Vocal Help: Tips to Help your Voice

Those singing competition shows have never shown us any hints of how to deal with common singing issues.  Mastering various aspects of vocal help techniques is essential if you want to become a successful singer in the popular music industry.

Whether you want to stay low profile or to achieve stardom, here are few important elements of vocal help techniques that you should master:

Relaxed Singing Anatomy for Great Vocal Help

Any elements of singing including high notes, long phrases, and vocal improvisation/effects should flow smoothly like speaking to an audience, our acquaintances, and our loved ones. One way to achieve this is by neutralizing and relaxing the anatomical structure of and surrounding your vocal cords. The most important parts that are involved in the production of sound are jaw, throat, and larynx. Specifically, your jaw needs to be relaxed, your throat needs to be opened wider, and your larynx needs to be neutralized (or in the neutral position). A tensed jaw, tight lips, and a pushed/pulled larynx at the start of singing will impede the muscles or movement of the anatomical structure and this will, in turn, contribute to common singing issues and vocal cords malfunction.

Sustained Breath Support

Breathing in singing is different from the normal process of breathing where we continually inhale and exhale air out of our lungs. It has to do with maintaining air pressure in our lungs and resisting the urge to exhale that air pressure. The anatomy that plays the very important role in maintaining breath support is a diaphragm. With the cooperation of your diaphragm, sustaining breath support is necessary when you sing higher notes, longer phrases/lyrics, and more difficult part of a song. Few ways that can help you work on maintaining breath support or breathing through diaphragm are yoga, vocal exercises, and breathing exercises.

Vocal tuning is also a creative tool that producers can utilize to enhance the song quality by adding greater melodic depth to vocal phrases. When an Artist is going for a big hook this can be a key tool to apply. A few select vocal edits in the hook line can really bring it out turning it from something good to something great! Usually, in a hook line, there are certain phrases that resonate with the emotions or pull on the heart strings, through careful and skillful vocal tuning these phrases can really be elevated for the listener so they not only sound good but drive home and deliver!

But I Have Great Pitch Control and Awesome Melodies Anyway?

That may be true but vocal tuning is a tool to be viewed as a way to improve and enhance not inhibit. Unlike fancy vocal processors that make you sound like a machine, vocal tuning is used in conjunction with a natural vocal performance making it sound even more natural and moving by allowing artists to reach greater vocal possibilities that they may not have particularly realized yet.

Trained Vocal Help Muscles/Cords

Singing high notes, long phrases, and any challenging songs need endurance that can help you to continually sustain your breath support. As part of building endurance/stamina in your vocal help performances, you need to train your vocal help muscles to help you face difficult parts of singing without struggle or strain. This can be achieved by regularly practicing vocal help exercises like humming, lip trills, and nays. Regular practice of vocal help exercises can stretch or warm up your vocal help cords, develop your vocal muscles over time, and improve pitch. You can also train or develop your vocal cords further by practicing other types of vocalization like twanging, belting, and grunt if you want to improve your tone and sound quality.

Another thing that has not been mentioned here is the importance of proper posture. Mastering proper posture will enable you to relax the anatomical structure surrounding your vocal help cords, to continually sustain your breath support and to improve your pitch as part of your routine vocal help practice. Notice how each element of vocal help techniques works together in developing your vocal potential further. Over time, you should not be straining or struggle to reach that higher notes and getting out of breath to overcome long phrases/lyrics. Instead, you should be singing freely in any notes and any phrases to captivate the judges in any singing competition shows, your audience in concerts and your listeners at home.