April 22, 2009

Improve Your Rockstar Voice With These 7 Singing Tips

If you're a beginner, intermediate, or hobby vocalist that wants to improve your voice, check out these 7 simple tips. You'll be swooning the crowd in no time.
Learning to sing is a difficult task if you don't know the proper way to go about practicing and performing. I'm sure that we've all encountered someone butchering "Shook Me All Night Long" at a local karaoke night and we laughed and laughed.

Well, we don't want people to laugh at us now do we? Of course we don't. For anyone that wants to improve their vocal skill and wow the crowd, here are 7 tips that can help you get a rockstar voice.

1. Know your vocal range.

A large portion of the time, vocalists have a hard time singing notes because they're simply out of their range. You can probably picture yourself the last time your voice cracked because of it.

Everyone's rockstar voice is different with a different vocal range. Know what notes you can hit before you try to hit them and maybe you can avoid your voice cracking in the future.

2. Get energized before a performance.

You're about to go on stage and all of sudden, you're getting nervous. If you feel jumpy and kind of nervous before a performance, you can use it to your advantage!

Do some quick jumping jacks or squats or push-ups backstage. Not only are you working off your stage fright, but your getting more air flowing through your body for a maximum performance with your rockstar voice.

3. Try to cut back or stop smoking.

Smoking can only hurt your chances of having a rockstar voice. I've heard a buddy of mine mention how he screams with so much more rasp since he starting smoking.

I hope he knows he'll be talking with more rasp for the rest of his life. Smoking will damage your lungs, constrict your air flow, and ruin your vocal chords. Try to quit if you can.

4. Be aware of how loud you speak before a performance.

If your band is playing next at the rock show, you're probably walking around mingling with fans and having a good time. Did you know you could be ruining your voice for the night?

Those places are loud! Next time you lean in to talk to someone, lean in and plug one of your ears with your finger. This way you can here the natural reverb in your skull and you won't feel you need to yell to be heard.

5. Lay off the vibrato.

There are lots of professionally trained singers that will argue with me on this. I completely understand that.

For Opera and other classically trained vocalists, vibrato is a tasteful addition to their vocal arsenal. If you're looking to sing rock, pop, metal, country, or any other radio-type genre, vibrato is your enemy.

Did you know that most untrained singers can't control vibrato? That means that most of the time the judges of American Idol hear someone sing in vibrato in the early auditions, they assume the person can't control it.

Vibrato just isn't necessary for contemporary music these days. Use it sparingly.

6. Get enough sleep.

College students are gonna go out and party. Adults with jobs fall asleep in their lazy boy watching Conan O' Brian late at night. We can't fight tradition.

However, when the night before the performance comes, you go to bed and get some sleep. Your rockstar voice is going to thank you graciously with audience applause.

7. Drink enough water.

Your body is mostly made of it and you need it. Carbonated beverages can slowly damage how well you perform. Water will always be your friend.

These tips on getting a rockstar voice may seem obvious and simple, but they're easy to overlook.

The most simple way to sum up these tips is to use common sense and take care of your body. If you take care of your rockstar voice, then it will take care of you.

About the Author
Original Post: Rockstar Voice

Hi, my name is Kyle and I've been the lead vocalist in 7 bands over 6 years. For more great tips on singing or screaming visit my page: For Vocal Singing

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