How can I become a singer?
I'm 17 years old. My dream is to be a singer. Any tips?
- RJLv 75 years agoFavorite Answer
The first step towards becoming a singer is to take face-to-face voice lessons with a qualify voice teacher.
Here are some tips about finding a voice teacher:
The teacher has an excellent ear, and carefully listens to, and gives you accurate feedback about your voice.
Has an understanding of vocal anatomy, including the respiratory muscles, the larynx and throat structures, and how they affect singing.
Allows you to tape record lessons or exercises in the lesson for take-home practice. Provides you with written exercises when needed.
Is professional in conduct yet personable. You should feel comfortable with this person. You should feel free to ask questions.
While being emotionally supportive, he or she should be able to challenge you to grow as a singer at the same time.
The teacher should be able to explain to you in depth why you are doing each exercise that he or she gives you.
If available go to a recital where this teacher's students are performing. If they mostly sound great then this is probably a very good indication of a competent voice teacher.
Avoid teachers who only take on students who are already professional vocalists. A good teacher can train any voice and would enjoy the challenge of doing so.
The teacher shows genuine interest in you as a singer.
The teacher understands vocal health issues including the need to drink water and monitor the speaking voice
Addresses the need to relax those tensions/muscles that can block good vocal production and vocal freedom.
Is emotionally stable and does not intimidate or talk down to you.
Your voice feels easier and more resonant when working together
Here are tips about how to become a singer:
Be determined and persistent. There's a lot of competition out there - thousands of people want the fame and fortune of a successful singing career. Most successful singers spend years working on their voices and playing low-paying gigs before they make it big. Don't lose sight of your goal, and resolve to be patient.
Start with one good song that you sing great. Once you got that work on your next best song. Before you know it, you'll have a whole night covered, a gig of good stuff.
If you don't write your own songs, pick good covers. A lot of singers don't write their own songs, and that's OK. Particularly when you're first starting out, you want people to pay more attention to the quality of your voice than the quality of your songwriting. Build up a "set list" of 10 to 15 covers you know you can really knock out of the park, and practice getting better at them.
Sing in public whenever possible. Book as many gigs as you can to get your voice out there - you never know who will be listening in the audience. Sing at private parties, county fairs, store openings, rodeos, sporting events, talent shows, karaoke nights, and anywhere else that will have you, paid or not. Even if you don't get spotted by a talent agent right away, you're practicing your stage presence and getting used to being in front of a crowd.
Start a YouTube channel. Some people have actually managed to become famous through posting videos of themselves singing on YouTube.
Become a publicity hound. Eat, breathe, and sleep attention. Look for photo ops. Speak up. Swipe up any chance to shake up the spotlight. Make yourself known.
Network. Be in the places where successful musicians/producers meet (clubs, dance halls) and act like you're part of the industry, even if they don't know who you are. Go to a city known for music in your country and mix it up with the local musicians.
(continued at the following site):Source(s): I'm a semi-professional singer
- 5 years ago
You'll need a record label. I would practice practice a lot. Get lessons, join choir. Try to pick up an instrument like guitar or piano and start writing songs. Making YouTube videos and entering contests, sing on the street, make a demo CD and send it to labels.
- cantilena91Lv 75 years ago
Stop dreamign and start working on it then!
Either start taking OFFLINE one-on-one lessons with a GOOD vocal teacher or join a choir.
In fact, it takes obviously some talent, some luck, LOTS of patience, diligence, courage, hard work, dedication and LOTS of lessons with a GOOD vocal teacher. Besides, your voice will keep maturing until you are in your mid-30s so you need a lot of TIME as well. Therefore:
THE ONLY SAFE way to learn the correct singing techniques & to improve properly IS to take OFFLINE face-to-face singing lessons with a fully trained vocal teacher! The teacher HAS TO BE in the same room with you, so that he/she can give you proper feedback. However, even the best teachers in the world cannot make wonders, so please be realistic with this. Singing lessons are NOT going to help if one is tone-deaf!
Please do NOT rely on any dodgy web tutorials because that way you can misunderstand things VERY EASILY and develop bad habits, hoarseness, vocal nodules and other nasties IN NO TIME, and even though you would sound good! It is always much wiser to invest a little bit of your money/time to face-to-face lessons rather than wasting the same amount of money (or even more!) to frequent ear-nose-throat specialist visits due to aforementioned problems, so please reconsider this. If you can't afford vocal lessons, then joining a choir is the only SAFE alternative option. And believe me, but even MANY of those who have music as their hobby DO take lessons as well!
Always remember to warm up your voice properly, but please know your limits and don't overdo your voice! Remember the diaphragmatic support, do not strain your throat too much! Also, remember good body posture!
Avoid fizzy drinks (burp danger), dairy products (mucus risk), caffeinated products (coffee & tea included, they dry up your throat) and spicy food (irritation risk)! You can consume these things, but NEVER before singing!
Do NOT shout, yell, scream nor otherwise abuse your voice AT ANY TIME! Also, please respect your vocal range; if your teacher says you are, say, more of an alto (baritone if you are male), then you ARE more of an alto (baritone).
DO NOT try to imitate anyone famous, that will usually give you just bad habits and even damage your throat. You are YOU and your voice is unique, so please learn to cherish that. The world does NOT need copycats.
Do NOT sing, whisper, shout, yell nor scream if having a sore throat/cold/flu, Also, do speak as little as you can if you have flu/cold/sore throat!
Remember to drink at least 2 litres of room-temperature still water every day, not just during singing days!
Smoking is a big no-no, as is inhaling secondhand smoke. Also, avoid staying in dusty and/or moldy environment.Source(s): a student of speech-language-voice therapy
- 5 years ago
You need to gain popularity, on tv, or on youtube. Post some videos on youtube, and maybe sign up for American Idol, or some sort of singing/talent show.
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- TvTLv 55 years ago
1) Create your own channel at youtube.
2) Film your singing and upload frequently on youtube.
3) If you really really "good", you will get invited for performance or get discover by music producer.
- Anonymous5 years ago
Put videos on youtube of you singing or enter some talent contests
- 5 years ago
knock on Simon Cowells door.