How to sing

Singing is easy for anyone to do. Singing well is another story. If you enjoy belting out a tune now and then but lack the confidence to croon anywhere but the shower, you can learn how to sing and build your confidence enough to at least perform at private karaoke parties if not the bar. Singing requires well-conditioned vocal cords and coordinated breathing.

The first thing to do when learning how to sing is to find your range. Identify the type of voice you have whether high (soprano) or low (tenor) or somewhere in between. If you try to sing out of your voice range, you will never sound good no matter how much you practice. Start with seeing how low and how high can your voice will reach and determine which sounds better and which pitch is most comfortable to achieve.

Next, try matching your voice to other singers and then practice singing along with their songs. A musical instrument with a range of sound also will help you practice matching your voice to musical notes. When practicing singing, sing loudly rather than softly. This builds strength in your vocal cords and strength is what will eventually enable you to control them better.

Breathing is another important aspect of singing. Draw your breath from deep down and learn to use the breath to emit the sound from your diaphragm rather than your throat or nose. With practice, your breathing will become coordinated with your vocal cords and as you strengthen and smooth your vocal cords, your singing will improve. If you are serious about singing and would like to perform for audiences besides friends and family or the inebriated patrons of the local karaoke bar, voice lessons are abundantly available for a price. Before paying for lessons, be sure to ask an instructor for a demonstration. Teaching singing is a difficult thing with no guarantee of results, but should come from someone who actually sings well.