How to sing (part 2)

This is the second in a series of videos, giving tips and exercises to do with singing that I’ve picked up on my travels. I hope it’s useful to those that want to improve their singing voices.

Here are the links to the 3 parts of “How to sing”:

How to sing (part 1)

How to sing (part 2)

How to sing (Part 3)

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40 thoughts on “How to sing (part 2)”

  1. Thanks so much for your tips! I just tried the holding my chin down for high notes and it worked!!! I always lifted my chin on high notes…it just made my voice…more powerful when I did that and more confident to try to hit the notes. Thanks a bunch!

  2. thanks you very much for your vids, I use to make the chin mistake a lot ๐Ÿ™‚ but one question, if you put down your chin while singing a high note (high note -> in my case is supposed to be loud and impressive) , wouldnยดt you lose power or amplification?

  3. @PabloSprake
    It was quite difficult to explain in simple terms, but the movement is quite subtle. It’s more in than down. All the vocal power comes from the diaphragm so it shouldn’t be affected. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. @theosis510
    I can appreciate that there are a few that have difficulty in following it, but I’m reasonably happy that that over 99 percent think it’s concise and simple to follow in comparison to other instructional vids. Best of all, it’s completely free!

  5. i was wondering… when i hear people sing, there voice sounds alot smoother + clearer yet mine just sounds different :/ do i need to breathe out when i sing ?

  6. @Korizmatic
    Breathing out is a good thing. Lol. Joking aside, we all sound different to each other and that is what makes the world of music interesting. If you want to produce a softer tone then you can mix some air with it when singing. It will affect power but this is not an issue unless you are performing on a stage without amplification.

  7. @brie1210
    I hope it helps you like it has others. Sometimes it can seem like a long path, so patience is an important quality to have or develop ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. @TheJORGE94
    I believe that is so for anyone with vocal chords ๐Ÿ™‚
    Don’t believe others when they say that there is a set way or standard you have to achieve. You just have to look at all the successful artists. They sing in a variety of ways. The key is to make the best of what you already have ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. @knthyl
    The simple answer to your question would be no.
    These exercises help to extend your range. So you still retain your natural pitch. It just means that you can reach higher and/or lower notes ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Followed you for a long time ! Shared the video to alot of people including my boys in my band, listen to that ! /watch?v=n4SkB7j7KoU

  11. since i found out based on my experience that singing is basically speaking out in tempo of the song and that uses your diaphram. It sounds great but the problem for me is trying to “talk” it out with the beat of the song and keeping it that way. I speak out the lyrics but when add the music along, i end up trying to reach the notes, ending up using my throat instead of my diaphram. You get what im saying? is there a mental trick to this? because its hard to keep it that way

  12. @joetheazl
    Get yourself a few sticks and get ready to tap out the beat of the song. The percussion behind most songs doesn’t change much as far as far as musical scales go. Now talk/rap along to the beat without the music, and keep doing that until it becomes natural to listen to the percussion of the music rather than the other instruments. This might help. It”s a technique I’ve known others to use. Again, have patience.

  13. MikeT.V Production

    the expresson like you said “when you look at a song look at each line and imagin it ” umm when we do that can w wright down that feeling so we won’t forget that feeling will that work

  14. @fisher6295
    Of course. You do whatever works best for you. That’s why my vids are quite ambiguous. So that people can develop their own methods loosely based on the tips.

  15. Kweenofspadez JayS

    thank u soo much ive watched ur first vid and this 1 and ima watch ur 4 1 n lol all of em but thank u so much i cudnt understand i cudnt get my pitches right etc but now i understand and ur vids were so helpful i think ur vids r the best ones on utube thank u ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. @fisher6295
    It’s not something I do, as the chest muscles produce no sound, and have no part in producing either the sound or the shape of the sound.

  17. @PriyaJaySean92
    Thank you very much. I found the same thing with other videos. Everybody seemed to be trying to explain it in a technical and long winded way. I felt it needed to be explained simply so that as many people as possible could understand ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Kweenofspadez JayS

    @jeffstunes ur very welcome uve done a brilliant job i really appreciate it, n yes ur rite ur vid was easier to understand than most vids, last but not least LOL i LOVE ur british accent ๐Ÿ™‚ wish i had a brit accent too lol

  19. I would like to thank you I had begun my journey of singing four years ago as a death metal screamer and due to a viral infection recently i will never be able to scream again. That does not upset me however for i have found the beauty in singing and the talent required to become great at singing. I have a long journey a head of me but your video was a great help and now im off to practice ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks again. Keep up the good work.

  20. @cmentalppl
    You’re welcome. I’m glad you found the info useful. So many people have and it just makes me glad that I uploaded them ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. @shainashaina123
    I think is said how in one of the 3 vids. Record yourself singing along to a song, and listen back to it. Does it sound right to you? Also, get some other people to give you their opinion. Try to avoid family and close friends. Pick some people that you know will give you an honest opinion ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Douglas McGuire

    I play guitar aswell, and i’m asuming you’re playing a basic chord but just moving it up a semitone when you practise scales right?

  23. @guitarchug95
    No. I play single notes when doing the scales. All the natural notes with the guitar tuned normally and without a capo. You can do it with natural notes only, or with sharps and flats if you wish. The purpose behind scales is to help teach you the correct frequencies to sing and to also help in extending your vocal range.

  24. Cheers for these. Have played guitar and other strings for ages but my singing has always been the wrong side of crap. Will be working on it with your advice. Thanks:)

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