Playing worship music is one of the most powerful ways to express your faith. Many people feel called to music in order to have a deeper connection with God. Even if you don’t play any instruments, we all have the power of our voices. Have you always wanted to improve your singing skills, but aren’t sure where to start?
- Focus on your breathing techniques and posture. As a beginner, this may not seem related to singing at all, but it is super important. Standing up straight will help your lungs reach their full capacity. Practice inhaling and exhaling for 8 seconds each.
- Find your range. Everyone has a different range that they sing in – soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, or bass. This will help you find the right music to practice and will help prevent vocal strain.
- Practice your scales to tone up those singing muscles!
- Aim to set aside 30-60 minutes of practice every day. Don’t push yourself too hard if your voice gets tired. You wouldn’t want to strain it.
- Consider taking lessons from a singing teacher or joining a local church choir. Often times you don’t have to be the best singer to join a church choir, you just have to love singing and be ready to learn.
- Record yourself singing every so often to track your progress. Yes, it can be nerve-wracking to have to listen to your own voice, but this can be really helpful to see how far you have come.