Learn To Sing Within Your Range

By Monica B. Nice

It is the dream of every singer to sing high notes flawlessly and easily. But singing the higher notes is not an easy task and requires a good professional tutor along with regular practice, breathing and posture exercises as well as warm ups and cool downs. To sing high notes one requires immense dedication and motivation as it's not always possible to hit the high notes in the first go. But it isn't always necessary to go for expensive classes in order to learn how to sing high notes; it can be done at home, through the internet, CD's and e-books as well.

So I suppose the big question is this: do you want to sing in a way that touches people's hearts, or do you want to do carnival tricks? If you want to be a real singer then you need to put your time, money, and effort toward becoming the best communicator you can possibly be within the registers you already have.This is not to say that a singer should not challenge their comfort zone and stretch out to reach for high notes, but don't you feel a singer's primary goal should be to connect emotionally with the audience?

If you continually try to wow the audience with over-the-top high notes and meaningless melismas (the singing of a group of moving notes on one syllable) all their attention may be centered on waiting for that next glass-breaking high note rather than focused on the bond you could be building with them through the words of your song and the emotional tones and rhythms of your voice.

The average singer can sing a span of about two octaves, a highly trained professional singer about three, and there are a few extraordinary singers like Mariah Carey and Georgia Brown who can sing comfortably spanning three or four octaves. To my knowledge Georgia Brown in the UK is the only singer who can actually sing a full eight octaves and make a living at it.

Many people have aspirations of becoming a singer, but have no idea how to learn to sing. Whether it's to sing in a band, or the church choir, to win the prize on Karaoke night, or just to sound better in the shower, taking the time to learn how to sing with good technique will improve your results and keep your voice healthy and strong. Unfortunately, some people give up the notion of ever learning, because the task seems to daunting.Like most things however, if you take the time to break big or intimidating tasks down into manageable chunks, they can become less of an obstacle. So, if you've ever wanted to learn how to sing, but had no idea how to go about it, read on.In this article I'm going to break down the concept and show you how to learn to sing in five basic and actionable steps taking you from wishing you could, to doing it. And it starts with a commitment.

Commit.Learning to sing is a commitment. It takes hard work and dedication to become proficient. Like anything else in life, the more time spent on the task, the better the results will be. Therefore, it is important to understand that it won't happen overnight. Because learning how to sing usually involves a monetary investment, it's best to decide early whether or not you're willing to put in the necessary time and effort.In the beginning, learning about the techniques and methods involved in singing will most likely seem fun and exciting, as if you've uncovered the mysteries to an unknown universe. That euphoria will fade. Trust me, it won't be as much fun singing lip trills on a major scale the 200th time as it was the first few.

Of course, the great thing about singing is, there is no better feeling than having a break through moment. That one day when something you've been struggling with clicks, can motivate you for many months to come, just from seeing the possibilities. If you want to learn to sing, commit to it.Decide On a Method.Once you've decided that you're ready to get serious, you need to decide on a method. What's the best way to learn how to sing? Here is where things can get overwhelming quickly. The answer will depend on a number of things.What can you afford to invest in the learning process? How do you learn best? Are you the shy type? Do you need someone to keep you accountable? These are the types of questions you should ask yourself, to make the decision process easier.If money is not an issue and you have no social phobias, maybe hiring a personal vocal coach is the answer. This will undoubtedly be the most expensive option, but also the most tailored to your needs and capabilities. You may find it easier to stay motivated as well, knowing that you may be held accountable for your actions by your coach.

Have Fun and Learn How to Sing.What many people really want to know is how to sing because it is something they have learned to love throughout their lives. Singing starts out as a hobby for most people and the best singers start when they are extremely young. Though some of them will sound weird, out of tune and unclear, they are doing what they love and they have the determination that is necessary to get better at it.

Some kids are given the gift of voice that will not need that much training to control when it comes to singing. Though they do not have to work as hard to control their voices compared to people who are not that gifted, they still have to learn how to sing depending on the type of music that they listen to.

Be consistent.Along with practice comes consistency. To really speed up the process and develop a strong foundation, developing a consistent routine is highly encouraged. The goal of learning the fundamentals is so that they become second nature to you, and you no longer have to consciously think about them.You do this by being consistent. Eventually, the things that required a lot of mental effort in the beginning will become natural. You will develop muscle memory and find that singing becomes much more effortless. This is the ideal way to sing.

A vocal coach can easily guide you on what you need to improve on so that you can train your voice to make it sound like the way you want it to. You can get drills and techniques that you aid you so that you can sing the types of songs that you wish to sing and though this might cost you some money, the benefits to your voice will make it worth it if your vocal coach knows what he is doing.There are plenty of videos over the internet about singing and how you can improve but it certainly does not ensure success in singing. You can use the vocal drills found online though if you do not plan on getting a vocal coach for now so that you can improve the quality of your voice but having a vocal coach will be very beneficial in the long run.

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