When you are starting out singing it can be hard to know where to start. I remember when I first started out I sometimes liked the sound of my voice and sometimes I knew I could sound better but I did not know how. That’s what inspired me to write this post today and what motivates me to help you get started on the right track.
Singing is all about fuelling your voice with your air and getting your voice out of your body and there is actually one trick that I have found helps my students do this when they first start singing. I call it the “elephant ears” and it is a bit silly but trust me it really works! You place your hands in front of your ear like in the video below and you will be able to hear your voice how everyone else hears it. By hearing how your voice sounds from the outside you naturally produce a more beautiful sound because you adjust it to how it rings with the acoustics of the room. I found that when my students do this they sing more brightly and balanced and they pay more attention to how they finish their phrases using their breath support all the way through.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yKMbRiOwsw&w=560&h=315]
Try it out and please let me know how it works for you. This trick is great to start learning what to focus on in your voice. Happy singing 🙂