Welcome to the Vocal Technique section of 30 Day Singer. These lessons focus on developing key singing techniques like vibrato, belting, singing higher or lower, breath control and much more. We offer guidance on how to learn these techniques and perfect them so you can perform with confidence. Some of these techniques are introduced in our beginner courses so if you need more time and focus on a particular area, these lessons come in very handy. You can bounce between these lessons freely or use a set combination of these lessons as part of your daily practice routine to monitor progress.
Welcome to Daily Practice Routine for Beginners! Like any skill, we grow the most when we make our goals our habits. Regular practice makes perfect. There are no prerequisites for this course, so we're starting with the basics. We'll be taking an in-depth look at sustainable, controlled singing, how to control habits and how to make an efficient practice routine. We'll cover the body as an instrument, breathing, and warming up. Let's get started!
Today we’re talking about the registers of the voice, and we’ll try a few exercises to strengthen our voice within these registers. Many beginning singers have at least heard the terms “chest voice” and “head voice”. But if those terms are new to you, fear not! When we talk about registers, we’re referring to a section of the voice (or a collection of pitches) in which sound is produced a certain way and results in a specific tone quality. Continue to learn more about vocal registers!
Do you want to increase your range? Do you find yourself straining for high notes or scooping for low notes? This tutorial is all about range extension. I'll give you principles and exercises to help you gradually increase your range in a healthy way. Let's get started!
What would you say if I asked you to describe the difference between Freddie Mercury’s voice and Elvis Presley’s? What about the difference between Ariana Grande’s voice and Adele’s? Each of these singers has a unique sound; and answering that question will get us talking about tone or timbre. While we all have a general sound that comes naturally to us, we can develop and explore different tone qualities within our voice. Keep watching for a tutorial on tone.
Listen for the difference between these two phrases: [Sing phrase straight tone, then vibrato] What did you hear? The first time, I sang with straight tone [demonstrate], and the second time, I added vibrato [demonstrate]. Vibrato is the natural oscillation that occurs in healthy singing. It adds life and helps us convey emotion when we sing. Although some styles use more vibrato than others, it’s present in virtually every genre. If you’d like to learn more and work on developing natural vibrato, check out this tutorial!
You can sing, and you can play piano, but you can’t do them at the same time. If that’s you, this tutorial will break it down and take you step by step to build that coordination. Get set up in front of your keyboard, and I’ll see you there.