Have you ever wished your child could sing as flawlessly as your favorite singer? It’s possible for almost anyone with a voice to learn how to sing professionally. All you need to do is follow a step by step process while encouraging practicing as much as possible. If you seek to unlock your little one’s singing potential, the following vocal tips may help you:
- Listen carefully to the singer’s voice.
Become intimately familiar with your favorite singer’s voice through repeated listening. If the singer has an aggressive or dynamic vocal delivery, prepare your child to work harder at achieving that sound over a longer time frame so that they do not strain their vocal cords. Memorizing lyrics and melody then singing along with recordings is a great way to improve.
- Figure out the musical key in which the vocalist is singing.
Find out the key of a song by looking at sheet music. An even better way is to learn how to identify a key by ear. Vocal exercises, such as singing basic scales and memorizing sounds can help your little one a lot. Ask them to learn either to sing in the singer’s key or transpose the music to an easier key. Learning music theory can help accelerate the vocal development.
- Breath control and relaxation while singing.
Many novice singers do not sing correctly because they do not breathe properly when they sing. Ideally, one should breathe naturally and sing from diaphragm, not neck or nose. If any part of the body is tense, concentrate on relaxing. Singing should not feel forced. Laying on the back while singing can help in achieving the open throat necessary for proper singing. When your child sings standing up, ask them to do so with a good posture.
Dorothy Hastings is the Director of First School, which are three preschool and Child Day Care centers located throughout Southern California. First School provides a hands-on approach to preschool education and child care programs that emphasizes all around child development. In addition to their intuitive academic approach, First School also focuses on developing a child’s social skills and self-confidence, which is made possible in their intimate learning atmosphere.