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Learn to Sing - Have a Good Voice and Sing With Confidence by Jesse James Saretzky

When I first wanted to sing, I was much to shy and not confident enough. It can be a challenge to get started and your own insecurities of your voice can also throw you off, but once you get into the habit of just taking a few minutes of your day, you will be on the right path to hitting those high pitches with tremendous confidence. Make sure you do a warm up before practicing to prevent any damage to your vocal box, a good warm up you can do involve some heavy breathing methods, breathe heavily from your diaphragm and slowly produce power to your voice. A good way of starting off is to use a guitar tuner or some kind of online vocal tuner and try to match the pitch with each individual note, the best way to sing clearly is to relax and let the tone of your voice flow through your body. This technique is good for getting comfortable with your voice and matching your vocal notes with the tuner, once you start to get the hang of it you can sing scales along with the tuner, slowly going faster and faster each time.

Although singing with a tuner is a good technique to practice, it is just used to get you out of your shell. To have a good voice you must be aware of octaves and the three different voices. Your vocal octaves is considered your vocal range of lowest to high pitches, or the total span of pitches musically produced by a vocalist. One of the three main singing voices the human body contains is the chest voice, this is the deeper, warmer, thicker and rich sounds. Secondly, the middle voice which contains the middle pitch ranges, and warm, rich tones. Then there is the head voice and this is linked with tones that are light and bright singing caused by the pitch and resonate within the upper sinus cavities. These three different voices are what affect the lower and higher octaves within your voice range.

To know when you are singing with your chest voice, you can actually feel the sound producing from your chest area. So just relax and let the sounds flow from your chest area upwards and out of your voice box. Do not first apply pressure, slowly comfort your way in and with time you can get louder and clearer. Look for songs that you enjoy that have a deeper singing octave and practice along to enhance your chest voice.

The middle voice is considered the most difficult to achieve, because you have to mix your head and chest voices together to produce this voice. A good way of practicing this voice is by singing your highest scales and lowest scales with the best of your capabilities and notice those middle notes in both scales, that is your middle voice. You can find your middle voice by singing the lower chest voice notes and gradually moving up from out of your chest into the mask of your face.

Your head voice is from the resonance. Singing with the head voice contains the highest pitches and to do so you must make sure your not using your larynx. So to release your head voice keep your throat still, and do not let your larynx raise or lower, you will know when you are raising your larynx, because it will tend to hurt your throat. Keep your throat as open as possible and try to find resonance up there. By opening your throat, you are allowing more air to get through, hence a much stronger sound.

I hope these techniques have helped you on your way of achieving singing with greatness and always remember that practice makes perfect! Good luck and just be confident and share that beautiful voice to the world!

Jesse Saretzky

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