Vocalists

This part of the website is for singers to learn more about their craft and to discover some neat tricks and tips on how to be a better vocalist in whatever kind of music you prefer to sing. I'll be covering several sub-topics such as where to get top rated vocal training and coaching online, how to perfect techniques that stand out from the rest as well as some of the hardware you need to go out and sing to a live audience.

female vocalistsBeing able to sing is an amazing gift, but it doesn't just happen. You need to learn how to become a vocalist then practice long and hard to succeed in becoming really good at it.

Talking the Talk

As a semi professional singer in a band, I have had many years experience of singing in front of audiences big and small and while I'm certainly not one of the best, I can hold my own pretty well. So it's my own experiences and knowledge that I'll be imparting for your benefit here, as well as helping you to choose the best tools for your trade.

You probably encountered plenty of gigging bands in your own travels, some very good ones along with others of varying ability. My bet is that you probably noticed that those bands that stood out most in your mind had really good vocals.

That may have been because there was an exceptionally good lead vocalist. Or perhaps several members of the band were able to sing really good, polished harmonies with each other while the lead vocals were average or shared between two or more members of the band alternately.

In my own case, I fall into the second category. And while my lead vocals are adequate, they are greatly lifted by having those extra voices to vastly improve the way a song can be delivered.

Harmony

So now we move into the next level of being able to sing and its not just holding a song and singing in tune on your own any more. It's being able to do that plus sing along with other people who are singing different harmonies to you.

It might look easy. But when you try it for the first time, unless your one of those very rare "naturals," you're probably going to find it tough going, at least in the beginning.

That's because like everything to do with music, when you do something over and over (we call it practice), you naturally get better at it. The reason for this is because a person learns best by repetition.

When you repeat something over and over in your mind, you tend to remember it better. The same thing happens when you do something in a physical sense over and over. Your body learns it and gets better at doing it.

So singing in harmony can become easier with practice until you reach a stage where it actually does feel easy. Then you move onto the next step which is cross harmonies, but that's for a whole article on its own, I think!

Delivery

A lot of what makes an exceptional vocalist is in the capability to deliver a well sung, in-tune song with added emotion and power. It helps to have a good voice to start with, but even that can be nurtured through training and practice.

The delivery of a song can make or break it and for the audience it can mean the difference between everyone taking it away with a look of awe on their faces or them walking out halfway, looking none to happy! So I'll be looking at that side of things too.

But this is just an overview of what I'm putting together in this section of the site, so things will be explained much better in the several individual articles that cover the several different, albeit related topics focused on the singer.

Vocalist Information

Take a look below where you'll find a collection of vocal-related article titles you can click on and read at your leisure:



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