Top 5 Tips for Singers from Vocal Coach Micah Barnes
Tip #1 The most important secret to being a good singer is in working your breathing. If you can breath without tension then there will be no "difficult" note or challenging song that will be outside of your ability to sing it. Breath is always the answer.
Tip #2 Your job as a singer isn't to impress anybody with your voice but instead to make a powerful relationship with your audience. We're not interested in high notes or lung power, we want to get to know the singer as a person. If you are really and truly communicating with your audience they will be yours for the rest of your career.
Tip #3 Know your material well enough that you can really inhabit it onstage or in the studio.
Don't just memorize the lyrics, really take the time to understand where the song lives in your own emotional experience. If you are living the song while you are singing then I guarantee your audience will come along for the ride.
Tip #4 Be smart about what you choose sing! Take the time to figure out what key to sing a song in and which material suits your voice best ...and stick with whats most comfortable for you when the pressure is on. If you aren't sure what you sound best singing ask your closest friends for their input. Certain voices lend themselves better to certain songs and styles and if you are armed with that knowledge you can put your best foot forward when "important folks" are listening.
Tip #5 Don't be afraid to ask questions and take advice career wise. It takes a village of support to make any real success story, so don't get stuck because you're not sure how to go about the next steps. Ask everyone you can and be willing to reach outside of your comfort zones to get the results you are looking for.
Being willing to take risks is a singers greatest asset…
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