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2. Know What You Are Good At, What You'd Like To Improve On, and Develop A Plan
What are you good at or what is good about your singing? (If you say nothing, then you REALLY need to check out a Rapid Fire Voice Lesson.)
What would you like to improve on? What is your plan of attack?
If you are like most singers that I work with...you may have no idea....you just want to sing better. It just might not "sound right." Or maybe it feels like "something is missing."
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4. Focus on one area of your voice or one concept at a time.
It's easy to get overwhelmed because of all of the concepts and techniques that overlap and interact with each other when singing. Improve your voice by focusing on one area and hearing results.
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As you sing higher and approach your register shift, we are going to switch from singing "yah" to "yuh" and sing up and out.
What is your register shift/passaggio? It is a transition point in your voice. In order to get your voice to shift easily, we can use a simple vowel modification like this one above.
Practice along with this voice lesson video to help you to master this simple singing concept. It's easy to understand, but may take a bit of practice to get the hang of.
You can use this anytime that you are singing a word with an "ah" vowel sound.
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The United State's National Anthem is arguably one of the most difficult songs to sing. It presents many challenges to a singer. How many terrible versions of the National Anthem have you heard? Probably too many to count.
One of the best goals that a singer can have is to sing an amazing rendition of the National Anthem and present it with confidence, respect, and also sound amazing.
With the tips below and some practice any singer can present a National Anthem to bring down the house before your team wipes the floor with your opponent!
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The 5 Steps To Singing An Amazing National Anthem
1. Find a key or starting note that works for you and stick with it.
This song has a HUGE range and you want to stay consistent with your starting note. Starting on the same note every time will also engage your muscle memory which will take over if you are feeling nervous or anxious about your performance.
Not sure which key is the best choice for you? Start with the first line of the song "Oh..say." The word "say" will be the lowest note in the song. Choose a note that is very low in your range, but still comfortable.
2. Be able to reference your first note at all times.
You've all seen the movies where the Barbershop Quartet blows on this little thing and a sound comes out. Everyone hums their pitch and then the group starts. That little thing is called a pitch pipe and it is used to reference pitches on the go. It's a handy little device.
You could probably even get a "Pitch Pipe" app on your phone for this purpose as well.
However you reference your note, it is important for consistency, confidence, and muscle memory. Don't guess. Play your starting note right before you sing so that you can be absolutely sure that you are "right on."
Refer to the audio podcast above as it may be easier to understand and hear the examples.
Identifying checkpoints in this song is "key" to staying in tune. See what I did there? ;)
All of these phrases are exactly the same notes as your first 3 starting notes.
"-light's last gleaming"
"whose broad stripes"
Another reason that many singers go out of tune or change keys on this song, leaving the audience cringing, are the accidentals.
Accidentals are sharps and flats that are not in the key signature. They add a bit of spice and variety to the song.
The following accidentals (sharps) in the song are all the same note. Make sure that you are high enough on each of these syllables.
"Early light" The "ly" of early
"Perilous" The "lous" of perilous
All of these words/syllables need to be high enough.
4. Keep the riffs and runs to a minimum
Riffs and runs get a lot of singers into trouble in this song and it becomes much more difficult to control the song with added ornamentation. In addition, it takes away a certain level of respect for the song. Portray respect, grace, and singing control as you honor your country. Sing it straight.
5. Keep the rhythm moving
Many singers singing The National Anthem will have the added challenge of singing in a large space with potential for an echo. For example, if you are singing on a football field, you may hear your voice echo back about 2-3 seconds later. This can be incredibility distracting. To counter this, and maintain the rhythm of the song. Don't slow down. Don't speed up. Keep the rhythm solid and your singing will also be solid.
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1. "Sing Better Fast" A Voice Lesson Covering The Basics In About 5 Minutes
# 2, 3, 4 Love Your Voice In 3 Days Video Course
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#4, 5, 6, More Voice Lessons For The Absolute Beginner
These voice lessons are available for you on the "Sing Better In 3 Days Podcast."
Episode 116: A Voice Lesson For Absolute Beginners Men
Episode 118: A Voice Lesson For Absolute Beginners Women
Episode 123: Head Voice For The Absolute Beginner
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#7 Head Voice Exercises
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If you want to sing higher, put less pressure and strain on your voice and sound great, then mixed voice is an essential singing technique to master.
Mixed voice is when you combine the head and chest voice muscles in order to sing more efficiently throughout the middle of your range. The chest voice is powerful, but if you try to take it too high, it will eventually strain your voice or crack. The head voice, while still having the ability to be fairly powerful when used efficiently, is a little "floaty" and lighter. It doesn't have that powerhouse belt sound, but it can allow you to sing higher. Being able to combine and switch between the head voice allows you to sing more genres of music more easily and it makes your entire vocal range sound smooth and connected.
When I think of the mixed voice, the first thing that immediately comes to mind is switching comfortably between the head and chest voice. This is one of the most important skills that a singer can master. Once you can comfortably shift between the head and chest voice, you feel more confident. You don't have to worry about cracking or if you "should put it in the head voice or the chest voice." Your voice becomes seamless and silky. Once you are doing it correctly, you will no longer have to worry about shifting, cracking, or sounding weak.
Mixed voice is pretty advanced and can be tricky to tackle, because it has a lot of prerequisite skills. It's easy to get impatient if you are unable to do it right away. Please give yourself time to master mixing the voice, because it is an advanced skill. Even you are working diligently, it wouldn't be out of the question for it to take 6 months-year before you begin to feel confident. So, go easy on yourself, and give yourself the time that you deserve.
In this voice lesson, practice vocal exercises designed to help you to master the shift between your head and chest voice and ultimately lead to better and easier vocal mixing.
Voice Lesson Video: Mixed Voice Exercises
Want To Go More In Depth? Here Is Your Step-By-Step Plan To Mixing The Voice
1. Discover The Area Of Your Voice That Requires The Most Attention and Practice.
In order to mix the voice easily and effortlessly, you need to be VERY comfortable in head voice and chest voice. Figure out which area of the voice that you are LESS COMFORTABLE with and practice that area of the voice for a couple of weeks. Here are some videos to help you to determine which area of the voice needs more attention.
1. Sing Higher In Your Chest Voice Video
2. Head Voice Exercises Video
2. Use Voice Lessons and Vocal Exercises To Practice The Area of Your Voice That Needs The Most Attention
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2.b If The Area Of Your Voice That Needs More Attention Is Your Head Voice Or Falsetto, Read This
Singing higher requires more airflow and better breath control.
I love lip buzzes for this idea. It doesn't necessarily require more air, just a different way of controlling the airflow. There are some great exercises that you can work with by checking out lesson:
Episode #115 on the Sing Better In 3 Days Podcast on Itunes here Episode #115 on the Sing Better In 3 Days Podcast on Itunes here.
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3. Practice Today's Featured Video
Voice Lesson Video: Mixed Voice Exercises
4. Put It All Together
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Whew! That was a lot. Learning how to mix your voice can be a process. Expect it to take up to 6 months or more, even if you are doing everything well.
Your vocal break is where your head voice and your chest voice meet.
Your head voice is the muscle group that controls the higher "floatier" part of your voice.
Your chest voice is usually a bit more familiar to you, as most people speak in their chest voice. The chest voice is heavier, lower, and can sound more robust than the head voice.
One of the best things that you can do in your vocal training is to practice blending and navigating your register shift/vocal break.
You'll know that your hard work has paid off when the transition between your head and chest voice is more smooth, more connected, and your head and your chest voice sound more closely related.
In this voice lesson video, practice exercises that are designed to help you to master the shift between your head and chest voice.
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The first step to singing higher in your chest voice is to eliminate any tension. When you are singing higher you want to make sure that:
When you are singing higher in a stronger voice it creates more potential pressure on your voice. If you do not maintain good posture you increase that pressure which can lead to vocal loss, vocal cracking, strain, or injury.
Even though the pitch is getting higher, "reaching" for the note with the body or the mind actually makes it harder to sing.
Everything should feel relaxed, strong, and the voice should be projected "down and out." It should feel like you are expanding into the earth NOT reaching your neck like a giraffe on tiptoes.
If you incorporate these good habits, you will sing better. You can transfer these ideas to any singing that you do and expect really good results. :)
This is an amazing warm-up for singers. Your body is your instrument, so when you warm-up, you should start with not just your voice, but by getting your body moving and your blood flowing! Have some fun with this video, get a great warm-up in.
After you're all warmed-up, you'll be ready to try out the most recent voice lessons on the Sing Better In 3 Days App!
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