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Improve your singing with the singing tips in this Howcast video series for aspiring professional singers.
You Will Need
- Less stress
- Mentholated ointment (optional)
Reduce stress in your life, which tightens muscles, including the ones that influence your voice. Deep resonance derives from loose vocal cords.
Hum and raise head
Hum in low registers with your head down and your chin just above your chest. Then raise your head, still humming, to face the ceiling. This will stretch your vocal cords.
Speak slowly and project from the back of your throat, allowing sound to vibrate from your chest. Keep your head up when you speak.
Exercise neck muscles
Exercise your neck and strengthen it, because weak neck muscles force muscles around the vocal cords to strain to help out, tightening and thinning sound.
Breathe deeply into your diaphragm without flexing your abs. Exhale making the hissing sound of a snake. Taking in a lot of air makes outflow gentler and richer.
Drink lots of room temperature water to hydrate. Cold water tightens the muscles and makes them inflexible.