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5 Best Singing Tips

From beginners to professionals, singers understand the importance of improving the quality of their voice. There are no shortcuts or quick fixes; it takes time, effort, dedication and the right knowledge. Here are the 5 best singing tips shown to make those improvements.

Practice Makes Perfect

Seems simple enough, but it’s one of the most overlooked techniques. For starters, you will want to practice every day to improve your breathing techniques. By spending 15 to 20 minutes each day on breathing exercises you will build up the strength and stamina necessary to maintain your vocal quality for longer periods. Read More…

Singing Karaoke

A great way to learn to sing is by singing karaoke. There are karaoke players you can by that are relatively inexpensive or you can attend a ‘karaoke’ party, usually at a legion hall or local pub.  With karaoke, the karaoke jockie or host (also called a “KJ”) will have a book with all the songs you can sing. You look through the book until you find a song you want to sing, then you write it down on a slip of paper and hand it back to the KJ. When he calls you up to sing, the music will play and the lyrics (song words) will show up on a television or computer monitor. You just sing along! Read More…

How to Sing Pop Music

Mastering Pop Music 


Successful pop music is usually measured in terms of commercial success with little regard to artistic merit although it generally has a good dance beat and hook to the song — performed by charismatic singers who may or may not be technically talented, look attractive, fashionable, and have the ability to dance well. The Image of the performer is often regarded as just important as or more than the music itself in this particular genre.


There are different techniques used in pop singing that cross over into many other styles or genres of music as well.  Speech singing, belting, twang, staccato notes, quick phrasing, breathy vocals, vocal runs, using the head voice/falsetto, attitude, and delivery are all key components in pop music. By using a combination of these techniques, you can create your very own unique style.  However, great singing always comes back to the key components of   your pitch (singing in key while hitting the correct notes) and breath control. Read More…

Singing With Emotion Part 2: Rock & Roll

Singing with Emotion Part 2  

In part two of this article we will cover 6 popular Vocal/ Music Styles and some of the techniques used for each style. There are many different styles of singing. Some singers excel at one or two particular styles while others can round the scope on various different styles. This will be a personal choice that you will have to make as a singer.  I always liked versatility so my goal was to become as versatile as my talent would lend.  That meant extensive study in various different genres. You may decide you love Jazz for instance and do more study on techniques and style for that genre, or some of you may decide Rock ‘n Roll is what your voice is suited for and it’s your only interest, or you may decide you want to be able to sing Opera, or Pop with some R&B.  When it comes to your singing style, there is no right or wrong. These articles are designed to help guide you down whatever your musical path is and enjoy the journey while achieving your vocalizing goals. Read More…

Emotions and Singing Part 1: Using Emotion to Capture Your Audience!!!!

The job of a great vocalist is the ability to make the audience feel everything you are singing about. A great vocalist can capture their audience within the first few minutes.

Vocal style, charisma and the ability to capture  your audience quickly (make them feel and believe what you are singing) are all major aspects to becoming a charismatic and versatile vocalist.

In Part 1 of this article we will be covering Capturing your Audience by portraying emotion and creating your own unique charisma on stage. Although one of our Free Lessons states that, for working on the fundamentals of singing you need to clear your mind of any emotional debris so you can focus on specific fundamentals such as breathing, posture, increasing range, reaching those high notes etc., performing live is very different. You need to incorporate all the fundamentals of singing along with creating the MOOD of the song through facial expression, vocal emotion and body language.

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