Do you want to become a Singer?
If yes, then please go through this article and I am sure you will find it to be of great value to you.
I know so many people who dream of singing or becoming a singer. But few take the steps required to learn the art of singing.
Below, I have shared some quick tips that will teach you how to learn singing on your own or with the help of someone.
1. How to Learn Singing? – Before You Begin
Before you start, you should and you must listen to a lot of different songs in many different genres. This will help you in the long run, especially, to settle on a style that best suits your voice and personality.
Do you want to become Rock Musician? Or maybe an Opera Singer? Maybe Country or Western or even Rhythm and Blues suits your style the best.
Choose your style very wisely and take your time doing it. This will be one of the most important steps you will take in your entire singing career.
Once done with selecting your style, start practicing to find your natural vocal range. Try to sing a note that you can comfortably hit. Then try to sing progressively higher notes. Do this until your sound quality decreases.
Now, go back to the first note and then try to sing down the scale so that to find the bottom of your singing range.
This is again an informal exercise. But, it will help you in getting an idea of which notes you can hit comfortably while singing. And, specially which notes are the ones that you need to work on.
2. How to Learn Singing? – Self-Study Singing Course
There are so many vocalists who teach themselves to sing. The process of learning how to sing by listening to other singers, without any formal training, is called ‘Singing by Ear’.
While some vocalists (mostly those who are classically trained) frown on this approach, but it can lay the basic foundation for strong pitch recognition.
Having said that, there is one major problem with this concept of ‘Singing by Ear’. When you learn to sing by ear, you may develop bad habits that are difficult to break later in life.
So, now you must be wondering, what should you do, right?
You must be thinking that you just can’t start Professional lessons as they can be very expensive.
Don’t worry, there is one other solution to this. You, as many other singers all around the world, can find middle ground by using Self-Study Singing Courses.
Now, what is this Self-Study Singing Courses, you must be thinking.
Self-Study Singing Courses are course that consists of videos and/or audio files that guide you through warm-ups and vocal exercises. They can help you in improving many different techniques that can directly or indirectly improve your singing.
Some examples of different techniques that can be improved are – controling your breathing, expanding your lung capacity, sing smoothly across your vocal breaks and increasing your vocal range.
As you can guess, if you improve on these techniques then surely your singing will improve without any doubt.
So, if you also want to go this route i.e. Self-Study Singing Course route, read some reviews before you purchase the product. You may find some systems to be better than others, but selecting and finalizing the product that you want to go with can be very tricky and user reviews can be very helpful.
You can find many different Self-Study Singing Courses online, or even at your book store or local library.
3. How to Learn Singing? – Professional Help (Instructor-Led)
In case, if you would rather prefer traditional style of learning i.e. you want to learn face-to-face, you can consider signing up for singing lessons.
You can look for voice coaches near you, or can ask your friends who are into singing or had some past experiences and had any good experience with a particular instructor.
If you find the cost of voice lessons to be on a higher side for your budget, then you can try joining a choir at your school, church, or community center.
In fact, I will strongly suggest you to join a choir irrespective of the choice you make (whether Self-Study or Professional Help) as this will give you access to an instructor. You will also get an opportunity with other singers to trade tips and techniques.
4. How to Learn Singing? – Learning Advanced Techniques
After some time practicing, you might want to do more of it. You may find it difficult to sing solo, especially, when you’re accustomed to singing with a group. But, believe me, almost every singer would have gone through this and a little practice will decrease your nervousness.
You will also need to learn how to read music and how to transpose your favorite songs into different keys so that you can sing them easily.
Now that you know how how you can start learning to sing without putting a huge dent to your bank account, I am sure you will have fun experimenting with different musical styles and through practice and hard-work you will gain confidence in your voice!
Now that you reached the stage where you can call yourself a professional singer and you want to move from a professional singer to an extraordinary professional singer, try to make a signature song on your own.
You should always try and practive to increase your vocal range and hit every note with professional precision.
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Comment below and let me know what will you prefer? Self Study Singing Course or Professional Instructor Led Singing Course. Thanks! 🙂