Learning how to sing better can be a little bit of a trick if you don’t have the right direction and the right training. I want to talk to you about how to sing better and what is the best way to get there.
I also want to talk to you about the crippling fear of stage fright. Stage fright can be a tremendously difficult for the singer to overcome when it comes to singing in front of people.
But first, let’s talk about how you can start to sing better. Singing better has to do with two primary factors. The first one has to do with knowledge and the second one has to do with actual physical exercise. Let’s talk about the knowledge part first. The knowledge part includes all of the information about the voice and how it works and all the little tips and tricks in order to become a better singer. This includes stuff like where your tongue should be when you sing and what your posture should be like when you’re singing.
Now the exercise part primarily includes warm-up exercises and also vocal strengthening exercises. Because the voice is primarily made up of muscle, you need to build up and tone those muscles if you want them to function at optimal levels. Just like you would go to the gym and work out any other muscle of your body in order to get it to be toned, you also need to warm up and work out and tone up the muscles in your voice if you want them to work right. Once you have stronger muscles in your voice box then you have more control over your singing, which means better pitch better tone and more power.
This is the route to better singing. First of all you need to get all the knowledge part down, learn as much as you can, and then you also have to do all of your vocal exercises every day. Now I know every day seems like a lot in order to be doing just about anything, especially exercises, but if you’re serious about wanting to sing you really need to do vocal exercises most days of the week.
Okay let’s switch gears now and talk about stage fright. Stage fright can be mostly eliminated with two words: be prepared. I know this sounds a little bit simplistic, but if you are prepared and know all of what you’re supposed to be singing and have all your ducks in a row, you will be far less anxious about your upcoming performance. Also some say that if you visit the venue before singing there, this takes away a lot of the fear of the unknown.
All of these things you can find with the right singing lessons and if you continue to practice daily you will really begin to see a drastic improvement in your singing.