These 6 Simple Steps Will
TAKE THE GUESSWORK OUT OF SINGING
The crowd is cheering.
You step up to the plate.
You swing for the high note.
And you MISS.
Oh oh, looks like you’re relying on guesswork to sing high notes!
Wouldn’t it be nice to be a consistent, always-on-point singer who nailed every note, every song, every show night after night?
Using these 6 simple but important vocal steps will not only take the guesswork out of singing for you, it’s going to increase your range like CRAZY and help you build a world class singing voice in every way.
Be careful though – with a great voice comes great responsibility.
You’ll constantly be getting all kinds of offers from people;
You’ll be fending off invitations to sing on shows like The Voice;
Your Facebook and YouTube channels will be overrun with all kinda of gushing comments and praise – everyone is gonna be pissed that you simply don’t have the time to reply to absolutely everyone;
Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
This is POWERFUL.
Step #1 – A bright vocal tone (sing forward)
Don’t confuse a bright vocal tone for actual nasality – there’s a massive difference.
By singing ‘forward’ in the vocal tract, you voice will literally resonate within the bones of the face and lift your voice out of the throat.
If you’ve been wondering why you’ve got no power, why your voice hurts and why you get tired after half an hour of singing – it’s because you’re not using the resonators of your voice in the right way.
Basically, you’re all effort and no energy.
Because after all, singing is easy – especially when you sing with a bright vocal tone.
Step #2 – High notes = High tract
Height in the vocal tract is one of The Four Vocal Fundamentals.
They’re called FUNDAMENTAL for an important reason – they really are fundamental to all great singing voices.
By raising the soft palate, you enable higher overtones within your vowel, meaning that you can sing in full voice without having to steam roll through your mid to high range with force and tension.
Singing high notes is easy when you sing with Height In The Vocal Tract by raising the soft palate.
Ever had a singing teacher tell you to “yawn before you sing”? They’re trying to get you to raise the soft palate – as inefficient as that common trick is.
The key here is really to sing your vowel in a way that encourages space within the pharynx. Ie; avoid speech sounds and focus on healthy, open resonance within the vocal tract.
Pronunciation is the death of resonance.
Step #3 – Legato/All In One Flow
You’ve probably seen those YouTube gurus telling you to clench from the belly like you’re having a hard time on the toilet to “support your voice”
… but it’s never worked for you, right?
That’s because “Support” is actually all about the EXHALE, and by adding all that tension around the solar plexus, you interrupt your airflow and create subglottic pressure instead of correctly compressed and supported airflow.
Ever seen the old “leaky tyre” vocal exercise where you hold an “SSS” for 30 seconds with consistent airflow?
It’s a real thing – keeping consistent airflow is really the key to great support, not pushing, grunting or shouting.
I like to call this “All In One Flow”, because from a practical perspective – this is really how it feels to a professional singer; the voice is never interrupted and simply flows out on one breath.
Step #4 – A balanced tone
It’s a real thing.
Great singers aren’t just shouting as high as they can in chest voice, then flipping into falsetto.
They’ve learned to balance the TA and CT muscles together to create MIXED voice – a blend of musculature from either register, and a blend of resonance from both tonal centres.
This is one of the most important things you’re ever going to learn as a singer – especially for guys with big voices like mine, or girls with more aspirate voices.
Mixed voice really is the key to singing with effortless power and ultimately bridging the space between chest and head voice where your vocal breaks currently sit.
Step #5 – Vowel Modification
Remember how we spoke about singing with Height In The Vocal Tract by raising the soft palate?
There’s actually one more step you need to take to master singing with excellent, powerful, free resonance through your full vocal range from lowest to highest notes; Vowel Modification.
Now, raising the soft palate is one thing, but if you’ve ever tried to sing while you’re yawning – it’s basically impossible, right?
That’s because there’s more to resonant space than just raising that sucker and hoping for the best.
There’s a specific set of changes that happen both in the resonant space within the soft palate, and also within the balance of the vocal folds.
Step #6 – Have a solid plan
The only reason you’re relying on guesswork as a singer is because you don’t have a good plan.
You’re not sure what vowel to use.
You’re not sure what modification to use.
What register you’re in.
How to place your resonance.
How support works.
How you’re going to sing the next note, the next line, the next song.
Basically, you’re flying blind.
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Modifying your vowels is the key to extending your range in full voice with no vocal breaks, no flipping to head voice, no weakness and no strain – so it makes sense that most vocal coaches keep this powerful information close to their chest and are quite careful about how and who they share this with.
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