Loads of adults and children love to sing karaoke, but most of us feel we could be better. Just like improving any skill, the best way to become a better singer is to practice at every opportunity. Here we have outlined some good ways to become a better singer, using karaoke as a learning tool for your child.
Tips for Practicing Singing
Get your child to just starting out with singing, you might want to practice in privacy if you they are not very confident. Help them to stand in front of a mirror, or take a video of yourself to playback and show your kid, make it fun. This way, you can see how you look when performing, and figure out what can be done better. Once you feel you are good enough, sing in front of a small audience, or just one close friend and ask them for tips on how you can improve.
It’s a good idea to practice one or two songs over and over again if you are already quite good at them. If you can find ‘your song’, and perfect it, think about what other songs are similar and you will likely be good at them too.
Technique is important for beginner singers. Using the whole body, rather than just the throat is a great way to instantly become a better singer. Try to sing loudly, and take deep breaths to make your voice stronger and more powerful. A good way to ensure you have enough breath is to inhale quickly before singing each line of a song. You should also open your mouth wide (don’t worry if you feel silly at first), and stand up straight, without slouching.
Whilst practice is an important part of singing well, the equipment used also makes a difference. As you get better, you might wish to invest in higher quality equipment, to help you sound even better. Often, poorer quality equipment makes the voice sound worse than it is. A decent microphone will make a world of difference to your performances. It’s also a good idea to record yourself and listen back to it.
Listening to a wide range of music and performers is another great way to sing better. Listen to your favorite singers and think about what it is you like about their voice. Try to emulate the best qualities in your own singing, to help you find your own unique style.
Find your Style
Not all songs are suited to every voice. Therefore, it’s a good idea to find the tonal range which your voice can comfortably reach. Also think about the type of songs you enjoy singing – singing something you like will make you sound much better than something you are not interested in.
The great thing about karaoke is that there are thousands of songs to choose from, so there are plenty of opportunities to find your style. Don’t be disheartened if you sing a few songs badly, just try again until you find some songs which are in your range. Also, try different genres of music. If slow ballads aren’t your thing, try something more upbeat, or vice versa.
Another important part of choosing the right songs is to think about lyrics which mean something. It’s hard to sound genuine when singing about something which is meaningless to you. Think about songs which have helped you through difficult times or songs which remind you of great moments.
Hopefully, these tips will help you become a great singer in no time at all. The main thing to remember is that not every song will suit your voice, and you just need to keep practicing in order to become great!