Certain artists are born with stronger muscles & so achieving musical strength is easier & faster. While we may never attain the greatness of naturals like Aretha Franklin, Freddie Mercury, or Michael Jackson the good news is that with a bit of practice, we can bulk up our singing muscles too.
Just like a muscle, your voice (made up of lots of muscles) can be trained, strengthened & rendered better.
Being a classically trained singer doesn’t necessarily mean that you can sing arias or will appear onstage for Carmen. It refers to understanding music technique & how it works (rhythm, melody & form). Once you grasp the principles of music composition, the benefits are endless: sight reading, discovery of different techniques, learning the rules, etc.
Understand your body
Singing in tune & with intensity requires the use of a variety of muscles. Your diaphragm, the muscle that allows you to breathe in & out, is a core muscle that controls how much air you expel when you sing. There are several muscles in your larynx, more often referred to as your voice box, that affect the tone of your singing. Learning to raise or lower your larynx will help you to create different sounds. Strengthening these muscles will allow you to better manipulate what you sing.
Find a good music mentor & coach
If you are really serious about becoming a better singer, a good music mentor & coach can make the difference. Practicing vocally is different from practicing an instrument. Faults like playing a wrong note or being off-beat are easily identifiable & can be quickly corrected, but singing errors are more difficult to pinpoint. A good music mentor & coach can quickly spot what is wrong & advise how to fix it.
It’s important for you to find your perfect music mentor to find one that fits your needs & that you feel comfortable with. You’ll quickly recognize progress under the right conditions.
At Pink Couch Studios we bring in the best music mentors that have real experience in performing. Give us a call today at 972-489-1667 to set up your 1st lesson.