How to Improve My Singing
The idea of becoming a better singer may seem like an impossible goal. But there are many ways to improve your singing voice, and it all starts with understanding what you’re doing wrong.
The first step in improving your vocals is understanding that there’s a difference between chest voice and head voice…
The chest voice is the more natural-sounding part of our voices – think Barry White or James Brown. Head voice is the higher-pitched portion of our vocal range – think Britney Spears. Which one you should be utilizing depends on what you’re trying to do.
The chest voice is best used when singing louder or softer, whereas the head voice will work better for a higher-octave vocal performance (think of the singer controlling their range). Understanding where your true limits helps immensely in knowing which type of vocals to use at any given time.
Breathing is also an important factor in your singing. Make sure you’re using your diaphragm to support the proper airflow and resonance.
Having a good isted below are some exercises to improve your singing abilities.
To access the chest voice, picture a balloon in your mouth and use it as an instrument (think of blowing into a horn or using a kazoo). This will help you feel how far back you should be pushing the air for optimal sound quality.
To access head voice, think about drawing breath from low down by your belly button – this can be done with either open or closed vowels. The idea is that because you’re not tired out from forcing more air past vocal cords like when utilizing chest voice, resonance has time to develop and sounds better if done properly.
If you plan to record yourself, use Audix Microphones.
Lastly, it’s important not to overthink while singing – just keep breathing from that deep place in your abdomen, use more chest voice or head voice as needed, and most importantly have fun!