How To: Improve breath control for singing

One of the most important thing about singing is breath control. There are a couple of things you can do to improve your breath control. One of them is very simple, swimming. Who would have known, right? If you swim every day, you will really build up your breath control. The other thing you can do is called the candle exercise. Take a candle, light it, put it really close to your face. Don't burn yourself. Then take a deep breath and blow out but don't blow out the candle. These exercises sh...

How To: Do a high pitched scream

Cory teaches us how to do a high pitched scream in this video tutorial. This is the same as a low scream, just higher in pitch. The first this to do is to let out a lot of air when you are using a high pitched scream. This is the opposite of what you would do for a low pitch yell. The next thing to do is to position your tongue in your mouth. The tongue should be up to the front of your mouth touching your bottom teeth. The last thing to remember is to use a different spot in your throat, fin...

How To: BeatBox the crab & record scratching technique

This beatboxing tutorial shows you how to use your hand and breathing techniques to produce a record scratching illusion. This is known as the crab scratch or record scratch technique. It's extremely easy to do, but it's one of the noises that awes spectators. Practice and improve your beatboxing skills!

How To: Teach children to sing with more volume

In this how to video, Kathie explains some simple techniques you can use to help teach children to sing with more volume. Make sure you do not tell them to be just louder because that will teach them to strain their throats. Watch this tutorial and you will be able to teach singing to kids in no time at all.

How To: BeatBox the throat pulse or the techno bass technique

Check out this instructional beatboxing video that provides a detailed explanation of the Throat Pulse Bass kick used in BeatBoxing. This is also known as the techno bass technique. This technique positively effects your beatboxing performances and recordings. It's all done in the throat--there's nothing done in the mouth. Practice the throat pulse and improve your beatboxing skills!

How To: Beatbox the multi-tone Didjeredoo throat technique

Check out this instructional beatboxing video that shows you how to do the mutli-tone Didjeredoo or Tuvan throat technique. This is a Low Throat oscillation that is used to mimic the Didjeredoo and also Tuvan Throat singing, as well as the fact that it's just an awesome noise to make. Be careful not to put too much pressure as to harm your vocal chords. Practice the multi-tone Didjeredoo throat technique to be able to throw it into a beatbox mix.

How To: Teach children to use their diaphragms

In this how to video, Kathie talks about using the diaphragm and shows some tools she's used to help kids with vocal exploration. These are great tips to utilize if you are teaching a music class or a children's choir. You'll be able to teach kids to sing in no time at all with this tutorial.

How To: Sing high notes for men

The focus of this video is on singing high notes for men. The first step is to identify which mode your high note are sung in: classical, contemporary, or falsetto. For most men around the E flat note of the range determines which of these three routes is natural to the singer. For classical singers there is a distinct throttling around this pitch change into higher notes, a region known as the passagio. Contemporary singers have a more gradually ramping up as they pass over this transition o...

How To: Hum While Beatboxing

Humming while beatboxing is one of the most important techniques to pick up if you're planning to cover popular songs. It's also a key element for singing and beatboxing, but that's for another tutorial. Here, I'll teach you how to hum while beatboxing by explaining exactly how it works.

How To: Beatbox the inward key snare with Stitch

Stitch shows how to do the inward keh snare and its advantages over outward keh. Put the tip of your tongue on the roof of your mouth. Breathe in through the sides of your tongue for a "Darth Vader"-like sound. Forget steps 1 and 2 for a while. Say a "k" with the back of your throat while breathing in. Combine all three steps together. Advantages of inward keh over outward keh. Inward keh sounds nicer than outward keh. Inward keh is much louder than the outward keh. Inward keh allows you to b...

How To: Perform a grit or fry scream

This video tutorial shows you how to do the grit scream, or as it's popularly called the fry scream (by Melissa Cross). This scream is often used in heavy metal rock vocals. Follow the steps in this how to video and you will be able to do the Fry scream in no time.

How To: Scream sing like Mitch Lucker from Suicide Silence

In this video, we learn how to scream sing with Mitch Lucker. First, you want to prepare your body by deep breathing in and out. You then want to breath in deep with your voice and start to make a growling noise. Once you have this sound, you will want to practice with it very often. Next, get a full stomach of air and then drop your voice very low. After this, release all of your breath while breathing out in a low voice. Then your voice will sound extremely low and you will be scream singin...

How To: Sing scales

The Erick Dillard Vocal Clinic gives you vocal lessons in this video. Using a variety of scales, this tutorial will give you a range of different notes that will strengthen your vocals, and enhance your singing. You will start with the more simple exercises, and gradually build up to the more difficult exercises. Accuracy and training your ear is explained. This is a nice tutorial to help you with your singing skills, and it beats having to pay for singing lessons.

How To: Beatbox a gunshot sound effect

Beatboxinging, hip-hop, and firearms have always had a close relationship, and many of the best hip-hop songs feature gunshot sounds at some point in the track. If you want to add gunshots to your beatbox, watch this video to learn how to make awesome gunshot sounds with your mouth.

How To: Sing octave and unison

This video tutorial is in the Music & Instruments category which will show you how to sing octave and unison. Unison singing is two or more people singing on the same note. The singing has to be in sync. It is important to make sure that the phrasing and the lines are together. Also the tones should be identical. One should not be too loud or overbearing. Octave singing is like unison singing except for the fact that one person will be above or below the other person in terms of tones and not...

How To: Do the silly spinning siren voice exercise

This how to video is a singing lesson to introduce resonance, which produces beautiful tone quality. You will learn how to do the silly spinning siren exercise which will help you improve your range and vocal technique. With the exercise in this video you can become a better singer.

How To: Extend your upper range while singing

In this video, Kevin Richards teaches us some vocal exercises and how to expand the upper range of the head register voice for singing. The exercise, a "reverse octave", involves starting at a high note (in the head register) with a "He" sound, and singing down an octave to end up with a "Ya" sound. The purpose of this is that making the "h" sound in "He" works the diaphragm. Richards will explain this and demonstrate it in the video. After learning how to do the exercise, you will learn help...

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