How to Learn To Sing On Your Own – How to Stay in Tune When Singing

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If you can talk you can sing! It’s been proven!

Many are not blessed with the ability to sing naturally, but then others are. If you possess that blessing, then you can always improve on it. If you were not as fortunate, then there are a few things you should know. The 3 vitals in singing are:

1. Strategic and precise technique

2. The way you rehearse, and your application of technique along with the dedication to your progress

3. Understanding that Vibrato and Pitch are at the core of ones ability or inability in learning to sing.

Most people that want to learn how to sing only considers the voice itself. Let us not ignore the complete vocal equipment package, which consist of several other key components. The trunk or torso, the diaphragm, lungs, Larynx, neck, hard and soft palates, the head, nose, tongue lips and teeth are all essential components.

Other factors to consider are proper breathing techniques, projection from the diaphragm or breathing muscle, and breath control (airflow / phrasing). Pitch recognition, tone generation – manipulation and control, proper usage of words, vowels, syllables and consonants. The study of intervals, such as chromatics/half steps, whole steps, scales and arpeggios, rhythmic study, along with a digital metronome and various voice exercises to lock in your timing. Range and register routines to condition and expand your vocal range. More factors to include are the unique study of riffs, runs, and embellishments, which are added to the trained voice for ones own vocal signature or style. It’s what truly makes the voice unique!

These are the primary sequential steps in the proper order when learning to sing on your own.

Your expressions of emotion play the other crucial role in your voice training. Emoting or conveying expression while singing is a must. There is nothing that is more boring than falling asleep on someone performing because they stand and hold the microphone and display all the emotion of a rock. NOT GOOD!

In considering singing, it is just as important to determine your destination. Are you learning to sing just for the fun of it or do you plan to make a career of it? This is the choice which will determine your commitment to this craft. Obviously, the passing notion will require little if any serious commitment and conversely, the pursuit of a career in singing will entail another completely different thought process and commitment altogether.

Singing professionally will eventually require that you obtain voice coaching or instruction from a reputable voice coach. If indeed this is your pursuit, please try to locate a voice coach or instructor who has a proven track record and is well established. Being referred from someone who has personal experience and first hand knowledge would be your best bet. I personally get new students all the time from referrals of my current students. They each had the universal complaint about feeling their time and money had been wasted because they hadn’t done the proper research and investigating before they put their trust in a idiot to teach them to sing. If the process of locating a qualified, reputable voice instructor does not bear fruit, then online singing lessons may be another option for you.

There are reputable instructors online who provide CD sets with full vocal instruction. For the sake of learning at your own pace and convenience, being at home to develop your voice would be very advantageous at a very reasonable and relatively inexpensive cost. You must be careful when choosing an online program as well. You are trying to stay away from programs which contain out-dated methods and non-genuine instruction techniques. Be very careful!

If you are truly serious about singing and happen to accomplish your goals in locating a voice coach and receive proper instruction, it would benefit you greatly to be able to showcase your voice.

One way to do this is to record an inexpensive demo- CD. This would technically be your vocal resume to be presented to management companies, record labels, publishing, and production companies along with many other outlets to obtain maximum exposure for your vocal prowess.

Whether you are a beginner singer or have been singing for quite some time, the following learn to sing secrets can benefit just about all who love to sing. Learning how to sing better requires a commitment on your part to practicing, seeking to improve and learning different techniques that will enhance your singing voice.

How to sing ON MY OWN from Les Miserables | Live Voice Lesson

How to sing ON MY OWN from Les Miserables | Live Voice Lesson. Voice Lesson starts at 1:00 minute.

This was a live voice lesson back in 2013 I had with an incredible voice instructor. Yes…the footage is not great, I wish I would have placed the camera somewhere else in the room but you can see her technique and how she helps me sing that high note at the end of the song. She also helped me find a powerful mix while singing high without sounding like I’m shouting or using an unsafe technique to get a powerful high note. I hope you find this educational or helpful if you are also learning how to sing On My Own.

“This is the most important song for the role of Éponine. In the song, she expresses her unrequited love for the character Marius, and how she dreams of being at his side but knows his love is for Cosette and not for her.”

– Cherish

On My Own Lyrics:
On my own
Pretending he’s beside me
All alone
I walk with him till morning
Without him
I feel his arms around me
And when I lose my way I close my eyes
And he has found me
In the rain the pavement shines like silver
All the lights are misty in the river
In the darkness, the trees are full of starlight
And all I see is him and me forever and forever
And I know it’s only in my mind
That I’m talking to myself and not to him
And although I know that he is blind
Still I say, there’s a way for us
I love him
But when the night is over
He is gone
The river’s just a river
Without him
The world around me changes
The trees are bare and everywhere
The streets are full of strangers
I love him
But every day I’m learning
All my life
I’ve only been pretending
Without me
His world will go on turning
A world that’s full of happiness
That I have never known
I love him
I love him
I love him
But only on my own


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