Singing Lessons For Beginners
One of the biggest hurdles many beginner singers face is pulling the trigger on their very first singing lesson - but with these singing lessons for beginners you can become a pro singer very quickly!
I actually remember my own first singing lesson - showing up at the front door of a local guy who offered 'professional singing lessons' only to be met by barking dogs, his annoyed wife, his screaming kids and then half way through the lesson his neighbour mowing the lawn right outside the window.
Suffice to say my first experience learning how to sing wasn't a positive one - let alone fun, professional or really useful in any way at all.
At this point I just wanted to give up - have you ever just wanted to give up on your dreams?
After my first singing lesson - this is exactly how I felt.
Instead of letting this dodgy first singing lesson scare me away from achieving my goals and pursuing my dream of becoming a professional singer - I jumped back on the horse by buying every course, book and resource I could find on the art of singing, and really taught myself the basics of singing, and putting myself in the position where I could approach more advanced singing teachers for help with the 'next level' techniques I needed to improve my actual singing.
What I'd love to do is save you the exact same heartache of taking your first singing lesson by giving you one of the absolute best singing lessons beginners could hope for, while setting you up for a lifetime of BETTER singing and a healthy voice.
How To Start Singing
I'm often asked by my own singing students exactly how I myself started singing and most important - what was the first thing I learned as a singer.
Without the slightest hesitation, I will tell you that the very first thing you need to learn as a singer is PLACEMENT.
Placement itself is really just efficient use of your vocal resonators - the oral, the pharyngeal and the nasal resonators to be exact. With the intention of "placing" your voice in the central resonator by singing "forward" with a bright and natural vocal tone - you'll notice any vocal tension melt away instantly, your range increase and your power and volume increase in spades.
Let me show you how to sing with vocal placement;
As you can see, learning how to sing is SUPER easy when you have a straightforward and streamlined approach to singing - without all the outdated classical terms and confusing M1, M2, F1, F2 labelling of registers and overtones that you'll find in many vocal methods out there - learning how to sing is not only easy, it should also be fun, exciting and rewarding too!
If you're not having fun, then you're simply not going to learn anything.
By developing forward placement in this way, you'll be able to GROW your voice in many ways like increasing your range, improving your tone and ultimately becoming a better singer in every way.
When it comes to contemporary singing like rock and pop - forward placement really is King.
Master Vocal Placement
With the Foundation 101 Singing Course
Learning How To Sing - The Basics
Over many years of experience coaching others to sing better, I've discovered something rather remarkable in the learning process of my students - every single concept, technique and term out there actually relates directly to one of these four fundamentals;
- Height In The Vocal Tract
- Forward Placement
- "All In One Flow"
- Mixed Tonality
That's right - all of those technical and complicated terms and techniques you see on YouTube are simply an extension of each one of these four Vocal Fundamentals.
For example, Vowel Modification occurs when you alter the vowel overtone (sometimes known as a formant) by altering the size and shape of the vocal tract by raising the soft palate - resulting in Height In The Vocal Tract.
Another great example is terms like Masque and even those annoying NAY NAY NAY exercises - these are all just ways to help you develop Forward Placement; and you saw just how easy it can be to develop techniques like forward placement in the video above!
In fact, The Four Vocal Fundamentals have changed my own voice in SUCH an incredible way that I've designed my whole coaching approach around these four simple but effective basics: