Learn how to sing
Learning how to sing online has become the best way to learn how to sing – with the world’s top voice coach now available at the click of a button. Since launching in 2010, Bohemian Vocal Studio has steadily grown into the premier studio for professional singing lessons on line – providing vocal training techniques to beginners and touring professionals alike.
What are the benefits of singing lessons online? As I mentioned, with singing lessons online you can book professional singing lessons with the BEST singing coach and meet in the comfort of your own home at the click of a button. Singing lessons on line also come with the added benefit of ongoing support over email and Skype messaging between sessions. Got a quick question before your next online singing lesson? No sweat! You can email Kegan at Bohemian Vocal Studio any time you like for ongoing feedback and a recap of anything we approached in the previous lesson.
How do I book singing lessons on line? Booking in with Kegan at Bohemian Vocal Studio is as easy as signing into the online booking calendar, purchasing lesson credits and then selecting the available spot of your preference. Learning how to sing online has never been easier.
What will I learn with voice lessons online? With online singing lessons at Bohemian Vocal Studio, I’ll show you how to improve singing by developing the following concepts and more;
- How to sing in mix voice
- Diaphragmatic Breathing
- Vowel tuning
- How to sing high notes and increase your range
- Improve your tone
- Learn ANY songs you like
- Singing consonants
- Sing with resonance and placement
- SO much more!
How to improve singing in 5 easy steps!
Learning how to sing is EASY when you have the right approach and access to one of the top voice coaches at the click of a button! Here’s 5 easy steps you can take to get you started learning how to sing the RIGHT way
#1 – Build your foundation
It seems obvious, I know – but I meet SO many new students who are simply not breathing correctly, and even more singers who aren’t setting up their posture the right way to ensure proper support to allow the most efficient resonance. Your foundation starts with your posture;
- Head up
- Shoulders back and down
- Chin parallel with the floor
- Sternum up (ribs out)
It’s incredibly important to reach the final step in your posture setup and allow your ribs to widen so that you can control your breathing from the diaphragm rather than having air pushed and pulled by your rib expansion.
Second you need to learn how to engage the diaphragm and breathe diphragmatically – you don’t breathe from the top of your lungs, or chest, but in fact from extension of the diaphragm at the base of your lungs.
#2 – Release your registers
Releasing your registers is a super important, but often overlooked part of your warmup. I’m sure most of you out there have practiced lip trills and bubbles at some people – but, do you know WHY you’re trilling your lips? You guessed it, to release your registers! When you’re practicing a lip trill, the intent behind the exercise is actually more important than the trill itself – so make sure you’re practicing with release rather than trying to drag up your chest voice and push your low register.
#3 – Place your voice
Often mistaken as “masque”, placing your voice actually involves LIMITING your frequencies to a specific band rather than ‘creating’ or ‘focussing’ extra frequencies like you do in a forward placed mask. If that all sounds like jibberish to you, that’s totally fine! Placement is SUPER easy to achieve, and basically involves limiting most of the vibration/sound that occurs below your top teeth – an “N” or “NG” is a great way to learn how to do this – the trick is to learn how to sing your vowel sounds with the same placement.
Now that you’re placing your voice properly, it’s time to talk about your VOWELS.
#4 – Learn to shape your vowels.
Learning how to form your vowels in the correct manner is a special skill that is often not taught in some contemporary approaches to singing – this is likely why you can sing scales and exercises, but the second you try to sing a song, it all goes wrong. Your vowels are shaped by two aspects of your voice, the width of your vocal tract, and the physical SHAPE of your tongue.
- AH – tongue low and concave
- AA – similar but with the middle of your tongue forward slightly
- EE – tongue ‘up’ at the back, down at the front
- AY/EH – similar, but with the middle of your tongue forward and your mouth ajar
- OO – there’s actually two different ways to sing an OO vowel
#5 – Tune your vowels
Tuning your vowels is where you really will need the help of a professional voice coach, as each voice is actually unique in how the vowels resonate – care of differences in our anatomy and vocal tract. A super simple way to learn the concept of vowel tuning is to sing an “AH” vowel up towards your first vocal break, and then allow a very subtle change in the vowel (so, keep your tongue and mouth in the same shape) occuring at the back of your throat to an “OH” sound instead – can you feel how your sound actually resonates DIFFERENTLY at this point and allows you to sing up past your vocal break without strain? Congratulations, this is one basic way of tuning your vowel – albeit over simplified, but understanding the concept is definitely half the battle when it comes to tuning your vowels. If you’re ready to take your voice to the next level and tune your vowels all the way up into your high range, you can book a session with me today and I’ll show you how it’s done!
#6 – The secret step six!
With your first five foundation steps, you will be building a powerfully resonant voice that soars through your registers with ease – but what about actual SONGS? Finally, you need to develop your approach to consonant sounds so that you allow your voice to resonate freely, while also articuling your consonant sounds and words in the right way. Here’s a quick guide to help you with singing consonants:
When you’re ready to POWER UP your singing voice and learn from the best online voice coach the RIGHT way to sing, you can book a session with me today and I’ll show you how to do it!
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.