Im new to singing and very eager to learn, Ive always enjoyed it but now im getting serious about it and have started talks with a few bands.
First thing is first, i dont think my volume level is adequate, all i can manage when im by myself is some sort of whisper and i dont know why, even when i try increase my volume my voice goes from half decent to crackly i would say.
Are there any techniques or something i can be trying to get to where i want to be? (increased volume)
PS i sing metal, a combination of clean and distorted. Distorted is easier to sing in key so im not concerned about that its more the clean parts i want to work on.
Post by Coach Yvonne on Jun 24, 2005 8:28:35 GMT -5
Sounds like you need a vocal mechanic tune up. Since your question is quite broad, I will post the first six Sing Smart Checklist questions and comment on the ones that I believe are crucial for you. These first six mechanics are covered in detail with exercises in the first six chapters of the SInging is Easy vocal training course (http://SingingIsEasy.com)
1. Is there any tension, stress or motion stealing energy from your voice?
2. Are you breathing properly and if so, do you have control over your airflow or is your need for oxygen controlling you?
From your description of tone....breathing is probably an issue for you. You can download a free chapter on breathing from the SingingISeasy.com web site).
3. Is your tone clear or cluttered?
Again, from your description it sounds like your tone is cluttered. This issue is discussed in detail in Chapter 3 of the Singing Is Easy course. I recommend doing the exercises provided in the chapter one or two times a day to get you on the right track.
4. Am I supporting my airflow or is it just escaping?
From the whisper comment, I am guessing that you are not properly supporting your exhale as the tone is created. The exercises provided in Chapter 4 will help you strengthen the diaphragm and coordinate its actions.
5. Am I creating my signature voice or is it just existing?
Sounds like you need to take care of a few other issues before you can really begin working on the voice you want others to recognize you for. This chapter, however, will help you immediately understand how to use your instrument to get your best sound. Once some of these other mechanics are better tuned, your voice will fall right in place.
6. Am I specifically placing my tone or am I guessing?
Sounds like you might be on the guessing side of this question. Chapter 6 covers how to hit all the notes you want to hit...and specifically. Much like a piano player plays the keys. He doesn't guess where to "place" his fingers and a singer shouldn't guess about where to "place" a note. For this explanation I recommend the download version as the interactive nature of the chapter will help you easily grasp this concept.
Yeah I pretty much got the same problem =/ I've been singing for quite sometime now and I am really trying to get a clear "beautiful" voice if you listen to the band "city and colour" you'll see what kind of voice I'm talking about... but back to my quiestion... I want more power in my voice but if I "use more breath" It just seems to destory the sensitivy in the voice... I mean I can sing good with an aocustic guitar but when I step into the rehearsal spot I'm back to step one! it's really annoying!! so please give me some tips
Hi! Building support for your voice involves more than just pushing more air through the vocal chords. In fact, it's more about controlling the air, than having more of it. You're right though, when you use too much air, it sounds edgy and icky. Same thing with too little, then it sounds breathy and weak. So, what's a singer to do? Sing in a comfortable range with enough air support to hold your notes steady and keeping the tone even and sweet. As you practice day after day, your muscles throughout your entire vocal instrument (diaphram, chords, throat, etc.) will become more toned, and you will slowly be able to increase the volume of your voice by better supporting the air you are using.
Post by singerwanabe on Apr 13, 2006 13:55:54 GMT -5
The best way to increase singing volume is to do lip trills, and resonance excercises like humming with NG, and M and N, each of those will open your resonators increasing the sound of your voice, and making easier for you to do legato, there is if you can do it in a sustain and smothy tone, from a tense free body. ( Please do physical and mental warm ups before beggining the hummings and lip trills.
I have always had a very pretty upper voice, and have recently discovered a very powerful, healthy belt in working with a new teacher.
My problem is that my upper voice is so quiet and weak. I have begun to work on mixing the head and chest registers to create a stronger, fuller sound, but feel like there is still something holding me back with volume.
A technique to increase vocal range is something many singers desire. Controlling the larynx also can help you increase vocal range.That's a great way to increase it... The larynx often moves up and down when singing and this is a hard habit to break. You need to learn how to keep it totally still if we want to get better at expanding our range.
Here's a personal tip my friend! I'm guessing you can shout loudly. Almost every one doesn't have a problem at shouting, so here's the key: note how you are getting that volume in you voice when you shout, and then move that over to your singing voice.
Hi, I need help to project my singing voice. Have no problem projecting my speaking voice in a large room full of people, but just can't seem to do it with my singing voice. Am pretty sure it is mainly lack of confidence. MY vocal coach reminds me that it is the same vocal chords I use for singing that I use for speaking. Any help is appreciated.