Learning How To Sing
Are you someone who loves to sing? No matter if you dream about performing on the stage someday or you want to improve your vocals in the shower, anyone has the ability to learn how to sing.
A lot of people have this misconception that singing is something you are either born with or not. The truth is, while there are certain physiological differences that came come into play, vocal training is something that can turn an amateur into a professional.
If you are looking to improve your singing ability to become a vocalist yourself, there is no better way to do it than to take professional singing lessons. We all have different vocal qualities and getting personalized feedback on our voices is crucial when it comes to being able to learn how to properly sing. That being kept in mind, there are specific methods that have been proven to be effective in order to learn how to sing. Below, we will go over a few of them.
If you have already explored learning how to sing with voice lessons previously, you are likely well aware of how slow the lessons start. There are a lot of things that you likely did prior to even getting started with singing at all including dealing with your posture to warming up your vocal cords and focusing on breathing exercises.
While it might feel as if there is so much to remember when you are just getting started with learning how to sing, you don’t have to worry. The fundamentals of singing are going to become second nature to you and once you learn about the secrets of singing, you will be able to notice your voice building in strength on a daily basis.
Physical Benefits Of Singing
1. Singing Can Strengthen The Immune System
According to a lot of research from the University of Frankfurt, singing is capable of enhancing immune system function. There was a study that included the testing of professional choir members blood. It showed that the total number of proteins found in the immune system that primarily function as antibodies had increased immediately following a rehearsal of Mozart’s “Requiem.” Whereas, similar increases did not occur to those who passively listen to the same music.
2. Singing Is A Workout
Singing can be a very effective workout for anyone in virtually any stage of life. However, it is a practical workout for those who are disabled, elderly, or injured. Even when healthy, you will be able to work out your lungs as you integrate proper singing posture and techniques into your routine. Some of the other health benefits that can be achieved from singing include being able to boost the strength of your diaphragm and being able to boost blood circulation throughout your body. Because you pull in a lot of oxygen when you are signing, even more than some other exercise even, it can improve your aerobic capacity and stamina.
3. Improve Your Posture
Because you will be required to stand up vertically when you are taking your singing lessons, you will need to implement proper posture throughout the exercise. Over time, this can yield big results when it comes to improving your general day-to-day posture. It eventually will become a habit as it forces you to align your spine consistently.
4. It Can Help Your Sleep
Experts from a health article in Daily Mail Online believed that singing is effective in helping to boost the strength of both throat and palate muscles. This can help various conditions including but not limited to stopping snoring and sleep apnea. If you are someone who suffers from one of these ailments, you are likely well aware of how much of a negative impact they can have on your ability to sleep.
Do you have vocal folds that produce sound? Are you someone who can distinctly tell the difference between a high and low note? Then I have good news for you. It means you can absolutely be taught to learn how to sing along with 98.5% of the population. As far as the rest is concerned, according to a Canadian study, 1.5% of the population suffers from a condition that is known as “congenital amusia.” They ultimately have a big problem being able to tell the difference between different tones, pitches, and rhythm.
If you were to start playing a very well-known melody like “Happy Birthday” and you played a couple of incorrect notes, a lot of people would be able to properly identify this immediately. Whereas, someone that suffers from this type of condition would likely be unable to discern the difference and wouldn’t notice because of it.
Aside from having natural talent, the majority of us are able to be taught to sing.
A couple of years ago, I had a specific request to get private vocal lessons from someone who wanted to be able to sing a song for her husbands birthday in as little as 6 months.
What I was able to notice was that she would not capable of accurately pitch matching. She came time and time again to her lessons each week and practised as diligently as she could. While she did lack natural ability, she ended up making up for it in her consistent work ethic. Within as little as 6 months, she was able to not only pitch match, but she was fully able to sing one and a half octave patterns throughout its entire range.
Perhaps most importantly, if she ended up singing a particular note the wrong way, she would be able to immediately figure it out and correct herself. She was able to perform that very song for her family and she was ecstatic about it. Her experience showcased that it is entirely possible to utilise hard work to learn how to sing despite the lack of natural ability. Researchers found out that it is not only the amount of practice you put into your daily life, but also how quickly you are able to identify errors you make.
This is ultimately what helps differentiate someone who is ‘average’ at singing to someone who is an ‘expert.’ That being said, even the most naturally gifted performers won’t be able to push past certain plateaus.