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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Tricks Sing High Notes

Feathers: To learn how to sing your full range, you may experience cracking in your voice. To solve this problem is to lighten up on the trouble notes let the notes float. The reason that the notes crack is the membranes and muscles do not have the “memory” required to do the transition you need. Sing through the breaks, do not stop otherwise a habit of doing so will develop.

Increase the air speed: Increase the air speed for the high notes, decrease air speed on the lower. The reason is this, different frequency has certain air speed to produce the best tone. Let your ears tell you that the balance is achieved. The tone should be clear pure and clear.

Tense jaws: Stretch the jaws and face before singing to make sure the jaws and face are relaxed. That is because if they are tense they will prevent you hitting those high notes. One way to tell if you are breathing correctly is that your chest isn’t moving, your belly is. Never strain or hurt your voice. It helps to drink water to keep the vocal cords hydrated.

Use your diaphragm: If you breath by using your belly muscles then you are only half of your resources. Cutting into the power that the back muscles can provide. To properly breath, fill the abdomen, feel the expansion all around including the back. Then “compress the air” which will support the vocal release. This caused by lifting the diaphragm up from the center of the body. One way to tell if you are breathing correctly is that your chest isn’t moving, your belly is.

Vowel modification: every one has particular vowels that work best for them when they sing “above the staff.” When you learn the vowels that work for you then you can practice modifying the vowels as you go up the scale.

A good way to sing high notes is to start with singing as low as possible. This allows your vocal cords to stretch so that when you go to sing the higher notes you can increase the range you can sing. Caution though don’t strain your voice when you are singing below your normal range because you voice will crack preventing you from hitting the higher notes.

An easy test to see if you are singing the high notes properly is to put a finger on the voice box in other words your larynx then you sing up the scale to tell whether if your voice box moves higher up the neck. This is the wrong way. Another way is to hold your tongue and sing, this to tell if your tongue gets in the way. If your throat hurts the best way to help that is to drink peppermint tea with lemon juice and honey.

Put Music Into Your Life

Music is said to be a manifestation of the soul, in such a way that it ignites various emotions on humans. The brain of a human being reacts to the stimuli of the environment, and the sense of hearing is able to perceive sound in a way that makes a person feel various sensations throughout his whole system. The guitar, being an easily accessible and versatile instrument, has taken the interest of many; but not everyone can easily comprehend the way it is played. A little background on music would be really helpful in learning how to play this instrument, and here are some few things you might want to know.

Guitars are stringed instruments: the tension developed on the strings attached to the instrument causes a vibration that travels through waves and perceived by the ears as sound. This sound can be varied by varying the wavelengths that the sound travels in; hence, changing the tension on the strings would create different sounds. This particular method is termed as “tuning”, wherein the strings are adjusted to a particular setting to match the notes in music.

The standard tuning of a guitar has its strings tuned to the notes (from top string to bottom string): E, A, D, G, B, and E. Note that the last string is two octaves higher than the first E string, and so it completes the pattern that most guitars have. Other types of guitars have a different number of strings (such as the six-string variants and the four-stringed bass guitar), but basically the same method goes when it comes to tuning the instrument.

The “neck” of the guitar is the elongated part of the instrument where you would place your fingers as you play it. This is then divided into “frets” which are basically the partitions you would see on the neck (the dividers usually look like a thin strip of wood or metal placed vertically at particular distances from each other). To create the “tension” needed for a specific note, you must press the string firmly on the correct place.

In a guitar music book, you would be able to learn how to play the basic chords that are used in most songs. Chords are “patterns” that you must follow to play a certain sound on the guitar. You would be able to create specific sounds by placing your fingers in the respective frets that the patterns indicate. And so, you can proceed to playing the songs that you like, and many of your all-time favorites can also be presented to you by a guitar music book.

Read Guitar Music

Perhaps the very first thing that a guitar player should know, aside from the parts of the guitar, is how to read guitar music the right way. As we all know, this can only be made possible if the player knows how to read guitar chords from a chart. This is the only way that one person can read through the tabs, play them, and see if the guitar music is right or wrong.

Learning how to read guitar chords is the only way to learn how to play guitar. Being able to do so saves someone the hassle of looking for another person just to ask for information. In time, after learning how to read guitar music, one can easily say that what he has on the magazine guitar chart for a certain song is wrong. He can then move on to changing it and in turn, tech his friends the right chords for playing a song.

The standard way of displaying the correct guitar chord is through a guitar diagram. A guitar chord diagram is made of a drawn square or rectangle with six lines, representing the six strings of a guitar. The squares are segregated into bars and these are the representations of the guitar frets. The way guitar chords are displayed is inverted, as if looking at the mirror. Keep in mind that at the left hand section of the drawing, you will find a thick line, which symbolizes the n of the guitar’s neck, where the tuning nuts are.

The places where you need to press the strings are symbolized by dots. If a dot is found at the second fret at the third string, this means that you need to press that string at that exact location. There is also a proper way of pressing the strings in terms of what fingers to use. On top of the drawing, you will see numbers form 1-4. The number on top of a dot tells you what finger to use. This means that if the number two is used or a dot located at the second fret on the third string, you have to use your middle finger to press that chord at that location.

How to read guitar music may not be an easy challenge to many. This is more aggravated by the fact that for beginners, they may think they are pressing the right chord but they cannot produce the right sound. Patience is always a key to learning how to play the guitar. No one can really learn how to play the guitar overnight. It may take days to master even just a single chord.

Singing Harmony

Since singing harmony is so important to your career, one of the first things you need to learn as a singer is how to harmonize. Fortunately, there are lots of really good exercises out there that help you master the vital skill of singing harmony.

The first step in learning how to harmonize is one that you’ve probably already mastered and been using for most your life. Simply listen to music. That’s right, sit down and listen to songs. When you listen to music, pay careful attention and try to identify the instruments and notes being used. Listen to the singers and try to figure out which pitches they are using. Have a pad and pen with you and write down the notes and instruments that you think you hear. Taking notes is a great way to develop your powers of concentration.

One great way to improve your listening skills is to listen to a wide variety of music including genres you normally don’t listen to. This helps you develop some discipline and teaches you how to pay attention. A good way to learn to harmonize with instruments is to listen to instrumental music. The key to singing harmony is to be able to quickly identify what instrument is being played and synchronize your voice to it.

If you play an instrument like a guitar or the piano, try and sing and play that instrument at the same time. Use that instrument when you practice your singing. This way, you’ll get used to singing harmony with an instrument. When you do this, record your practice and listen to it so that you’ll be able to tell if you’re actually singing harmony.

If you don’t play an instrument, you can always sing in harmony to instrumental music when you practice. Simply trying to sing along with instrumental music is a great way of learning to sing harmony.

Since the objective of singing harmony is to learn how to sing with others, whether they are other singers or musicians, sooner or later you’ll have to start practicing singing with others. The best way to do this is to join a band or singing group and work with them on a regular basis. If you can’t find such a group or band then organize one yourself.

If you want to learn to sing rock, country or jazz the best way of learning singing harmony is with a band. Fortunately, there are lots of bands out there and some of them do work with singers. Amateur or professional bands may let you join them or jam with them especially if you’re willing to cover part of the costs.