Hot Voice How-Tos

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Arrange a cappella music for an ensemble group

In this instructional video series, learn how to arrange a cappella music for a male, female, or mixed ensemble, with tips and techniques for your a cappella group. Our expert includes lessons covering different styles of singing, like hymns, and chants, and how they affect a voice arrangement, considerations for voicing and vocal range within a group, and even a video on writing a jazz arrangement.

How To: Do a loud whistle with your fingers

This video is specifically for people who want to learn how to whistle very quickly. The young guy in the video instructs you how to whistle by putting your two middle fingers in your mouth at the same time. First before blowing air through them, you must wet them with tongue or with water. Next step is you blow really hard and through the space in between the middle of your fingers which are placed at the edge of your mouth, next to your jaw. This will allow you to whistle very loudly. This ...

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: 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: 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: 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: Extend your upper range while singing

In this video, Kevin Richards teaches us some vocal exercises and how to expand the upper range of the head register voice for singing. The exercise, a "reverse octave", involves starting at a high note (in the head register) with a "He" sound, and singing down an octave to end up with a "Ya" sound. The purpose of this is that making the "h" sound in "He" works the diaphragm. Richards will explain this and demonstrate it in the video. After learning how to do the exercise, you will learn help...

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: Sing Hindustani vocal music

Unlike most Western music that is based upon the singing of words, Hindustani vocal music is based upon the practice of singing notes. These notes make up Ragas, which are the basis for Hindustani music. These videos will show you some of the more popular Ragas that are often sung in Hindustani vocal music, as well as teach you some of the different techniques that performers use to spice up these Ragas.

How To: Beatbox the inward key snare with Stitch

Stitch shows how to do the inward keh snare and its advantages over outward keh. Put the tip of your tongue on the roof of your mouth. Breathe in through the sides of your tongue for a "Darth Vader"-like sound. Forget steps 1 and 2 for a while. Say a "k" with the back of your throat while breathing in. Combine all three steps together. Advantages of inward keh over outward keh. Inward keh sounds nicer than outward keh. Inward keh is much louder than the outward keh. Inward keh allows you to b...

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: 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.

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