• Michelle Ostrove

HOW TO BE A GREAT SINGER

To become a great singer and have total freedom with your voice requires much work. An exceptional vocalist is someone who is dedicated to their craft, works hard, and is willing to do whatever it takes to become the best they can be.


There are some distinct qualities of an amazing singer. The first trait is pitch control! You must have the ability to hit the note, stay on the note, It is necessary to be able to hold a note without losing your pitch. It takes time and effort to be able to control your pitch (see blog 12/28/20 “Vocal Control – Singing on Pitch).


A solid vocal support system requires good technique, which is the foundation for a luminescent singing voice. To create proper vocal support when you sing, you need a balance of pressure and resistance. It’s basically breath management while you are singing. A great singer has vocal support by using the throat, diaphragm and abdominal muscles with proper breath technique for breath support, creating that vocal power! (see blog 1/9/21 “Vocal Power – Strong Support”, also 1/16/21 “Strengthen Your Breath and Control).


A good singer doesn’t just belt out a melody, they are aware of how they sound. If you find you can’t sing or speak for days after singing, you need to find a professional vocal coach or voice teacher for voice (singing) lessons, to diagnose the problem and give you a plan of action to turn your voice around. Listen to yourself when you sing; use your ears along with your singing voice to determine strengths and weaknesses.


I have attached a video from a tour through Italy (I had the pleasure of going) with the Colquitt County Choir. They opened for 5pm Mass at the Vatican and this video is Darius Washington singing "Ain'-a That Good News" at St. Paul's Within The Walls in Rome. Listen to Darius' vocal power in his singing.


JOKE FOR THE DAY:

Why couldn’t the athlete listen to her music? Because she broke the record


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