How To Sing In Front Of An Audience – How To Sing In Public



— How to sing in front of an audience – How to sing in public.

For those of us who like singing, one goal is to sing in front of an audience and show off our talents.

But just because you are a good singer, it does not mean that you know how to sing in front of an audience.

Even though I love to sing and make singing a part of my everyday, I do sometimes get a bit nervous when I am singing by myself in front of other people.

Growing up, I sang in the school choir and found this to be fun and every time I would perform with the choir, I would get a thrill and instant rush. But singing in a choir is different from singing by yourself.

The first time I sang in front of an audience, was when my family was having dinner with some family friends. The restaurant that we went to was a karaoke restaurant and anyone could get up and have a go singing.

Before I went on stage, I was extremely nervous and my hands were shaking. But I managed to sing alright. At least the audience clapped for me!

I found that the main thing that you need to overcome when you sing in front of people is your nerves. Confide in one person, either a good friend or loyal relative and tell them that you want to sing in front of an audience. Tell that friend or relative to be honest with you and ask for their honest opinion about whether you can pull off a song in front of people. If they are honest, then if you don’t have the best of voices, then they will tell you that and maybe you might be best not to sing in front of an audience until you improve.

But if they say that you are a good singer, then you are ready to get up on that stage.

So following are some tips that will teach you how to sing in front of an audience.

1) Take any opportunity to practice in front of an audience.

I would suggest that you take your close friends or relatives to a karaoke singing club. For those of you who have never been to a karaoke club before, a karaoke club basically has a number of rooms and in each room there is a TV and comfortable lounge chairs. You book in your time and are given a room and booklets of song lists. You choose your song that you want to sing to and using the remote, just like a TV, you choose the song that you want to sing to. Then the song will come up on the screen with a video of the song and at the bottom of the screen are the lyrics. As the lyrics pass, the writing changes colour so that you know what you are singing to.

When I was in university, I remember going to karaoke clubs often and we would book a room and my friends and I would have a great time singing the night away.

By singing in front of people who you are familiar first, you are building up your self-confidence and this will help you to sing in front of an audience. After you have started to feel comfortable singing in front of your close friends or relatives, your next step is to sing in front of a live audience.

2) Prepare before you go on stage.

By preparing, you will need to clear your mind of all distractions and just envisage yourself nailing your song. You will need to overcome your nerves in order for you to sing nicely. Before you are due up on stage, drink some warm water to relax your throat. Then close your eyes and take some deep breathes. Inhale in for five seconds and then exhale for another five seconds. Do this for about one minute and this kind of meditation will help you to relax. Imagine yourself on that stage with the audience clapping for you and you will begin to feel happy and confident. Then do some light vocal exercises, like scales. This will help to warm up your voice.

In this piece I’m going to tell you about the preparation on the day of a singing performance, it will be you be energised, confident and light on your feet so you can shine like a star. First off, you need to consider your food intake on the day. When it comes to showtime you don’t want to feel sluggish with a stomach full of heavy, starchy food so avoid pizzas, chips, pies and most other types of junk food. You need to eat with a see-saw effect, starting the day with the heaviest of foods then getting lighter with food that is easier to digest. A great example diet on the day could be, toast and a bowl of cereal with a banana for breakfast, for lunch, tuna and pitta bread with mayo and salad, for early evening a healthy thick vegetable soup. This will give your body a chance to digest the heavy carbohydrates early on but the later meals give you sustained energy through the evening time.

The next step is voice preparation, around an hour before you set off to your gig you should do a warm up session. First you should do a full body stretch for every muscle group. This is a time where you can regulate some steady breathing, counting to three slowly whilst you breathe in and again to breathe out.

How To Sing On Pitch – How To Hold A Note



— How to sing on pitch – How to hold a note.

Do you know what the meaning of “tone deaf” is? Some singers unable to sing in pitch despite they had trying a lot of ways to solve this problem. Normally, they failed to identify the different of the musical frequency or pitch from the others. Singers find it difficult to sing in harmony with others or to accompany notes of some instrument.

Do you know the causes that make you a “tone deaf”? Actually, it might be possible as a child you were not involved in enough musical activities. You might not have got the training in your childhood. But it’s not a problem. It is never too late to learn singing on pitch.

In case of singing on pitch, tone deafness and actual deafness should be differentiated. Tone deaf people can hear the music and the other audible sounds like street traffic, noise etc but they are not able to differentiate one pitch from another. There is “ear training”, a special form of training that can help you in singing on a pitch. Ear training can help you in the personal development of areas that are a bit lacking.

There is additional thing to acknowledge that a lot of people can hear music in their head, when no music is being played at their places. It’s comfortable for such people to overcome singing on pitch. A lot of composers have this ability and they can compose symphonies in their brain, without bringing their ear to it. Fundamentally, astounding auditory memories are advancing popularity among people. It’s like we can recall certain smell and taste like a chef.

If you want to put yourself at ease of singing on pitch, you have to learn the difference between singing and hearing. Both these terms are very much dependent on each other. Dr. Alfred Tomatis, a French audiologist, had established an important relationship between the two terms.

He told that if a person cannot produce a particular sound, he cannot hear it. He gave this reason for the change in the voice of older people. As they lose their hearing ability, their voice changes. So hearing on pitch plays an important role in singing on pitch. You fail to copy the pitch, unless you learn to distinguish it.

What does it mean? Yes! It means you need to first learn to hear pitch before you learn singing on pitch. It is the starting point. If you can hear, you can move to the next step to differentiate between the sounds of different pitches.

How long is your note? Well you’ll be amazed to learn that the shorter your note the more likely you are to take insufficient breath; and the more likely you are to get really lazy; and if you bundle all of the above to describe your performance? Well, mediocre is as good as it gets! When you’re walking down the road to a corner shop just a few yards away, you’ll take your time about it. But if you had to walk a mile, you’re likely to put in a bit more effort. The same goes with singing, well, that’s if you’re a lazy singer and can’t be bothered to hold a note properly. In this short article, I’m going to show you how THINKING long-distance (even if you’re only singing a couple of words) is the best way ever to correct your projection.

To begin with, sing a four-word-note… let’s say you sang the words “we are the world” from the Michael Jackson-penned classic. Listen very carefully to how you sound. Did you run out of breath at the word “world”? Well, if you did, then that illustrates my point. You only had 4 words to sing and so you simply couldn’t be bothered to take enough breath and what suffered was your vocal quality in that rendition. Simple! It couldn’t have sounded great and I wouldn’t imagine anyone would want to listen to that. SO: how do you fix this? Take in lots of breath and make sure that by the word “world” you haven’t run out of breath so that even if you were to extend the word “world” for a while longer, you could.

This happens a lot with students attending private lessons in my studio. It’s so typical. So if you’re in that boat, trust me, you are not alone. The solution is as stipulated above. If you tricked your brain into thinking this-is-not-the-end-of-the-note, you’ll likely use a lot more control to hold that note. Your brain is very powerful. It can prevent you from adapting to new ways of doing things. Singing is the one place where the brain is to blame for your lack of success. This is another topic altogether, but the facts are clear as day, that if you allow your brain to pull you back, it will. What you need to learn to do is to trick your brain into conforming.

In summary: How would you describe your voice? Would anybody actually enjoy listening to you sing? A pertinent question, I’d say. You really need to take a closer look at yourself, first. If you don’t like what you sound like, don’t expect anyone else to.