Singers always use techniques in many different manners for them to be able to sing better and cleaner.
As a vocalist, you should also know the basic techniques that you use to be able to have a better singing career. You might not know these techniques, but believe it or not, while you sing you perform these techniques. Here are the top techniques that are used in singing:
- Correct Breathing.
This is the number one, and the most common techniques that are used in singing. Every people can sing, but not all people know how to breathe properly. This is the difference between people who can sing we’ll and people who sing awful. Breathing properly is essential to singers because this will be the strength of you voice or your vocal power.
When you sing, raise your chest and then take a deep breath. Make sure you don’t make any movement to your shoulders and your upper chest. When your diaphragm expands, this is the sign that you do proper breathing.
- Relax your body muscles.
This technique involves the removal of stress in our body even before you sing. Relaxing your jaws, facial muscles, and you neck will essentially give you the best output vocal tone that you have. This technique is done especially before long performances for you to have a great vocal output until the end of the performance.
Relaxing exercise is done to make your muscles that affect you voice box or most commonly known as “Adam’s apple”. You lung muscles are must be relaxed and at its top before you perform to avoid voice cracks due to lack of air supply.
- Voice Resonance.
This is a technique that is used by singers to maintain the vocal quality of your voice. While singing your voice vibrates because of the muscles, the cavity and the bones in such a way that the air you pump out of your lungs is rapidly blocked and opened by the muscles.
This is a good quality to singers because singers can maintain good quality of voice over a long period of singing.
- Voice Shifting or Registration.
This technique is done for you to be able to properly sing high pitch and low pitch songs or tones. Shifting of your voice occurs when your vocal chords readjust themselves in the low tone and high tones. When you sing high tones, your vocal chords go downward and when you sing it is lifted upwards. This allows you to maintain vocal quality.
- Correct Diction.
Singing song with correct diction gives justice and of course life to the song. While you song you have to sing it in an appealing, sensible and fully emotional way. Since there is only two types of letters, a consonant and a vowel, correct positioning of your tongue is necessary.
Knowing this, you will surely create and impose a good song performance to your audience and give life on how you sing a song. Diction dictates how well you have delivered the song. Even having proper tone, but incorrect diction, you will not be as appealing to the audience after.
By practicing the mentioned techniques you will surely be a good singer or vocalist. Just keep in mind that mistakes may come but always take constant practice and vocal exercises for you to be able to achieve the full potential on how you sing.