Would you like to sing better – or maybe even get really good at it? It is actually possible to learn it, and not just be born with a good voice.
Being good at singing will both mean that you sing cleanly (not falsely) and that you use your personality to make the music live.
What does it mean to be able to sing?
Singing well means the following:
You sing clean, not fake. That is, you hit the right notes that fit the music
Has strength. You can have singing power in different ways, but you should not just beep like a mouse, but be able to bring the sound forward and carry in the air.
Know your limitations in relation to the tones you can reach
Singing with personality, not just like someone else
Contribute something emotional to the music, and not just “sing by notes”
You can be a singer in many different styles. Singing well doesn’t mean you can sing in all of them.
How to learn to sing?
To learn how to sing well, there are a number of things that need to be in place. You have to find the motivation (feel like), have the right tools to sing, and then you have to practice.
Step 1: Find your motivation
You have to want to get good at singing. It is not enough that you will be famous or known by others. Do you want to sing it yourself? It also means that you must be prepared to face resistance. You will also find that you do not think things are going well. Are you willing to do that? You can easily sing for a long time and still not get better. It takes time.
Step 2: Equipment: A place to be, microphone, music
Do you have a place you can be? Where you can fool yourself, sing fake, and not get complaints from the neighbors or even find it embarrassing. But that doesn’t mean you need to have an audio studio. If you have a car you can start there. Or a room. You also need to be able to record yourself and you need some music and some notes to sing along to. But it doesn’t have to be in place from the start. Don’t let the equipment slow you down!
Step 3: Exercises
Practice singing. There are a number of exercises you can do. See below.
Step 4: Sing music
Sing right, not just exercises. Find a way you can sing, for example. by going to singing, singing to music, singing in a choir or the like.
It is possible to attend singing courses, or attend a music school if you want to make a career out of it. See How do I become a musician?
Good exercises if you want to get better at singing
There are a number of different formats for singing exercises. They can be divided into the following
Physical Exercises: Focus on improving your physique as you sing. Posture, breathing, diaphragm, tongue, mouth, etc.
Technical Exercises: You can practice many different aspects of singing, e.g. holding tones, varying tones, stair exercises, strength exercises (singing high / low).
Mental Exercises: You must want to sing beautifully, and hit the tone right. A number of exercises focus on really achieving a good result. But the most simple exercise when singing is to think: I want to do it beautifully. It may be that you imagine singing to someone you look up to. If you sing hymns, it can for example. be that you want to please God.
Good tips for getting good at singing
Here are a few tips to help you become good at singing
Choose: Choose an exercise. There are many options, don’t let that slow you down. Don’t watch all of youtube videos online before you get started. Pick a few and get them done.
Don’t stop: Don’t stop because you don’t think it’s going well.
Work: You will find that you are getting better quickly. But remember, it takes your effort. There are many hours before you can make a difference.
Practice, practice, practice
Keep it straight: You need to keep singing, because you may lose it again. It’s like running. You can’t get good fitness and then keep running.
Record yourself: Make recordings where you sing songs or practice. They will be gold be later, and convince you that you have improved. Because sometimes you can’t even hear the difference.