Vocal Technique.co.uk
Singing Tips | Video & Audio Examples

How To Do A Lip Trill

One of the best ways to warm up your voice has to be the lip trill.

In this video you will learn how to do a lip trill. If you find that you still can't do it after trying along with the video several times then do not dis pare the lip trill is just one of several really good warm up vocalizes that you can do. The tongue trill is another great one and of course my favourite has to the M hum closely followed by the NG hum.

Enjoy the video!

7 Tips for Singers

  1. Don’t over breathe: If you breath in so much that you feel like you are going to pop, then your throat will instinctively close, creating a lot of tension, and little sound.

  2. Try to build awareness of tensions in the Jaw, tongue, face, throat and body, and work to release them all, as these will all have a negative effect on the sound of your voice.

  3. Make sure that the song you are going to sing is in our range.

  4. Learn the lyrics of your song, so that you can focus on the emotion and delivery rather than readying the words, believe what you are singing!

  5. Enjoy the process, have fun with it and don’t beat yourself up when you make mistakes, remember this is how we learn. Every singer no matter how great they are now, all made mistakes at some point, they were just cool with it. If you stress your throat will lock up. If this happen you may as will just stop, come back when you have had a break for 5 minutes, or come back another day.

  6. Try to deal with only one thing at a time for several weeks until you are confident that you have mastered it, do not rush, learning to sing better takes time and dedication.

  7. The most important one of all…keep an open throat all the time!

Learn How to Sing Better

In order to learn how to sing better you must learn to feel specific muscular coordinations, in your body neck and head. Only when you can control these will you be able to sing better. The main areas you must be able to control are:

  • The Articulators
  • Resonators
  • Larynx
  • Vocal Folds
  • Breathing Muscles

In the end to really master singing and sing better you must be able to bring into balance all the above and then release them. So you must learn them first through regular vocal exercises targeting specific muscular cordinations, with mental awareness. Then learn to let them all go, so as to sing with total vocal freedom. This is in a nut shell how to sing better. If you would like to read the full article on this subject then please visit my blog: Learn How to Sing Better.

How do I get rid of the break in my voice?

The breaks, register changes, or lifts as they are sometimes called, are obvious in the voice when the voice is held rigid, with tension and as a result is not allowed to move. If you think of the changes in the voice as gears, if you go higher then you are supposed to in one gear you will be revving in the red, as soon as you change gear the revs come right down again and you can go faster, in the same you way must change gear in order to go higher.

The sensation of going to high in the lower register is that of feeling like you have just hit a roof and that something must change, this is where going a bit quieter and allowing the sound to get lighter will help you move up. The opposite is try when coming sliding down or going down a scale, it feels like you have hit floor and can’t go any lower, here you must go a little louder then the higher notes and feel like the notes are getting weighty. This is a good rule for going down until you get below b2 to A2 where there is another register change, and going into vocal fry will help you to relies tension here, later on the muscles will get stronger and you will be able to turn these into full notes, another way to work the low end is airy and light, but never breathy or pushed! If you use the above techniques on something as simple as a slide then it will very quickly start to blend over the breaks in your voice and give the illusion that you have one seamless voice, but you are actually still moving through all the registers. This is a healthy way to connect the voice, never push or muscle your way through with tension, your throat in the long run will just not last!

Try this exercise for a start slide from comfortably high to comfortably low – there should be no tension in the voice, now work on sliding down from a shoo (as in shoe) to AH as you go lower, allow your voice to move into vocal fry – which is the natural lower extension of the chest voice. For more exercise e-mail me for my singing with confidence vocal program.

Singing Tips For Beginners - How To Do A Siren

One of the best exercises by far for increasing your vocal range has to be the siren. I think that part of the reason it's so good is that it is an easy vocal exercise to get your head around.

Once you can do the exercise you are free to focus on building awareness of unwanted tensions creeping into your voice. Learn the siren and here is a video for you to try it with me. You are welcome :)

Enjoy the video!

Is Falsetto the Same as Head Voice?

This question has been confusing students and vocal coaches for that fact for ages! Well don't you worry after watching this video you will know the answer...is falsetto the same as head voice?...

Enjoy the video!

Nasal Resonance In Singing

Nasal resonance in your singing voice is not necessarily wrong if you are singing pop music, but if it is something that you would like to have less of then this video is for you.

Enjoy the video!

How To Do a Vocal Exercise Effectively

By far the most important video on this page. This is so often totally overlooked, watch this video :)

Enjoy the video!