3 Keys to Great Singing
A common misconception about great singing is that it’s just something that comes naturally. And while it’s true some people are gifted with especially wonderful voices, a lot goes into being able to use ones’ voice to its full potential. That’s why today we’re going to give an overview of three keys to great singing.
The First Key to Great Singing is Singing in Key
Not everyone can just immediately find the right note to start a song with. And even people who can do this have trouble with it sometimes. Luckily, it’s easy to make sure you’re always starting off on the right note! If you’ve got a piano or keyboard handy, and want to be traditional, you can use that. But what’s even easier to use, and way more portable, is a simple keyboard app on your phone. That way you just select the starting note, tune your voice accordingly, and viola!
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
Singers NEED to make hydration a habit. Hydration is the first and most fundamental aspect of vocal health; basically, your voice is going to sound its best when you’re properly hydrated. You’ll also be able to sing longer and stay in key better when your throat isn’t dry. Hydrated vocal chords are more limber and flexible, and less likely to strain or become injured. And hey, on top of making you a better singer, staying well hydrated also has a lot of major health benefits. So drink plenty of water!
Stand Up Straight!
Posture is super important for singers! You want to stand up straight with good body alignment. Imagine that there is an invisible string at the top of your head pulling you upright. The back of your neck should feel longer than the front of your neck. Now imagine a straight line going down from that string, with your shoulders, spine, hips, knees, ankles and heels all aligned. Proper posture allows for better breathing and vocal projection. It also makes for a more powerful performance!