Singing Career Tips
Pursue Your Singing Career with Tips about Voice Coaching and Planning
Any great singing career often begins with professional voice coaching. Whether you take one-on-one voice lessons from a local instructor or use an online vocal course, learning how to sing properly can help boost your opportunity for a successful singing career.
And of course, once you learn to sing with proper technique, there are still a few steps you’ll need to take to realize your singing dreams. Here are some singing career tips to get on the right path to a singing career.
1. Voice Technique and Style Training
There are two methods of learning to sing. Voice coaching begins with learning techniques to help improve your overall voice quality which will sustain your singing career once it has began.
With this type of vocal training you’ll learn breathing techniques, how to sing in various keys using scales, how to improve tone and pitch, how to sing in various harmony and melody styles, and how to warm up before performance.
Some courses even go a step further and teach you how your health and the foods you eat can affect your singing voice.
Learning voice technique is a wise choice if you’re a beginning singer. Once you’ve completed this type of voice coaching, it might be time to move on to a singing course that teaches based on style or music genre.
For instance, there are online singing courses that focus on singing blues, gospel, rap music, country/western style, rock-n-roll, opera, etc.
These courses assume you know the basics of vocal training and will help you on specific methods of singing a certain type of music based on what professionals use.
So as you can see, learning both voice technique and style based on the genre you wish to launch a singing career can help you reach your full potential.
2. Decide on an Image and Trademark
If you want to start your singing career by becoming a professional performer (holding concerts, selling hit albums/CDs, etc.), then you’ll want to start with an image and trademark before singing publicly.
Don’t try to sing odds-and-ends jobs without this because it will be difficult to develop an image later on with your audience. Those who support you at the start will likely be some of your top supporters throughout your singing career.
Some Music Questions to Ask ..
- Will you start a band and create a trademark band name and label?
- Will you use your real name or a stage name as your trademark?
- How will you dress and act on stage? Your singing career will be affected by this too!
- Will you dance around on stage or put more emotion into each song while remaining in one general area of the stage?
If you plan to dance, consider hiring a choreographer to help you from the start so you can get the right moves. This is one thing that voice coaching WILL NOT teach you!
3. Start Getting Exposure
There are two ways to go about getting exposure. You can self-manage your singing career at the start or hire a manager. There are benefits to both. With self-management, you’ll save money but might lack the resources needed to get your feet off the ground.
Hiring a manager will cost more, but good managers have all the contacts and know how to get gigs that you might not be able to get on your own. If you took voice coaching from a professional teacher, then your instructor might be able to recommend a good manager.
If hiring a manager, choose one that has experience and is reputable in the music industry – one who has launched other singing careers in the area you are focusing on. Check references and see how successful other singers have been when using that particular manager.
Keep in mind that a manager can help you set up professional recordings, keep a realistic schedule for gigs, and put you in contact with others to help launch your singing career, including a publicist, road manager, accountant, producer, booking agent, etc.
As you can see, it’s no easy road from voice coaching to launching your singing career. But if you love to sing and want to make the best of it… the road can be an exciting one!
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