Hot Voice How-Tos

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 well in a mixed voice style

Ian Castle tells us how to sing well in a mixed voice style. This helps smooth out the transition between your voices and split the chest and head voice. This helps anyone who has cracks while they are singing. You will start off by doing vocal exercises that go from low to high on the piano. Remember to go high when the piano does, and low as it goes low. The more you practice these vocal exercises, the stronger your voice will get and the better you will get at changing your voice style. Th...

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 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: 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: 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: Do a slow leaky tire vocal exercise

This two part how to video shows a breathing exercise designed to control the amount of breath you let out so that you can control your voice better. Learn how to do the slow leaky tire vocal exercise with this tutorial. This exercise can help you improve breath control and become a better singer. With these steps you can breath easier and sing better.

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.

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