As a singer, it is important to have versatility. There are times in a song where a soft subtle approach is necessary and then soon thereafter builds to the singer belting a powerful note at full volume to convey the right amount of emotion. To do this with ease and naturally requires technical voice training.
At the Candian Academy of Vocal Music, your singing coach will help you with five main areas that make up voice training; pitch, diction, rhythm, voice and breathing.
You need to train the pitch of your voice to hit match the tunes and hit the notes in the song you’re singing. Ear training plays a big role in being able to identify and correct the pitch of your voice to match the goal within your music.
It may sound like an old Nun trying to teach etiquette, but the truth is diction plays a big part in your audience being able to understand what you’re singing. The proper annunciation and the proper way to sound vowels are trained to sound better while singing.
Unless you’re the one in a million or the next Bob Dillon, you need to practice diction to take your voice to the next level.
Every musician needs to practice rhythm to master the timing and delivery of notes in your music. Rhythm helps to communicate emotion and place emphasis on the parts of the song where the musician feels need highlighting.
The sound of your voice is where you’re originality shines. It’s the part that separates you from other singers in which you can develop as much as you want to reflect your style of music.
Breathing is another one of the main ingredients for being able to support and maintain the length of the notes you’re singing. Breathing is supported by a number of muscles within the correct singing posture as well as the diaphragm.
Inhale deeply filling your diaphragm with air.
Your diaphragm is located right below your chest, and it is the largest muscle in your body. Picture the diaphragm as a large balloon that expands when it is filled up with air. This is a crucial step involved in singing properly.
You must sing from the diaphragm in order to project the voice properly. This helps to protect your precious vocal cords from straining too much to the point of exhaustion.
When you inhale deeply, the diaphragm pushes down moving everything else out of the way. This is why your stomach protrudes outwards. In proper voice training, it cannot be stressed enough that the first most crucial step to producing a clear, rich sound is to inhale deeply and fill your diaphragm with air.
After your diaphragm is full of air, a singer has the ability to project their voice with an exorbitant amount of volume, only if there is proper breath support involved. Once again, this only comes with proper vocal coaching, as it can be a difficult task to endure.
You must learn to control your inhalation muscles and your exhalation muscles with the proper amount of resistance.
The trick is to slowly release the air from your diaphragm during singing while keeping your diaphragm low. As air releases, the diaphragm rises back up. The use of this technique produces the clearest and controlled sound imaginable. Your vocal coach should be instructing you to do this in your singing lessons in Mississauga without a doubt or it may be time to switch coaches!