How To Sing Better By Recording Yourself – LESSON 37 – Craig Shimizu Voice

How To Sing Better By Recording Yourself – LESSON 37 – Craig Shimizu Voice

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30 thoughts on “How To Sing Better By Recording Yourself – LESSON 37 – Craig Shimizu Voice”

  1. so right ! its so easy to give up :(its frustrating to like to sing a song so much and feel like u can not finish it :(thank you for sharing this tip :)waiting for a video that would help us to choose the right songs for our voices ^.^

    1. Ooo, a very broad topic. Matching a song to a particular voice is more than just matching on a sheer vocal quality basis. The performance venue and audience has to be taken into consideration. Also, many singers are good with certain songs but they don’t really enjoy singing them. What did you have in mind?

    2. I’m sorry for the late reply. This one slipped by me. I hate to be evasive, but I would first ask if you are happy with your voice and your range. If so, then you would choose a genre with songs that fit your range as the main qualifier.

  2. Excuse me, but could you do a video as to how to increase range in chest voice? Im finding it hard to do so. Maybe vocal exercises ?

    1. A great question, Michael. As you can see by the plethora of videos out
      there, there are different ways of learning to stretch the chest voice
      upward. In my experience the best way is to first strengthen your
      falsetto/head voice. I call them your high muscles. If you develop
      them, they’ll automatically help your upper chest range.
      The following exercises will help you get there and teach some basics about doing it safely:
      Learn How To Sing Using The Best Singing Exercise (Part 1) – LESSON 19,
      Learn How To Sing With The Best Singing Exercise (Part 2) – LESSON 20,

      Vocal Warmup & Exercise Using Slides – LESSON 36 – Craig Shimizu Voice,

      Please let me know if they help you.
      – Craig

    2. Shimizu Voice its only been one week but the exercises were really helpful and improving bit by bit. Thanks for the help!

  3. Ah, so right! It makes sense to keep practicing the parts that came out nicely and trying to maintain them. BUT I always want to try and fix the “off” parts by sheer repetition, hoping I’ll get it, when obviously I’m missing something from the technique that a professional could correct. Thank you, Craig.

    1. You’re welcome, Sandy. Even I am tempted to violate this rule when I’m learning a song. Rather than to change the key, I might try to force the higher notes. 🙁

  4. Ashlie Davenport

    I couldn’t find which video I commented on last. Haha…sorry. But I was talking to you about struggling hard core with belting and mix without strain? I uploaded a more recent video…since the last was 2 years ago…and was wondering if you’d be able to watch with a better eye than myself? if you don’t have the time, I completely understand. it’s like a 20 second video or something.

    1. On your latest recording, At :52 – :56 (you…) that was all falsetto/head voice. Those notes are all above B. Also, at :46 (you…), that is a mixed tone.

    2. Ashlie Davenport

      +Shimizu Voice oh, well when singing 0:46 it felt just like a normal chest… until I crack and switch into head. I definitely strain hard for that note…but then head voice is simple. I’m not sure how to make it easier.

    3. Why don’t you try this? Work on your head voice more especially the LOWER head voice. There is another transition point below the normal upper chest range switching point if you develop your lower head voice. This becomes handy because the fix for BOTH are the same.

  5. George Vasluianu

    Hey there Craig! Would you make a future video with diet tips for singers? Something like: what’s right to eat in order to boost your performance? Thank you! I really appreciate your work.

    1. That’s a great question, George! The two main health tips is adequate hyrdration (6-8 glasses of water per day) and good sleep (minimum of 7 hours per day). These two things, if you’re currently not getting it, will change your life.
      Maybe one more tip: know what foods you’re allergic to. This will cause your vocal folds to produce too much mucous.
      – Craig

  6. Thanks Craig. I have always liked the saying ”What you focus on, you amplify’. You have shown how to use this with singing.

  7. This sooooo true! I’ve always tried to re-record the bad parts and they just get worse, I decided to just move on and do the other parts. Probably after like a week, with more practice on breath and other techniques, those bad parts suddenly sounded better than before!

    Thank you so much for this video! Appreciate it!:)
    Thank you for all the tips!🙆🏻👍🏻

    1. You’re welcome! Even I have to resist the urge to fix all the bad parts when I’m
      practicing a song. It’s natural and logical to want to do that but you
      get only so many attempts before you start to affect the rest of your

  8. Alexandra Prince

    Oh MY!!!! I have never heard this brilliant advice before!! I just listened, have yet to try, but it will change my life if you are right, which, I hope you are!!! Thank you once again Craig 🙂

    1. It always works. But as the video says you have to fight yourself to not practice the parts that are giving you trouble.

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