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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 scales and arpeggios

Have your pipes gotten a little rusty? For singers, your body is your instrument, so always warm up before practicing or performing—simple scales and arpeggios sung to different vowels and other sounds are good for gradually extending your range as your muscles warm up.

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...

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: Sing runs

Singing runs can add your own special style to a song. Get tips and techniques for preparation, rehearsing, and singing runs from a professional singer in this free voice lesson video series.

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: 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: Create sound with your vocal chords

In this tutorial, we learn how to create sound with vocal chords. Your vocal chords remain open when you are breathing and are drawn together when you are singing. As the vocal chords release, it creates a ripple effect that releases noise through your mouth. You want to make sure you use solid breath, so you don't have tension in your vocal chords and while you sing. Your breathing technique should be similar to how you are using your vocal chords. You don't want to apply too much pressure t...

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: Whistle loudly using only 2 fingers

Carla Simian demonstrates how to whistle loudly using only two fingers. Whistling with two fingers is an easy way to get the attention of people who are far away from you. Whistling with two fingers is easy with a few simple steps and some practice. First, fold your tongue backwards so it presses against the bottom teeth. Make two fingers in the shape of a V and place them on your tongue. Next, put your lips tight around your fingers and blow. Adjusting the angle and the depth of your fingers...

How To: Soundproof a room for playing and recording rap music

To sound proof a room you have many different options. If you don't have your dry wall up because you don't have your studio set up, put insulation right inside the wall before you put in the dry wall. It is important to sound proof your room because you don't want your neighbors to call the police and you don't want there to be echoes and feedback on your sound. You want your music to be crisp and high quality. The best insulation is fiberglass insulation. If you already have your wall up, y...

How To: Use a microphone to record your rapping

In this how-to video, you will learn how to use a microphone in order to rap or record speech. A mic can be used for instruments, vocals, and other things. There is a proper way to hold the microphone. First, do not the hold the mic with your hand over the mouth piece. Do not hold it up too close or too far. Holding it too far will cause an echo. Holding the microphone too close will muffle the sound. Keep it about an inch or more away. Make sure you hold it at an angle to hit the soft spot o...

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.

News: Human Beatbox like Doug E Fresh

There are very few legends in this world. When it comes to beatboxing, Doug E Fresh is the O.G. legend. Below is an old school video of Fresh with Slick Rick performing 'La Di Da Di' in New York. At 3:52 Fresh goes off the hook, so be patient. There are very few legends in this world.

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: 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: 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 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.