How Much Do You Know About How Your Voice Works?
Here on the TakeLessons Blog, we talk a lot about singing tips and tricks for making your voice shine. And as you're learning how to sing -- especially if you're working with a voice teacher -- you've probably already learned how things like posture and breathing can affect your voice.
But how much do you actually know about how your instrument works? Understanding how your voice works is a big key to singing well, yet many vocalists never take the time to study it.
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Mastering breath support -- and continuing to improve it as you progress as a singer -- is crucial to your success. Here, Toledo, OH teacher Elizabeth B. shares a helpful exercise to try...
As a young singer I had no idea how important breath support was to singing. I would stab blindly at a phrase and hope that I had taken in enough air. Most of the time, I was unsuccessful. It wasnt until I finished my master's degree that I had any kind of understanding of how to sustain my air.
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Here at TakeLessons, we're passionate about helping students achieve their dreams, reach their potential, and receive the guidance they need from professionals ready to pass on valuable singing tips, knowledge, and encouragement. We talk about our singing teachers a lot, and have even featured many of them here on the blog. But we also know there's a lot of advice worth noting in other corners of the web.
So we scoured the Internet, searching for other professionals, vocal coaches, and perfor
How to Get a Raspy Singing Voice Is it Healthy?
Do you love the sound of a "raspy" singing voice? Find out the truth about this vocal style -- and why you may want to avoid it -- in this guest post by Ann Arbor, MI teacher Elaina R...
What do Janis Joplin, Louis Armstrong, and Steven Tyler have in common? They are all famous for their raspy, gravely voices. A raspy sound is so popular in some types of music that some people with normal voices want to learn to sing with a raspy tone.
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Video: Vocal Exercises to Increase Your Range | Singing Tips
Singers, ready to reach those high (or low!) notes? In this video, teacher Arlys A. demonstrates some easy vocal exercises to use as you work on increasing your range:
Video Recap: Vocal Exercises to Increase Your Range
Try incorporating these exercises into your practice routine:
Lip bubbles or lip trills
The "oooh" slides
From there, work with your voice teacher to find songs at the right level for you -- it's crucial to find the balance of challenging yourself, but not strainin