Hot Voice How-Tos

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: 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: 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: 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: Sing octave and unison

This video tutorial is in the Music & Instruments category which will show you how to sing octave and unison. Unison singing is two or more people singing on the same note. The singing has to be in sync. It is important to make sure that the phrasing and the lines are together. Also the tones should be identical. One should not be too loud or overbearing. Octave singing is like unison singing except for the fact that one person will be above or below the other person in terms of tones and not...

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 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 scales

The Erick Dillard Vocal Clinic gives you vocal lessons in this video. Using a variety of scales, this tutorial will give you a range of different notes that will strengthen your vocals, and enhance your singing. You will start with the more simple exercises, and gradually build up to the more difficult exercises. Accuracy and training your ear is explained. This is a nice tutorial to help you with your singing skills, and it beats having to pay for singing lessons.

How To: Sing high notes without struggling

Are you a great singer, or do you want to be an excellent singer? This 2 part video tutorial will walk you through the basics of singing high notes. The best part? You won't be gasping for air at the end of it. This is all about singing the high notes without struggling.

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: 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: Freestyle rap using three simple rules

This is a video teaching how to freestyle rap using three rules. The first rule is to freestyle all the time. Freestyle by yourself. Listen to some beats by yourself in your room with the first thing that comes into your mind. The second thing is to make sure it flows. Do not stutter. Keep practicing until it comes out smoothly. The third rule is do not stop rapping. In other words, don't take breaks for weeks or months otherwise you will get rusty. It will take time to get good at it again i...

How To: Scream sing properly through your stomach

In this video, we learn how to scream sing properly through your stomach. A great method to do this is to fill your stomach with air and practice making a deep throat sound while you are breathing out. Make sure you are in the right mindset, then open up your throat and make a deep sound on it. You want to use the power of your voice and work hard at making the scream as deep or as high as you want it. It's hard to do this, so don't expect to do this over just one day. It takes several months...

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: 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: 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: Soundproof a room for playing and recording rap music

To sound proof a room you have many different options. If you don't have your dry wall up because you don't have your studio set up, put insulation right inside the wall before you put in the dry wall. It is important to sound proof your room because you don't want your neighbors to call the police and you don't want there to be echoes and feedback on your sound. You want your music to be crisp and high quality. The best insulation is fiberglass insulation. If you already have your wall up, y...

How To: BeatBox the lip oscillation & vibration technique

Check out this instructional beatboxing video that provides an in-depth explanation for two different lip oscillations & vibrations. These techniques really help improve your beatboxing skills. They are both done by applying a lot of pressure and vibrating your lips at high speeds. One is much quicker than the other, but the different in the oscillations make the sounds completely different. Practice your lip vibration techniques and beatbox like a pro!

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!

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