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How To: Teach children proper vowel sounds when singing

This how to video shows techniques she's used successfully to teach kids how to properly make vowel sounds when singing. These tips are great if you are interested in teaching a music class or a children's choir. Watch this tutorial and you will be able to teach children to sing with proper vowel form in no time.

How To: Sing with proper tongue placement

This voice lesson is teaches you how to properly place your tongue when singing. You will about the tongue and how to keep it concave while singing and breathing. The tongue is very important to singing with beautiful tone and technique. With this how to video you can sing better and easier.

How To: Sing high notes with Rae Henry

In this tutorial, we learn how to sing high notes with Rae Henry. Remember that it takes time to sing high notes, so give yourself and your body time to adjust. You will use the very top of your throat when you are singing high notes. When you start this, open your mouth and open your mouth like you are yawning, then sigh several times going higher each time. During this, your tongue should be sitting behind your teeth. Make sure you have no tension in your jaw and your teeth are not clenched...

How To: Perform basic noises for beatboxing

Check out this instructional beatboxing video that shows you how to perform basic noises for beatboxing beginners. The three basic sounds are the kick (the staple mark for beatboxing, similar to a kick drum), the hi hat sound, and the click. Master these three basic noises and you'll be rocking the BeatBox in no time.

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: Teach children about opening their mouths when singing

In this how to video, Kathie Hill, children's choir director for over 30 years, gives helpful tips to choir directors in how to get children to open their mouth and sing. This tutorial teaches singing techniques to help one single child or a whole choir of children. Watch this tutorial and you will be able to teach kids to sing in no time.

How To: Sing and beatbox at the same time

This video is a demonstration of how to sing and beatbox Rahzel's "If Your Mother Only Knew." This video breaks down each word in the song and how it relates to the drum part. To do this you need to know how to hum and beatbox at the same time. Good luck!

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: 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: 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: 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: Sing from your diaphragm

Many people speak from their chests by default. If you're serious about singing, however, you should make an effort to sing from your belly. Not only will you increase your volume, but your singing will take on a sweeter, more open tone.

How To: Make skull caps with a bandana like a rapper

Making a skull cap with bandana is really easy to do. For this first you need is a bandana and you need to fold it corner to corner.Depending on your hair size its about half far out to the other corner you go. Once you are done you have to take the flat portion to inside and place that agianst the head. Then pull the two ends to the back and bring it down sides and overlaping with the corners and a qiuck tie in the back. You are done with it. And there is another way which is just opposite t...

How To: Sing Hindustani vocal music

Unlike most Western music that is based upon the singing of words, Hindustani vocal music is based upon the practice of singing notes. These notes make up Ragas, which are the basis for Hindustani music. These videos will show you some of the more popular Ragas that are often sung in Hindustani vocal music, as well as teach you some of the different techniques that performers use to spice up these Ragas.

How To: Sing rock

In this video, we learn how to sing rock. First, you need to make sure you warm up before a gig and warm down after a gig. This will give you the ability to sing five days a week without hurting your throat. You will be able to sing easier without harming your voice. First, you will need to do lip bubbles with your mouth for a couple of minutes. Go in a high tone to a lower tone, which will stretch your voice out and warm it up. You will also need to do "tongue pushups" where you stick your t...

How To: Scream sing properly through your stomach

In this video, we learn how to scream sing properly through your stomach. A great method to do this is to fill your stomach with air and practice making a deep throat sound while you are breathing out. Make sure you are in the right mindset, then open up your throat and make a deep sound on it. You want to use the power of your voice and work hard at making the scream as deep or as high as you want it. It's hard to do this, so don't expect to do this over just one day. It takes several months...

How To: Use your diaphragm to scream sing

In this video, we learn how to use your diaphragm to scream sing. This is what you would use if you were doing death metal vocals to scream in a song. You will need to use the voice from the back of your throat, but make sure you aren't using the wrong portion of your voice to breathe too hard, or you will lose your voice quickly. You want to deep breathe and use your diaphragm to pull the deep sound out of your throat. This will take practice to get used to, but it will help you sound deeper...

How To: Sing in the vocal fry style

In this video, we learn how to sing in the vocal fry style. Start by using your throat to sing higher with music notes being played on the piano. You will make a noise with your throat that is similar to Elmer Fudd the cartoon. Don't worry about how your pitch sounds with this, it's just about getting your voice stretched out to have a more full sound. You want your voice to sound creaky and weird, as you keep going higher with your voice. After, start doing the opposite and singing down in t...

How To: Sing a 3 step scale

This how to video shows a calming singing lesson for improving your voice. You will learn how to sing a three step scale with this tutorial. This exercise is an excellent way to learn improved vocal tone and breath control. With the tips from this voice lesson you can learn how to sing a 3 step scale.

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: Use your falsetto singing voice or your head voice

There's a lot of heated debate about the difference between head voice and falsetto, and Kevin Richards is here to clear things up for you. In the fist video, he quickly talks about the difference between the two, along with a few examples. In the second video, he expands upon his explanation and serves up even more examples of falsetto versus head voice. If you're just beginning singing, then you definitely need to know that they're not the same.

How To: Make a simple clapping noise in beatboxing

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a simple clapping noise in beat boxing. First, you want to suck air in through your teeth and make a sizzling noise. Block air from coming into your mouth and then open up the back of your tongue so your focusing all your air to go through the small space in your mouth at the back of your tongue. After you do this, you can just suck the air through the side of your teeth. You can also do this by taking a breath in and then breathing in through the sides ...

How To: Freestyle rap using three simple rules

This is a video teaching how to freestyle rap using three rules. The first rule is to freestyle all the time. Freestyle by yourself. Listen to some beats by yourself in your room with the first thing that comes into your mind. The second thing is to make sure it flows. Do not stutter. Keep practicing until it comes out smoothly. The third rule is do not stop rapping. In other words, don't take breaks for weeks or months otherwise you will get rusty. It will take time to get good at it again i...