Become An Expert At Singing By Watching These 5 Videos
YouTube singing lessons have become an invaluable part of learning how to sing. With so many great resources out there, where do you start for the best YouTube singing lessons and singing tips? Become an expert at singing by watching these 5 videos which will take your singing voice from zero to hero!
Connect Chest and Head Voice
This video will show you how to connect chest and head voice so you can permanently do away with your vocal break and voice cracks. Your vocal breaks occur due to improper register coordination, or a sudden and drastic change in your resonant frequencies – both a result of an imbalance in your vocal control. This tutorial will show you the best way to connect chest and head voice so you can sing with one, fluid, connected voice every time you sing.
Using this process, you will attain a permanent and powerful connection between your two main registers over time with regular practice and persistence.
Are you holding your voice back?
Limiting beliefs are kryptonite to your singing voice. This is in part due to the involuntary and psychological nature of 2/3 of the main musculature responsible for your voice, the diaphragm and the vocal folds respectively. Your thought process really does affect the way you sing, and learning the right psychological approach that doesn’t involve any limiting beliefs or opinions is key to building a great voice. Are self-limiting-beliefs holding your voice back?
A limiting belief is an opinion or belief you have, regardless of whether it is true or relevant to your voice or life, that ultimately colours your decision-making process and results in a specific result every time you sing – failure.
Onset is key
The vocal onset is often explained poorly or taken for granted by ‘natural’ singers who didn’t necessarily struggle with the process of learning how to sing. This is why few people actually demonstrate and explain a balanced onset in depth – your vocal onset, or simply put, the way your resonance start is intrinsic to your vocal health, pitch and tonal quality. Are you balancing your onset?
A balanced onset is a proportional balance between air pressure and vocal fold closure – in essence bringing these two elements together to create a perfectly strain free resonance that is easy to sustain and grows more powerful over time with consistent practice.
Sing better with these four simple words
Learning how to sing better is very easy, but often gets muddied and overly complicated due to all the contradictory opinions and approaches out there. I’m a firm believer in simplifying the process of singing and doing away with any unnecessary or abstract terms and techniques that really do very little to improve your ability to sing.
YouTube singing lessons have never been easier or more succinct. These four simple words will change your life… and singing voice!
The #1 Singing Trap you MUST avoid
Many singers experience certain pitfalls that come from their voice type, the method they choose and of course misconceptions about various aspects of the singing voice and the process required to become a great singer. The #1 singing trap that you MUST avoid at all costs involves the terms we use and how they relate to your voice in a practical sense (or not!)
The #1 singing trap is putting excess meaning behind classical terms like Appoggio – which in fact is simply an Italian word for “support”, meaning, a balance between airflow and air pressure facilitated by continual engagement of the diaphragm instead of contraction of the ribs for exhalation. Secondary to this is chasing the scientific meaning or process behind singing – no doubt you’ll learn some impressive words and sound impressive, but your singing voice won’t benefit one iota from knowing that the thyroarytenoid muscle controls vocal fold weight, or that laryngeal tilt is a result of a properly narrowed vowel. Sure, understanding the anatomy of your voice in a practical sense, and understanding how your voice functions can be very helpful when learning how to sing – but think about it, is a sports therapist a great runner because they know the names of all the 147 ligaments and muscles involved in the process of running? Of course not.
Along with these tutorials and many more available on the Bohemian Vocal Studio YouTube channel, there are hundreds of troubleshooting guides available in the navigation bar to your right that will help you connect your registers, improve your onsets, learning how to sing with more power and so many other cool tips, tricks and lessons. A great place to start is the free foundations short courses available in our course HQ and guides available in the eBook Library. When you’re ready to take your voice to the next level with professional coaching, you can book a Skype Session and we’ll work towards extending your range and building control and consistency every time you sing.
If you have any questions about learning how to sing, feel free to leave any feedback or questions below!
Kegan DeBoheme is Bohemian Vocal Studio’s resident vocal coach and voice expert. He teaches professional singing and voice technique to students all around the world and enjoys providing tutorials like this one on how to improve your voice.