Are singing techniques some kind of “magic tricks” that we do to our voices? Or is there more behind it? And are they all the same or do different techniques serve different purposes? Does one singing technique apply to all genres of music? What is the best technique?
Singing is a “Technical Art.” There are no rules to the “Art” of singing, you either like it or you don’t…the beauty is in the ear of the beholder. But there are most definitely rules in the “Technical” side of singing- rules that are written in stone and cannot be broken. Applying these rules to your singing technique will vastly improve your ability as a vocalist.
A good comparison is sport. Singing is much like a sport. And as with any sport you NEED a competitive edge.
Let’s take running as an example:
You will find that with good technique you can run faster, farther and with far less stress, consistency and better conservation of energy if you have good form – good technique.
So it is with the voice.
Good Singing Techniques
What are good singing techniques and how to we get them?
FIRST: Understanding TRUE support and good posture is key. It is the “ENGINE” that drives your voice. (often people think they understand support when they do not). Without it, you have no power.
SECOND: Controlling the breath. Not over-singing or straining is critical to a healthy, long lasting voice. Support plays a significant role in this as the first step, while breath control is second.
THIRD: Relaxation while singing. Learning to relax the chest, neck and throat while singing. This is accomplished by utilizing the first two steps in order.
FOURTH: Understanding your vocal range and learning the correct way to “place vowel sounds” within that range. This enables freedom to sing phrases and not “choke off the throat” while singing and helps provide crystal clear tone and resonance when singing. (Again while being supported by “support” – “breath” – “relaxation”
FIFTH: Managing consonant sounds (not over-singing them). This also keeps the throat open and allows free flowing air to not close off the throat so you can pace yourself through your song with ease.
Singing Techniques for Beginners and Pros
There are many more things like mix voice – connecting chest and head registers, compression and even vibrato that all build from one point to the next. They need to be done in a specific order and they need to be done correctly.
Many times people will learn some “trick” to help them with a small part of their singing and think they are learning good vocal techniques. That is not good technique.
Why is the KTVA technique the best?
Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy walks you, step by step, in correct order, WITH ACTUAL LIVE, EASY TO FOLLOW DEMONSTRATIONS through what it takes to build an excellent voice, no matter what style of singing inspires you.