Learn How to Sing for Beginners

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Learning to sing beginner?

So as most people realized, your voice sounds different in your head than it actual is if you recorded it. My question is how can you learn to sing if the voice in your head sounds very different than it really is, and is there a way or technique so we can learn to hear our actual voice in our head instead of the "fake" version of our voice in our head instead?

Posted by Jacky
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Hmm i haven't experienced a "fake" version of my voice. Maybe you are hearing voices from songs / artists you like i don't know.

I'm sure the more you practice your singing the more your brain will be able to connect your real voice with your head voice. It is true though that a good singer will be able to think what they are singing before they sing it.

Keep training your voice with scales and different songs, so that you actually hear yourself sing.

Interesting question!

Any singing tips for a beginner?

Does anybody have any singing tips for an almost complete beginner?
I cannot take up lessons because I already take flute, which is expensive. I need tips on getting in tune, using my diaphragm, not getting out of breath, being confident in front of other people, reaching high notes etc. I'm trying to self-teach and improve as I go.
Hayley Williams is my idol and I like to sing a few Paramore songs to help train my voice, but I know it's not enough.
Please help me. Answers are appreciated.

Posted by ScreamQueen
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Learning how to sing without voice lessons takes time and dedication, but it's not too difficult. All you need is patience and perseverance, and a room where you feel comfortable singing without censure from others. With a little self-discipline and some practice, most people can learn to sing without lessons. Clarity, proper breathing and enunciation will become a breeze–which is fortunate, as they are key elements to learning how to sing. Those things, along with developing your "ear,"–that is, your sensitivity to, and ability to reproduce, different musical tones–will set you on your way to singing in no time.

Enunciate your words clearly so that what you sing is understandable. For this, you need practice. First, find a page in a book to read aloud. Watch your mouth move in a mirror. Read as you normally would at first, but as you continue down the page, start reading more slowly. Pay close attention to each syllable as you enunciate it. Pay close attention to the way your mouth moves as you slowly and clearly enunciate your words.

Once you have read aloud to yourself, watch yourself in the mirror as you say tongue twisters, clearly enunciating every syllable:

(1) Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.

2) Black socks, they never get dirty, the longer you wear them the stronger they get. Some day, I think I shall launder them, something keeps telling me don't do it yet. Not yet. Not yet.

3) She sells seashells at the seashore.

Harsh consonant sounds while enunciating, such as a hissing "s" or a "t" that sounds like spitting, are common. Make sure you enunciate them anyway.

Practice actual singing in front of a mirror. The best way to start is by singing the vowels A, E, I, O and U. Each vowel needs a different mouth configuration, which will help you learn mouth control and clarity of sound.

Begin with A by opening your mouth and pulling back the sides of your mouth into what might feel like a grimace. Sing "A" for five counts; then close your mouth a little more for "E." For "I," make a fist and make your mouth approximately the size of your fist, a little less of a smile, but wider than A and E. For "O," make a perfect "O" shape with your mouth, and for "U," pucker your lips as you sing.

Breathe when you sing. Most people have learned to breathe shallowly, but if you want to learn to sing, you must learn to support your sound with deep belly breaths. To learn how to breathe, place your hands on your belly and inhale through your nose. Imagine breathing deeply into your stomach. Feel it rise. This is how you should breathe when singing. Practice inhaling for five counts and exhaling for five counts.

Develop your ear, or ability to retain and accurately reproduce music or notes that you have heard, by playing a random note on a piano or electronic keyboard, waiting about 3 seconds, then reproducing the note with your voice. Check for accuracy by replaying the note as you're singing it. Try this exercise with random notes that you can easily sing without straining your voice.

Sing a song now that you have enunciation and breathing down. Pop in your favorite CD or tape that you want to sing to, and listen to it a few times to familiarize yourself with the words, tonality and harmony/melody of the song. When you feel comfortable enough, belt it out. Remember, practice makes perfect, so practice the steps, and you'll soon be singing with aplomb.

You are born with a fixed vocal range, however, here are some tips about exploring and increasing your vocal range:http://www.ehow.com/video_4983277_increase-vocal-range.html.

What are some good songs to learn to sing well as a beginner?

Just need some good songs to start me off singing and gradually onto harder songs.

Posted by Daniel H
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The first song i ever sang to a voice teacher was nine in the afternoon by panic at the disco, now i am singing broken by seether ft amy lee. Good luck:]

i don't care – apocalyptica
i miss you – blink-182
hello – evanescence (one high note towards the end; good for improving)
call me when you're sober – evanescence
iris – goo goo dolls
trouble – nevershoutnever!
About a girl – nirvana (SO fun:D)
at least we made it this far – relient k
curl up and die – relient k (if you're a girl you'd have to go an octave up)
hope for every fallen man – relient k
my darkest hour – scary kids scaring kids (another REALLY fun one!:])
make damn sure – taking back sunday

a bit harder:
sally's song – amy lee
when you're gone – avril lavigne
nobody's home – avril lavigne
lexington – chiodos
lithium – evanescence
fully alive – flyleaf
all around me – flyleaf
i'm so sick – flyleaf (a good scream in there; it's really fun to sing)monster – meg & dia
broken – seether ft amy lee (that's a real challenge, i'm working on that one now.)

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