Most singing lessons start with a focus on building great vocal technique. But ultimately, voice lessons are designed to teach you how to become a good singer. Improving your breathing, resonance, diction, and performance are all part of being a great singer. And these are the type of things that are covered in singing lessons. Let’s chat a bit more about what each of these can look like.
Singing lessons help you learn various ways to improve your vocal technique. Much of this is done in warm ups. We use exercises to help you find the best sound possible. This comes from the right combination of proper breathing, resonance, and diction. Getting good at these exercises helps you to apply the same ideas in a song.
As a singer, breathing is an important part of vocal technique. A good singer learns to control the speed and direction of air while breathing. This helps them develop vocal power as well as sing longer notes and phrases.
A way to practice breathing properly is lying on the floor and making a consistent hissing sound as you exhale. The goal is to keep that exhale as consistent as possible. Do this, and you’re on your way to proper breathing.
When you’re learning to sing, you will learn about the power of resonance. Resonance is responsible for vocal presence as well as the color and timbre of your sound. By shaping the sound differently, you can create different tones – some warm and some bright.
You also find this optimizing resonance helps boost your volume and presence as a singer. That’s why it’s critical to learn more about and optimize resonance.
You can’t be a good singer if people can’t understand you. So, you must focus on making your consonants and vowels to your listener. Practicing diction helps you create more accurate enunciation and improves your vocal quality.
If you’re going to get on stage, you have to do more than sound good. You have to entertain people. That’s why you’ll want to work on your performing.
This can vary some from genre to genre, but don’t worry, your coach will help. Once you’re done, you’ll feel much more confident on stage than you would have had you not practiced your performance.