Singers are always looking for new and better ways to make their voice sound better. Whether you are in a band, a professional singer, or just enjoy singing along to your favorite music while driving or doing your chores, there is always a good reason behind it. You might want to eliminate nasality, increase the volume of your voice, or be more in key. Whatever the reason, sounding better is a win-win situation for everyone. It will make the music sound more enjoyable and will be a better experience for you and everyone listening to you. To achieve vocal consistency, there are several things you can try to put you on the right track to becoming a better singer.
Drink a lot of water. Drinking water is important to your health, but it can affect your voice as well. Your singing ability is correlated with your mucous membranes, and keeping your body well hydrated helps them function at their best. If you don’t drink enough water, your voice might sound rough and nasally, and hitting certain notes may be difficult. It is vital to keep your body well hydrated by drinking the recommended eight glasses of water daily.
Breathe correctly. Our singing vocals are highly dependent on how we breathe. You should practice how to breathe into your diaphragm. The diaphragm is the area where your ribs meet, just underneath the sternum. By breathing into your diaphragm instead of your chest, your voice will have more power and strain will be reduced on your vocal chords. With practice, your breathing and singing will get better with time.
Don’t strain your voice. While singing, your body should never experience any pain. If it does, then you’re either straining your voice out of its range, or you aren’t supporting your voice efficiently with your breath. This leaves your vocal chords to do all the work, which leaves you in pain. You might also experience some pain when trying to hit some very high or low notes. It is important to understand that no matter how good your breath control is, some notes may still be impossible for you to hit, so you should sing something more in your vocal range.
Position your tongue accordingly. When it comes to vocal tuning, the tongue plays a big role. Stretching your tongue for better word articulation is essential. To stretch your tongue, stick it out of your mouth while pressing it against your palate and the bottom of your teeth. This practice allows space for more air, helping you produce a more vibrant resonating sound. If you’re going for a deeper, darker classical voice, pull your tongue downwards to your throat.
Sing as often as you can. Constantly working your vocal chords is important and will help you produce a stronger voice. Just like your other body muscles, the more often you use your vocal chords, the stronger they become. Sing whenever you have a chance, like in the shower or your car. However, ensure to do it correctly by practicing proper singing technique, so you don’t end up forming a bad habit.
It may take a while for both your body and mind to get accustomed to these vocal changes, but with time you will notice a dramatic change in your voice.