3 Simple Ways to Improve Your Vocals

Whether you’re a professional singer, a recording artist trying to widen your range or just a regular person who would like to sing better, know that there are always ways that you can improve. Even if you have perfect technique, there might be one thing or two that you are missing. And it’s not always about your signing per se. Maybe you have bad habits that you’ve been carrying throughout your life, or you’ve been living by myths that hinder your performance. Let’s take a look at a few simple ways that you can improve your vocals.

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Contact a Vocal Coach

The most efficient way to improve your vocals is to get a coach. The first thing you will have to do when looking for a coach assesses your needs. Someone who’s completely green will have different needs to someone who needs to improve control of their vibrato, for instance.

You then have to go with someone who is used to your type of singing. Maybe you want to do R&B or country. Or maybe you’re the frontrunner for a rock or punk band. These styles, again, will require different kinds of coaches, so make sure that you check what their speciality or specialities are before you hire them.

You also have to consider cost, distance, group vs solo classes, and the coach’s professional experience.

Use a Little Help

If you can’t manage to get your vocals to sound as nice as you want them to on tracks, then there’s nothing wrong with using a little bit of technology. Things like auto-tune, for instance, were not only created to create gnarly effects on tracks but to also fix gaps in technique.

So, if you’re recording your own tracks right now, it would be a good idea to subscribe for auto-tune and start playing with different settings. You will be amazed by how much better your vocals will come out.

Improve Your Posture and Breathing

This might sound simple, but so many singers, even very experienced ones, have never learned how to stand straight and breathe correctly when singing. Standing with a good posture opens up the airways and doing this coupled with breathing from your diaphragm will make your singing voice sound much clearer and more powerful. As a matter of fact, you may start sounding like a completely new singer just doing this.

So, try doing it yourself and look in the mirror to inspect your posture. Your shoulders, feet, and hips should be in line, and you should be looking straight at the mirror. Your belly should be expanding for every inhale and it should go down every time you exhale. Only then will you know that you have the proper stance for singing.

These are all things that will help improve your singing technique and instantly make you sound better on records. We would suggest that you seek help from a professional if you have serious deficiencies and always try to learn new techniques to improve your range and performance.