Teach Yourself How To Sing [With These Videos]
Singing itself is actually pretty easy to do, but learning HOW to do it is often a very confusing and difficult process – until now! These five videos will absolutely blow your mind and show you how to teach yourself how to sing better. Singing is a process of balance rather than a feat of muscular strength, so keep this in mind when you watch these singing lessons; no amount of pushing or straining is ever going to nab you the voice of your dreams like proper technique, practice and perseverance will. Are you ready to tech yourself how to sing? Lets get started!
Video 1 – Foundation
This first video is going to show you all the important foundation elements of singing that every singer needs to first learn in order to set up their voice for an extensive and powerful range. By setting up your posture, breathing, placement and vowels in the manner shown in this singing lesson video, you will have the strongest and most consistent base for your high range and killer vocal tone to be built upon. Lets check it out:
As you can see, there is an important process of steps you need to take to set up your voice with a healthy foundation. Posture, breathing, placement and vowels make up the concrete base of your voice so that your high range and tone (walls and roof) will stay strong and supported through your full vocal range.
Video 2 – Connect Chest and Head Voice
Learning how to connect chest and head voice is actually pretty easy to do, but many singers avoid practicing this transition either because they feel it’s too hard, it isn’t taught to them correctly, or they have a ‘limiting belief’ about what their voice is capable of before they really undrerstand the vocal mechanism. Connecting chest and head should be a priority for any singer who is serious about building a great singing voice.
Your chest register is a result of vocal fold weight and your head voice is a result of vocal fold tension/stetch, so by developing a central balance between these two aspects of your voice, you will achieve a connected and fluid transition between chest and head voice.
Video 3 – How to sing with efficient resonance
Following on from chest and head connection, the next step in your vocal journey should be to build your mix voice, or middle register as it’s often called. We just discussed the transition between chest and head, but this is something you can develop in many ways so that you can make head voice sound like chest voice, or even lighten your sound considerably without suffering from vocal strain or vocal breaks. Singing with efficient resonance is the key to building a truly great sounding voice that is able to sing high notes with ease and sing any song!
Efficient resonance occurs when you learn to shape your vowels correctly and sing with appropriate resonant space for each of your vowel sounds.
These three videos will show you more about learning how to sing than almost any expensive singing course out there – the information is right in front of you, you just have to watch it and apply it to your own voice.
How to sing better
Singing is a process of balance that takes time, practice and perseverance, so don’t expect to reinvent the wheel or build Rome in a day. The more you practice, and the more consistent you make your vocal routine, the better your voice will be and the shorter your learning curve will be also. By setting up a strong foundation, shaping your vowels correctly, connecting chest and head voice and singing with efficient resonance, you will soon achieve the voice of your dreams and reach your vocal goals sooner.
A great place to start is the free foundations courses available here at BVS which will take your voice one step further and show you the best method for setting up a strong foundation, along with placement, onsets and many other important but often overlooked aspects of a great singing voice. If you need help building your voice and teaching yourself how to sing, you canbook a Skype Lesson with me and we’ll start working towards extending your range and building control and consistency in your voice EVERY time you sing!
If you have any questions about learning how to teach yourself how to sing or these videos, you’re welcome 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.