Hot Voice How-Tos

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: 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: Fix your breathing to sing better

Jill Jaxx teaches some simple techniques you can use to improve your singing voice. These techniques are easy enough that you can practice them at home. The main focus is focusing on your breathing but includes some great (and funny) tips including holding your tongue! The student featured in this demonstration has a retainer and Jill helps her to not only relax her breathing to sing better, but to control her tongue to help get her notes and voice out the way she wants it!

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 high notes with Rae Henry

In this tutorial, we learn how to sing high notes with Rae Henry. Remember that it takes time to sing high notes, so give yourself and your body time to adjust. You will use the very top of your throat when you are singing high notes. When you start this, open your mouth and open your mouth like you are yawning, then sigh several times going higher each time. During this, your tongue should be sitting behind your teeth. Make sure you have no tension in your jaw and your teeth are not clenched...

How To: Sing and beatbox at the same time

This video is a demonstration of how to sing and beatbox Rahzel's "If Your Mother Only Knew." This video breaks down each word in the song and how it relates to the drum part. To do this you need to know how to hum and beatbox at the same time. Good luck!

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: Beatbox the tongue & tom roll technique

This instructional beatboxing video explains how to do a better tongue roll as well as an alternate roll that is referred to as the tom roll. These are both used as fills in between kicks and snares as well as at the end of phrases. Practice the tongue and tom roll techniques and improve your beatboxing skills!

How To: Learn to whistle

You'll never have to hum along to your favorite tune again. With a little practice, you'll be whistling in no time! Watch this video to learn how to learn to whistle.

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: 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...

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