There was once a singing competition for all the birds of a particular forest. The nightingale, the wren, and all the other great singers gathered together to impress the audience and walk away with the grand prize. There was a young crow who loved music. He used to secretly listen to the nightingale as he sat on a branch and sang a beautiful melody. How the crow wished he could sing just as well! The young practiced hard, and decided to participate in the singing competition. After all, his mother had told him that he had a very sweet voice. He dressed up impressively and strutted onto the stage. He opened his mouth, ready to express himself in sweet melody. But the sound that came from his parted beak was just – a caw! Have you felt like that crow at times? You try hard to sing, but you just end up going off-note? Or, have you tried singing in the bathroom only to get someone hammering on your door and telling you that you were curdling the milk? Well, you are not beyond redemption. There are ways in which you can learn to sing better.
Tips For Singing Better
- When you wish to sing, don’t try singing a complicated tune. Try something simple. The complicated ones are for the professionals – or could be for you once you train yourself further.
- Learn the lyrics and express them in song. When you try to sing with feeling, you will find that you can carry a tune better.
- Listen carefully to the song. Learn the timing as well as the way in which the song is sung, as well as variations in tempo and tune. Identify the places where the song goes high, low, middle, high middle or low middle.
- Practice multiple times once you have learned the words and the tune. It may be off-key initially, but as you practice, you will improve.
- Sing with your chin up and with confidence. Project your voice in song, without shouting.
- Let the pressure for the song flow from your stomach. This will help you modulate well and the tune will be more rounded and defined.
- Record yourself as you sing and play it back. Be your own critic, so that you can improve.
- In case you are not able to record yourself singing, place a finger in both your ears and sing. You will get an idea of whether you are singing in tune or not.
- In case you are quite confident, ask someone to listen to you as you sing, and then to tell you truthfully how your singing was.
- Drink a lot of water every day to keep yourself hydrated. This will help improve your singing capabilities, as it will hydrate your vocal chords.