how do i sing louder and still sound good?

I sing very quietly, but I'm in a metal band. Whenever I try to sing loud enough to register on the mic, my voice kind of quits. I need to beef up my voice quickly, so we can start recording again. I am open to any excercises, or whatever else you can think of.


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frollard7 years ago
Singing more at the upper threshold where you can still make quality sound is probably your best bet.

Stay hydrated, and try to sing in a humid (comfortable) environment.  Sing at the edges of your capabilities for tone - high and low.

Louder tones will come from singing from the chest not the throat.  You need to tighten your abdomen and push with your lungs.  There is a distinct difference between talking with melody, singing, and screaming.  You are aiming for singing.  The talking is akin to humming, where the singing involves actual pressure from the lungs.

first result in a google search for voice training:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DfiCEG35T4
Kiteman7 years ago
Wouldn't it be easier to move closer to the mic...?
Toxicity (author)  Kiteman7 years ago
haha my mouth is about half a centimeter away from the mic.
Then maybe a new mic?
Toxicity (author)  Kiteman7 years ago
I'm using a Blue Snowball.
lemonie7 years ago
Read this guide, much of singing is in the breathing (like frollard says)
www.vocalist.org.uk/breathing_techniques.html

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