Being a singer is amazing: you have an instrument that literally no one else on the planet has. And it’s also frustrating: that instrument is a part of your body, meaning it changes due to things like hydration, allergies, illness, and fatigue. I’m Camille van Niekerk, singer & teacher with 30 Day Singer, and here are 4 ways to take care of your voice.
I’ve been singing for as long as I can remember. I don’t remember being taught how to match pitch or copy a melody. But there are so many skills I do remember learning, and I strive always to put myself in my student’s shoes as I’m teaching them a new skill. These are the 4 things I wish I knew when learning how to sing.
Most of us want a smooth, pleasant tone when we sing. But what can we practically do to get it? This lesson will walk you through a few concrete steps to achieve a smoother tone when you sing!
I'm Abram with 30 Day Singer and today we are going to go over some tips and exercises that will help you sing Pop music with better style. Pop music is constantly changing and the best way to stay in style is to listen to more pop music and experiment with your voice. As with any skill, the more you do it, the easier and more efficient it becomes!
Remember that in addition to these techniques, your best teacher is your own ear! Singing along with great country singers and imitating their tone or pronunciation is a great way to learn. We don’t want to end up with an exact imitation of another singer's voice, but rather, we want to capture the style and tone, while still sounding like you - just the country version!
Singing with good posture is not only good for easing tension, but it also helps with overall breath control and singing technique. This is the first thing that I check in with in my singing practice and I encourage singers to continually check their posture throughout the rest of their routine.
Are you frustrated by a noticeable “break” or “crack” when you sing from low to high? I’m Camille with 30 day singer, and this is your beginner-friendly register blending warmup.
Check out these easy, beginner-friendly vocal register warmups from 30 Day Singer instructor Camille Van Niekerk!
If you’re brand-new to singing, even a warmup for beginners can move a little too fast, and require skills you might not have. Hi, I’m Camille with 30 Day Singer, and this is an easy warmup for total beginners, focused on accessing chest voice and head voice.
Are you looking for an easy-to-follow warmup to strengthen your voice? I’m Camille with 30 day singer, sharing my favorite warmups to build strength across your range.
Let’s first engage our abdominals with a pulsing hiss, into a semi-closed exercise like a lip trill. If the lip trill doesn’t work well for you, please use a sustained VV, ZZ, BB, MM, NN or NG. The goal is to keep your low abs engaged and your ribcage lifted, all the way through the end of the exercise. Keep your upper belly soft and relaxed, though - we don’t want the solar plexus hardening or crunching inward.