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Ok so as some of you know I'm doing a singing project and Iv'e been trying to become a better singer over time with just practice and vocal training. Well last week I choose a song called This is me by demi lovato. Some of you guys didn't like it that well, to be honest neither did I. But now that it is week 3 of this project Iv'e choose to do this song again. Hopefully it's a little better than last week, so ya'll can listen to it and tell me what you think and if you have any tips I will take them. Dont be afraid to be honest.
Week 2– This Is Me (the first one)
Week 3– This Is Me ( the one I just did this morning)
It's just ok, for me. I have been singing for over 15 years and I have won nearly every Karaoke contest I ever entered. I went to the state finals competition for singing and placed 7th in the entire state of Pennsylvania. I have had no vocal training at all, and twice I have nearly been signed to 2 different record labels, but the deals weren't to my liking. So, when I say this, take it as constructive criticism. You need more volume and soul in your voice. The volume is not only the level of sound, but also the fullness of your voice. Your voice just isn't very strong, and you're life's inexperience reflects in the way you deliver the song. Try to think of it like, if you've never been in love, how can you sing about it with every fiber of your being. You understand what I mean? If you can put some heart and soul into your voice and give someone chills or bring a tear to their eye from being moved by your singing, then you are really good and that's what I'm trying to say. Look at Mariah Carey,Jordin Sparks, Christina Aguilera, they make you feel like you're there, you can identify with them because they sing with so much heart and soul. They make you believe every word they sing, and they have the strength and volume to deliver every song. Some things like this are either a God-given talent, and some can be learned with proper training. But still some people, even with training will never GET it. Good luck, and keep practicing, your voice is nice, but you need to sing out with feeling. You may not have the total confidence yet, but keep practicing and it will come. A confident singer is a great singer! And remember this, only sing songs that are in your vocal range. Don't try singing songs that are too high or low for you to sing. Find your range and you can belt it out like it was meant to be. You wanna move people with your voice, not sing them to sleep like a baby.
I can sing pretty, but I know there is room for improvement.
I want to be able to sing songs like Behind these hazel eyes
or while my guitar gently weeps or even love story by taylor swift
So do you know any good singing tutorials on youtube?
Singing warmups on youtube.com
type in speech level singing
then start from playlist and do them daily
you will improve!
In a past question I said I was thinking about auditioning for britains got talent but I think i will wait a year as I have a few problems with my vocals such as I can't sing high notes or even scream at the minute cause of a bad cold I had and a bad cough, I already had a break in my voice and could only reach about but now I can't do anything, is there any good YouTube vocal coaches that tu could recommend, I'm hoping a year will be enough to fix the the major break or at least help it, do breaks go away? Anyway if you know anything about breaks please tell mee of not just a good vocal coach (too expensive to pay for them) thanks.
Sorry, but the ONLY SAFE way to improve properly IS to take face-to-face singing lessons with a fully trained vocal teacher (in case you do not have a teacher yet)! Please do NOT rely on any dodgy web tutorials because that way you can misunderstand things VERY EASILY and develop bad habits, hoarseness, vocal nodules and other nasties IN NO TIME, and even though you would sound good! It is always much wiser to invest a little bit of your money/time to face-to-face lessons rather than wasting the same amount of money (or even more!) to frequent ear-nose-throat specialist visits due to aforementioned problems, so please reconsider. If you can't afford vocal lessons, then joining a choir is the only SAFE alternative option.
Always remember to warm up your voice properly, but please know your limits and don't overdo your voice! Remember the diaphragmatic support, do not strain your throat too much! Also, remember good body posture!
Avoid fizzy drinks (burp danger), dairy products (mucus risk), caffeinated products (coffee & tea included, they dry up your throat) and spicy food (irritation risk)! You can consume these things, but NEVER before singing!
Do NOT shout, yell, scream nor otherwise abuse your voice AT ANY TIME! Also, please respect your vocal range; if your teacher says you are, say, more of an alto (baritone if you are male), then you ARE more of an alto (baritone). DO NOT try to imitate anyone famous, that will usually give you just bad habits and even damage your throat. You are YOU and your voice is unique, so please learn to cherish that.
Do NOT sing, whisper, shout, yell nor scream if having a sore throat/cold/flu, Also, do speak as little as you can if you have flu/cold/sore throat!
Remember to drink at least 2 litres of room-temperature still water every day, not just during singing days!
Avoid inhaling secondhand smoke!