Online Singing Lessons – Learn To Sing Online
If you’ve decided that you want to learn to sing better but don’t want to mess with hiring an expensive vocal coach in your area, let alone trying to coordinate your schedule with him or her to make regular lessons happen, then online singing lessons are probably right up your alley.
In this article you’ll learn:
- The benefits of taking singing lessons online
- What to expect from online singing lessons
- One vocal tip that will help you sing better today
The good news is that you can learn to sing online. It’s not like the old days where you had to join the church or school choir or make regular trips to the nice 60-year-old lady who is excited to teach you to sing classical music with glass-shattering vibrato (although, that would be kind of cool, actually).
Benefits of Online Singing Lessons
The first benefit of taking singing lessons online is the cost. For what it would cost you to take 1-2 singing lessons from a local vocal coach, you could get a fully loaded singing guide course loaded with tons of content and video. The prices don’t even compare with what you can get online. This is not even taking into account the money you will save on gas, commuting back and forth to a vocal teacher.
Besides the cost, the convenience is huge. You can watch the videos online whenever you want. Your online teacher is working on your schedule. And you can pause, rewind and re-watch the videos as many times as you want. It could be the middle of the night, and you can’t sleep. Whatever, you just watch a couple of your vocal lessons online.
Or let’s just say you want to buy a singing lesson book. That’s easier than actually having to find and pay for a vocal teacher. Well, the cost of most singing books is comparable to what a whole online singing course would cost, which would likely contain just as much valuable written content but also be loaded with videos.
What To Expect From Online Singing Lessons
You can expect some sort of ebook, an electronic book that lays out much of the information you will need to get started and/or to sing better. Because, the truth is, half of singing has to do with sheer knowledge, while the other half has to do with application of this knowledge. There are plenty of things about singing that you can’t necessarily practice. It’s just a matter of knowing what the information and remembering to do it.
This information should include a way to discover what kind of singer you are, where your voice range lies, whether baritone, tenor, alto, soprano, etc.
It should also give you an idea about posture and how that affects your singing, and how tension in your neck, shoulders and face can inhibit you from singing at peak levels.
It should give you extensive information about proper breath and breathing, since singing is dependent on airflow.
There ought to be some discussion on the different voice registers: Chest voice, head voice and falsetto. It may answer questions that are pertinent but maybe you didn’t even know to ask, like, “What is a blended voice?” What is a mixed voice?” “Is there a difference?”
And, of course, there should be plenty of voice exercises, which is the bedrock of vocal strength, agility and range.
I spoke a little bit above about posture. What does posture have to do with singing, right? Your posture has a tremendous affect on both alleviating tension and allowing you to get the full breath you need in order to be able to sustain a note with proper pitch and silky tone. Without the right amount of air, it is very difficult to project your voice and stay on pitch. And when you are slouched over, it is physically impossible for your lungs to expand at full capacity.
Proper posture has to do with aligning your spine. Imagine there is a string attached to the middle of your head and someone is pulling you up. That is the straight line required for maximum benefit when singing. Another way to get a feel for this is to put your back up against a wall. Make sure that the heels of your feet are flush with the wall and the back of your head is as well. Also, make sure that your shoulders are down and your arms are down at your sides.
This is how proper posture feels.
Now, step away from the wall and see how it feels to stand straight. It may be uncomfortable at first, but it will help your singing tremendously when applied.
Notice how when you take a deep breath nothing is getting in the way of your lungs expanding. Exhale with the vowel sound Ahh. Feel the force as you let out that nice full breath.
I hope you found this article helpful, and thanks for reading!