So You Want to Learn How To Sing like a Pro?
You may be thinking: can anybody learn to sing? The answer is yes! There are several ways to improve your singing voice!
First Things First
It is always a good idea to think about what kind of style you would like to sing before you begin. For example, are you the next pop star, country music star or the next rock icon? While singing you should try to find what range your voice can extend to. First you should sing notes that you are comfortably able to reach. Then, progressively, you will need to sing higher notes until your voice quality decreases. In doing this, you are conducting singing exercises to improve range.
Singing By Ear
There are some people who learn to sing by ear. For example listening to a song in their car and being able to hit the same pitch of the singer on the radio. Many vocalist instructors have mixed feelings about this approach because they feel as though it may cause bad habits in the future, i.e. straining your voice past its limit etc., but it can also be a helpful tool to find your pitch recognition and how far your voice can go. Let’s face it, not all of us can reach the pitch of say Mariah Carey.
Hiring a tutor can be a little pricey more and more people nowadays are learning how to sing good without lessons. With the internet, instructional videos and audio files to show you how to learn to sing on your own, there are endless tips to improve your singing voice. Most instructional videos will contain singing exercises to improve range through warm-ups and other vocal exercises. A caveat to learning this way is that it is always good to read the reviews of the sites you are visiting as well as getting feedback from others who have used them.
Another great way to learn is to hire a professional. If you decide that a more personal approach is what you’ll need, then you should start looking for vocal coaches in and around your area. Again vocal lessons can be a bit pricey, so if you are on a budget perhaps you could look into trying out for a local choir. The benefit of this approach is that others who are just as passionate as you are about singing surround you. There you can swap techniques, get a practice group together to hone your skills and ultimately improve your singing voice.
So, what is the best way to learn to sing? Only you can decide what is right for you and what will ultimately help improve your singing. The best thing to do is to try a few things first and see what you are most comfortable with. The most important thing to remember is to have fun, this is something you are a passionate about, enjoy it!