Saturday, 11 May 2019

Voice Singing Tips To Help You Sing Better


If you feel led to do something in music, and to be a good singer has been one of your frustrations, think again. Here are some voice singing tips that will help. Most professional singers are not born stars.

That should be encouraging to you and not hinder you from pursuing your dreams. The fact remains constant - everyone can be a great singer regardless of age or anything. Just consider the singing tips given below that will help you to keep your enthusiasm about singing.


Tip 1: Decide whether you want to hire a singing coach or just purchase some good singing software. There are always advantages and disadvantages between the two options. A guide from a professional is always better than to work on your voice alone. But, the availability and your convenience are always at stake.

Now, if you know your capacity and you can learn better even without a coach, then buying singing software could be best for you. But, you have to monitor your progress alone or record every practice and later on ask someone who knows something about singing to get their feedback. That way you can track your rate of improvement.

Tip 2: It's always good to get some inspiration from your favorite singer. On the other hand, if you feel sure that you want to make it in the singing industry, you have to find ways to be unique that will separate you from others. Choose songs best for your voice, your own style of music and experiment on having a different singing style that will create your own identity.

Tip 3: Take care of your asset. If for example, you gain the level of being a professional singer and you really have what it takes to be a star, never ever take for granted your voice. Smoking can worsen your voice and you are more likely to increase the rate of throat cancer. Same thing with alcohol, avoid any alcoholic drinks and caffeine because there is a tendency that your voice may get irritated.

Drinking lots and lots of water is best recommended, warm water to be in particular as cold drinks can also irritate the vocal cords. Last, don't misuse your vocal cords like doing unnecessary loud talking. Let your voice rest, your vocal cords deserve a quality break.

Tip 4: Pay attention to all of the singing techniques and make sure you do them the right way. It's very easy to determine whether you are doing it wrong, if you are straining your voice.

Properly breathing to produce quality in your voice is always the primary concern, the correct posture, placing the tongue and soft palate in the right position, hitting the right key, improving vocal range, and many other essential techniques that every singer has to know are very important lessons that need to be taken seriously.

Tip 5: Practice, practice, and practice to master your craft. Even if you feel that you are a very confident singer. Make sure to do the warm ups properly, do the routine correctly, and never forget to do the cool down exercise right after the routine.

Article by Joe Glavosek



Bangles’ Susanna Hoffs Sings Karaoke

  
Check out this great post online from Tom Breihan at www.stereogum.com


The song Eternal Flame is also a karaoke classic.

For a new video series called Get A Room, Vulture recruited the Bangles’ Susanna Hoffs to sing it in an L.A. karaoke bar recently, as members of Deafheaven and Samhain looked on.

Hoffs was absolutely game, and her approach — not treating anything too seriously but still singing the song really well — was absolutely the right one.

We have all the hit songs from The Bangles at www.picknmix.com.au


 
 

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Why You Should Sing - Sing a Song!


A great article I found by Kevin Sinclair thought I would share it with you. 



Best known from the Carpenter's recording of the song, Joe Raposo's composition "Sing" is about as close to perfection as you can get; and carries a useful message. Science has now caught up with Mr. Raposo; studies show that singing makes you more relaxed and improves mood.

So why sing? And why sing out loud? There is no one right answer to this question. However, it seems almost everyone does have an answer to it.

Sing Out Loud, Sing Out Strong

Singing loudly requires you to take deep breaths, exercising your lungs and increasing their capacity. This in turn helps you to breathe better. For people who for one reason or another cannot take vigorous exercise, singing is a great thing.

Sing of good things, not bad

Singing lowers your stress level. Studies which have been done on the phenomena of "Road Rage" show that those who sing in their cars have a much lower incidence of road rage than do those who do not sing in their cars. A music director tells us: "You can't sing and hate at the same time".

Sing of happy, not sad

Singing is more cathartic than is speaking. Singing is a good way to work through negative emotions; being able to express oneself in this way (for instance, the blues) goes a long way towards alleviating depression, sorrow and frustration.

Make it simple to last your whole life long

Children who are taught with singing incorporated in to their lessons learn more quickly compared to those who are not taught in this way. The elderly who sing on a regular basis are less likely to exhibit symptoms of senility. The more you make singing a habit, the more benefits there are for you.

Don't worry if it's not good enough for anyone else to hear

We're not all gifted with a beautiful singing voice. However, singing provides a benefit regardless of what your voice is like and what you may choose to sing. Singing provides calm and sharpens the mind, no matter what the tune (even if you can't carry one yourself).

Just sing - sing a song

Mostly, people sing because it feels good to sing. They can express their emotions instead of bottling them up and reduce stress. You may want to try this yourself. You can have a much healthier, happier life if you just start belting out a tune next time the mood strikes and sing - sing a song!


Monday, 6 May 2019

More Songs From Zoom Karaoke Just In...


Just arrived more new songs to sing this week from Zoom Karaoke. At www.picknmix.com.au you can make yourself a Custom Karaoke disc CD+G or DVD or Download in MP3+G or MP4-HD.

ABC - When Smokey Sings
Andrea Bocelli, Dua Lipa - If Only
Ava Max - So Am I
Bryan Adams - Shine A Light
Conchita Wurst - You Are Unstoppable
David Alexander - If I Could See The Rhondda
David Alexander - If I Only Had Time
Dream Weavers - It's Almost Tomorrow
Engelbert Humperdinck - Love Me With All Your Heart
Example - Close Enemies
From Hamilton (Musical) - Helpless
From Hamilton (Musical) - What'd I Miss
From Matilda The Musical - When I Grow Up (Duet Version)
From Matilda The Musical - When I Grow Up (For Solo Singer)
George Ezra - Only A Human
George Michael - I Can't Make You Love Me
Harry Chapin - Cat's In The Cradle
Hello - New York Groove
Kat Dahlia - Gangsta
Madness - (Waiting For The) Ghost Train
Matt Simons - Open Up
OMD - Locomotion
Paul Anka - Diana (Down 3 Semitones)
Rocky Sharpe, The Replays - If You Wanna Be Happy
Steps - Story Of A Heart
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Cold Shot
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Pride And Joy
The Coral - Pass It On
The Dualers - Kiss On The Lips (Duet Version)
The Dualers - Kiss On The Lips (With Harmony)
Tom Jones - Without Love (There Is Nothing)
Tom Robinson Band - Up Against The Wall
World Party - Is It Like Today