How to Sing In Church Without Feeling Embarrassed For those of you who have that constant, nagging fear

that "someone might hear m e" whenever you sing in church, keep reading. This article is for you!Steps 1. Be confident! Confidence (along with relaxation) is one of the most import ant factors in singing, be it in church or somewhere else. Think about it - when you sing in the shower, the tub, or even in the car on your way to work, you're relaxed, and even though you may not admit it to anyone, you're confident as we ll. 2. Sing in tune. Not sure whether you're singing the right notes (pitches)? D o your best to stand next to (or in the pew in front of) someone who does have a good sense of pitch (singing on tune). 3. Don't worry about what other people think. Your singing is to praise God! "Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth." Psalm 100:1 4. Most people in churches aren't particularly good singers anyway - and bein g in church, they'll all be happy to hear you singing and rejoicing, no matter w hat your voice sounds like. "To sing once is to pray twice" (Augustine of Hippo) 5. Do your best! 6. If you look at others who DO sing they might sound not so great but they d o it anyways. So put yourself in their shoes and sing along. Even if you sing te rribly. [edit] Tips * Take voice lessons (singing lessons) from a private instructor (Avg. price is around $15.00/lesson) * Join a choir, especially a church choir, where you will be welcome as you are and be taught. * Remember, God didn't say to make a beautiful song, he said to make a joyfu l noise to the Lord! How to Find Your Own Singing Voice Tired of being laughed at because your singing voice sounds like a donkey's? Don 't worry! With a few simple steps, you might find improvement. Everyone can sing , but some not as good as others. Keep trying, and you too will soon be able to sing like a bird. Steps 1. Learn a song that you really like. Don't sing along to it while you're lea rning it, though, because you'll try to sound like the person singing the origin al. 2. Sing the music scales with your voice. When you find the right key, you wi ll know. It will sound beautiful to your ears and in your heart. 3. Record yourself. It helps quite a bit. Listen to the recording like you're listening to the radio. Judge yourself like you're listening to someone else. M aybe you're straining too much, or that note you sang was flat. Fix it, and reco rd. Repeat until you get it right (or you don't want to overuse your voice). 4. Practice singing in front of a mirror. It'll help you enunciate the words better and people will understand what you're saying. 5. Stand in front of your friends and sing! Once you are comfortable what key best suits your voice, you'll do great! 6. Stay away from songs that are too challenging for you. Maybe come back to it once you are more capable. 7. Always sing from your stomach not your throat. 8. Talk to a Vocal teacher, and register for some lessons. She or he will hel

Warm up for a while before starting to sing. it w ill make it harder to reach high notes. * Do not eat large 'heavy' meals before singing. Using your thumb. and even whispering can strain your throat. Not warming up or stretching wil l cause irreparable damage to your vocal chords and your quality of voice will d ecrease. thereby putting less stress on them when you begin to si ng. Work on breathing with your body and str engthing your diaphragm. 6. 3. No tice the feeling in your stomach and the sound that you create. hot chocolate and other thick dr inks. Don't ever breathe in through your nose. Start practicing scales and slowly increase the pitch each run. Whi spering strains your voice more than loud talking does! * Making funny voice also causes strain to your throat. * It's best to drink tepid water. Your vocal chords function in much the same way. Avoid alcohol. make sure that you warm up your chords! [edit] Warnings * If your voice is low. avoid chocolate before you are going to sing. 4. How to Develop a Strong High Singing Voice Developing a strong high singing voice takes a lot of time and effort. They will train you until you have a very uniqu e voice that people wanna hear! [edit] Warnings * Don't hurt your throat doing this. This produces a richer sound as opposed to sounding strained. Sing a note and see how long you can hold it. Find songs that are in your voice range. Breathe from your diaphragm. talking loudly. Eventually you might reach a higher pitch! * Singing high notes from scratch is not advisable as you could damage your vocal chords. This will lessen the 'shock' to your vocal chords. Also. 2. it is much ea sier to stretch the balloon before blowing it up. Bend over at the waist and sing. when you blow up a balloon. * Practice. allowing your vocal chords to loosen. 7. * Screaming. [edit] Tips * Drink lots of water. Steps 1. milk.) 5. push the larynx from side to side gently. * Stretch your vocal chords before singing. Nobody sings well at every single momen t in time. Sucking on a lemon-honey cough drop will also help. Don't strain yourself too much.p you find the voice within you. Even singing at home. Eventually you will have a higher range and a stronger voice. 8. Test breathing through your diaphragm.e. as singing can make people feel happy. (i. Find a quiet place inside of you and just let the voice you found out. . it is far wiser and safer to gently sing up the scale as this gent ly stretches your vocal range. Go throug h these steps regularly and you will begin to notice a change in your voice. Just sing as you have been.

Keep one in your purse or a pocket and read it while waiting in the grocery store line. 2. 4.omstream. And again.nytimes. usi ng the copied lyrics if you need to. Keep a copy in the bathroom. and again. If there isn't a copy of the song out there. Try to find a pattern. or in the waiting room at the dentist's offi ce. rewind to the beginning on that verse or chorus and try again. This is your starting p oint. 6. you should be spot on. 3. 7. Mirror Recording device (optional) How to Memorize a Song Memorizing a song may seem like a difficult task. . Word for word. Record it off the r adio if you need to. and singing along. [edit] Tips * If you're having trouble remembering what verse goes where.com/theater Free download World Music Conscious world music and tibetan bowl music downloads for free! www. 5. ask pe rmission. Double-check yourself by listening to the song again. without the recording. but it's not! Professional Singing @ MI Vocal Institute Of Technology For Contemporary Vocal Training Courses www. If you forget what verse comes next. but using the lyrics yo u copied out. try making a c heat sheet with a quick summary of each verse in order. and copy them out yourself. without the copied out lyrics. If you are the writer.MI. then record yo urself singing (reading your lyrics while singing). find someone who knows it. Repeat step four. make one. o r a story line within the song.com Ads by Google Hide these ads Show Ads [edit] Steps 1. it may help to add a step 9: Try to sing the song just part of the way through. Sing along. just in case. without any help. If it's your own song.edu The 39 Steps Ben Brantley reviews the latest adaptation of the classic story www. Find a copy of the lyrics (online. Listen to the song again. and use a regular tape recorder. and again. CD or similar). Double check them agai nst the song. Listen to the song. Try to write out the lyrics yourself. you shouldn't have too much o f a problem with this step. 8. Try to sing the song alone. rewind to the beginning of the song. in a music store. Make sure you sing the right words. Keep several copies in places you will be frequenting so that you can read it when you have a moment. write it out yourself. B y this point. Sing along with what you know. If it's an original song. If you mess up.[edit] Things You'll Need * * * * A note (from a piano. * If you're going to sing the song as part of a competition. or ask the writer themselves if it's an original piece). Water. starting at ver se 3 or something like that.

Repeat until you 've transcibed the entire song. * Get a text-to-speech program like ReadPlease and type the lyrics into it. and then move onto the next line. then check your lyrics against the offical versi on. except the first and last. try to decipher the lyrics yourself. nor do you need to finish one step in order to move on to the next. * Using a site like YouTube or taping a video or performance may help as wel l. . write them out. Without the music it may be easier to memorize just the lyrics.* If you have the time. rewind to double check. Play a line or two at a time. don't need to be completed in exact order. This requires a player with a pause and rewind button. [edit] Warnings * The steps.

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