Hot Voice How-Tos

How To: Do deep screams and pig squeals in metal singing

In this video, we learn how to do deep screams in metal singing. You will take a high note and add to it by pushing your throat. This is like doing the vocal fry method. After you keep practicing, this will become a guttural scream. Put your tongue on the roof of your mouth and shape your mouth into a fish shape. Let the air flow steadily and the noise will come out really deep and out of your guts. This may take you several days or weeks to do, but don't give up easily! Once you get the scre...

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: 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: Control your breathing while singing

What's the big deal about breathing? Inhale, exhale, then repeat, right? "Passive" breathing is a breath of fresh air that improves pitch and strengthens endurance. So, for all of you singers out there, watch this. Revealed by vocal coach Renee Grant-Williams.

How To: Beatbox four different types of snares

This instructional beatboxing video provides a detailed explanation of 4 different types of snares performed in Beatboxing and their application throughout vocal percussion. This video is great for beginners and advanced beatboxers. Practice these techniques and improve your beatboxing skills!

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 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: 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: Loudly whistle with four fingers

This is a clear, easy to follow instructional video on how to whistle loudly with your fingers! This is the two-finger method, which is easiest for beginners. First put your tongue to the back of your mouth, and slightly curl your lips inwards. Using both hands with two fingers, place the tips in your mouth on, resting slightly on your tongue. Make sure your fingers just have a tiny bit of space between them; and then blow! This should make an extremely loud whistle. To practice, you should e...

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: 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: 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: Improve your child's vocal resonance

This voice tutorial shows you how to start your baby with early childhood voice lessons. Early childhood voice exercises are a great way to nurture your child's musical ability. This how to video gives you tips so you can teach your baby to sing along with you.

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: 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 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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...

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