Are you looking to sing better and have terrible vocals or a bad voice? If you can create sound you can sing. You may not have a beautiful voice right now but that's because you haven't developed the coordination and you don't have the knowledge about how to use your body. This can actually be taught. Yes you can learn to sing well. So I want you to get rid of the idea that you're a bad singer you're just a singer who hasn't developed yet, that's all it is. Everybody can be a better singer no matter how terrible your voice is. The first thing is just start getting you to where you can just hear yourself sing. Where you can hear what's going on inside your body. I always like to have you focus on what I call your internal hearing and pitch accuracy. That's right here in the middle of your forehead. This is where your singing voice comes from. Your third eye as I call it. Unlike your vocal chords or folds which modulate the flow of air from your lungs. So think about that you're always going to be focused on hearing yourself there. Then do an easy exercise to get started. It's a matter of you training your ear to match what your body is doing. Do you know what ear training is? Is is actually a helpful skill you can learn to identify not just vocal tones, but vocal chords, vocal range, melody and much more. Check out some vocal coaches locally to help you train your voice with singing lessons. Try this beginners vocal exercise now by hitting the play button below in the audio file and practice along.
What do you do if you feel like you suck at singing and you want to get good or at least decent. So it's kind of like a funny topic I kind of feel bad even phrasing like that because I don't like to say like anybody sucks. Some of us are born kind of with natural kind of ability and singing. Others feel like we're a little bit behind the eight-ball. So a lot of my singing tips address sort of singers to have a kind of baseline understanding. This is for people who really want to be able to sing even in an average kind of way to for fun or to sing along to your favorite song. Forget about anyone who said you have a bad voice. There is no such thing.
I am sure you have seen the American Idol. Those singers on the show had some kind of music teacher. Everyone has some kind of a singing voice and it can be disciplined with proper vocal technique. These are my top ways that you can go from being somebody who feels like you cannot sing at all to feeling like you're getting there and you're actually able to sing pretty well. The first thing and probably the most prominent way that we get tripped up and that bad singers think that they just like are completely hopeless is pitch. If you are someone who has trouble matching pitch and you feel like you're not even in the same ballpark a lot of times as the pitch are trying to match or the song you're trying to sing with singing lessons can really help. Vocal coaches can provide your with not only proper vocal technique and ear training but more importantly the singing ability you desire. I want to reassure you that it's very rare that you will be completely tone-deaf. A lot of us think that we're actually that were tone-deaf. In reality we simply lack the control of the muscle memory and the control to be able to kind of link your ear to your throat. I know this because a lot of you can tell when you're off pitch right? if you're a singer who is really struggling. You might be able to record yourself and then hear that the vocals are not quite there or when you're actually singing you're thinking I'm not matching this pitch accuracy. Drink water and start some vocal exercises.
Start singing daily with hitting high notes and low notes as well. It very rarely comes from a lack of being able to perceive pitch but rather a lack of control and ability to connect that mental feeling of wanting to go somewhere and actually allowing your court and your body to do it. The best way to gain control of your voice which applies to both pitch and tone is to start really small. Sometimes you I don't know if you found but it's it's easier sometimes to hum right mmm-hmm versus trying to give a full body full-voiced sound. If you use a smaller amount of cord a smaller sound almost like you're singing a lullaby to a baby it's going to be a lot easier for you to grow the voice from there then shooting for the moon right away trying to sing along too you know a Jessie J song or like you know Whitney Houston. It's not that it's breathy it's just that it's small it's not a lot of sound.
The next tip I have for you has to do with like basically just kind of going easy on yourself. If you're someone who is trying to develop a kind of basic skill level when it comes to singing you want to choose songs, melodies and warm-ups that start right in your comfort zone. If you're for example a man say you're like a 30-year-old man you're like I've always wanted to sing why can't I just sing I just want a match pitch. Say when you speak you have a naturally lower baritone voice. It would be in your best interest to try to sing songs and find singers that kind of have a similar tone and a similar range as you. Think of like I don't know like a Blake Shelton or someone with a baritone voice versus trying to sing female songs. You want to start with something that's going to feel very natural probably in your conversational range. You want to start easy and for example master the happy birthday song to start. If you're having trouble with that amount of pitch just do that just do that first those first couple lines. Start very small maybe to make it easier just take the lyrics out and practice singing the happy birthday song. Maybe that's your goal for literally a couple of weeks or a month, it's really kind of micro progressions that are going to allow you to be like oh I'm waking up my voice I'm gaining a little bit more control. Try the beginner singing lesson number 2 below.
Which can eventually be built on. The next thing that could go a long way for singers who find that they just can't get the sensations right is to stretch out your face and your instrument. For singers who are inexperienced or who think they are terrible, it could be that you're thinking of singing is all happening here in your throat. But in reality so much of singing has to do with where the pitch or the sound resonates on your face or head voice. If you're having trouble with pitch or having trouble aiming your sound it could be that you have a very closed off face. Honestly so one thing I recommend for you and actually all singers but especially if you're having trouble here is to stretch out your face. When you sing ultimately you want to be as open and unobstructed as possible. When I say stretch out I mean stretching out the back of your throat kind of like in a yawn feeling and just doing that over and over and thinking okay you want to actually try to raise your palate in the back. Then drop your jaw to carve out that nice space which is beautiful for singing. Additionally when we sing we also want to open up the front of our face and this place called the oropharynx or the mask which is right above your mouth. The way I do that is honestly sometimes I just look in the mirror and I imagine my entire face is opening up. I actually was born with a pretty small mouth. A small mouth is not particularly fun if you're a singer in general bigger space means more resonance means more versatility for your voice. Perhaps you've been held back because you haven't accessed the space that's available for you. If you're someone who's trying to create sound and it doesn't have any where to go and you're completely blocked off, you haven't opened up your face. Learning to sing well takes practice. Practice singing in front of people. If you want to be a professional singer you must get out of your comfort zone. One of my tips is just to simply get to know a feeling of openness and stretching out your face. The final bit of advice I want to give for really all singers but especially for singers who have aspirations of developing their talent but find that they're at a roadblock is trying as best you can to get rid of the fear of not sounding like yourself. When you sing, really good singers make singing sound totally effortless and natural. The truth is there is a lot that goes into it and there's a lot of experimentation that goes into finding your best tone or your best voice. Using a sensation of using a small sound wah-wah wah-wah wah-wah means you start to stretch out your face and you start to sound completely different from what you think of as yourself. Singing a lot of times makes you basically you have to feel comfortable kind of going outside your comfort zone. Trying a new sensation, trying a new sound maybe you're gonna sound like wah wah wah wah wah wah and you sound ridiculous. Maybe you're going to have a fear that increasing your range in practicing this and stretching at your face you're going to crack. Or maybe you think you're going to honk or wobble. You have to really get comfortable with that. This is what I think singing is so cool is because it teaches you something that I think is fundamentally important which is like being comfortable in the unknown and not worrying about making a mistake. Believe it or not singers that feel really held back and feel really shy it could be a frame of mind. You might be used to saying I suck I can't sing there's no way I increase my range but the more comfortable you can get with being like I'm singing it up all right. I'm trying it again and I'm cracking now but like that's okay. Just get used to and comfortable with that kind of like repeated feeling of being whack and you'll find that that's how progress will really be made. Listen to all the voice sounds on YouTube videos. Hopefully this article helped you in learning how to sing because you can have a beautiful voice. Your vocal range will thank you. Be sure to read more tips on the how to sing better page.