How To Find Your Natural Singing Voice – Do This One Easy Exercise


This video is about how to find your natural
singing voice. I received this question from Sanskriti, a
subscriber to Power To Sing. She asked: “Can you please just answer one question
for me. How do I discover the best voice for me that
connects with the people?” Inside this video I’ll give you one easy
exercise to reveal your natural singing voice…that honest and natural sound that really connects
with everyone that hears you! Hi I’m Chuck Gilmore, International Vocal
Coach and Founder of Power To Sing. Each week I teach you lessons in vocal technique
so you can build a powerful and confident singing voice. If you haven’t subscribed yet, please subscribe
to my channel, Power To Sing. Be sure to click on the bell so you’re notified
when I post special videos for you each week! Sanskriti continues: “All around me people would try to teach
me various techniques that’ll help me cover more songs or diverse artists or copy styles. But what I wanna do is develop my own style
that connects and is unique to me. That can’t be copied! “I wanna be a famous singer. I don’t care if it’s breathy like Alicia Keys
or forward like Beyonce. I wanna be like Sanskriti, unique! And I wanna find that voice and work on it. That beautiful, though not necessarily, technical
voice. Thanking you in Anticipation,
Sanskriti” What a fantastic question Sanskriti’s asking. I love that she wants to sound like herself
and not like someone else. But how does she find her natural singing
voice? How do you find yours? First, eliminate everything in your voice
that’s artificially added. Subtract tension, strain, squeeze, reach. Here’s a simple exercise to uncover your
natural voice without introducing tension. Start in your lower range and sing “ah”
down to the bottom of your voice like this: [Demo]. Stop on the lowest note where you can still
hear a good tone. Don’t growel do a vocal fry. [Demo] Now go back up about 5 notes. This should be close, within a note or two,
to the pitch where you speak…the natural area of your speaking voice. Now, in this area of your speaking voice,
say “Fah”. Now say “Fah” slowly three times and sustain
it. [Demo] Pick your own pitch…not the one I’m
demonstrating. Do it several times. Each time make sure your voice is comfortable,
without tension, strain or effort. Just a relaxed “Fah”. [Demo] On the same comfortable pitch, say “Fah”
and sustain it while going up and down two notes. [Demo up and down 2 notes] Maintain the same
relaxed feeling as before. This is your natural singing voice. This is your natural sound. What does it feel like to you? Tell me in the comments section below this
Youtube video. It should feel relaxed and easy. If you were talking comfortably to a friend,
having a pleasant conversation, this is how your voice would sound and feel if you sustained
a few words. It’s free, easy, and relaxed. There’s nothing artificial added to the
tone. Your tone is uncluttered and unmanufactured. Your words are easy to understand. Your voice is free from tension, squeeze and
reaching. A second way to find your natural singing
voice is to maintain a balanced voice. Primarily you want the vocal cords to feel,
as they felt just now, as you sing melodies everywhere in your vocal range. You want your lowest to highest notes to maintain
the same natural sound. You want the free and easy interaction of
airflow from the lungs through the vibrating vocal cords without tension or squeezing from
extrinsic neck muscles. [Demo Ah G3-G4 and back] The hard part is maintaining this natural
singing voice on high notes. Too often we squeeze and strain as we sing
higher. Cracking or breaking is common. Flipping into falsetto changes our natural
sound. Singing breathy and airy so we can sing higher
is another way we lose our natural singing voice. You CAN maintain your natural sound while
singing higher. You do this by learning to transition from
chest to head voice without manipulating your voice. This is called bridging and everyone can do
it. Bridging helps you use your natural singing
voice throughout your range especially on high notes. 1. 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? 2. 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. 3. This PDF contains links to a vocal test. Take the test and get your vocal type. 4. 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. IF YOU LIKED THIS VIDEO, PLEASE GIVE IT A
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singing advice to help you succeed with your voice. In addition, be sure to join me on Twitter
and Instagram @powertosing. I’m Chuck Gilmore with Power to Sing. You can sing higher with beauty, confidence
and power. I’ll see you inside the next video.

8 thoughts on “How To Find Your Natural Singing Voice – Do This One Easy Exercise

  1. This video is about how to find your natural singing voice. I received this question from Sanskriti, a subscriber to Power To Sing. She asked:
    β€œCan you please just answer one question for me. How do I discover the best voice for me that connects with the people?”

    Inside this video I’ll give you one easy exercise to reveal your natural singing voice…that honest and natural sound that really connects with everyone that hears you!

  2. Wow! I cant believe that worked. Thank you so much on helping me finding what I longed; so long, for. Thank you.

  3. I loved this exercise. Music has always been a big part of my life but I've always thought of myself as a terrible singer, I can keep a tune but I can feel I'm straining, have no power and have avoided singing so that I don't hurt myself. I started watching your videos because I want to learn how to do it right, just for myself so I can make music while my hands are busy, without hurting my voice. I played clarinet for years when I was younger so I feel like I can control my breathing well but during this exercise was the first time I noticed I do something when I sing, and I have no idea if it is right or not. When blowing a wind instrument I've learned to shut the back of my nose so that all the air goes out my mouth into the instrument. I don't do this when I'm talking but during this exercise I caught myself doing it while singing. I'm assuming maybe this is not an ideal thing for a good natural singing voice! Should I try to avoid this habit? The other thing I discovered is that I've been talking "too low", I'm female and I've never been able to project my voice well while speaking. I found from my normal speaking voice I could only go down one or two notes before my tone went bad. If I try talking at the note 4 or 5 up from the bottom, it feels like I'm putting on a fake high voice! I know everyone is different, and I have enjoyed finding out these things about myself on my journey to a better singing voice.

  4. Hey Chuck,
    Thank you so much for answering me. This question has been bothering me for so long. This is the best answer that could be! I never found an answer to this, until now. Also, love how you actually care about people's queries and answer them for free πŸ™‚
    Best,
    Sanskriti

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