Monday, 8 November 2010

What is Vibrato and how to sing with it

What is vibrato?
Vibrato is a musical effect consisting of a regular pulsating change of pitch; think that wobbling sound that Divas like Celine Dion and Whitney Houston  make when they are sing and hold that big note at the climax of one of their songs.

Tutorial teaching you how you can apply Vibrato to your singing:

1 Open the back of your throat. You can do this by yawning. Try to keep that feeling in your mouth while you sing.
2 Relax your muscles completely, if you do not relaxed than it will be harder for you to get a vibrato.
3Remeber to incorporate all the techniques that good singers do;

  • Sing with your diaphragm.
  • Breath correctly
  • Relaxed posture
  • Hydrated Vocal chords.

4.Now sing any note but lets say for example a C
5.Next sing the note, or tone, below or above it ie a B or a D if you started on a C
6. Slowly alternate between the two notes, going backwards and forwards between them.
7.As you gain confidence speed up the alternations between the notes.
8. Congratulations You should be singing a note with vibrato!

Watch vocal coach to the stars Brett Manning explain, and show you what vibrato is. He also gives some excellent tips on how to achieve it.


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