Dudes and Divas have different physical structures and this carries over into the singing arena.
Check out Part 1 of our series “How To Sing Better For Girls” – enjoy and please share!
How to sing better for girls.
Hi guys, Ken Tamplin from Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy, and I’m going to teach you a little bit about the voice and voice lessons today. This is part one in a three-part series on how to sing better for girls. How to sing better for girls. Now, girls, how do we learn to sing better? What does that mean? There’s so many different styles, and there’s so many different approaches and techniques. Some want to sing heavy, and some want to sing light. Some want to sing blues, soul, R and B.
Well, I’d like to cover a couple of key elements, I’m obviously not going to be able to cover everything today, but what I want to do is just give you some simple pointers on how you can learn how to sing better for girls.
The first thing we’ve discussed, and if you’ve seen my videos at all, I have a course called How To Sing Better Than Anyone Else, and in this course I discussed some of the most basic and important elements, and first is posture and relaxation. And we’re going to sit straight up or stand straight up, we’re going to take our breath from our abdomen, and I cover this in my diaphragmatic breathing section, so if you want to refer to my channel, or if you want to check out my website, you’ll see this whole section on diaphragmatic breathing, but we want to breathe from our abdomen.
So, we want to take a breath from our belly, here from our abdomen. Directly under the rib cage we’ll feel the whole solar plexus, all the way through our belly, with, take a breath. And it’s not like breathing like this from the chest, it’s to breathe in from the belly, so, we take a breath.
Now, ladies, most of you do two things. The first thing is you pump a lot of air. So it’s (breathy) ”Ahhh, Ahhhh…” You use a lot of air when you sing, which A. can dry out the cord, B. does not build a good strong, powerful voice, and C. usually, most girls flip into their head voice is way too early, which atrophies the chest voice, and it actually inhibits or handicaps your chest voice because it’s favored, because you flip into head too soon.
So my recommendation for you, as you start on your journey to learning to sing better, is I want you to focus on how you can stay in your chest registration safely. Now, that doesn’t mean go out and start screaming and belting and pulling your chest voice up as far as you can in an unsafe manner. But it does mean to build this nice, bright ping : “Lah, Ah, Ah, AH, Ah, Ah, Ah…”
With that real nice bright sound, so it’s the LAH!!! AH!!!
That’s a fabulous sound, guys. If you can achieve this kind of sound, you are on a great track because the more you grow this sound, and I want to be candid about something. A lot of people say gosh you know is the Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy just for people that want to belt, or is it just for rock singers, or is it just for powerful singing? Absolutely not!
An airy sound can never achieve a bright robust sound. A bright robust sound can always achieve an airy sound. Then if you want to back off the sound, you can back it off as much as you want, to nothing, to a whisper, if you like, but you start first with a nice strong robust sound, and then you start bringing in other flavors after you’ve grown the voice.
We want a nice, bright ping because that’s the only true sound that really grows the voice. So, I want to take you through some exercises. I’m going to start in the contralto/alto vocal register. I’m going to start on a G4, and we’re going to go up the register like this.
“Lah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah…”
Do it with me. Now take your breath, breathe in the breath, and I want you to use strength from your abdomen, kinda like you’re doing a sit up, the strength that you feel in the abdomen when you’re doing a sit up. Now instead of going and flipping into head, I want you to stay in the belting, or the Call Register as long as you can, so you can strengthen this part of the voice, and we’ll hand off this sound, or we’ll hand off, meaning from chest into head, later, so we can strengthen this part and build a nice, robust, powerful chest voice first, and then connect that head register later.
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