Singing School

Tips From DJ Sprunk

I have been taking voice lessons from my awesome friend, Courtney A.K.A. DJ Sprunk.  I'm now writing this text to pass on what I've learned about singing to YOU! 

 

*Use belly breathing and use your air rather than strain on vocal cords to get the power you want in your voice.

*Practice singing an "oooo" or other vowel sound on a musical scale.  Match your voice with notes using a piano or guitar.

 

*On notes that are hard for you to hit, it may help to aim a little above the note you are trying to reach.

 

*Sing in the shower to rejuvenate your vocal cords with the steam in the air.

*If you feel you have strained your voice, drinking warm water with a lemon or gargling salt water will help.

*If you are playing guitar as you sing, playing finger style (no pick) may help your voice be well balanced with the guitar (rather than the guitar drowning out your voice).

*Sing bass through the chest.

*Relax your voice as you sing, and sing in your natural tone.

*Lip roll warm-ups are where you make a buzz or raspberry with your lips as you make tones with your voice.  You can do scales, arpeggios, or just move your voice around.  This is a good one to expand your range.  You can do a similar exercise humming an 'mmmm'

*Use these links for further study.