4 Ways to Prepare for Your First Singing Lesson

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This post will give you some ideas of how you can prepare for your first singing lesson. Read on to find out more.

Warm up your voice

Of course, before you start singing, you need to warm up your voice. You can warm up with a gradual increase in volume and by exercising your vocal cords by making yawning, crying or humming sounds. Doing so will help to stretch the vocal cords and open up the soft palate.

Choose the right clothing

The clothes that you wear have a big impact on how well your voice sounds, so take time choosing an outfit that will leave your neck free and keep airflow moving around your body easily. You should not wear a scarf, headband or anything else that could restrict your breathing. Try not to wear jewellery around your neck or on your chest because it can interfere with the vibrations of your voice. Do not sing in a very tight-fitting top as this will squeeze the air out of the lungs and make it hard to breathe and sing properly.

Avoid stress

Relaxation exercises are important. Going to your first singing lesson can be very stressful because it's a big change in your life. Try deep breathing exercises and yoga or relaxation techniques that will help you cope with the stress. Even though you may be nervous, do not focus on the negative but rather concentrate on the positive side of things. Be sure to arrive at your first lesson early so that you have a chance to calm down before you start singing. Being even one minute too late can really throw off an entire lesson's schedule and stress you out.

Learn to breathe consciously

Breathing consciously is important because it offers many benefits. One of them is that it helps keep tension at bay as well as helping you feel more relaxed during any singing lessons or performances. Once you become more conscious about your breathing, make sure that you listen to your breathing by putting one hand on the chest and another on the belly button and making sure not to take deep breaths throughout the singing process. If you are singing correctly, your shoulders and upper body will not be moving at all when breathing.

If you would like to find out more, you should contact a company that offers singing lessons today. A tutor will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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