Hello happy singers, this is Katarina from How 2 Improve Singing and in today’s video, I want to talk about 4 steps that you need to take in order to improve your singing voice.
If you skip one of these steps, you are running a risk that you will be dissapointed by not reaching your goal. So keep on watching.
Let’s talk about your goals and how to achieve them in 4 steps. How to get a better singing voice?
Before I name the first step, it’s kind of obvious that you need to have a goal. Let me give you some examples of good goals. For example, extending your vocal range by a semi-tone in two weeks. Learning a new song for an audition in May or improving your breath support for a long phrase that you are working on right now in your repertoire.
Step 1 is to have the right mindset. Some goals have a deadline. So your mindset is very set on that goal. But some goals don’t have deadlines and you just want to improve one of your singing skills. Sometimes, if you don’t have a deadline, your mind is not 100% sold on the goal and you may actually sabotage yourself. You may think: “I am not an opera singer, I don’t need to improve my breath support.” Or you can find other ways to sabotage yourself and not to work on your goals.
Step 2 is to have the right knowledge. This step simply means that you have to have a basic knowledge and understanding of your vocal instrument. And I am not telling you to learn all the muscles and bones and cartilages and ligaments. I am telling you to have some basic understanding of your body, of your vocal instrument, what it looks like on the inside andhow it works.
Step 3 is self-exploration. You can have the best teacher, you can have the best vocal coach, you can have an amazing book but if you do not apply the given advice to your own body, you will not progress and you may not reach your goal. We are all different and what works for me may not work for you. Or the sensations and movements associated with certain skill may be very different for you and may be very different for me. So you need to take that piece of advice and try it on yourself. You need to experiment, you really need to find what works for you. Self-exploration then leads to self-discovery, which are very exciting. This is when you learn something for the very first time.
Self-discoveries then lead to self-awareness and with self-awareness you can go to step 4, practice. You, as singers, know a lot about practice. Practice makes permanent. Practice does not make perfect. Perfection and singing don’t go together. Practice makes the new skill that you discovered in step 3 and makes it a habit, or makes it automatic. So that you don’t need to think about it when you perform or when you sing in front of the audience.
These are the four steps that you need to take in order to achieve your singing goal. 4 Steps to a better singing voice. If you skip one of these steps, you may be very dissapointed by not achieving your goal.
Very often singers go right to step 4 and don’t pay attention to their mindset, knowledge or self-exploration. These singers follow instructions and they practice their arpegios or some exercises or scales. But if they need to troubleshoot or apply the new skill to a different condition, then they may have a problem.
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Thank you for watching and I will see you in the next video. Until that time, happy singing and happy goal getting. Bye!
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