Pianist, Guitarist, saxophonist and other instrument playing musicians have one thing in common, they all rely on their instruments to make quality music. A vocalist makes use of their voices to express themselves and thus, it necessary to maintain it and also improve on it.
Here are steps to improving your singing quality;
Sing On Comfortable Keys/Songs
To start with, sing a song you know too well and can probably sing without having to lookup or think about so that you can concentrate on the sound rather than the song itself. Learn to respect your limits and choose within your vocal range. The only exception is probably when exercising, use a slightly challenging or complex songs to improve your range.
Record your Singing and Take Notes
Sometimes it becomes necessary to hear yourself and give honest opinions to improve your voice. You can make use of a computer or mobile phone to record yourself and listen to errors and rooms to improve on. Constantly doing this little exercise will go a long way to improving your sound. Initially, you might not like what you hear, but over time and plenty of practices, you will eliminate any contrasts to how you want to sound.
Sing for 30 minutes Everyday
Start today to improve your vocals by singing for at least 30 minutes everyday. Remember, just like going to the gym to improve your physical appearance, you need to work out your vocals daily to maintain and improve the overall quality of your sound. Take care not to overwork your vocals before major events and activities you have to address people.
Warm up Before Singing Before an Audience
Just like you need to warm up your muscles before any major sporting activities, it becomes very necessary to warm up your vocal chords before singing to avoid having cracks in your voice when singing or pains in your throat afterwards. You can have a practice routine you can follow like a group or set of exercises that prepares your voice for singing or speaking.
Take Care Of Your Health
Whenever you’re having a sore throat or it feels itchy there, try and rest your vocals for a while to prevent any damage. Drinking enough water daily relaxes and keeps the membranes that produce the sounds hydrated. Stay away from smoking and smokers, because it damages your lungs and throat as increasing degrees. Also stay away from spicy foods like coffee, alcohol and certain spices.
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