7 Singing Secrets Only Experienced Vocalists Know
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Hello everyone. I’m Dr Dan, and with over 20 years of professional performance experience and 25 years of teaching singing, I’ve learned a few valuable secrets along the way that I’d like to share with you. So, let’s dive into the top 7 singing secrets only experienced vocalists know.
Perfection is Not the Destination
The first thing I wish I had understood was that my voice doesn’t need to be perfect to perform well. While we should always strive to improve our vocal technique, it’s essential not to set perfection as your goal. Instead, focus on developing consistent, healthy, and sustainable vocal habits.
Visual Impact Matters
Your audience watches your performance before they listen to it. A confident performer with an average-sounding voice will often be received better than a performer with an incredible voice but who needs more confidence on stage. So, the next time you step onto the stage, do so boldly and show your audience that you are in control.
Discipline is Key
The third singing secret is the amount of discipline required to develop a great vocal technique. Singing is like an iceberg – the performance is only 10% of the craft. Ensure you put in at least 90% of discipline preparation to your 10% performance. Dedication to your vocal craft is vital for success.
Embrace the Inconsistencies
You will not sound great 100% of the time. In fact, your voice will feel less than optimal four out of five times you step onto the stage. This is where your vocal technique comes in, helping you manage a voice that may be tired, sick, fatigued, or unenthused.
A Stiff Body Produces a Stiff Performance
Before you step onto the stage, take a quick audit of your body as a whole and check in on any tension. Release that tension before you start singing. A well-established technique that dynamically uses the entire body is essential for a successful performance.
Treat Yourself Like a Vocal Athlete
Gone are the days of the drug, sex, and rock and roll lifestyle. Your physical, mental, and emotional well-being all interplay upon the condition of your voice. Treat your body like the vocal athlete you are, and you’ll see improvements in your singing.
The Power of Vocal Warm-Ups
A vocal warm-up is a non-negotiable for every vocal athlete. Warming up prepares the voice for better performance outcomes, leads to better stamina during performance, and assists in the recovery phase post-performance. Although most people don’t get to observe the warm-up process, it’s essential to a singer’s routine.
In conclusion, these seven singing secrets are meant to guide you on your journey to becoming a better, more confident, and disciplined vocalist. Keep working on your craft, embrace the inconsistencies, and treat yourself like the vocal athlete you are. And remember to warm up before every performance! I’m Dr Dan, wishing you well on your singing journey. Sing well!
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Disclaimer: This blog post was generated by ChatGPT-4, an AI language model, based on Dr Dan’s video script (original work). For a comprehensive understanding of the topic, we suggest watching the original video above.
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