This is a guest post written by Lisa Mason of Social Media Satisfied.Karaoke has been hot for a few decades now and the trend doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. You can find a karaoke bar on just about any bar on any corner of any city in America. One of the bad things about karaoke is listening to all those untrained voices screeching some rock or country song out of tune. If you want to be the karaoke king or queen, you can do some things to make your voice better by taking digital voice lessons. Below are some things you’ll do during your lessons and what you’ll get out of it.
Scales are VitalThe first thing you will learn with digital voice lessons are the scales. You have to do scales in order to hit each note perfectly so be prepared for this. You’ll do scales until you think you will be singing them in your sleep. The benefit of scales is that you learn how to hit each note every time you sing it. When you go to karaoke, these scales will come back to you as many songs are written with the vocals following certain scales. Once you can hit all the scales and know where your range is, you can move on to bigger and better things.
BreathingDid you know that most people don’t breathe correctly when they are singing and this is one of the reasons that they cannot hold notes for very long? It’s true. There is a muscle in the stomach called the diaphragm that controls the breathing. When you push to use the bathroom this is also the muscle you use. When singing, this muscle is vital as you can use it to hold notes and to push for a fuller or louder tone or hold a softer tone longer. Basically this muscle should rise every time you take a breath and you should flex it when you sing to produce certain vocal qualities.
The Soft PalateThe soft palate is located in the back of the throat just behind the hard palate. The hard palate is also known as the roof of the mouth. When you yawn, the soft palate opens up and allows more air to flow through the throat and into the lungs. When singing, this palate can help you to hit higher notes and is where the falsetto voice comes from. It also produces a purer tone for all your notes and should always be used when singing. You will learn how to control the soft palate to have a better voice for karaoke.
When it comes to karaoke you don’t want to be the person that everyone walks away from when you’re singing. While there are some pretty bad karaoke singers, there are also a great many people who really sound great and you want to be one of those people. Learning how to sing properly and well does take some time but with digital voice lessons you will always be the one people want to hear sing!