When teaching yourself how to sing, another important thing to learn is how to sing with a chest voice. So for today's post, my goal is to help you avoid this fate by sharing 16 simple strategies to build an effective practice routine that will greatly improve your singing in a very short time. They will usually have a mix of around 5-6 different voices that they use selectively in different musical contexts (most singers only have 1-. We will discuss several short-term strategies in your daily singing to make your practice sessions 10 times more effective.
You'll never be able to devote 100% of your energy and focus to practice, because you'll be afraid of sounding bad. So make sure you have 3 or 4 songs like these in your repertoire and sing 1 or 2 of them at the beginning of each practice session. Because once that happens, you can devote 100% of your mental energy to childbirth, instead of being distracted by trying to remember which line comes next. It's a lot like yoga or self-disciplined sports.
You always have to develop patience, inner mental strength, breathing technique through listening to yourself, feeling yourself, and a good vocalist, because you have to approach all that even with a mentor. I highly recommend Berklee Vocal for Performance with Donna McElroy DVD, and then some practice, and then some silence, and then some listening, and rinsing and repeating. If you want a starting point, check out this vocal training video, which will guide you through some key vocal exercises you should do every time you practice. You can learn to listen to your own voice and correct notes that are out of tune, adjust the vocal cords and vocal timbre, master breathing and, little by little, you can start calling yourself a singer.
If you are interested in the vocal lessons that transformed my voice from very bad to very good, you can learn about them here. Even if you're on a tight budget, there are plenty of completely free singing resources on the Internet: many singers have free YouTube videos where they teach singing techniques and even offer sample singing lessons. Once you do this, you'll be able to sing with a wide vocal range, have an incredible pure vocal tone and everything will be easy and effortless.