Singing Tips - Singing Techniques
Singing Tips For Singers. Singing when done with correct singing techniques will help improve your singing voice. Here are a few tips to help you.
Are you singing through your nose? Sing an open vowel sound such as AH whilst pinching your nose. Listen to how your tone sounds. Does it sound normal. If it doesn’t or is difficult to do, then you are singing through your nose.
Open your mouth Cradle your face in your hands and gently pull down so that your jaw opens more than usual. Now try singing with your mouth in this position and see how much easier it feels to sing.
Lip Trills This is where you blow air through your lips as if you were mimicking a horse or an engine noise. Brass players also use this technique to play their instruments. It might take a bit of practice at first to get used to it, and that if you smile, you’ll lose it. Yes I know you feel stupid and that it tickles your nose, but it’s a fantastic way of keeping your larynx down and not straining your voice when practicing scales or even songs. You will be amazed at how much higher your voice will be able to go. Don’t believe me have a go.
Tongue Trills This is where your tongue rolls and vibrates against the back of your teeth, as if you were saying Brrrrrr on a cold day. It may not come naturally to some people, and may take a bit of practice to get used to. Its another gentle way of exercising your voice along higher notes without straining your voice.
Tongue Tension Does your tongue have too much tension? Press your thumb up into the flesh behind the bone of your chin when you are singing. It should feel soft and supple. The base of your tongue is almost attached to your larynx, so if your tongue is tense, then your voice has to work harder. Try to relax and open your mouth more when you sing.
How much air do I need? Try humming/singing through a straw. Try not to let any air escape through your nose either. This will give you an idea of how much air you really need to be able to sing.