Hot Voice How-Tos

HowTo: Become Lil' Wayne's Prison Penpal

Via WonderHowTo World, Luv and Music: Weezy, we miss you. Well, at least I do. And I'm not ashamed to admit it. Lil' Wayne is currently serving a year long sentence in a New York prison, after pleading guilty to a gun charge. (Miss the story? Get the scoop on NPR).

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: 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 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 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: 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: 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: Improve breath control for singing

One of the most important thing about singing is breath control. There are a couple of things you can do to improve your breath control. One of them is very simple, swimming. Who would have known, right? If you swim every day, you will really build up your breath control. The other thing you can do is called the candle exercise. Take a candle, light it, put it really close to your face. Don't burn yourself. Then take a deep breath and blow out but don't blow out the candle. These exercises sh...

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 ...

How To: Sing rock

In this video, we learn how to sing rock. First, you need to make sure you warm up before a gig and warm down after a gig. This will give you the ability to sing five days a week without hurting your throat. You will be able to sing easier without harming your voice. First, you will need to do lip bubbles with your mouth for a couple of minutes. Go in a high tone to a lower tone, which will stretch your voice out and warm it up. You will also need to do "tongue pushups" where you stick your t...

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.

Prev Page