Sunday, October 17, 2010

Speech Therapy to Improve Your Singing

How you speak could very easily hold you back from harnessing your full potential when you sing. Often referred to as your chest voice, your speaking voice—in singing, is in your lower register. The trouble is, if your voice – when you speak – lacks clarity, power, balance, consistency and resonance, chances are you will likely fall short of the basic qualities needed to becoming a better singer. Singing is defined as sustained speech over a broad range of connected notes using vibrato, dynamics and emotive interpretation.  

Try speaking the following well-chosen sentences into a tape recorder and LISTEN to your voice very carefully. If you don’t like what you hear, chances are you're not speaking in your true voice. So: work on CHANGING the way you speak by using your lower register to speak (as low as you can get); and then try to sing in that same (lower) register, and work your way up the scale. Use that (lower register) as your base voice. You'll be amazed what a huge difference it can make to your singing voice. So, speak the following words, and then try singing them.

Good morning Andy
How’s your leg?
When are you coming back?
Oh, that’s really wonderful.

As always, thanks for dropping by. Catch you later!

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