As in sport, there are also exercises in singing to improve the vocal technique, some very simple, others a little ‘less: for example, the vocal warm-up, as well as for sportsmen can be understood stretching. By vocal technique we mean a proper management of our voice also exploiting the anatomical knowledge, ie those organs and muscles that allow us to emit sounds. Let’s see 10 exercises to improve the vocal technique. In addition, we can add that, in addition to these exercises, it will be essential to keep your voice healthy, so it is a must to avoid smoking, and consume alcohol or caffeine and dairy products (at least not shortly before the performance song). Instead, it is recommended to drink a lot of water.
Check your breathing
The fundamental thing for singing is to be able to control one’s own breath. It is very important that the breath comes from the belly, and not from the chest. To check if you are breathing correctly, first take a deep breath with one hand on your stomach. If your belly expands as you inhale, then you are breathing correctly.
Maintaining a correct posture
It may seem trivial, but posture is important. The ideal position would be standing, not sitting as is often the case: this will lead to a better sound. There are also exercises that will help us to have a correct position, such as dropping the jaw with the tongue relaxed towards the front of the mouth. The position of the shoulders is also important: they should be well relaxed. Another trick is to bring the tip of the tongue towards the back of the mouth, as if we were yawning: you will notice that the oral cavity will expand, so as to allow a greater passage of air.
Warm up your voice
As mentioned in the introduction, warming up is also important in singing as well as in sport. First of all, you can massage the cheeks with the palm of your hands, making rotary movements, thus allowing the jaw to melt. Another exercise is to make the lips vibrate, with sounds such as the letter “b”, without straining and gradually rising in tone. In the same way, the tongue will warm up by emitting a sound through the letter “r”. Just put your tongue behind your teeth and exhale with force, playing with the variation of tones. Or, by emitting an “m”, you will also warm up your nose. In this regard, if you feel an itch in your nose and lips when doing so, then you are doing it correctly.
Learning to recognize notes
The ideal would be to have a piano or a keyboard at your disposal. Pressing a key, and hearing its sound, try to adapt your voice to the perceived sound, emitting an “ah”. Do the exercise for each note, including the sharp (black piano keys).
That advice may seem trivial to you, but it’s not. Singing every day will only enhance your voice and therefore your singing skills. In this case, as in sport, frequent training is a valuable tool for improving performance.