Learn How to Sing in the Fastest and Easiest Way
At eHow to Sing you will find everything that you need to learn how to sing like a pro. Find all of the lessons, tips, vocal workouts and techniques that you have always wanted, all in one single place. Our lessons are very easy to follow making learning to sing fun and enjoyable.
This app includes all of the techniques and training that you need to learn how to sing like a pro. Excellent vocal workout and warm-up exercises make learning to sing easy, fun, and enjoyable.
App features professionally developed warmup exercises designed to train any vocal range. The exercises are built with various types of arpeggios that range throughout all keys.This will help boost your melodic singing and tuning potential.
This app also includes harmony training, a unique feature designed to assist the singer to create, improvise, and improve their harmony ability. This will enable the singer to develop ear training by recognizing the notes within a predetermined chord.
Important techniques and lessons are also included which touch on the most important areas of singing. Learn more about breathing techniques, how to stay in tune, vibrato, and much more.
All major and minor chord diagrams are included which indicate the exact notes which each chord contains. This assists the singer in gaining more knowledge on how to create harmony in a song.
It’s quite possible that you have heard many singers who have the strength or potency to maintain a note for a long time. It is even more amazing when the note they are singing is high.
This technique is called sustain and is one of the most common elements used during a good singing performance.
The beauty of sustaining a note that is perfectly in tune for several seconds is that the satisfaction it produces for the singer when reaching the climax of the song is priceless.
There is no real trick behind this apparent extraordinary execution while singing, we just have to use the appropriate respiratory control to do it and practice some sustain exercises.
Exercise for improving air control and for helping prolong the duration of a note
The following exercise is a very simple but effective breathing exercise:
Try inhaling completely into the diaphragm area while expanding your abdomen.
Start by exhaling a very little bit of air constantly, but do not open your mouth too much. Make the sound of the letters t and s together, like tsssss.
Try to make the air come out slowly, control your breathing so that all of the air does not come out too quickly.
Measure the amount of time this takes you and record your results so you will see your progress as you get better. It doesn’t matter if at the beginning you just last for 10 or 15 seconds. Little by little you will make yourself last longer.
If you feel fatigued or dizzy at first, take breaks but try to last as long as you can without feeling dizzy.
This exercise will help you control your breathing better which will then in turn help you to achieve a longer sustain duration.
Now practice singing a note that is easy for you that is within your vocal register and which isn’t at the very high end or the very low end of your vocal range so as not to exert yourself too much.
Start with the syllable maa, using the same breathing technique and at the same time measure the length of time that you maintain the note.
When you are able to last a bit longer, change the note and start to sing higher notes each time. When you reach the highest notes use the sounds aah or ooh.
Always guide yourself with some sort of musical instrument. If you don’t have one, use the virtual piano on this website.
When you feel that the air is starting to run out in a specific note, stop the sound completely and abruptly without trying to use your very last breath. The note should end clearly without being lower in intensity. The note should always come out clear without altering the tune or volume.
As you go to higher notes it will be more difficult to sustain the note for a longer period of time. Try to concentrate on the different resonators in your body while you are practicing breath control.
You should notice that when you are singing a note, your abdomen should start deflating little by little. This will indicate whether or not you are utilizing the correct breathing technique.
Another variation of this exercise is to sing the scale of do re mi fa so la ti, accompanied by an instrument. If you still have enough breath left after the final note, continue on to the next octave.
This exercise is very simple yet very effective for improving your sustain technique. Remember that you should always record the time and the note you are singing, this will help you see that you have progressed.
One of the goals that all people who sing or who are learning how to sing have is to be able to reach high notes.
If we want to be able to sing high notes, the first thing we need to do is learn the correct way to breathe. The quality of our voice, the duration of the note that we produce, and how high or how low the note is, all depend on us using the proper breathing techniques. We know that we always emphasize the importance of proper breathing, but it is the main foundation for any vocal technique.
You will be able to understand the right way to breathe when you yawn. Try to yawn while saying the sound “ahhh” for 10 seconds; make the note as high as possible. You can start out on a note that is comfortable for you and then try to raise it little by little until your reach the highest note at the end of your yawn.
Keep your mouth well opened while you are singing, especially on the high notes. Always try to pronounce the lyrics of the song as clear as you can. This will help you to reach the full potential and brightness in the different vocal resonators.
Begin singing open sounds like ahh or ohh, with your mouth wide open. These are the easiest sounds to sing when you are trying to reach higher notes. Generally, the sounds eee and u (like you) are the hardest to sing when you are trying to reach high notes in your vocal register.
It is recommended to drink water right before you sing and take little sips between each vocal workout.
An Easy Exercise for How to Sing High Notes
Among the most common exercises, we can find some to practice scales and arpeggios like: do re mi fa so la ti do. We can find these notes easily on the piano by playing one octave on the white keys. Continue going up the keyboard one half step each note on the scale.
We can start singing these notes with the ahh sound first and then repeating the exercise with the ohh sound. Remember to open your mouth wider as you start to reach the higher notes.
Use different areas of resonation; make the lower notes, which are easier to sing, resonate in your chest area. Concentrate on this resonator.
The sound of the intermediate notes in your vocal range should be sent to your mouth area.
The next set of notes, which are higher, should be sent between your palate and your nose. Focus on bringing the sound to this area which will help you reach the notes and make them sound better.
Concentrate on sending the highest notes to the head area, on the top in the center. Try to make this area the place where the highest notes resonate. Breathe with your diaphragm and bring the sound upwards, as high as it can travel.
Don’t strain your vocal cords. Make sure that the sound is clean and clear.
Now try to repeat the same exercise, but this time sing the notes of the scale: do re mi fa so la ti.
You will notice that the first few days will be quite hard when you try to reach the highest notes, but in a few weeks or maybe less, you will see that it will get easier to reach these notes. To stay in shape, try to practice these workouts frequently, especially if you have an upcoming vocal presentation.