Beginner Singing Lessons
Since launching in 2010, Bohemian Vocal Studio has steadily grown into the premier destination for professional singing lessons on line – along with coaching touring professionals, The Voice contenstants and students who have gone on to perform in musical theater, BVS also coaches beginner singing lessons to budding singers.
Not only recommending good songs beginner singers will enjoy learning, Kegan at Bohemian Vocal Studio will teach you how to control breathing when singing, how to sing in mix voice, how to increase singing range and how to improve singing tone using techniques such as:
- Diaphragmatic breathing
- Mix Voice singing
- Vowel Modification
- Vocal Placement
- Register release
- How to shape your vowels
- How to sing ANY song
- So much more!
Beginner singing lessons with Bohemian Vocal Studio will show you how to build a POWERFUL singing range. Here’s a fantastic singing tutorial beginners and professionals alike will really benefit from:
Improve your singing voice with these 5 singing tips!
If you’re looking to improve your singing voice, these 5 singing tips will improve your singing voice instantly. As I always say, powerful singing starts with your foundation, so make sure you’ve checked out my complimentary foundations short coursesand checked out out the BVS YouTube channel first.
#1 – Build your foundation
Building our foundation starts with your posture and breathing. To set up your posture correctly for singing, take the following steps each time you sing;
- Head up
- Shoulders back and down
- Chin parallel with the floor
- Sternum ‘up’ so your ribs are wide
Now that you have set up your posture as the basis of your proper singing techniques, we can move on to step two:
#2 – Diaphragmatic Breathing
How to breathe when singing can be a confusing subject and differs wildly from how we breathe to speak. Diaphragmatic breathing occurs when you engage and extend the diaphragm – a large dome shaped muscle that sits across the base of our lung space. Lowering the diaphragm creates a ‘vacuum’ of air in a negative space, ie: fills with air! This vacuum air pressure leads to vibration of the vocal chords and in turn, resonance in the resonance chambers that sit throughout our vocal tracts. A fantastic way to learn diaphragmatic breathing is to take my free breathing short course.
#3 – Resonance and placement
Singing with resonance is incredibly important to a powerful singing your voice. You might be surprised to learn that your singing voice doesn’t actually work via airflow – it’s not air travelling across your vocal chords like a whistle and reed, it’s actually air PRESSURE that in turn makes your vocal chords VIBRATE, causing RESONANCE in the resonance chambers throughout your head. Learning how to sing with vocal placement is an absolute must to sing with resonance efficiently in a strain free manner.
Your resonance is tied to your breath support, so make sure that you’ve set up a STRONG foundation first!
#4 – Vowel tuning
Your vowels are the lynchpin of a greath singing voice. Shaping your tongue in the right way to form your vowels is only one small part of singing powerful vowels, you must also TUNE your resonance as you ascend in range to ensure the best use of your resonance. Often called vowel modification, tuning the vowel is the difference between simply ‘singing’ and GREAT singing. Here’s a few different ways you can tune your vowels:
#5 – Twang
What is twang in singing? I’m not talking about country drawl, or a Nashville twang – I’m talking about a subtle narrowing of the very top of the epiglottis, aka vocal twang. Instead of adding “volume” or excess frequencies to your sound, it’s important that you sing with resonance and amplification instead – aka twang. A fantastic way to train yourself how to sing with twang in a controlled and subtle way is to sing an “NG” or even “N” sound, and rather than focussing on the nasal buzz, instead focus on the sensation at the very base of your throat, close to your tongue. This is actually where twang is created, and when you learn how to control twang in your voice – you will have access to more POWER and RANGE than you could imagine, all with the flick of a switch!
Another question I’m often asked is what is singing on pitch? Singing on pitch has more to do with the frequencies you’re creating than the amount of scales you’ve practiced. That’s right, you can practice singing scales all day long – but without the right resonance and vocal placement, you will be flat and forced no matter what you do.
What is “sing forward”? Singing forward has two separate meanings depending on who is coaching you, and how they’re trying to instruct you. Singing forward, or singing with forward placement is an instruction often recieved by singers who overly darken their sound, or sing with covered frequencies – and secondly, if you sing with a forward placed VOWEL, then you may find this helps to narrow your vocal tract somewhat, where a vowel placed further ‘back’ in your mouth may help widen your sound.
Are you ready to power up your singing voice and learn how to sing in mix voice, increase your singing range and improve your singing tone? Book a session with me today and I’ll show you how it’s done!
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