Can anyone learn to sing in tune?

Can anyone learn to sing in tune?

Is it true anyone can learn to sing? Well, there’s actually a lot more to this simple question than a “Yes!” or “No!” answer.┬áIf it were a question about whether anyone can learn the physical aspects required for singing, then it would be a simple YESanyone can learn how to breathe correctly, create a resonant sound and build their range using the following techniques:

  • Diaphragmatic Breathing
  • Resonance and frequency placement
  • Vowel modification
  • Inhale and Hold technique
  • Compression
  • Practical vowel sounds

If it were a question about the TECHNIQUE they were learning to sing with, then the answer would be a shaky “maybe” – as not all singing approaches are created equal. What works for a singer wanting to learn a breathy pop tone honestly wouldn’t work at all for a singer like me who sings ROCK with any sort of power – and on the flipside, if one was looking to get into the field of Opera, even though I did study with an Opera coach for a time, it wouldn’t be my forte – they would porbably end up sounding more like Chris Cornell than Pavarotti. The question you need to ask yourself if you’re currently taking lessons or following an online course are:

  • Do they teach you how to support your voice with your breathing foundation?
  • Have you learned about vowel modification (or in my case, vowel placement)?
  • Are you learning to develop your placement?
  • Have you been shown how to sing with MIDDLE or MIX voice?
  • Are you learning to release strain as you ascend?

If not, then it’s likely your voice won’t develop much more over time – you need to support your voice with a healthy foundation and learn the PROPER techniques for building your range.

On a third note, if it was a question about APPLYING yourself to developing a great singing range, then the answer would probably be a flat no – if you don’t practice, you don’t respect the technique being taught, don’t follow your teacher’s instructions and generally just go at it “DIY” when you’ve been told otherwise, you’re not likely to improve anytime soon.

  • Do you practice consistently?
  • Do you follow the rules of your coach, or do you ‘cherry-pick’ techniques from different sources?
  • Do you disregard the rules or push to get a ‘better’ or ‘heavier’ sound?
  • Are you following a STEPS BASED approach like I teach here at BVS?

All these points will determine how well your voice takes to the techniques you’re learning – or whether you’re learning them properly at all.

I’m not a “singing guru”, so I don’t expect all my students to follow me blindly – but after 15 years I absolutely DO know my technique and how to teach, as well as the most efficient way to build your voice. If you think a different coach on YouTube has the answers you seek – then I reccomend seeking lessons with them instead. I will ONLY teach you healthy singing technique and build POWER in your voice using the right methods – it might take some time, and consistent practice, but your voice WILL build over time if you follow my steps.

No two approaches were created the same

cropped-bvs-2.jpgWhen I first started learning to sing, I was taught by a female classical coach, who was an awesome singer, seriously amazing! Unfortunately, being a low baritone myself, and her a soprano, it was hard to find a crossover in the way that our voices developed – for example, she had never worked on the concept of “placement” because her voice was in the higher range naturally, whereas it is CRUCIAL for a bass or bari to learn about placement, so it wasn’t a concept she knew how to teach or put any weight behind. She tried her best, but I had to find the real answers to MY voice elsewhere. From this experience, I treat each student, each voice type, each range, and each STYLE completely differently – no single approach will work the same for two different singers!

No two VOICES are created the same

After coaching internationally for the last 7+ years, I understand that even two people with exactly the same voice type and range will experience DIFFERENT issues with their voice throughout their range – the voice might be the same, but the person controlling it is completely different: One might think “left” while the other thinks “right”, figuratively, resulting in two drastically different results.

You need to learn your own voice rather than trying to copy your favourite singer – they may not have the same range or voice type as you, not to mention that what you’re hearing isn’t necessarily what is really happening. Studio tricks aside, you’ll find that singing can be counterintuitive in nature, for example – you sing QUIETER when you sing with grit and distortion (this is because you’re trading resonance for an overtone), and you need to RELEASE as you go higher rather than create more pressure or power.

You need to APPLY yourself

It should go without saying, but I do meet the occasional student who just WON’T practice, or practices something completely different to what we’ve discussed in a previous lesson. In this case, I simply can’t help you – you need to build your foundation first before flying towards the sun, EVEN if you can get a ‘cooler’ or ‘thicker’ tone by pushing or straining – the singer who applies themself to the method they’re being taught will end up with FAR more range and a MUCH healthier voice than the one who simply goes for an easy cool tone instead of good technique.

Can anyone learn to sing in tune?

The answer is YES – the caveat being IF:

  • They learn from a coach who understands their voice
  • Learn a steps based method that builds a foundation first
  • If you apply themselves to the technique and practice, practice, practice!

Can anyone learn to sing WELL?

Absolutely! If you apply yourself, and you learn the right techniques:

  • Diaphragmatic breathing
  • Vowel modification
  • Placement
  • Release, release, release!

Are you ready to start building your own powerful singing voice? You can book a session with me personally be clicking on the Skype booking calendar to your right!

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About

BOHEMIAN VOCAL STUDIO

 

Hi, my name is Kegan.

I started singing at the tail end of highschool in the late 90’s into the early 2000’s – mainly out of frustration at finding a singer for my band at the time.

But I’ll admit, I definitely wasn’t a natural.

In fact, I sucked.

I strained, struggled, shouted, yelled, squeaked and flipped my way even through the most basic of low songs before I obviously came to the conclusion “I need help!”

So I bought a course.

I took a few lessons.

I bought more courses.

I took even MORE lessons.

And before I knew it, I’d been a vocal student for ten years and I was STILL terrible.

Sure, I could do a decent lip trill, some days I could slide between chest and head voice with a weak middle range – and sometimes I could sing a few lines of a song and think “hmm that wasn’t half bad” – but then the next day I’d be back to square one with absolutely no idea what I was doing and no ability to sing better.

Obviously, things have changed.

They’ve changed so much that my voice coaching studio is now booked out weeks to months in advance – and there’s even a waiting list for my Growth 101 singing course so my servers aren’t swamped with the sheer amount of singers who are progressing like mad using my simple but proven approach.

I’ve finally releasing the heavy rock albums with wild singing that I could only have dreamed of all those years ago that I’m super proud of which you can check out here – Dead Spirit Communion

I’m knocking back request to perform on shows like The Voice, XFactor and all many of crazy opportunities almost every single day;

Record labels, magazines and promo companies are literally knocking my door down trying to get me on their roster and in features;

But you didn’t come here to hear all about me and the crazy opportunities that keep coming up now that I’ve absolutely mastered the powerhouse approach to singing I share here at Bohemian Vocal Studio, now did you?

You want to learn how to do it yourself.

You want to be the powerhouse, dynamite singer of your dreams.

You want to make your own killer albums with wild rock singing.

So let me show you how I did it using The Four Vocal Fundamentals;