Learn how to sing better

Learn how to sing better

If you want to learn how to sing better, then you’ve come to the right place! Bohemian Vocal Studio has become one of the premier vocal studios for Rock Singing Lessons, developing a POWERFUL voice and teaching singers how to sing better. With an ever growing YouTube channel that features practical and indepth singing lessons on topics from Middle Voice right through to Onsets, Singing Consonants and increasing your range – these top 5 singing videos will help you learn how to sing better with our free singing tutorials.

#1 – How to sing ANY vocal line

This recent tutorial from my YouTube channel will show you my process for coaching my singing students how to sing ANY song. I feel like my personal catchphrase is “Release, place and Resonate”, which is exactly what this video will show you:

Releasing your registers – Learning how to release your vocal registers is very important if you want to learn how to sing better. Without proper register control, your voice will flip, break and yelp through your range in an inconsistent manner, when all you need to do is learn how to RELEASE.

Placement – Vocal placement is the art of limiting your frequencies to only the most efficiently resonating. The idea that you can ‘move’ your voice is obviously figurative, but it makes sense when you start to gain some traction on your singing progress – if you limit your voice to only the BEST frequencies, then indeed it does feel like you’ve “placed” your voice in a very deliberate way.

#2 – How to sing LOUDER without strain

I find that the root of most singer’s issues stems from their desire to sing LOUDER without fully understanding the mechanism behind resonance. In short, you can’t resonate ‘louder’, but with twang and vowel tuning you really CAN amplify the existing resonance that we create. Most singers that try to sing louder are simply engaging the chest voice musculature and thickening their vocal chords, adding lower frequencies that FEEL like more volume, but in fact only add mud to your tone and strain to your voice. In a live setting, these unhealthy frequencies would be drowned out in an instand, and in a recording situation they would likely be EQ’d out by the engineer – in short, learn to control TWANG rather than trying to sing louder.

Now, vocal twang isn’t what you probably think it is – I’m not talking about country twang, or a drawl, I’m talking about the physical mechanism of narrowing the top of the epiglottis, in turn making the pharynx and walls of your vocal try resonate and vibrate in tandem with your vocal chords, creating a higher frequency overtone that CUTS through any mix or situation. With twang, you can even sing over the top of a live band with VERY little effort, care of the ‘cut’ that this frequency boost affords you.

#3 – How to TUNE your vowels

Vowel tuning is a MUST if you wish to learn how to sing better. Keeping it simple, as you ascend in range you need to fine tune the frequencies which are allowed to resonate, and you do so by widening or narrowing your vocal tract, known as vowel tuning, or resonance tuning. The most basic form of this is a technique called vowel modification, and while it’s a GREAT way to learn the basics of vowel tuning, and it really does make a difference when you are a beginner singer, in the long run it is simply too general, reliant on accent and of course, inefficient to really use in a practical way while singing actual songs.

This, my friends, is the RIGHT way to tune your vowels:

While vowel modification is a really great way to learn how to tune your vowels, over time you will hopefully come to understand the mechanism BEHIND vowel modification so that you can tune your vowels in a physical and practical way rather than mangling your vowel sounds and words as you sing higher. With proper control over the tongue root and lifting of the soft palate, you can tune your resonance to the most minute detail, ensuring efficient and powerful resonance no matter WHERE in your range, or HOW you want to sing.

Vowel tuning is truly the key to singing higher than ever before!

#4 – How to fix a BREATHY onset

Learning to sing with a balanced onset in a coordinated way is extremely important for your vocal health, and is the most precise way to take charge of your frequencies, registers and tone. In singing, there are three types of vocal onsets;

  • Breathy Onset – where your airflow starts before your chord closure
  • Glottal Onset – where your chords are slammed shut before you release air pressure
  • Balanced – the perfect middle ground where air pressure reaches your chords the EXACT moment they meet.

A balanced onset is the only healthy way to sing, so if you’re struggling with either  breathy, whispery vocal tone, or you feel like you use too much force in singing, then this helpful singing tutorial is for you!

Your onsets and consonant sounds, while unrelated physically, are intrinsically linked in singing by the fact that they often happen at the exact same moment. So make sure that you take care to sing a pure onset on a correct vowel sound BEHIND your consonant sound rather than trying to use your consonant sound as the onset – your vocal health and listeners will thank you in the long run!

#5 – How to sing in MIX voice

Ah, the middle register – that ever elusive “MIX” that so many people talk about, but so few can demostrate or illustrate properly. Thankfully, teaching students how to sing in middle voice has become my forte, and my students all end up with a powerful and extensive mix thanks to my steps-based and practical approach to singing technique. This video will illustrate the point of middle voice, along with giving you a few different ways of unlocking your middle register:

Since my studio launched in 2010, Bohemian Vocal Studio has steadily grown into the premier studio for Rock Singing Lessons, and reaches students all around the world each week with online singing lessons, all the way from Russia to Australia, America to Hong Kong, no accent or voice type is too difficult to work with. I’ve coached touring professionals and beginners alike, and have coached students to appear on The Voice as well as star in music theatre productions of shows like Rock of Ages, Shrek, Fiddler on the Roof and The Producers.

If you’re ready to power up your singing and take your voice to the NEXT level with online singing lessons at Bohemian Vocal Studio, you can book a session with me today and I’ll SHOW you how it’s done!

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.

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