Learn the "winning" combination of singing tutors and resources to develop your voice in the fastest time possible.
So you want to learn to sing right?
And you want to get as good as you can, as fast as you can.
So far so good.
But what is the best way to go about it?
I mean, let’s be honest here. If you want to learn anything new, there is a price to pay.
That price might be the time you invest into it. Or it might be the money you pay for good instructions.
For singing, it’s no different. To learn to sing well, there is definitely a price to pay. But the problem is, there is many ways you can pay this price.
You can book a lesson with your local teacher. You can read books. You can buy audio tapes and listen to them. And yes, these days it’s even possible to have phone lessons with teachers across the world.
Which method (or combination of methods) will get you to an excellent singing voice, in the quickest time possible?
Well, I’ve got some good news for you. I’ve already paid the price of learning how to master my voice, and I have to tell you… I did it the hard way!
Out of all the different methods to learn singing, I have to say, I picked the hardest and most jagged path!
This is a good thing though, because in some small way, this tough learning curve that I went through makes it possible for me to show you how to walk in a straight line towards your best singing voice.
That’s right, inside you is your “perfect” singing voice. This is the voice that you will hear when you are singing with “perfect” technique.
This voice is hiding in you at the moment, but I’m going to show you the quickest and most efficient way to discover it and watch it grow before your eyes (or should I say ears)
First, let’s look at your local singing tutors and whether they’re a good option.
Now, I hate to say, but out of all the “learning to sing” methods I’ve tried, this was the biggest waste of time.
That’s not to say that you won’t improve dramatically with you’re local instructor.
The key here is: You’re singing teacher must know how to get you to sing with good singing technique.
There really is a “black and white” or “correct” way to sing. Singing is not like cooking where you can do the same thing a hundred different ways, and it will still turn out delicious.
That’s an important point right there. Here it is again, so memorize this next line.
There is only one correct way to sing.
If you’re local teacher knows how to get you to sing in this one, correct way, then great! Stick with this person and your voice will improve more and more.
Here’s the sad news…
Unfortunately even less people know how to get you to adopt correct singing technique.
So what I’m saying is, if you’re singing tutors are getting your voice to sound amazing, then you’re really lucky. Because great instructors are few and far between.
In my own vocal journey, I wasted around four years jumping from teacher to teacher, praying that the next singing tutor would have answers. In those four years I spent thousands of dollars on singing lessons, and my voice actually got worse.
Ok, you get the point.
Let’s move on.
If you already have a singing tutor, or are thinking very seriously about getting one, then this next section is for you.
Here are some tips that will help you to figure out whether your singing tutor is up to scratch.
1. Your singing teacher may be able to sing very well themselves. This doesn’t mean that they can show you how to reach this level.
(The reason is, they may have never experienced and vocal difficulties in their life. It’s usually the teachers that have had the MOST vocal troubles that can teach the voice the best.)
2. With a good singing tutor, you should improve very quickly. When you are learning to adopt correct singing technique, it doesn’t take very long to learn things like “hitting high notes” and “singing with vibrato” and “singing with consistency”
3. If your teacher is asking you to focus on “giving your tone more support” or “placing your tone forward” or “placing it in the mask”, you should consider getting a new teacher.
Here’s why. These instructions (which are very common, by the way) are highly ineffective and actually cause many bad habits. It’s these types of instructions that kept me from moving forwards with my voice.
When you learn to sing correctly, you don’t need to focus on what your diaphragm is doing or where your “tone” is located. Instead, you need to practice exercises that keep your voice relaxed, and your vocal chords holding together. When you do this, all the other things (like diaphragmatic breathing) happen naturally and easily.
Those hints should give you an idea to whether your singing tutor is doing a good job or not. It’s really important to evaluate your teacher in this way, because if they’re not performing well, you are wasting your time, energy, and money.