This video describes how to sing smoothly for men and women. What is a smooth singing voice? What does it sound like and how do you get it? Inside this video I’ll give you the #1 secret to smooth singing. I’ll also share six brief examples of smooth singers. See if you recognize their voices.
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What is a smooth singing voice?
It’s a voice that moves effortlessly from the lower chest voice to the higher head voice and back down again in an even, connected tone. There’s no cracks or breaks. There’s no strain.
What does a smooth singing voice sound like?
The voice sounds easy and consistent whether it’s loud or soft, high or low. It’s comfortable to listen to because it sounds clean and uncluttered. There’s no imitating. Nothing added or manufactured. The voice is completely at ease.
The Number One Secret – How to Sing Smoothly For Men and Women
The number one secret to singing smoothly is described perfectly by the character Bagger Vance played by Will Smith in the movie “The Legend of Bagger Vance”. Matt Damon plays a local Atlanta, Georgia golf sensation who’s no longer able to play the game because he’s suffering traumatic PTSD from the effects of his fighting in WWI. He’s trying to make a comeback and is failing miserably in front of his adoring fans.
Bagger Vance gives this amazing advice to this broken and suffering man. I will replace a few words with the word “Voice”.
“Yep… Inside each and every one of us is one true authentic swing [voice]… Somethin’ we was born with… Somethin’ that’s ours and ours alone… Somethin’ that can’t be taught to ya or learned… Somethin’ that got to be remembered… Over time the world can rob us of that swing [voice]… It get buried inside us under all our wouldas and couldas and shouldas… Some folk even forget what their swing [voice] was like…
There’s a perfect shot [voice] out there tryin’ to find each and every one of us… All we got to do is get ourselves out of its way, to let it choose us…”
The secret to smooth singing is to get ourselves out of our own way and let our very own authentic, natural voice choose us.
At the end of this video watch this video on How to Find Your Natural Singing Voice.
Here are some samples of smooth singing voices. Don’t look at their pictures and see if you recognize their voices.
Did you recognize their voices? Who are some of your favorite smooth singers with authentic, natural voices? Please,tell me in the comments section below this video.
Combine good vocal technique with your own authentic, natural voice and you’ll know how to sing smoothly.
And how do you develop good technique so you can combine it with your authentic, natural sound?
- Start by doing exercises for your vocal type. Your vocal type is not whether you’re soprano, alto, tenor or bass. Your vocal type describes what your voice tends to do as you sing higher. For example, do you tend to strain, or break or go into falsetto, go breathy, or maybe mix?
- To discover your vocal type, download this free PDF entitled “Get Your Vocal Type”. You can get it here, or in the description area below this YouTube video.
- This PDF contains links to a vocal test. Take the test and get your vocal type.
- Then watch the videos about your vocal type and download the exercises for your vocal type.
This PDF will give you links to vocal cord exercises to help you sing anywhere in your range with your natural singing voice.
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