Question Of The Day: How Do I Sing Well Without Shouting

Thanks to God i have started getting responses and questions from readers and i have decided to put some of them up so readers can also give appropriate answer to questions that i get.
A reader asked me about the best way to sing without shouting, his question goes thus;

People complain that when i sing i tend to shout but i have noticed when i try not to shout my voice ends up sounding unpleasant please what do i do?

 

Dear reader i will advise you to take the following steps.

  • Make sure you take in enough before trying to sing any song
  • When its time to sing make sure you sing soft but still push the air out of your stomach.
  • When its time to sing make sure you sing soft but still push the air out of your stomach.
  • The key to getting a nice full, powerful sound without screaming-even in the upper notes of your range- is breath control.

 

What causes us to yell notes is the tendency we have to push with everything we have in order to reach them. When a singer does this, he is basically using all of the air he has at once. This causes notes to be harsh and “loud”. But not loud in a good way.
Taking a sudden gasp of air and then pushing it out as fast as possible is what we do when we scream. It’s what I did the other day when I was in someone’s back yard and two large dogs bolted out of a doggie door straight for me, lol! I wasn’t singing at the time, but the experience isn’t much different than the way most of us approach singing. The way to gain control of this “loudness” without losing your vocal power, is to learn how to control your breathing.
This is what i can give for now. Please musicologists in the house can help my reader by dropping their comments in the comment box below

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