Music Advice, No. 10
I love your voice. How do you work on your pitch? I have been having trouble and I know I won't get anywhere without working on it. I look up to you a lot and I wish you the best of luck in your career.
You are right. Pitch is a very important thing to have to be a good singer. My suggestion is to either start taking vocal lessons with a good teacher or join the school or church choir. Basically, the more you sing, the better you will get at it. But it is also important to have someone guide you which is why I suggest a teacher of some kind.
Good luck and keep Rockin'!!
My name is Kyle and I am a huge fan of you and your music! I love "Ã‚Â¡Quiero Vivir!" and "You Just Don't Know Me." You are so beautiful and have an amazing voice.
I was wondering, how do you warm-up and practice before performing? Do you have any tips to help warm-up my voice and to help improve my range? I really like singing songs from Paramore, Rihanna, Natasha Bedingfield and Nelly Furtado ... all of which use higher notes at times. I would appreciate advice. Also when I record myself singing, I sound terrible. Is it just that I can't sing or the device and should I be discouraged?
Thanks for your time! I wish you the best on your career and anything else in your life!
Thanks for all your kind words! So happy that you have enjoyed my music!
As for your question, yes, I do warm-up my voice before every single performance. I believe it is absolutely necessary to do this so that you don't strain your vocal chords, and it also gives you the ability to reach higher notes. It's like a football player going out to play a game and needing to stretch his muscles so he is loose enough to play a good game.
The way I vocalize is by singing scales. If you are unaware of what scales are, then I suggest you take a lesson with a vocal coach or ask your music teacher at school. It has to be done right so that it is not damaging to your vocal chords, which is why I can't tell you how to do it. You have to hear how it is done and have someone making sure you are doing it right. To use the football example again, no matter how good football players are, they still need a coach to help them play their best.
It is important to keep in mind that not all voices are the same. Some people can reach higher & lower notes then others. So don't feel bad if you have to sing a popular song in a lower key. In fact, it is a very smart way to protect your voice from damaging it and going hoarse.
As for your question about recording, my advice is to be patient. It is sometimes harder to record in a studio then it is to perform live on stage. It just takes practice. The more you do it, the better you will get at it. Do not quit and above all, do not get discouraged!!
I wish you lots of luck and by all means: Keep Rockin'!
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