How to Increase Your Vocal Volume
Every singer’s wish is to share their song or music with their audience. Specifically, the better way this can be done is to be heard clearly by the audience. Having this in mind, singers are so much concerned about the way they can increase their vocal volume and still keeping the quality of their melodic in shape. However, screaming or yelling at the audience in singing is not an option. The good news is there are ways you can increase your vocal volume without putting your voice quality and control in jeopardy. Below are some tips for increasing your vocal volume.
Drill your vocal Cords
You need to assess yourself and if your vocal cords are not strong enough you need proper drilling on them. There is no better way to drill your vocal cord than to put them in use. Make use of them to sing at any available opportunity you have to do so. I mean use them to sing wherever you are with a chance for you to sing. Sing in the shower, in the kitchen, in the car, while climbing the staircase or ironing, and so on. Regular use of your vocal cord will enable you to develop a stronger vocal cord. Certainly, stronger cords produce a stronger voice. Furthermore, putting the technique I will discuss below into use will also help you to increase your vocal volume a little more.
Learn How to Regulate Your Breathing
Good breathing technique is very essential for all singers because many aspects of singing depend on it. It is a foundational skill every singer needs to develop and build other skills on it along the way. When you master and develop good breathing techniques, you will know how to control and regulate your breathing properly. Consequently, you will be able to sing high and low, long-phrase, and louder or softer.
In fact, singers employ varied breathing techniques to produce different notes. Singing at the top of your vocal range requires you to push out the notes and you will need a longer and deeper breath to do so. On the contrary, less breath is required to sustain lower notes. However, to project those lower notes at a higher volume, like your high notes, you can employ deep breathing as well.
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Good breath control for singing is a learned skill and not that easy as normal daily breathing. It calls for dedicated practice, know-how, and requires time. For this purpose, include the following breathing exercises into your daily ritual. Warmup by singing through your scale and observe how much breath you exhaust for low notes and also high notes. Again, produce the ‘S’ sound and hold it for 5, 15, 20, 30 … seconds in order, and as long as you can. Likewise, repeat the sound and hold the exercise for the ‘F’ sound.
Employ Your Diaphragm
This is also one of the aspects of proper breathing techniques for singers. In particular, the vocal support for every singer engages the diaphragm and abdominal muscles mostly. The diaphragm is the muscle in our abdominal cavity that is located below the rib cage. The important muscle for singing will become larger and show in the abdomen when our lungs swell for a deep breath. You can easily feel it contracting if you breathe out slowly. Also, you will feel it expanding if you breathe in deeply. As it becomes larger smaller it triggers the other core muscles and also enhances their flexibility.
Singers’ best friends for volume are the diaphragm and the lungs. The diaphragm holds the air in the lungs and gives you control over the air supply to the vocal cords. Of course, the air supply to the vocal cords is significant because too much air supply to the vocal cords will pressurize it. Consequently, it will result in a poor vocal performance that will make your voice sound stressed when you sing louder or hit the high notes. On the other hand, if the airflow is under the control and steadily supply to the vocal cords, the voice will sound great and less strained. Also, you will not quickly run out of breath. The diaphragm gives chance for more air reserve compare to the lungs and makes it effortless to have control over the quantity of air that will expel.
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You can develop this skill set in your singing life by engaging in daily practice and exercise. The first step is to develop a good singing posture. Good posture constructs an unrestricted pathway for the air to flow into your lungs. This will further enhance effective breathing using your diaphragm when singing. As a result, you will be able to sing better and louder.
Hydrate Your Voice to Increase Your Vocal Volume
Hydration is an essential aspect of vocal hygiene for every singer. It is not just about the technique but also how well your vocal health is that determines how your performance will be as a singer. When your throat is well hydrated, your breath and word will flow with more ease. Also, you will not have difficulty in projecting your voice to the audience. On the other hand, dehydration hinders the flexibility of the vocal cords and sometimes cause an ill-health inflammation of the cords and hinder your voice’s abilities.
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To this end, lubricate your pipes with water at room temperature and avoid caffeinated tea. Also, you can keep your voice in a good shape by adopting a little flow of pure honey. Equally important, avoid dairy foods because they dry out your throat and produce phlegm. Also, do away with excess alcohol because it dehydrates the body easily.
Work with A Professional Vocal Coach
This is not necessary but compulsory if you really and properly want to strengthen your vocal volume. Vocal coaches are professional that have broad knowledge about vocal anatomy, and what can work best for your vocal register. Having singing lessons with a professional coach or trainer will open the best door for you to put your voice to practice and strengthen it the perfect way.
In conclusion, the ability to reach both high and low notes effortless and to also properly project a voice without straining or yelling is phenomenal for every singer. Of course, it can only be possible through a healthy voice. In fact, a healthy voice is the desire of every singer. Certainly, vocal warm-ups and exercises, proper breathing, and working with a professional vocal coach can help all to attain this level of vocal sanity.
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