We all know that warming up our vocals is a good idea before we take the stage. If you’re not singing opera or love ballads with running notes, do we really need to train our vocal cords? Yes you should! It doesn’t matter what style of music you prefer to sing. Taking care of your voice should be important to any singer.
With the right singing technique, your voice should sound natural rather than artificial. In some ways, correctly produced singing is more like sustained speaking. This naturally produced sound is more acceptable to pop and musical theatre audiences today, as tastes have changed and evolved.
A good vocal technique will allow you to sing with a natural sounding voice, but will improve things like range, power, flexibility, riffs and runs, and style. The right vocal training will allow you to sing in the style or genre that most appeals to you, rather than forcing you to sound like the singing teacher, or the teacher’s favorite singer. Most importantly, the right vocal technique will balance both the lower and the upper registers with a smooth connection between the lower and upper voice.
Now you will be able to belt out those notes that your fans love to hear and maybe even take them for a walk!
Many chorally trained voice teachers will tell you that there is only one way to sing, and that way includes an airy, breathy vocal production, avoiding the chest voice (for women) and mostly straight-tone, non-vibrato sounds that are required for blending while singing in a chorus. However if your goal is to be a lead, solo, star-quality vocalist, you would need to avoid those methods in favor of a vocal technique that encourages individualization in tone, a healthy and easy use of the chest register, and balance between the lower and upper registers, for both men and women.
You don’t want to take the chance of blowing out your vocal cords because you are singing too hard and from the wrong place. Believe us when we tell you, it is absolutely no fun. Did we mention you can’t sing for a really long time or worst case scenario, ever again!? Your vocal cords are muscles too. Take care of yourself and you’ll be ready to sing your heart out!
[Reprinted From: http://diymusician.cdbaby.com/]