Hello singers, I found this article very informative and thought to share with you. Most professional singers take lessons, but if you cannot afford or do not have access to a professional singing coach, this article will help you develop a good singing voice.
1. Relax your vocal chords before you start singing. Strained vocal chords mean you won’t hit high notes well. Try saying “Mum… mum… mum…” in different tones instead of “do re mi”. Warm up for at least a few minutes.
2. Don’t force the high notes. When you do need to hit a high note, don’t try too hard or tighten up. Relax and let your voice rise smoothly, but still maintain control. If you force your voice, you will end up hitting a bad note.
3. Drink plenty cool water (not iced) or have hot/warm tea: This is best for your vocal cords because it simply hydrates them and helps clear away excess mucus.Cold water will shock and tighten your vocal chords. Avoid milk, soft drinks, and other similar drinks because the lactose in milk and the other sugars (and sugar substitutes) in soft drinks cause phlegm and mucus to build up in your throat.