CONTROL YOUR VOICE!
Do you feel like something is missing when you sing and you can’t quite put your finger on it. Vocal control is one of the most important fundamental characteristics for a great singer. No matter what instrument you play, voice, piano, guitar, ect., you must control the instrument.
Vocal control encompasses many different aspects of singing. There are many different vocal techniques that complement each other and vocal control is critical to making it all work. Practicing vocal control will give you a better sound. It is one of the most noticeable factors for a good singer.
How do you get vocal control? First, listen to yourself as you sing. Learn to adjust your sound to make it sound better. The more you do it, the easier it gets (read blog 12/29/20 “Use Your Ears”). Good singers use their ears as much as their voice.
Secondly, keep an open throat (voice box) allowing the air to pass through at a slower rate (read blog 11/04/20 “Unlock The Key To Your Voice - Training The Larynx”). The objective is to control the air flow and the rate of speed the air passes through. The air pressure and diaphragm support are an important element to being able to control your voice. The ability to control each of these techniques you must have a solid support system activated in your core. Try breathing in slowly and release the air slowly with control (Read blog 01/16/21, “Strengthening Your Breath Support & Control”).
Vocal exercises are a great way to achieve you goals and strengthen your vocal control. It takes time and practice to really master vocal control. Be consistent and practice daily if you can.
JOKE FOR THE DAY:
A musician told me he was going to hit me with the neck of his guitar. I replied, “Is that a fret?”