My name is Roger Burnley, and on this page I'm going to show you how to sing better... much better than you're able to sing right now.
Why am I the person to help you with this?
Well, I've been a vocal coach for over 20 years. I've helped thousands of singers discover their best voice. Many of these have gone onto become world class singers, selling millions of CD's worldwide.
Over my long career as a vocal coach, there have been few techniques more effective than the 5 exercises I'm about to show you.
These are the same exercises that my star clients such as Macy Gray, Brandy, and many more use to keep their voices in tip top condition.
No matter what level your voice is at the moment, by practicing these exercises for 20 minutes each day you will hear wonderful improvements in your voice within a few short weeks.
Below you'll find first a video lesson where you'll learn how to do the exercise.
Watch that first. Once you have a solid understanding of how the exercise is done, download the Mp3 and give it a go.
Don't be surprised if you feel your voice opening up in range as well as gaining a richness in tone quality.
I know these exercises will do wonders for your voice, as I've seen them work over and over again every day.
Let's get started!
This first exercise is called The Lip Trill or "Lip Roll".
You've probably seen many singers doing this before concerts and in singing competitions on TV.
The reason is, it works like a charm.
The goal of doing this exercise and any other exercise is to be able to sing without your voice box moving around too much.
When your technique is a little out, what tends to happen is your voice box will move up and down.
This cuts off your air, which takes away from the quality of your voice, limits range etc.
When you practice the lip trill and your voice box starts to stay relaxed, you'll notice you'll be able to sing through your range with your vocal chords adjusting by themselves to hit each note.
What does this mean?
It means that you'll be singing without strain or tension!
It's the muscles around the voice box that cause the strain and tension, so when they are nice and relaxed singing becomes much easier and more enjoyable.
In your lower notes and your speaking voice it's much easier to keep your voice box relaxed.
It's when you sing into your higher notes where it becomes very important to maintain this relaxed state.
When you do this correctly (and the Lip Roll exercise will help you with this), your vocal chords will actually shorten or thin. This makes it much easier to hit higher notes with a full and vibrant tone quality.
In the video above you'll see me demonstrate the exercise. You can also download the mp3's and practice along.
Here's a demonstration that shows how to place your hands when you're practicing.
You'll need use your hands in the beginning, but as you get better you'll notice that you'll be able to do the exercise without your hands on your cheeks.
As you're doing the exercise a great thing to do to help with the placement of your sound is try and keep it above your cheeks.
You may even need to exaggerate the sound to keep it in the area that I'm showing in this demonstration.
You'll know when you're doing this right because you'll have the exercise of hearing your sound in your head. This may not happen right away, but you will get the hang of it with practice!
As soon as you try and push your voice, the voice box will begin moving around, which as you know is bad.
So as soon as you feel yourself pushing your sound, try to back off and make the sound smaller.
The lip roll is one of the most brilliant singing exercises ever invented. If you want to know how to sing better, this is the place to start.
It helps you eliminate vocal tension. Over time it will increase your range. It fees your voice up.
In short it begins programming your body to produce sound correctly.
And over time this correct way of producing sound will become automatic to you.
So watch the video above, download the mp3's and begin practicing!
The Lip Trill is exercise 1 in this series of the top 5 exercises.
After you've got the Lip Trill Handled, go onto exercise 2 below!