Pick a pebble, heave it, chances are it’ll hit a Chris Martin fan. For many, the best part of the day is that musical date with the Chris Martins and Justin Timberlakes, at the end of a rough day. This date is an escape from reality listening to his soothing voice. Music is universal; it is not limited to the mundane confines of gender, race, caste, or creed. Anyone who has the potential can sing and compose music. Without sounding sexist, then, let’s give it away to the art of manly singing, something that both genders cherish alike.
There is a Guy Thing, Afterall
Guys have an advantage; their deep baritone adds an extra edge to the song. Music genres like heavy metal, punk rock etc. suit the male gender better. After all, who doesn’t love a rock star in all his glory, wearing a leather jacket screaming away on the microphone! Admit it you want that kind of fan following! We’ll help, here’s how you achieve that swashbuckling success with manly singing.
Discover Your Vocal Range
First and foremost, you must know your natural range, that is, how high you can sing without straining your throat. Know your potential, the strengths and weaknesses to evaluate yourself better. Avoid a sore throat by choosing songs that are well within your vocal range. If you cannot hit those high notes now, don’t worry, with time your voice will mature, the baritone will deepen giving your voice that husky edge.
Choose Your Genre
Every singer has his own unique style and genre that he specializes in. Why should you be any different? Decide your singing style and genres keeping in mind your vocal range and potential. With time, you’ll learn more about your potential and might want to experiment in the different genres but it is better that you stick to one initially. Be it rock, blues, heavy metal, pop, rap or country music; the possibilities are endless!
Every genre has its own unique style and technique that you have to master in order to excel. Learn as much as possible about the different tones and other technical nuances of each genre.
Become a Better Listener
In order to become a terrific singer, you must first listen to terrific music. Listening is as important as practicing singing. Inspiration is the best form of motivation and you’ll get a lot of it listening to the already established vocalists. You get to learn a lot about managing breath pauses, the expression, and range etc. Increase your versatility listening to the different genres of music.
You also get a chance to experiment with your voice testing your potential. Most of the famous vocalists once copied their favourite singers before discovering their own style. You will get a lot of inputs on stage presence, body language, style etc. by watching the performances by famous musical celebrities such as Lionel Richie, John Lennon, Ronan Keating, Neil Diamond, and many more.
Key Takeaways from the Masters of Manly Singing
Here are some other tips that would help you:
- You can always turn to the internet for help. The endless tutorial and self-help videos and eBooks available online will guide you. It is even better if you can join singing classes, for you will get the professional guidance of a teacher.
- Maintain the right posture, slouching restricts your breathing that will hinder your singing.
- Learn the correct pronunciation of the different words, it is important to get the correct vowel and consonant sounds.
Points to Remember
Follow these dos and don’ts to get the best out of your voice and enhance your singing:
- Avoid smoking and alcohol as it is dangerous for your lungs and your voice becomes sore and incoherent.
- Maintain a healthy lifestyle, this is good not only for your body but for your voice as well.
- Practice regularly, start with easy warmups and gradually increase the intensity if the sessions to avoid unnecessary stress on the throat.
- Don’t strain your vocal chords; choose songs that suit your voice.
- Also, remember that you won’t become a celebrity overnight. Good things take time!
Avoiding undue stress on your throat, balancing your breaths and not straining your vocal chords are the basic precautions that ever singer must take, irrespective of his/her age, gender or nationality. The rules are the same, and no singer is an exception, it applies to all. Happy singing, good luck!
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Listen Up! Helpful Singing Tips Just for the Guys
The basics of singing are the same for everybody — vocalists should be aware of unnecessary tension in your throat or body, maintaining good breath support, and never forcing your voice beyond its natural range. The principles are the same whether you are singing opera or rock.
However, there are elements of vocal technique and style which apply to different genres and voice types, and some singing tips for guys that are as important for the next budding Pavarotti as for the aspiring death-metal frontman. Via TakeLessons
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Belief in Yourself – An Absolute Must For Better Singing
Back in the late ’70s, I was nominated for “Teacher of the Year” in the Music category for Vocal Education. I don’t tell you to impress you — I tell you to make a point. Living in Southern California, I was up against some very good teachers who were much more experienced than I and also had more impressive credentials. Needless to say, I was more than a little surprised to find I had been the recipient of such an award. At the awards ceremony, my students approached the podium one by one, sharing their experiences as students in my vocal classes. It soon became clear that they all shared one particular reason for their progress and love for my instruction: “She believed in me so much that I learned how to believe in myself too.” Via HubPages
KK Wins The Hearts, Becomes The Best Male Singer Of 2015 | Audience Poll
Singer KK, who returned to croon for a Bollywood song after a long period of time, created a great impact on audiences’ hearts and minds with his soulful voice by singing the track Aashiana Tera Tu Jo mila from Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
KK received the maximum votes of 33.72% to become the Best Male Singer of 2015.2nd and 3rd place, both are captured by Arijit Singh for romantic track Gerua and party track Sooraj Dooba Hai with 33.02% and 7.96% votes respectively. Via Koimoi