Hot Voice How-Tos

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 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: 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: 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: Scream low through proper breathing

This video will show viewers how to scream through several tips and practice exercises which will train your voice. First, practice by doing lots of exercises which involve inhaling hard while making sounds through your throat. Next, do low screams by flexing your stomach very hard and focus on pushing out the air from your stomach rather than from your throat in order to do this properly. Try to add accents into your screaming. Next, practice how to scream high, once again focusing on pushin...

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: Whistle very loud using 4 fingers

First of all you have to wash your hands thoroughly so that they are nice and clean. Now take your middle finger and your index finger of your both hands. Now open your mouth and roll your tongue upwards. Place these fingers on your rolled tongue inside your mouth. Now blow very hard. If you can whistle then you have done it. Otherwise the tutor suggests that you must practice a lot to learn this. You only have to keep following the steps mentioned. It needs a lot of dedication. You will not ...

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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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

In this video, Erik Dillard teaches us how to sing. Remember that breathing is everything. A lot of people having amazing voices, but they can't tap into their full voice because they aren't breathing properly. Make sure you use your diaphragm and never breathe through your chest. If you're sitting down, make sure your posture is upright and if you're standing up, don't lock your knees up. Remember to relax and breathe. Take care of your voice and have a good time with learning how to sing. S...

How To: Breathe when singing

In this tutorial, we learn how to breathe when singing. The breath for singing is different than normal in that you only breathe using your midsection. You don't want to breathe with your chest, this is the least effective breathing method for singing. The rib muscles will help you sing better, make sure your chest is up high first. When you inhale, move your stomach muscles and ribs out so they can fill up with air. Watch yourself in the mirror so you can see where the movement in your body ...

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