_Sarah's Singing Tips for Beginners
_ In your lessons you will learn how your voice works and how to achieve your best sound. For students who are new to Singing lessons, here are some extra things to keep in mind while you are learning:
RELAX AND TRUST YOUR OWN VOICE - Get used to listening to and
accepting your own sound.
- EXPERIMENT WITH NEW SOUNDS AND
FEELINGS - When Singers first learn to sing,
they often comment that it feels very different to what they expected. And
remember, we are not hearing our own sound as others do so don’t be afraid to
experiment with new sounds.
- DON’T RUSH - Learning to sing well takes time,
so don’t try to rush your development. You will learn to address different
areas of Singing technique which takes time to get working together. But it
will happen if you don’t expect to achieve your ultimate sound straight away.
- ALWAYS SING WITH ENERGY - Breath is the energy of the voice
and singing without enough breath creates difficulties, not to mention an
unpleasant sound, so always sing with commitment! Even soft sounds need a lot
- PRACTICE - It is so important to practice
your technical exercises each week as it strengthens your muscles and gets you
comfortable with your new placement so you can find it again quickly when you
next sing. All students are encouraged to record their lessons to make for easy practice at home and to get used to hearing their own voice. It is also very rewarding to listen to your development.
- DON’T STRAIN YOUR VOICE
Singing properly does not hurt so you should never sing if you feel strained, tightness in the throat or fatigue.
- ALWAYS WARM UP YOUR VOICE
You need to stretch and relax the muscles inside your throat before you sing, just as you would warm up before doing exercise. Warming up loosens these muscles, helps to remove excess mucous and reduces the risk of damaging our voice by straining.
- SING WITH MEANING
Always make sure you are signing with emotion and understanding the lyrics.
- DRINK LOTS OF WATER
The vocal chords work best when they are kept moist, so the best thing you can do is up your water intake, especially before and after Singing practice.