Tuesday, July 21, 2015

How to Prepare the Voice for a Singing Audition

If you’re a little nervous or unsure of how best to prepare for an audition in order to succeed through the selection process, this article will give you tips on how to let go of your inhibitions and to train and prepare your voice for your singing audition in the right frame of mind and confidence to get the job done. The more you train, the more confident you’ll become and the better your chances of making the grade through auditions. And the same applies with preparing for a studio recording session, but I won’t be delving into that now. I will devote a full article on this topic in my next installment—next week.

Let’s assume you’ve never had proper voice training before. Well, there’s no better time than now to get started on a voice training program to help develop your vocal range. Ideally, I would recommend ten hours training, one hour a day spread over ten days, just doing the scales. That is the bare minimum your voice will need in preparation alone before you audition. And the best way to go about this is to begin your vocal training sessions with a breathing exercise before you move on to the vocal exercises. Once your vocals are all warmed up and tuned up, begin rehearsing the song you want to sing in the audition. You will be amazed how each time your vocals soar through the song with better pitch, range and vocal agility than in the previous session. That’s how powerful specific vocal exercises are for singers. And on the day of the audition, make sure you’ve warmed up your voice with a good one hour session at home, rehearsed the song you’re going to sing, and then keep your mouth shut. Yes, the last thing you want to do is to tax your voice to the very last minute. Give your voice a rest. It will come through for you in the end.

So I’m sure at this point you’re all eager to know what vocal exercises are the best to get started with. Well, let me tell you this. Ideally, you really need a combination of exercises to get you where you want to be as a singer. Even if you repeated arpeggios, for example, but changed the vowels each run; or if you also did the lip rolls and tongue trills on the same arpeggios. As to what you can do in terms of combinations, the sky truly is the limit. I’ve uploaded warm-up, arpeggios, chromatic and descending scales from my Learn to Sing with Joett Vocal Training CD Booster Program to Hulkshare.

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