To become a wonderful singer you have to have more just a beautiful voice, you need to know how to hit the notes and in order to reach the exact notes, you need to practice with some vocal exercises and tune your vocal chords. Here are some techniques that you can follow to achieve what you wish for.
#1: Breath control
While singing you may have to hold your breath a little longer sometimes when you sustain a particular note. You can only achieve this with the help of serious practice. Try making an “o” of your mouth similar to the manner which your mouth will be while sucking from the straw. And try inhaling and exhaling air through the mouth. You will feel that the number of beats of air taken in will gradually increase. This will further help you to sustain your notes in the future by increasing your lung capacity and make the crowd roar and want to have more of it.
#2: The hummingbird
Who does not know how to hum? But you might have known that it is one of the best-known methods to train your vocal chords and that is the reason why almost all the singers hum lightly before the stage performance. It is a good cover up exercise you can do anywhere as you keep your mouth closed without letting the person next to you that you are the one doing it. Start with a low tune and gradually increase the pitch. Repeat the exercise a number of times.
#3: Sound of music
Everyone will be familiar with the all-time favorite song ” Do-Re-Mi” from the film Sound of music. Practice singing all the eight notes successfully taking care of each of the notes. Keep on doing it successively. You will be able to hit the wide range of notes in various pitches within no time. But try listening to yourself and rectify if you are producing nasal sounds.
#4: The Ooo(s) and Eee(s)
You need to get your ooos correctly. While practicing it, try doing it along with the child so that the little one may join you and you will not feel the exercise that embarrassing to do. Besides, who does not like the sound of a siren? It is not wrong to have some full while doing exercise, is it? I personally do not think so. Try and do have fun along with it.
#5: Trill exercise
Make your lips vibrant while doing the trills. When this is done, rather than doing this in the same tone go for varied ranges like starting from a low pitch to a higher. You need to get a tickling sensation on your cheeks. That is, when you confirm that you are on the right track and doing the exercise properly. Do this for a time frame of 10-15 minutes.
#6: The musical companion
Try practicing your notes while playing your piano or guitar beside you. Try to reach the notes on various scales. This will help you to increase your ability to recognize the notes as it facilitates ear training and will even help you to get your beats correctly.
#7: Tongue twisters
Tongue twisters will help you a lot especially in the case of singing rap music as well as fast songs. You need to get your diction right as it might sound funny if you have an unruly tone unless you are trying to create a new genre of music of your own. Without proper diction, it would not matter how beautiful your voice is. So do take time to develop some skills.
#8: Posture and Food
Remember your posture and diet also contributes a lot to a good performance. Sit or stand erect while singing and do not slouch. And a quick and simple trick to produce a strong voice without much strain is by keeping your chin down. Do not drink anything cold or eat spicy food as it is likely to give you a sore throat and make your voice hoarse. So do try to avoid the food falling into the two categorise and try keeping your throat hydrated by sipping small amounts of water from time to time.
Conclusion: So by practicing the above methods, I’m sure you’ll be the signer you always dreamt of in no time. Make sure of your talents to the maximum potential, but do not overwork as you may strain the nightingale in you.