I guess I may someday rephrase the title of this post to “How to show your singing talent to female” , this is more fitting at least to most of my friends who want to learn…
How to Sing Better for Guys!
It could be that you intend to sing well in order to show your talent in front of your wife/girlfriends/female friends or you are doing it seriously to start/better your singing career. Whatever the case, the following are tips meant to help guys sing better. The tips will help both professional and amateur singers better their singing.
1. Determine your vocal range
The first tip is for you to know their vocal range. Male actually have a larger range than girls and so to better your singing, you should test what is your limit (the range where you cannot last for >15 seconds should be your limit).
Determine both the lowest and highest notes that you can do comfortably. Such notes are those that you can do without shouting, shrieking, screaming or even straining the vocal cords. Remember that you can only sing comfortably using your normal voice.
2. Shape your own voice
The other tip for guys who wish to sing well is to invest time for vocal exercises. After knowing your vocal range, it is important that you practice your vocal cords on a regular basis (at least four 1-hour training sessions a week). This you can do during your singing training sessions. During this time, you should practice on staccato, scales, rhythm among others.
Avoid forcing your voice to do anything. Only do those notes that come out naturally and avoid those that are out of your individual vocal range. Forget what your best singer can do. This is you and you should not put strain to your vocal cords in order to sing like your favorite superstar. However, you can increase your range through a proper singing technique and enough practice.
Try singing high notes when standing. This will help you to make a better use of your diaphragm which is a bonus when trying to sing high notes. If you wish to sing well, it is advisable that you learn from listening to different voices. Make sure that you listen to different singers and not just your favorite singers and pick up the singing techniques and suit to your own voice.
3. Things to avoid and do to make you sing better
If you are serious at learning how to sing well I advice that you forget about smoking and also cut down on your alcohol intake. Contrary to what some people say, smoking and drinking will not add bass to your voice. Avoid drinking or eating anything very cold or very hot just before going for your practice session. Such foods are likely to hinder a proper performance of your vocal cords.
Perform breathing exercise before the training sessions. Make sure that you have good control of your breathing. The exercises are meant to help you improve your lung capacity and also help you utilize your breathing.
Improving singing techniques can be quite easy, but only if you are sincere with themselves, follow the right teacher or the right singing course and put enough time into the training. The good thing about guys is that we have more great voice changes. Guys also have less competition than their female counterparts. This is one thing that we who wish to change our singing world should take advantage of.