Want some industry insider tips to instantly improve your singing ? Luckily for you our team have written this blog to let you in on some secrets that every performer should know.
Best Drama Schools in London Advise you Warm up for hot performances
Never ever forget to warm up. Your vocal cords are muscles and without this they can stutter and stall and provide far from their best performance. What’s more not warming up can even lead to damaged vocal chords and, as any singer who has suffered this knows, this can take an incredibly long time to recover from.
Drink lots (and lots!) of water
Water is essential to maintaining the health of your vocal chords, and as well as this it also ensures that you stay hydrated and your larynx lubricated. Some professional singers also recommend pineapple juice, although you should avoid caffeine products or milk (which can coat your vocal cords) prior to singing.
Going mentally down for physically high notes
Whenever you practice your scales try to mentally visualise an elevator, where a heavy weight is attached the end of a pulley; this should serve as a weight that is pulled downwards for the elevator to reach higher floors. This is a great example of how high notes should be hit, with the most weight being placed on the highest of notes.
Singing is not just for singing school it’s also for in the bath and shower
Singing in the bath and shower is far from a myth, as a bathroom’s natural structure tends to provide perfect reverb (perfect for boosting your confidence!). So, you don’t have to go to the best singing schools in London to practice.
Be sure to sing each and every day
Singing everyday not only allows you to hone in on your techniques, but it additionally serves to strengthen your vocal chords. Even if you only ever attend sporadic acting workshops in London or in your nearest city singing daily is advisable.
You do, however, need to be aware of how your vocal chords feel; if you think that they may be getting tired then take a break! Over straining your voice is not only counterproductive, but moreover can actually be damaging.
Consider some training
There is absolutely no substitute for professional training. An expert will be able to coach you and improve your techniques with tried and tested industry practices. What’s more they may not be as expensive as you think!
As a starting point however, and if you can’t quite afford musical theatre training set yet, look up some online video tutorials, and follow them with a great posture and controlled breathing (both of which are subject to plenty of video tutorials in their own right).
Building up plenty of power without the strain
Building power into your performance doesn’t have to mean straining your voice. Simply keep your chin in a position that is slightly down with your pectoral muscles flexed ever so slightly when you’re hitting those high power notes.
To practice this you should stand in front of the mirror and go through your ‘ah’ scale; try to point your chin downwards to the floor as you do so (this only needs to be by around an inch). When you hit the higher notes pay particular attention to not moving your head. You’ll notice as you do this that your head wants to move back, and by keeping it in place you’ll maintain more control and power within your voice. Practice this over and over until it becomes second nature.