Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Helpful Hints To Better Pronunciation When Sing

It's quite obvious that singing and speaking are very different. Although you may be an effective speaker, you may like some others, still have trouble pronouncing certain words when you are singing.

 This can be due to the tempo of the song or the flow of words that are slightly different than reciting normal sentences using our speaking voice. Don’t worry, this can be a fairly common problem. The good news is that it is that can be fixed with a little practice.

 All you really need to do is practice the right singing techniques and before long you will be master all of the words when you sing, including those more challenging words and the flow of them. Your confidence will begin to grow and people will begin to pay closer attention to the beautiful sound of your voice instead of your strange pronunciations. 

The questions is how? Please review the following suggestions and try practicing these, and soon it will become more natural:

Have fun with tongue twisters

Tongue twisters can be a fun and effective to prepare your mouth for a variety of shapes, in order to form different pronunciations. As you get the hang of them while you start singing them, this will afford you the opportunity to pay more attention to how you pronounce words, which in turn will aid you in determining which letters and words you need to work on to improve your sound.

Try to avoid pronouncing “R” sounds when followed by consonants.

Replace the “R” sound with an “ah” sound. Rather than curling your tongue, drop your jaw into an open position. You will find it so much easier to sing the next sound, and prevent you from creating a nasally sounding tone with a nice open mouth position.

Remain relaxed when singing

When your body is tense, your words will become muffled and unintelligible, to the point where your listeners will not be able to understand what you attempting to sing. By staying calm and relaxed, all of the words in the song will be much easier to pronounce.

Form an oval shape with your mouth open, when making “ah” sounds

This will allow the sound travel from you in an even and clear way. Thus enabling you to pronounce the entire word correctly.

Start by speaking the songs prior to you singing them

This is a simple way to prepare you to get you used to the words that are in the song. Again making it will be easier for you to pronounce them. Be mindful of how they will sound when you sing them, as you speak them.

Avoid splatting your vowels

When people reach for higher notes, sometimes they end up making a distorted sound. If this occurs, try keeping your larynx in the proper position when you sing high notes. To learn more please see the article on how to sing high notes.

     Relax your tongue on your front teeth

      You will have trouble enunciating, if your tongue goes back in your throat, causing         pronunciations to sound funny. Focus on keeping your tongue in its rightful place, making sure it remains relaxed in order for sounds to vibrate properly.

Sing entire phrases with one breath

 Stopping between phrases to breathe, you will make it much more difficult to have pronounce some words. Learning to sing an entire phrase, you won’t have to concentrate so much on what you are singing, supporting your ability to pronounce the words with much greater ease.

Breathe steadily and evenly when you sing

Start by pronouncing words with evenness and flow, while avoiding gasping for breath or exhaling too strongly while singing. Your vocals will end up much smoother, and less choppy. The idea is to able to sing more notes on a single breath. This really differentiates singing verses from simply speaking sentences.

Practice songs that contain lots of different words

Keep challenging yourself wile practicing your music. Explore songs that contain lots of consonants and vowels, enabling you to get used to pronouncing them clearly and evenly.

In Conclusion

It’s no secret that if you are going to have a nice singing voice, you need to pronounce words properly. If you do not master the ability to pronounce words incorrectly, it will take your listeners out of the song. They will be encouraged to focus more on how you sounded funny when you put that “R” at the end of the word or when you attempted to sing the word “Over” in a high pitch and splatted the vowel. Singing better means taking the time to rehearse these techniques, before you know it, you will be ready to sound great with less distraction. Happy singing! For more free online singing lessons, please click the link provided or visit www.vocaltips.net

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