To develop your voice, embrace these essential daily habits for better singing: own your singer identity, create space and time for practice.
I want to pose the three habits that are really going to help you improve your confidence in your singing.
They’re a little bit from left-field because it’s not necessarily any action to do with singing.
In this video I chat about these Daily Habits for Better Singing:
- 00:44 – Creative Mindset/Singer Identity
- 02:41 – Creating Space
- 05:15 – Making Time
Daily Habits for Better Singing: Own Your Singer Identity
The first one is identity. Actually acknowledging the fact that you are a singer.
When you feel like you’re up against the wall and you’re not confident in your ability, this is the habit that will keep you coming back to practice and to continue to create performance opportunities.
If in your mind, you are a singer already, then you are going to act how a singer would act.
Your mantra is going to be “ I am a singer and I am constantly working on developing my voice!”
Daily Habits for Better Singing: Create Space For Practice
You need an area to practice in or to focus on your music.
And sometimes it’s hard, especially at the moment. If you’re in a position where you are in lockdown there may not be the usual spaces to practice.
However it’s not impossible to find space. You can try to practice in your car, whilst walking in a park, in the shower or bathroom!
Just change the way you think about where you can practice and the spaces that you can make sound in.
If you have flatmates, try to have a conversation with them so they know that you’re serious about your music, explain to them that for one hour a day, you’re going to make a little bit of sound.
As weird as that might feel, you need to create that physical space so that you have opportunity to practice. Focused practice is what’s going to shift the dial.
If you really can’t make any sound, try watching a documentary about singers or read an autobiography.
Daily Habits for Better Singing: Make Time For Practice
Lastly, I need you to make time. The amount of time is up to you and it’s based very individually on where you’re at in your development.
If you’re starting out, vocalising for 15 minutes is fine. You can build up to 60 minutes or however long you need based on what you’re working towards. Have a clear practice plan.
The goal is to be consistent. Be consistent with your identity, in creating space and time to practice singing and you will see massive improvements very quickly.
Do you struggle with any of these habits? Or maybe you have some tips you can add to implement any of these tips?
Comment below if you need help or have a question or suggestion.