When you hear really incredible singers, many people think they are just naturally gifted and were born to sing. What most people don’t see is all of the hours that singers spend practicing and honing their craft. Anyone with an interest in learning how to sing can develop their abilities.
As a Christian Contemporary Musician, Brian Overton has loved worship music all his life. Singing and playing music is a vital part of expressing his faith. Today he shares tips for teaching yourself how to sing.
- Remember that no matter how bad at singing you think you are, anyone can learn this skill. If you can speak, you can learn to use your singing voice.
- Learning how to relax your vocal cords is vital. Breathe from your diaphragm instead of your chest and practice breathing exercises.
- Don’t try to sound like other singers. Sure, you can learn from people and try different techniques. However, you have your own unique voice for a reason, so let it shine through.
- Practice hitting notes by learning how to sing scales. There are a ton of apps you can download on your phone that recognize pitches, so you know you are singing the notes correctly. Not only will this help warm up your voice, but it will help train your ear to recognize notes as well.
While it is totally possible to be self-taught, you may want to consider finding a mentor. Sign up for music lessons or even just join a church choir.