30 Vocal Tips in 30 Days
No. 8 Less Is More
Singing is a natural thing that everyone can do. If you’re pursuing being a better singer, then singing probably comes easily to you.
That can be a problem.
Your voice is a gift, and singing is a skill. To get better at something, you have to practice with intention. You have to push yourself out of your comfort zone; something few people are inclined to do. You also have to make time to practice, which is the part that trips singers up more than anything else.
Most people can, and will, make time for something if the time being made is short. If you think something will take 5 or 10 minutes, you're far more inclined to begin it than if you think it will take an hour. Or even a half an hour.
You may not be practicing because you think you need to have a big chunk of time to practice. The days go by. Not a one of those days hand you that hour you need. Then you show up at your voice lesson (or rehearsal, or coaching, or audition) without having practiced. Again.
If you would set aside that 10 minutes a day, you'll find that you've practiced for more than an hour in a week. You will have moved toward your goals.
TAKEAWAY: Something is more than nothing. #PracticeALittle