What types of vocal exercises are you practicing? Do they increase your vocal range and tone quality? Or do they cause strain and keep your voice at a stand still?
After years of both learning vocal technique, and teaching technique, I have come to a conclusion about the different types of vocal exercises.
This is, that there are only two types!
What I mean is this. You are either practicing vocal exercises that improves and establishes good vocal technique... or you are practicing vocal exercises that encourages bad vocal technique.
If you are in the first category... great!
The closer you get to perfect vocal technique, the better you will sound. And you will be able to hit very high and very low notes easily. And your tone quality will be consistent and sweet in all areas of your voice.
Good vocal technique is really the answer to every vocal struggle.
If you have problems with these things, you may be practicing the wrong exercises. Which brings us to the second type of vocal exercises...
The wrong vocal exercises that encourage bad vocal technique.
The biggest problem with practicing the wrong type of vocal exercises is it forces you to turn the bad technique into a habit. When you practice this over and over, you may begin to believe that your singing voice has no more potential than what you're using right now. This is a big misjudgment!
Almost every singing voice is capable of more. And in most cases, a lot more.
Some hints that you may be practicing the wrong exercises are...
So how do you know which is a good type of vocal exercise and which is a bad one?
Good vocal exercises feel easy. They don't strain the voice and they always feel very balanced. Good exercises will develop the correct singing muscles, while relaxing the muscles that cause all of that vocal strain.
If you feel your voice improving all the time, it's a good exercise. And if your voice sounds better after you practice the exercise, it's a good one too.
There are vocal exercises that bring about amazing results in a very short time.
These exercises are designed to isolate the correct singing muscles, and condition them to operate very efficiently. When these muscles are isolated in this way, they build up a great deal of strength very quickly.
Even more important, your singing muscles will be able to perform correct muscle coordination’s that will make it easy for you to hit high notes. (These coordination’s are mixed voice and head voice-a topic for another article)
When you are isolating the correct singing muscles, and relaxing the muscles that cause strain and tension, singing becomes as easy as talking. And any note in your range is easy to hit.
You can buy a large collection of these types of vocal exercises: The ones that are effective in improving your voice quickly. Just click on the blue link below to find out more. These exercises are used by many Grammy winning artists. When I started using them, I managed to extend my vocal range by over an octave!
I've never had so much fun singing!