Even if you were lucky enough to be born with a rich and deep voice, that doesn’t automatically mean that you will start off singing like a god and immediately become the star of all karaoke parties. Singing is a skill which has to be mastered through training. Your success here depends much more on hard work and effort than on some natural gift. There is a bright side to that: in singing, everyone can learn the basics and it’s not at all difficult. Read on to discover the 3 ways which can help you to significantly boost your vocal talent.
By now everyone must’ve already heard that you make the best progress with a singing tutor. Still, sometimes it’s just impossible to have private lessons or attend a music school because of heavy workload or constant business trips. In such a case, you can make use of your smartphone and the alternatives it offers to novice singers.
For example, the X-STAR KARAOKE app will let you sing online from anywhere on the planet. In addition to its enormous song catalogue and honest performance assessment, the app lets you communicate with other users, comment on their public posts, make new friends and improve your vocal skills. Regular singing practice is the key to a strong and beautiful voice. That’s why X-STAR KARAOKE is determined to enable you to sing whenever you wish and wherever you are.
Another app, VoCo Vocal Coach, will be helpful for both beginners and professionals who want to better their timbre, sound articulation and singing style. VoCo has a lot in store for you: exercises, scales and arpeggios. In VoCo you can tune your own performance pitch depending on your voice, change the playback speed, create playlists, choose how long the exercises will be and set the melody of the initial sound pitch – and much, much more.
If you want to find out about apps that will help you to master scales, train your ear and learn musical notation, you can read more in our article.
Songs for Beginners
Of course, everyone would like to perform a song with a strong voice part, such as the legendary “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen. But before you set your sights on Freddie Mercury’s level, let’s try to get started with something easier, with songs that won’t make you lose your voice or injure you in some other way.
Here is a list of simple songs that anyone can perform well:
- В каждом маленьком ребёнке (OST «Обезьянки, Вперёд»)
- Батарейка by Жуки
- WWW Leningrad by Ленинград
- Я убью тебя, лодочник by Профессор Лебединский
- Два кусочека колбаски by Комбинация
- Владивосток 2000 by Мумий Тролль
- Красавица by Фактор-2
- Мой друг by Машина Времени
- Пчеловод by RASA
Step by step, make your repertoire harder and harder, and with time you will finally get to the songs which even professionals consider difficult to perform:
- Chandelier by Sia
- You Oughta Know by Alanis Morissette
- На заре by Альянс
- Bad Guy by Billie Eilish
- I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston
You must master your voice and perfectly control your sound articulation to perform these songs right. If you can sing “My All” by Mariah Carey, considering its irregular leaping rhythm and melody and hard notes, any producer will be happy as a clam to sign a contract with you at once.
Follow a Few Vocalist Rules
Follow several rules for vocalists that will help you along in learning to sing.
1. Vocal Warm-Ups
Don’t forget to do some vocal warm-ups for at least 10-15 minutes a day. They can be scales or singing different sounds out while gradually raising or lowering the tonality. Such exercises warm up the throat muscles and keep the vocal cords in good shape. Not a single singer starts their concert without a preliminary warm-up, otherwise, there’s a high risk of getting an injury.
2. Go to Karaoke Clubs
There’s no denial that singing at home, where you are safe and sound behind your own walls, is wonderful. However, you can only become a true professional if you keep in touch with your listeners. That’s why going to a karaoke club should become your new normal practice. In addition to seeing the audience’s reaction, you will also learn to cope with stage fright, grow as a performer and check for yourself what your strongest and weakest points are – and what you should improve. If there’s no karaoke club nearby, don’t worry: a home karaoke set and a noisy company of friends will do just fine. It’s actually even better: a familiar background and those dear to you will calm you down and help you to have a relaxed, stress-free performance.
3. Don’t Be Afraid
If singing is not your actual job which you are paid for, you shouldn’t worry or be afraid of making mistakes. Sing whenever you have free time, shoot for new genres and soar to new vocal heights. Experiment with well-known hits and sing them anew, differently, in your own unique way.
Have a good karaoke!