How Do I Sing Better? Creating A Focused Tone.

July 4, 2011 by  
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Hi.  Ian Castle here.  Welcome to your free weekly singing lesson and mp3 download.

Today I want to teach you how to sing with a focused vocal tone.
First we need to determine the difference between a focused and unfocused tone.
Your tone can be affected by many things.  In a previous video lesson I showed you how your jaw can affect how your voice sounds.  If it holds tension or gets stuck in one place it will affect your tone in a bad way.
The same can be said about your tongue.  If you hold tension in your tongue or have it in the wrong position when you sing it will cause your tone to become distorted and unfocused.
Refer To The Video For A Demonstration
In that demonstration I applied tension to my tongue and made it move back in my mouth.
Now I want to demonstrate how a relaxed and forward tongue will create a much more focused and better sounding tone.
Refer To The Video For A Demonstration.
Could you hear the difference?
Keeping your tongue forward in your mouth creates space in your throat and the perfect shape for your sound to form your natural vocal tone.
The mp3 exercise I am going to share with you goes like this:
Refer To Video For A Demonstration.
The Y or YUH sound at the beginning of each vowel will help to keep your tongue in the perfect position and shape to create a focused and natural vocal tone.
You can access the downloadable mp3 of that exercise at my blog.  You can find a link to it in the resource area below.
That’s it for this weeks free singing lesson and mp3.  I’ll be back soon with another lesson for you.  Bye for now.

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An Exercise For Creating A Focused Tone:

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How Can You Learn To Sing: Discovering Your High Notes

March 22, 2011 by  
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How Can You Learn To Sing?

In today’s singing lesson I am going to teach you how to increase your vocal range. This lesson is part three of my beginner learn to sing video series.

Please leave your comments and questions below.

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How Do U Sing: 3 Ways To Sing Better

March 21, 2011 by  
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How Do U Sing?

Today I want to share with you three of my favourite techniques to improve the sound of your voice.

Maybe you have a decent vocal range and breathing isn’t a problem but you are still unhappy with the tone of your voice.

These techniques will help to improve the clarity of your words and eliminate a breathy or muddy tone.

Please post your comments and questions below.

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Voice Techniques: Vocal Slides

March 16, 2011 by  
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In today’s quick singing tip I am going to share one of my favourite voice techniques, vocal slides.

Vocal slides or sirens are a great because when you do them you don’t really think of them as singing. They have a relaxing affect on the muscles in your throat.

Please leave a comment or question below.

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Singing Tone – Hearing The Difference Between Chest, Head and Mix Voice

March 10, 2011 by  
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In today’s quick singing tip I am going to demonstrate the difference in tone quality between chest, mix and head voice.

A lot of singers have heard of these three vocal registers and have a good understanding of the theory and mechanics of each one. The confusion often lies in how each register should sound.

What I am going to do today is sing a note in chest, mix and head voice without changing the pitch.

Please post your comments and questions below.

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How To Sing Mixed Voice

March 3, 2011 by  
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Today I am going to show you how to sing mixed voice.

Mixed voice is the part of your vocal range which sits above your natural speaking voice. It acts as a link between your chest and head voice.

Please post your comments and questions below.

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Singing Training – 4 Ways To Sing Deeper

March 3, 2011 by  
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In today’s quick singing tip I am going to share with you 4 things that you must know to sing deeper.

There are certain exercises and techniques that will help you discover your low notes and improve your vocal range.

Please post your comments and questions below.

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Learn How 2 Sing

February 24, 2011 by  
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Do you want to learn how 2 sing? . If you are watching this video chances are you are a beginner singer or perhaps someone who would love to sing but you’re just not sure how to start.

I am going to show you the best and most effective way to get started as a singer. I am going to show you a step by step system that you can use to gain confidence with your voice. This is the exact system that I teach to my private students when they walk through my studio door.

Please post your comments and questions below.

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How 2 Sing Better: Vibrato

February 22, 2011 by  
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In today’s singing tip I am going to show you how 2 sing better by using vibrato to add style to your singing.

Please post your comments and questions below.

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How To Sing From Your Diaphragm

February 21, 2011 by  
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In today’s quick singing tip I am going to show you how to sing from your diaphragm.

In my previous singing tip I discussed and demonstrated how to breathe with your diaphragm. I want to show you how you can apply this type of breathing to your singing.

Please post your comments and questions below.

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