With everyone so busy nowadays, it can be difficult to fit everything into our lives, let alone some spare time to practice singing. Yet, if you love singing, it’s important that you do practice regularly because this leads to reflection and reflection leads to progress.
Whilst scales are one way to practice, another way is to explore what your singing voice can do, as this helps to develop your unique musical voice and understand your limitations. So singing practice is important to developing your voice, but how do you fit it into your day?
1. Focus on the future
Practice makes singing easier in the future! The idea is to learn the song so well that you don’t have to THINK about it. Once you’ve done some practice, you really feel more confident when singing a song. Other members of the choir will notice this difference and appreciate your efforts, and as you begin to sing the song better, you can also support THEM in the parts of the song they don’t know quite so well as you.
2. Find the perfect singing space
This can be anywhere you feel safe and comfortable. The main aim here is to eliminate all the distractions around you and focus on your singing voice. You could even create a little singing den, where you have your music stand, lyrics and sound system all set up and ready to go.
3. Think of singing as relaxing
If you don’t have time to relax in your busy day, why not designate your practice as your relaxation time? To really sing well and explore your voice you have to relax, so it’s a win-win situation!
4. Set singing goals
Everyone loves achieving their goals, so setting a few singing goals, even small ones, can encourage you to practice regularly.
5. Don’t time yourself
Since the aim is to relax, don’t time yourself, but sing in short bursts, say for one minute, then stop, reflect, sing a verse, stop, reflect, sing a chorus, and so on.