How To Sing Better Today With These 4 Powerful Tips

I want to share with you 4 powerful tips and techniques that can be used to improve the singing voice. Will they make you a master singer overnight – no, but they will start you on the journey to becoming a better singer. It doesn’t matter what style you sing, these 4 tips will still work, as they deal with the basic technique of singing, and if you get these right, you should improve your voice, no matter the style or grnre. So, lets get started on our journey of how to sing better using these tips and techniques.

4 Tips To Better Singing

Tip 1 – Posture

Young woman with ideal bearingOur first tip talks about correct posture. Basically, you want to be standing with your back straight and your shoulders relaxed. There should be no tension anywhere in your body. Be careful not to stand with a sway back or with your shoulders slumped forward.

If you like to sing sitting down sometimes as well, make sure that you sit up with a straight back. There should be no slouching or leaning forward as it will make it much more difficult to support properly (which we will get to later).

Tip 2 – Breathing

Apparato respiratorio polmoni raggi xWhen you breathe in preparation for singing, you need to take a 360 degree breath. Stand up and put your hands on your waste. When you take a deep breath, you should feel your waste expand in an outward direction. If you don’t, you maybe shallow breathing, which will not give you enough support for singing. As you breathe, your chest must stay still. If it rises, then you are breathing incorrectly.

Tip 3 – Support

How to sing better with supportThis is the foundation of singing. Basically, correct support is like holding your breath and trying to exhale at the same time i.e. the opposing sets of breathing muscles are exerted at the same time. This collision of these breathing muscles closes the vocal chords by reflex action. This is nature’s way of singing.

To support properly, take a breath, then as you start singing, pull up or lift the abdominal bulk in an upward direction and sustain this as long as you are making sound. This can take some getting used to, but it is well worth the effort, because if you get this right, you will go along way to avoiding vocal damage and you will keep your voice in good shape as you get older. My singing teacher can belt out high C’s and he is over 70 years old! Click here to see how to improve your voice quickly and naturally using support.

Tip 4 – Keep The Jaw Relaxed

Man with toothache holding his face in painIf you sing with a tight jaw, you will cutoff space in your vocal resonating chambers, which will reduce the quality of your vocal tone and power. When you sing, your jaw should swing down and slightly backward and be relaxed. If it is pulling forward when you sing, then it will be tightening and cutting of room in your throat.

For some people, the jaw may not move slightly back, but that is OK. Remember this – “the condition of the jaw is more important than the position of the jaw”. Keep that jaw relaxed. This is in fact on of the 3 biggest mistakes that singers make.

I hope you enjoyed this article and I also hope you find it useful in your singing endeavors. If you would like more information on the 4 tips mentioned above and much, much more, then click on the link to learn how to sing better using check our introductory singing course – The Natural Singing Method.

To success in all your singing endeavors.


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  • Helie

    Reply Reply September 8, 2014

    Wow, these are really great tips. I’ve been singing many times and you mentioned exactly the little things that makes the difference in the vocal ability.
    I would defenetly remember them on the next time and the Jaw technique is something I never thought about. I will use these tips also for lectioning in front of audience. I tend to lose my voice and the tone in the middle of a sentence.
    thank you so much and waiting for more great vocal tips!

  • Kevin

    Reply Reply April 9, 2015

    check this out, it helped me a lot to improve my singing

  • Danzel Mintoor

    Reply Reply August 29, 2016

    Thanks Andy when I do a 360 breath and I lift the abdominal bulk in or up um its like air flowing over my vocal chord when I’m singing…does it mean the vocal chord are closing…???

    • Andy Barnes

      Reply Reply October 2, 2016

      You need to lift the abdominal bulk upwards, and this will automatically close the vocal cords by reflex (due the Phrenus and Vegas nerves). As the the air is exhaled, then it will flow over the vocal cords to create sound.

      Does this make sense?


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