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Use a microphone to record your voice.

Use a microphone to record your voice.

Launch a sound recording app on your computer or smartphone. Then, adjust the audio input settings so that it records a pure, unaltered version of your voice. Practice singing to various songs and recording the outcome.

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Identify your vocal range

Sing along with a piano and try to match your pitch to the instrument. The lowest and highest pitch points that you can hit without your voice cracking or breaking marks your range. Make sure that you are singing with your chest, not your nose or throat, or you'll identify the wrong range.

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ork on making vocalizations using different parts of your vocal

Singing is not just about noise coming from your throat and releasing out of your mouth. Concentrate on singing the same song, but adding vocal inflections by manipulating your tongue, mouth, diaphragm, throat, and even nose. Recording these vocalizations and playing them back can help you to understand your body and the sounds it can produce

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Inject emotion into every song

Before you practice each song, ask yourself what emotions you'd like to convey to the listener. Then, try to interweave those emotions within each song. Work on thinking of a particular event or moment in your life that evokes emotions similar to the ones that you want to express.

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Sing a familiar song over and over again.

Print out the lyrics of a song that you enjoy. Spend some time getting to know the nuances of the lyrics. Then, work on the details of how you can change your voice inflections to transform the song itself.

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Most people can learn to sing

According to a Canadian study, about 98.5% of people can be taught how to sing. The 1,5% that can't sing suffer from congenital amusia, where they have difficulty differentiating between different pitches, tones, or rhythms.

If at first, a person sings a note incorrectly, most can quickly notice it and correct themselves. Researchers found it is not how much you practice, but how quickly you can identify and correct your error.

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Almost anyone can learn to sing

If you have a pair of vocal folds that can produce sound and you can you tell the difference between a higher note and a lower note, you and about 98.5% of the population absolutely can be taught how to sing.

The rest of about 1.5% of the population suffers from a condition called “congenital amusia”. They have real difficulty discriminating between different pitches, tone, and sometimes rhythm.

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Singing and driving is good for your health
  • Music can increase antibodies that boost your immunity and protect your body against bacteria.
  • A 2017 study of choir members found that singing in a group improved a person's well-being. It created a social connection and cognitive stimulation.
  • Singing and driving is a fun alternative to meditating and other forms of stress management.
  • By listening to music, drivers can replace negative thoughts with more positive thoughts through rhythm and beats.

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