Singing is a skill that takes time to cultivate and develop. With enough practice and guidance, even little singing experience, you can wow your friends at Karaoke or singing events.
1. Singing starts with breathing right. Learning how to control your breathing will give you command over your pitch and duration of your singing. Practice with opening your throat and letting air in and out. Flex your mouth muscles and inhale air to your diaphragm below your belly and out.
2. Next start warming up with middle C, moving down in half-steps before moving up. Practice the following notes: C-D-E-F-G-F-E-D-C. Here’s an example video from one of our teacher Molly Mahoney
3. Find your range: use this video to figure out what is your vocal range by measuring the number of pitches you can singing from the lowest to the highest note.
4. Pick a song to practice on and record yourself singing it. Play it back and see where you could improve on in breathing, pronunciation and articulation of words and pacing.
5. Practice, practice, practice warm ups, breathing, singing and playing back recordings. It takes time to improve but over time, you will slowly notice an improvement. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t see results right away and just keep at it. It is very normal to take several weeks to learn a song.
6. Get help from a singing coach. Getting feedbacks and techniques from a vocal coach would speed up the process and make sure you are on the path to success. Savvy offers singing and vocal coaches like Molly and others. Sign up for our email list for more information or request a chat with a teacher: www.savvy.is/browse/singing