While we try to improve our vocal pitch and make it as diversified as possible, we need one person that will help us do so: a vocal coach. You can hire a private one or, if your budget is under big locks like mine, start some vocal lessons such as an online singing course, like with the vocal singing program I used (or the official singing program website – SSM) or any other one that tickles your fancy. My wallet can assure you it’s much cheaper. As far as I’m concerned, starting what I believe to be this best online singing course gave me all the helpful tips and assisted me all the way, literally (Read how I learnt how to sing in less than 2 months).
Now, to the heart of the matter, vocal training. If you want to improve your vocal pitch you have to be brave. Do not lock yourself up in convictions that might turn out to be false (mainly speaking of those who make you say “oh I can only sing to this type of music”). If you get trapped in your own limits, it’s going to be very hard for someone else to get you out of there: only you have the power to broaden your views. Yes someone can be more comfortable with altos rather than sopranos, but you have to master them to really know the deal.
Here are some very simple tips and tricks I’ve taken under my wings on how to improve my vocals. Take them on board too, they are easy and simple and really don’t take that much effort, time or money!
Do Re Mi
When you first practice singing high notes, keep in mind: you have to do the Staccato scales, the exercise most of us were blessed with the first day of music class: “Do Re Mi…” with different notes. Careful though, not to get confused with the entire exercise for Falsetto, as it’s not the same way of singing.
Meanwhile, we’ll have to check if you are a master of air: if you sing and the ground vanishes under your feet when you are getting closer to the song’s high notes you’re not taking this matter the right way. That right way would not be pressuring your vocal chords but letting less air through your chest. You’ll then be able to sing high notes in a perfectly elegant manner, with no place for those unwanted yet possible breaks in your voice. And the winner is…
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Best Tip to Sing Better, Relax!
Here comes the other extreme of our voice pitch scenery: the lower notes. Nothing scary, just a few breathing and relaxation exercises. Do not put pressure on your muscles because if you do, it will only lead you to higher notes, and that’s not what we want here at all.
Now get on your imagination’s cloud, see your voice go out of your chest and not your head. Deeper pitch here we come! You also have to make sure that your chest vibrates (which is, without much surprise, like how I said in my how to sing falsetto article – exactly what your chest shouldn’t when you’re aiming for higher notes).
Record Yourself Singing
You also have to play the unusual scientist with a recorder to take note of your vocals: the way it sounds in your head is not the same it does from an external point of view. After you record your speaking voice, you will be able to determine its pitch when you sing.
Aaron, my vocal coach (see his website here), recommends to sing under “Happy birthday to you”, not to take you way too far back your childhood memories but to make this whole process easier to manage. Try to remember how your normal pitch actually sounds like and you will be able to grasp the changes you need to make in your pitch!
So recall that boring but true “practice as much as possible every day” (unless you catch a cold nailing you to your bed that is), do not hesitate to change your song’s genres when you want to, be daring, accept the challenges and trust that you will do your best in all the different parcels of this big field we call pitch!