Learning to Sing in Hindi Without a Teacher

By OptiLingo

Follow These Simple Steps to Sing in Hindi

Many people are blessed with a soulful voice tone but they lack the guidance on how to improve their tone and polish their ability to sing. The most effective way of learning to sing in the Hindi language is to hire a professional teacher who can guide you with all seven levels. However, if hiring a teacher is not an option, you can still learn and practice on your own.

Practice is the key to increasing your skill level, so in order to improve your Hindi singing skill, a structured approach to practicing is recommended. If you are looking for an answer to how to learn Hindi singing without a teacher, follow our step to step approach to start learning to improve your singing skills in Hindi on your own.

Breathing Exercises

Breathing exercises are one of the best ways to control your pitch and to increase the duration of singing. The ability to breathe deeply and consistently can get you better mileage out of your voice. It is a recommended exercise to open your throat as much as you can while relaxing and opening your jaw repeatedly to flex your facial muscles.

Start with inhaling a few deep breaths of air while imagining the air to be heavy. Let the breath move from your throat to belly button, reaching till your diaphragm. Now slowly exhale the air and repeat the process several times.

Another recommended exercise involves light pillow-feather, get a feather and with the help of your air-stream, practice keeping it in the air. You need to blow the feather gradually till it is almost erected in the air, and try to keep it there via a constant air stream flowing out of your mouth.

Warming Up

It is an exercising rule to stretch the muscles before leading them to heavy lifting. Vocal-chords are also muscles which need to be stretched before you actually take on the singing challenge. There are a number of ways to warm up your vocal-chords including practicing the major scales. It is recommended to start in the middle i.e. C while gradually moving down till G and slowly moving back up to C.

Range

The range is defined as the number of pitches a singer can clearly sing between their lowest and highest note. It is advised that you try the maximum number of classical musical scales to find out which notes are relatively difficult for you to sing with a clear tone.

Record the practice of singing along to your favorite songs

Another technique that can help you practice and improve is by recording your practice. It is recommended to keep the music relatively quiet in order for your voice to be the clearly captured by the recorder. Listen to the recording to check if you are picking the right key, also make sure that you are pronouncing words especially the vowels in a clear manner. This will also help you gauge if you are breathing correctly in between the words.

Increase Water Intake

The use of lukewarm water is recommended for best results, as it helps in loosening your vocal chord. It is advised to avoid taking cold or hot water as well as dairy products like smoothies and shakes especially before singing.

Learn to use your nose

It is the combination of vocal and nasal placement that makes a singer sound professional in their singing. Partial nasal placement helps in improving the quality of your tone. Nose is considered to be the soundboard of the human body. Practice keeping your throat wide open to avoid sounding too nasal.

It is advised to cover the voice by opening the throat and limiting nasality in order to make the sound resonate. However, in order to prevent the sound from becoming too airy and mushy, covering should be done in a minimalistic manner.

Vowels are the key

It is recommended to vocalize by trying to use your diaphragm instead of just the throat. You need to pay special attention to vowels as they are generally repeated and emphasized while singing. Avoid using your neck muscles, let your neck muscles relax while trying to keep the neck upright.

Keep your mouth open while trying to vocalize vowels. One way to do that is to practice voicing “ng” sound with a closed mouth while the “ah” sound should be practiced with the mouth wide open.

High Notes

If you are good at high notes, it is considered to be an additional talent that improves your overall sound and the ability to sing. Knowing your range will help identify your development areas i.e. the notes that you have difficulty hitting. It is recommended to keep challenging your throat to hit the notes that need improvement. While trying to hit the difficult notes, it is recommended to practice taking an adequate breath with your mouth kept open. Hitting a high note is not about sounding louder rather it means sounding right at a higher scale.

Follow a breathing-exercise routine

In order to make your vocal training easier for yourself, it is advised that you keep breathing exercises in your daily routine. Try the following breathing exercise which involves breathing in and hissing out, ensuring an even and consistent hiss:

  •  Inhale 5 seconds, hiss 5 seconds
  •  Inhale 6 seconds, hiss 12 seconds
  •  Inhale 2 seconds, hiss 10 seconds
  •  Inhale 4 seconds, hiss 16 seconds
  •  Inhale 2 seconds, hiss 16 seconds
  •  Inhale 4 seconds, hiss 20 seconds

I hope this article has offered you a structured approach to how to learn Hindi singing without a teacher. To keep improving your singing skills, seize every opportunity to sing coming your way. Only practice will get you to the level that you want to achieve with your vocals. Your friends and family can help you improve your confidence in singing in front of strangers. Take on the challenge of singing in front of relatively larger crowds especially at family functions like weddings, birthday parties etc.

Performing on a stage in front of large audiences can help you improve your singing skills while offering you the confidence you need to take your singing to the next level. Keep taking feedback from professionals as well as your audience to identify the gaps in your singing. Participate in a singing contest if you think you have what is required to contest with upcoming singers while being judged by professional musicians.

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