Another Potential Problem: I'm a beginner and don't know where to start.
Solution: Sing louder
When your voice is held back, it cannot be free. You voice needs space in order to resonate properly. If you open up and sing louder, your voice will be able to come out easier and, after a while, you will be able to control it better.
Don't worry if at first it seems a little bit weird or you aren't sure if you like how you sound. If you practice this idea, you WILL get better. It might not be better on the first day, but after a few weeks of practice, you will hear and feel a difference.
In this voice lesson, we are using an easy exercise that may already be familiar to you. The best way to practice this is in your medium-low vocal range first. Then, after you get the hang of it, you can extend the range of the exercise.
Exercise 1: "Ya" 54321
- Just sing.
Evaluate on a scale of 1-10 how loud you were singing. This isn't just a measure of volume, but a measure of effort and energy as well. 10 is the best and 1 is the worst.
If you are like most singers, the first couple of times that you do this, or even if you just aren't paying attention on that particular day, you will be singing at about a level 5-6. I'd like you to focus on consistently singing at a level 8-9.5 at all times.
Exercise 2: Same as above
- Focus on singing at AT LEAST a level 8.
That's it! It's really that simple. Simple to understand, challenging to do.
You can also apply this idea to any song that you are singing as well.