Daily Vocal Routine for Beginners5 min read
Everyone can sing but everyone who sings cannot be a good singer!! When singing is your passion, you should always train yourself. By learning to sing you can make your voices sound better, stronger, and more professional. Training yourself to sing gives you a sound mind & body too. Now isn’t that amazing??
Singing the scientific way
Singing is a type of musical activity that involves using the voice. This form of music is very different from other forms of music. Your vocal cords are your instrument. Your vocal cords are two triangular bands that sit on top of your windpipe. When you sing, they close and pull tighter for higher notes. They should never be abused or used improperly.
All the way from the history
There are many forms of Vocal music in all musical cultures, and there are many singing traditions in different cultures. Vocal music typically consists of sung words or lyrics that are often preceded by non-linguistic or non-spelling noises.
But be careful not to overdo it but do it the right way!
Though singing is such a joy, there are some stumbling blocks that need to be attended to cautiously. It may be very tiring hitting high notes or the low notes. There may be some voice cracking/breaking while trying to sing higher notes which can cause grievous injury to the vocal chords. Sometimes when the technique is wrong we end up losing the voice after singing for an hour or less. To sing with the tune and rhythm is another tough grind. We may end up sounding odd and being unhappy with how the voice sounds or say the vocal tone. But we can overcome it all by mastering a few Vocal Routines. You can make the most by learning them. Let’s see how it works!!
Before you can sing, you need to warm up. This is similar to how athletes get their bodies ready for a big game. Vocal warm-ups and exercises are important when it comes to developing a singing style. Performing vocal warm-ups and exercises are both necessary for every beginner in order to acquire the desired pitching and accents to sing melodiously. These simple voice routines will help you keep your voice. They can help you sing for longer periods of time without straining and draining your sound and vocal chords.
Having a proper posture also helps improve the efficiency of a singer’s breathing. Also, it gives the lungs more space to expand. The way people stand when they sing can affect how deep their breathing is. Also, keeping the chest high helps keep the air in the lungs. Improved posture can relax the vocal cords and allow singers to execute their notes even when their chest is about to collapse.
Having good breath support is also important to keeping your voice healthy and performing at its best. It can help prevent injury and maintain proper technique. Stand straight, keep the feet slightly apart and try to keep the shoulders, chest, and arms relaxed. Imagine a low breath coming from the body, or even under the feet. This will help keep the shoulders and chest free from tension. Imagine your spine growing longer with both your inhale and exhale. This exercise helps relieve tension and increases physical freedom.
A hissing exercise is a great way to reduce your breathing rate while singing. It works by forcing the singer to focus on their breath. This exercise can be performed anywhere, such as sitting, standing, or sleeping. It’s important to be relaxed and have your hand on your stomach to gauge the airflow. Breathe through your nose and into your lungs, and then apply pressure to the lungs by scraping the teeth together making an Ssssss… Sound. This is how you do the Hissing Exercise.
Lip buzz is done by vibrating both of your lips together without a pitch. Then, add a small pitch to your lip buzz. It should feel like a funny, clicking sensation in the nose and other parts of the body. If a lip buzz isn’t happening, roll your tongue. This technique, which is called a tongue trill, is commonly used by Spanish and Italian singers.
The next technique is singing through the solfege. The solfege system was first introduced in Italy during the 11th century. It was used to help teach Latin hymns. Solfege is a system that involves learning how to sing notes Do-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-La-Ti-Do the seven notes of Western Music System from the minor and major scales. This method is also used for sight-singing exercises. Practicing solfege is a great tool to improve both your hearing and singing skills. It can also help with reading and memorization.
Mah – May – Me-Mo – Moo
This warm-up will help you sing better. For this exercise, sing the phrase “mah-may-me–mo-moo” slow and nice.
This is a simple vocal exercise that will help you get in good vocal shape. Just think of the sound of a fire truck passing by. The goal of the exercise is to gradually go from the lowest note to the highest note and then back down again. It sounds like a siren when used for an emergency vehicle. For everyone struggling to hit low notes or high notes, this is the time to start the siren warming up.
Being able to sing is more than just a form of art. It can also improve your physical and mental health. Mastering the vocal routine can help improve your singing skills. It can also give you more control over the texture and tone of your voice. Each exercise above focuses on a specific muscle group and the target area of the body. As a singer, focusing on these muscles helps you gain control over them while performing. Finally, it is always “Practice make man Perfect” and here you go with more confidence singing and expressing yourself better. Good Luck.