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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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: Deepen the bass sound when beatboxing

Check out this in-depth beatboxing tutorial video that demonstrates how to deepen the bass sound (the kick) when beatboxing. Once you master the three basic sounds of beatboxing, dive deeper by learning more about the kick. Make the bass sound deeper and more pronounced by following the tips and techniques outlined in this beatboxing tutorial video. Practice and improve your beatboxing skills!

How To: Arrange a cappella music for an ensemble group

In this instructional video series, learn how to arrange a cappella music for a male, female, or mixed ensemble, with tips and techniques for your a cappella group. Our expert includes lessons covering different styles of singing, like hymns, and chants, and how they affect a voice arrangement, considerations for voicing and vocal range within a group, and even a video on writing a jazz arrangement.

How To: Sing high notes and use your head voice

This video will show you what your head voice is and how to sing high notes. Your head voice is a higher range than your normal chest voice, which can only go a certain range. Your head voice is the voice that occurs when your singing and vibration of your vocal chords is felt higher up than your chest, in your head area. This tutorial will show you how you can find this head voice and demonstrates a good method for exercising your voice so that you will be able to more efficiently sing highe...

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: Pick a karaoke song if you can't sing

Just because you're tone deaf doesn't mean you can’t take the mike at the next karaoke night. Try singing a duet with a loud or good singer to drown you out. Alcohol is also a great way to loosen inhibitions. Learn more great tips for faking your way through a night of karaoke by watching this video tutorial. Remember to have fun!

How To: Do warm up and warm down exercises for your singing voice

Kevin Richards gives a you a great lesson on warming up your singing voice. What should you do to warm up your voice? How often? How long? Well, it all depends on the type of person and how much you have spoken throughout the day. These tips for warming up (and warming down) your voice are definitely helpful, like warming up from the top of the scale, down.

How To: Sing without injuring your vocal chords by supporting with the diaphragm

If there's one thing we learned from high school show choir, it's that trying to scream out songs like your favorite pop artists will eventually ruin your voice and even scar your vocal chords so you'll never be able to sing well again. In fact, lots of famous pop musicians have had to get throat surgery later in life to correct all the damage they did to their vocal chords when they were younger.

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 using your chest voice

In this tutorial, we learn how to sing using your chest voice with Ian Castle. Your chest voice is used in everyday speech, it is turned chest voice that vibrates in the chest voice. If you speak in everyday conversations, you will be able to feel your chest vibrate, which is what your chest voice is. When practicing your chest voice exercise, don't strain your voice too hard. You will want to start out with saying "ahh" voice exercises, from descending to ascending. Change your voice along w...

How To: Prepare your body before singing

In this tutorial, Karina Hayes-Blakely tells us how to get your body ready for singing. It's important to be relaxed, since singing is something that allows sound to come out. First, drop your shoulders and elongate your neck. You will want it to feel like there is a cord on your head that is holding you up straight. Think about where you feel shy singing, and work with the part you are shy about. If it's your face, massage your jaw until you feel relaxed and comfortable. Also, deep breathe a...

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 with clarity

This video illustrate us how to sing with clarity. Here are the following steps: step 1: First of all keep in mind to sing with full confidence and in the right pitch.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.