How To: Do female voice training exercises

In this series of expert videos, learn more about voice training exercises used for the female voice. Posture and breathing are two very important aspects of these exercises. You will learn how to perfect your singing posture and be aware of your breathing after watching these videos. Our voice coach reveals tips for tuning, singing sharp, singing flat, and singing warm up ascension and scales. Get expert advice on forming a soft palette and performing the basic Solfege method. Get tips on ch...

How To: Do a loud whistle with your fingers

This video is specifically for people who want to learn how to whistle very quickly. The young guy in the video instructs you how to whistle by putting your two middle fingers in your mouth at the same time. First before blowing air through them, you must wet them with tongue or with water. Next step is you blow really hard and through the space in between the middle of your fingers which are placed at the edge of your mouth, next to your jaw. This will allow you to whistle very loudly. This ...

How To: Perform an outward scream

This how to video teaches techniques for doing a outward scream without hurting your voice. This tutorial goes over proper breathing and vocal techniques for heavy metal or thrash metal vocals. Follow the steps for this growl like sound and you'll be singing in a metal band in no time.

How To: Be a rapper in 5 minutes

Want to be a rapper? Find it hard to become one? Well, Jason Hawkins is about to show you how to become a rapper in less than five minutes. You don't have any musical skill? Well, no worries, because, as Jason Hawkins put it, musical skills are not needed to become a rapper. To start out, you'll need 3 things. One, an internet connection. Two, a working microphone. Three, you must have the clothes needed, for example: a hoodie, a tracksuit, a pair of sneakers, jewelry or "bling", and a New Yo...

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: 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: 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: 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 high notes without struggling

Are you a great singer, or do you want to be an excellent singer? This 2 part video tutorial will walk you through the basics of singing high notes. The best part? You won't be gasping for air at the end of it. This is all about singing the high notes without struggling.

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: Whistle really loudly

To whistle really loudly start by rolling the tip of your tongue back toward the back of your mouth. Then take the middle and index finger of both hands and put them in your mouth near the underside of the tongue. The underside is exposed because the tongue is rolled back. When you put the fingers in your mouth put them near the tongue but not touching the tongue. With the fingers in your mouth close your mouth down around the fingers and blow out. The air passing through the fingers and teet...

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 tongue & tom roll technique

This instructional beatboxing video explains how to do a better tongue roll as well as an alternate roll that is referred to as the tom roll. These are both used as fills in between kicks and snares as well as at the end of phrases. Practice the tongue and tom roll techniques and improve your beatboxing skills!

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...

How To: Do opera style vocal warm ups

In this how to video you will see an opera singer warm up her voice. While singing opera may seem heavenly, vocal production itself is a down-to-earth physical experience, requiring athletic discipline as well as artistry. An effective warm up is essential before attempting any type of singing.

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 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: 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: BeatBox the lip oscillation & vibration technique

Check out this instructional beatboxing video that provides an in-depth explanation for two different lip oscillations & vibrations. These techniques really help improve your beatboxing skills. They are both done by applying a lot of pressure and vibrating your lips at high speeds. One is much quicker than the other, but the different in the oscillations make the sounds completely different. Practice your lip vibration techniques and beatbox like a pro!

How To: Teach children to sing through imitation

In this teaching tutorial, you will learn how to teach kids to sing through the imitation of different sounds. This is a great technique to try out in music classes and children's choirs. Watch this how to video and you will be teaching children to sing in no time.

How To: Fix your breathing to sing better

Jill Jaxx teaches some simple techniques you can use to improve your singing voice. These techniques are easy enough that you can practice them at home. The main focus is focusing on your breathing but includes some great (and funny) tips including holding your tongue! The student featured in this demonstration has a retainer and Jill helps her to not only relax her breathing to sing better, but to control her tongue to help get her notes and voice out the way she wants it!

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