Muscle memory is the skill singing is based on. Singing is an extension of speech and in order to become a good singer one must be able to breathe properly, sing on pitch and sing with resonance or power. To become a great singer one must add musicality that comes with intensive practice.
If you basic tips in order to become a better singer include finding a vocal coach because having the proper technique will help maintain your vocal cords and allow you to have a singing career long into the future.
Because singing in the wrong range for your voice may strain your singing voice it is important to learn what your vocal range is and then only staying within that range. Never sacrificed tone for range always stay within your range; a range can change with maturity over time and with the proper training how vocal cords can never learn to physically change.
Correct your posture and learn to breathe properly. Stand tall with one foot slightly ahead of the other; feet should be shoulder length apart. This allows maximum lung capacity and easier breathing. Because singing is 80% breathing a person's voice is best described as a wind instrument and proper singing begins and ends with proper breathing.
Always warm up before you begin to sing. Start very softly and sing at a comfortable pitch crescendo to a loud pitch and then back down to a soft pitch.
Practicing scales as often as possible, with most coaches recommending 20 to 30 minutes per day when starting out, to help strengthen the muscles used for singing and in order to give you better control. To practice scales one must first identify their range in know how to find these notes that cover one's range on a piano or keyboard. One should then practice the major scale in every key moving down and up using vowel sounds. Once you have mastered the major scales, you can start working on the minor scales.
Other tips for better singing are to nourish your voice with water. Water does many wonderful things for a voice in addition to being essential for the body. The worst thing someone can do is drink orange juice or milk before singing because it makes the voice sound "blocked" by something; sugar coats a throat.
Bend over the back of the chair to find your powerful singing voice. Feel the "mask" of the face vibrating, this is your body's microphone and always try to place the tone in the mask of the face. The mask is the area around the nose, the top of the teeth and under the eyes.
Avoid nasal sounding singing from your diaphragm, if you feel you have a nasal sound tribe reading through your mouth and your nose at the same time. Avoid screaming when you sing. To avoid this raises soft palate – like when you are drinking through a straw or yawning – and place the tone in the mass of the face.