Voice culture refers to control or training the voice. The study of voice culture includes traditional and scientific methods to improve the voice. The voice is used for both speaking and singing but singing requires more delicate control over the muscles. Productive control of breath, wide range, mental perception, etc, are the features where can be voice trained. The voice is the only living musical instrument, Culturing the voice is important for both beginners and experienced singers. The voice of singers needed to be treated as a child. The voice can be trained according to the type and style one chooses. E.g, Hindustani Classical Vocal, Bollywood music, Folk music, etc.
Fundamentals of Voice culture:
Listening– Listening is the first step towards learning. Continues listening to music creates a clear vision of music in the brain. The rhythm, notes, tones, volume, speed of music, etc. Stored in the brain. The more we listen and understand the music the more we can sing better. This is the first basic and unavoidable step towards voice culturing.
Control of breath– This is also important if we can control our breath, we can easily master our voice for singing. Breathings have four types: clavicular, Costal, Diaphragmatic, and abdominal. Clavicular is useful to sing the shrill note. Costal breathing is useful for High-pitched notes. Diaphragmatic breathing is useful for all types of singers. Diaphragmatic breathing controls the unwanted wobbling or shaking of voice. Abdominal breathing helps to sing the lower notes.
Riyaz- Riyaz refers to the word practice, By doing regular practice we give training to our voice and singing muscles. The training will vary with the type of music we choose. We should listen to our voice as the third party, then we can find our mistakes and limitations then we can work on them.
Mental Fitness- Singing is physical and mental movements. It is the synchronization of our mental state. So mental fitness is essential for good singing.
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