While I’ve been a student of the voice and singing for most of my life, as well as a professional singer, I have spent the past year immersed in figuring out how to rapidly improve someone’s singing voice, even if they weren’t necessarily born with much ‘natural’ talent.
I believe strongly that singing is something that can be learned by anyone with the right techniques and exercises.
So, I’ve identified what I think are the key elements of what it takes to really improve your voice, and I’ve created a step-by-step, 8-week method that is guaranteed to take any singer to a new level of singing ability.
I have developed 8 specific areas that I think every singer should focus on and improve in, but I want to give you what I consider to be the top 3.
This one sometimes takes people by surprise, because they either don’t know what exactly it is or necessarily how to apply it to singing. Agility is the ability to move quickly and effortlessly from one note to the next, landing on the right notes without having to slide up or down to nail the note. This is most often heard with vocal trills and runs but also has its place in developing a free and beautiful vibrato.
2. Mix Voice
Developing a strong mix voice is one of most important pursuits of any serious singer as it relates to both eliminating cracks and breaks in the voice as well as being able to sing high notes with power and without strain. The mix (or ‘mixed’ or ‘blended’) voice is the blend between your two primary registers, your chest voice and your head voice.
Instead of straining on the higher notes, a strong mix voice will help you to effortlessly nail these notes, and with greater power.
This is the area that will separate you from the thin, timid sounding voice to a full, powerful sound voice.
Resonance is a quality of sound that is fuller and louder because of the reverberation inside the various resonators inside your chest, throat and sinus cavity.
Most people think that fullness and volume come from pushing harder, but the truth is that you can have a very powerful voice, with little effort when you are properly using the resonators built into your frame.
Hopefully you learned something here and have found this helpful.
I welcome your comments and questions. I always respond to them, personally.
I would love to hear in the comments below about what you most want to learn and why, and maybe what you most struggle with.
Godspeed to you!