audience should be able to hear the words and notes without having to be hunched up in their seats, leaning forward to catch the details. If you can be heard without strain, then you have achieved clarity. The deep, almost subconscious vibrations resonance is a trait that all beautiful singers explore. You have to ensure the audience can hear all your lyrics clearly so that they are captivated by the song.
Step 6: Proper Volume Control
Another misconception amongst some singers is that if you are loud, then you are clear. Your singing volume should be pleasant to the ear, and you should be able to control your volume to maintain the same quality throughout and not strain your chords. Loudness only contributes to a lot of noise which is maybe useful for heavy metal songs but sounds like a cacophony when you are singing the other styles.
Step 7: Timing or Tempo
Unless you are singing a Cappella, keeping time is no significant issue. The trick would be to lightly tap your foot in time to the music and imagine the background music is playing for you. Count your taps after a pause and make sure you and your accompanist are in synchrony. This will help you to keep time, and the song will not sound as if you hurried and finished it off.
Step 8: Singing Within Your Range
The range of notes varies in different people. Some are not comfortable singing high-pitched songs whereas for others; singing soprano is what they would love to do all day. You should be able to identify your range through practice to identify the series of notes that you sing most comfortably.
The bottom of your range is where you sing the lowest note without creaks or voice cracking. The top of your range is defined by the highest note you can sing without cracking or creaking. Your singing range, therefore, refers to the notes between your lowest and highest note.
Step 9: Singing In Tune
Singing in tune is crucial. It is, therefore, mandatory that you sing each note as expected. It doesn’t matter how well you sing a note. As long as you collide with the notes in the chord, you will still sound horrible.
Step 10: Sing With Your Own Style
Singing uniquely is a trait that needs to be mastered. To achieve this, you need to use your unique voice and don’t try to copy someone else, because you risk damaging your voice.
To be able to sing beautifully, it is essential that you are comfortable with your own voice. Be content with the type of voice you have and take care of it so that its standard may be closer to the standard of your role models.
Owning an excellent musical voice is one thing and being able to sing effortlessly and comfortably in front of an audience is an entirely different cup of tea. This requires confidence and motivation. But rest assured that this can be cultivated with patience and perseverance. It is not essential to go to an instructor for developing these qualities, though many do so. It is enough if you can nurture these skills in your own home.
1. Choose a smooth song with which you are familiar to start your practice. Trying to sing an unusual style and a difficult song is a big No, No.
2. Always stand while singing. This helps you to breathe deep and long, and you will be able to hold the long notes comfortably. The sitting posture is not conducive to long breaths.
3. If you have any specific difficulty in understanding the notes or singing a particular tune, then you can perhaps go to an instructor for help.
4. Practice makes perfect is an adage and very accurate. Just singing a few times before a performance is not good enough. Regular vocal exercise is a must for confidence, understanding where to hold your breath and where to exhale which helps in the proper recital of the song.
5. Remember that when you sing, you use your muscles differently than when you speak and only with regular practice can these muscles develop and become strong.
6. Learn to control your voice and throw it at a correct volume and level to sing well and at the same time not strain your vocal cords.
If there is a will, then definitely there is a way. It is just a question of determination and willpower which is going to make you a better singer. Everyone is not born with a 5 Octave range like Mariah Carey or a husky and seductive voice like Jennifer Lopez. But with a little effort, you can always be a good singer with a beautiful voice.