How to become a singer?
We all sing for ourselves, don't we? In the shower or whenever we hear music. But it's not really that professional.
We believe knowledge of good vocal technique applies to all singing, and all singers deserve the opportunity to sing well. So, in this article, we'll tell you some tips.
First, choose your type (pop, rap, classical or opera...). Then choose a professional teacher either online or in person. The teacher you choose is the one who will raise your voice and introduce you to the singing world!
One of the most important things to become a singer is breathing!
Yes, you've been breathing your whole life, but it needs to be more professional for singing!
Eighty percent of proper singing begins and ends with proper breathing.
When breathing in, try to fill your lungs from the bottom up and let your stomach extend before your chest expands. Breathing out, the stomach should contract first, then the chest. This is breathing from your diaphragm, the muscle wall at the bottom of your chest. The diaphragm is more powerful and controllable than the muscles that expand and contract your chest.
A good posture for a singer is to keep your spine straight and ensure you are centred for balance but not stiff. Elevate the sternum to lift the ribs. This increases lung capacity. Although the head position is critical, it can also significantly affect other aspects of posture. If the head is aligned improperly, other body parts will compensate to maintain balance, leading to excess tension and expenditure of energy (Bunch, 1995).
A good singing posture includes
- Head forward
- Shoulders back
- Back straight
- Chest out
Common Posture Problems
- Rounded or hunched shoulders
- Collapsed chest
- Excessively arched lower back
- Raised or excessively lowered chin
Avoid excessive body movement
Many people engage in a variety of body movements while singing. Unfortunately, such movements interfere with good vocal production because they expend energy reproductively and introduce extraneous tensions affecting the breathing mechanisms and vocal tract. This creates strain and, thus, poor tone.
Body movement and other indicators of inappropriate tension, such as strained neck and facial muscles, often fall outside of a singer's awareness. Singing in front of a mirror at home is a helpful way to create awareness of them.
Also, you should feel comfortable too because you'll have difficulty singing if you don't!
Remember that vocal training is for all styles, not just for opera!
Many famous artists have had voice training for years, but it also doesn't mean you need to train your voice. It all depends on your talent!