❗ SPOILER ALERT: Even those who have a “natural” gift of singing still have to work at it.
The saying goes, “If you have a voice, you can sing.” This may not help you hit high notes or learn to sing with more power, but it’s a great foundation for those who want to learn good singing techniques.
Singing is a skill, no different than playing a musical instrument or knowing how to type on a computer keyboard. And just like with any other skill, the difference between being “good” at it and being “the best” is simply: practice.
According to VoiceLessons.com: “Everyone is born with a different voice and vocal range; they just need to engage with it well. The art of learning how to sing and how to improve your individual singing voice is learning how to work with the tools you already have in your toolbox. Working to improve your singing voice takes a mix of ingredients: balance, coordination and the right exercises.”
This is precisely how Brionn Warner Music views singing, as well. Let’s explore Brionn’s five best tips below.
Improving your singing voice
Choose the right songs for your voice.
Song choice can make or break your vocal performance. Make sure that the song you’re singing feels comfortable to you. It’s okay to choose something that challenges you, but not in a way that hurts your voice or hinders you from moving forward.
Brionn cannot stress this enough — never stop breathing. Your breaths should be a constant motion in and out throughout your entire song. The more you breathe, the more you will be able to control your singing voice.
Release notes instead of “pushing” them.
Overcoming mental barriers and bad habits are half the battle when learning how to sing properly. When you’re thinking about the big notes to hit in your song, think of releasing your breaths into those notes as opposed to “pushing up” to a note. This will help you build a mindset of ease and effortlessness when approaching difficult notes, as well as help you release more air for more control. The less tension you’re holding trying to “push” a note, the better that note will sound.
Fortunately, this one is a quick fix, but it’s still a must for all things singing-related. Without a hydrated body, you’re singing with a dry throat and making things much harder than they need to be. Your body needs water to perform all its major functions, and that includes singing!
Relax and have fun!
The less tension you have built up in your body, the easier and more smoothly the notes will come out while you’re singing. Relax into your songs and don’t be afraid to take risks and stylize a song to your own preference.
Improving your singing voice is no small feat. Professional and dedicated singers spend two hours or more every single day practicing their voice, and this doesn’t include time spent learning how to sight-sing, play piano, study music theory and more. While this is not recommended for beginner or intermediate singers, Brionn Warner Music has formulated a customized lesson plan that helps students improve their voice and build confidence. Visit https://brionnwarnermusic.wpcomstaging.com/services/ to learn more.