Learning how to make your singing voice better takes time and perseverance, but with this singing tutorial you can streamline the process of learning how to sing and make your singing voice better in less time!
Singing is ultimately a process of balance between pressure, vibration and resonance – but learning how to do so efficiently can be a confusing journey for many singers. Thankfully, learning how to make your singing voice better is now easy with this simple approach to singing – Foundation, Growth and Balance.
Foundation in singing is very similar to the foundation of a house that is being built, where your range and tone are the walls and roof, and the base elements of singing like diaphragmatic breathing, mix voice, vowels, resonant space, balanced onsets etc make up the concrete base that your voice will be built upon. Vocal foundation includes;
- Diaphragmatic Breathing
- Shaping Vowels
- Resonant Space
- Balancing onsets
- Blending chest and head voice
- All basic elements of a great singing voice
But first building a working relationship with each of these foundation elements in singing, you will set yourself up for ongoing and sustained progress as a singer, instead of the superficial gains that many basic singing approaches appear to give you, followed by a period of frustration and the dreaded ‘stage two rut’ where your voice seems to hit a plateau beyond the basics of breathing and resonance. You can get started with vocal foundation here.
Building Your Voice – The Growth Stage
With the rock solid foundation that we’ve developed in the Foundation stage of singing, we can then start extending range, improving tone and developing the finer points of articulation in singing such as consonants, compression and developing more control and power in each element of the voice from support right through to resonant space and register connection.
[one_half padding=”0 10px 0 0px”][/one_half]Your range isn’t limited by your voice type or your ‘speaking voice’, only your foundation and vocal approach. Many singers feel like they naturally have a limited range, but this is very far from the truth. Did you know that speech vowels are actually different to correctly sung vowels? Did you know that “vowel” in singing doesn’t really mean “sound” like it does and speech and really refers to the shape of your tongue, the shape of your vocal tract and how you manage your frequencies – ergo, you have to relearn and develop your vowels from scratch when you learn how to sing correctly. For example, an “EE” sound isn’t just a small nasal sound pronounced at the lips when you sing, the “EE” vowel actually requires you to raise the back of your tongue, form a neutral embouchure while matching resonant space in the vocal tract to the range and size of vowel you intend to sing.
Learning how to shape your vowels correctly is very easy with the Foundation 101 singing course here at Bohemian Vocal Studio, as the vowels are broken down into the three main tongue shapes and finally the two main changes in resonant space size/shape that occur throughout your range.
The Balance Stage
You might have wondered before why some singers just “get it” while you might be struggling even with the most basic of concepts and techniques – but don’t worry, it’s not a reflection on your voice, only a reflection on your approach. I too struggled with learning how to sing for a VERY long time, until I was shown the Foundation, Growth and Balance approach to singing – where you develop a base foundation in the first stage, grow and strengthen your range and tone in the second stage, then finally bring it together in a practical manner in the final balance stage of singing.
The best place to start is our Foundation 101 singing course, which will show you how to form your vowels properly, manage resonant space, sing a balanced onset, connect chest and head voice to create mixed resonance, increase your range, develop control over each aspect of the vocal mechanism such as the soft palate, larynx, tongue, diaphragm and SO much more! If you’re ready to learn how to make your singing voice better, you’ll be surprised at the wealth of content and education held within the Foundation 101 singing course.
If you have any questions about making your singing voice better, feel free to leave any feedback or questions below!