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You don’t need to scream to your lungs out to sing louder and clear. Is it possible to sing louder while maintaining its clearness so that the audience can hear the words you sing? The answer is YES. And there are three areas of exercises you must pay close attention to in order to build up a louder & clearer voice effortlessly.
Would you like to sing loud? Most people sing very softly because they are a wee bit scared that they may not sound nice if they sing loudly? But one thing they do not understand is that not all songs sound nice if sung softly and singing loudly has its own advantages. If you learn how to sing louder, it will help you exploit your potential better, and what is more, with a louder voice you reach across to the last person in a large hall more effectively. And above all, you don’t need to spend lots of money to learn this provided you follow the tips given below.
Singing perfectly involves different elements. To sing attractively, you need to combine focus and posture effectively. To sing well, you need to concentrate on maintaining good posture as this will marginally improve the loudness of your voice. Your audience also expects you to sing clearly and powerfully. The three attributes of singing are crucial if you are determined to take your singing to a new high.
1) Keeping Your Chin Down
It is a common misconception that you need to pull your chin out to increase the volume of your voice. This is not the case as both professional singers and trainers advise that you are required to pull in your chin so that you get more control over your voice and achieve a louder voice. With sufficient practice, you will be able to sing out the louder and clearer voice that’s pleasing to the ears of the listeners.
2) Open Your Mouth
Just as closed mouth humming is an excellent way to develop a resonant voice, open mouth humming is useful for improving your voice and to strengthen the vocal cords. Open your mouth and hum a note and hold it for 5 to 6 counts. Proceed to the next note and continue to finish the scale. Increase the tempo of your humming gradually and do this up the scale and down the scale. , Practice the mouth exercise with songs you are comfortable with and preferably simple songs. The more sophisticated tuner can come later once you learn control of your voice.
3) Open Up Your Jaw
Learning how to sing clearly and loudly calls for effective utilization of your anatomical structures. Among the most important tips is opening your mouth wide enough while keeping the chin down. This greatly enhances the clarity of your singing. Also, reciting the vowels of the alphabet may prove to be a difficult undertaking because you will find yourself closing your jaws in the process. With enough practice, you will be able to bring out the sounds effectively and with ease. As unimportant as some of these details may appear to the majority of singers, they are the clear distinctions between amateur and professional singers.
1) “Think down” for High notes
Thinking down for high notes is a rather confusing comment to say as you may miss the intended meaning. To understand this concept better, think about how the pulley system works. Let’s say, take the example of an elevator. It is understood that for the elevator to rise, it needs an equally countering force that pulls down to give it enough push to pull it upwards. Our voices seemingly work in such way. This is because where sound resistance is heaviest, that’s when one is able to truly pronounce the highest note.
2) Effective Use of Vocal Chords:
The next step is to make your vocal cords work in synchrony. Without this, your voice will sound winded and out of breath, and your volume will decrease automatically. Proper practice of vocal cords will help it to work correctly.
Hold a note for 4 to 5 counts in as loud a voice as you can and then proceed to the next note. Continue practicing until you complete the scale. Record your practice session and replay to see whether you sound right. To know whether it is right, your voice has to be loud and clear without cracks and breaks. Increase your volume gradually and then reduce your volume gradually till you complete a full round. This will help you gain volume control.
3) Proper Breathing Control
To attain this, one needs to learn and understand how the human vocal folds operate. With proper and adequate training, a vocal trainer can guarantee you that you would be able to sustain that loud and beautiful voice for a long period without running the risk of running short on breath. Vocal folds, much like any other muscle in the body operate in its unique way that is essential to understand.
As you are singing or speaking, a limited amount of air is allowed to pass through and at the same time, the vocal folds are flapping rapidly to produce sound. Subsequently, breathing too hard results in producing a low fading sound that is not pleasing to the listeners. Furthermore, breathing too much makes your vocal folds flap at the highest rate which results in inflammation of the vocal folds, and this has damaging effects on your voice. To manage this, one needs to maintain an equilibrium of breathing that is neither too high nor too low to result in the best sounding voice.
Deep breathing, proper inhalation, and exhalation will help you sing in a louder and clearer voice, and breath control comes from regular breathing exercises. As when you run, you get out of breath even to speak so will it be challenging to sing long notes if you do not inhale deeply? Breathing has to be down from your stomach so that lots of air is captured in your lungs to give it the power to sing loud.
4) More Power Without Strain
Do you want to sing better without straining? Well, I’ve got just the right solution for you. You may notice that quite some singers raise their chin up to increase the pitch of their voice. It is true to a certain extent but would you rather opt for this temporary fix that damages your vocal folds in the long run? Facts have proven that the solution lies in training to keep your head down as this not only relaxes your vocal folds but also brings you comfort while singing in loud voices. As a bonus, no damage is incurred on your vocals.
Hence you will be able to sing beautifully. You can as well practice by singing the Ah scale up and down in one phrase (1-2-3-4-3-2-1). You may find it difficult not to raise your head up as you reach the high note but with enough practice, you will get the hang of it!
5) Improve Your Resonance
Another method to improve your sound is to improve your voice quality. The quality of your voice depends on how it resonates in the mouth, throat and inside the nasal cavity. Hum a note with your mouth closed and then again with your mouth open and lips apart. To get better control in holding your note keep practicing to hum with your mouth closed.
Preparations And Exercises
Sighing or siren as others refer to it, is just a simple exercise that enables you to acquire the clarity of your tone.to practice this exercise effectively, one is required to start a sigh with at a comfortable rate as you work your way higher. Continuous practice while doing this exercise is considered to be effective in obtaining the perfect clarity to your tone. Sighing is very important when learning how to sing powerfully.
2) Sight Reading
The experienced singers are all too familiar with sight-reading. Sight-reading refers to the ability to identify the sound of different types of notes just by observing the music. However, to attain this ability, one has to undergo tremendous practice to the extent that you will be able to internally visualize how each note sounds just by observation. You need to be both good at sight-singing and ear training as you need both factors to succeed in this attribute.
3) Vocal Power Exercises
Several vocal power exercises will train you to sing more powerful easily. It doesn’t take much time as just with a few months of consistent practice; you can grasp the concept fully and hence able to do it on your own. However, if you do not practice using the correct methods, you may end up sacrificing the quality of your tone. Care should be taken to avoid becoming like the majority of singers who end up favoring certain resonance cavities during singing loudly that causes sounds of their voice to be impure.
With enough quality practice, you will come to discover significant advantages such as balancing your voice and also being able to sing correctly during low, medium and even high volumes.