— How to know if you can sing – Proper singing posture.
I don’t know about you but I love to sing. But the question is, “Can anybody sing?” Well the resounding answer to that question is simply, “Yes!”
It might surprise you to hear that only 1% of the general population is tone deaf. That means that most people can tell the difference between different notes. And that means that even if you can sing a song, that as long as you are not tone deaf, then you can improve your singing. This also means that virtually everyone can learn to sing and learn to improve their singing.
You will need time to practice and be patient with your practicing
The important point to remember is that it takes time to learn to sing. But you can learn. You will firstly need to boost your confidence and combat any psychological barriers that you had about singing. Once you are confident with your voice, you will relax more and will be able practice your singing and maybe will be able to sing in front of people.
Remember that it takes time to learn to sing. Your vocal chords are like a muscle. You need to exercise your vocal chords and over time, your singing will get better. If you practice singing for a short time each day, then you will see improvements in your voice over time.
Try to work out your range
You will need to work out what your range is. Just because you can’t sing higher than a certain note or cannot sing below a certain note does not mean that you cannot sing. Everybody has different ranges in their singing. Just by singing to different songs, you will be able to work out what your range is. Once you have worked out your range, choose songs that sing in this range and these are the songs that you can sing to confidently. But also remember that with practice everyday, it is possible to break through that range and maybe increase it. All you need though is practice and dedication to singing frequently.
Maybe you will find vocal coaching helpful
It may benefit you to have vocal training. If you find a good course, then you will learn all the techniques such as how to pronounce your words when singing or how to breathe and ultimately how to control your vocal chords. If you are serious about learning to sing, then it is recommended that you get proper training. Having vocal instruction can help you to improve your singing without ruining your voice or throat.
But if you do not want a vocal coach or do not have the funds to pay for a vocal coach then don’t despair because there is so much information about singing on the internet.
So in answer to your question, “Can anybody sing?” there is hope for you! Almost anyone will have the ability to learn to sing. And the ways to improve your singing is time and dedicated practice.
I hope this article will give you more confidence in your singing. The above steps sound simple enough but they can really help you to discover what kind of singer you are.
In a world overwhelmed with information, everyone is looking for that one singing tip that will help them gain a little higher range, or produce a more pure tone. Whether you are a novice vocalist looking to improve and develop a budding voice or an experienced vocalist striving to set his voice on a higher level, everyone is searching for that one unique singing tip that will work wonders on their voice.
In that rampant search for the “new” and “better,” it is sometimes easy to overlook the fundamental, basic singing tips that really do do wonders with your voice. One of the most important aspects of singing is comprised in one little singing tip that should never be overlooked.
That simple singing tip is: Posture. Proper posture is one of the most essential singing tips because it affects so many aspects of the body. We can all remember as middle-school students being reminded incessantly by a well-intentioned teacher to “sit up straight,” or by our mothers at the dinner table reminding us “not to slouch.” There is much wisdom in those words, especially for a vocalist.
Posture has multiple affects on one’s body. The alignment of the spine can affect the hip joints, shoulder and neck joints, which in turn affect the strain placed on the muscles of those joints and how that strain affects the muscle adjacent to it and the joint it connects to… and well I think you get the picture how posture has a “domino affect” on the rest of the body. For a vocalist, it is this “domino affect” that can either hinder or help improve upon the quality of one’s voice.
The affect that proper posture can have on one’s voice is profound. Just think about the affect improper posture, or “slouching” has on your body. When one slouches, the shoulders are pushed forward. The torso hunches over forward causing the rib cage to compress the stomach and other digestive organs. For a vocalist, this compression limits the space necessary for complete expansion of the diaphragm.