Tips For Singing or Playing Piano With Good Technique!

Technique is a skillful way of executing a song, whether it is singing or playing the piano. Technique deals with the concept of tone, musicality and expression in your performance. These techniques will improve your voice and help extend your vocal range as well as sharpen your ability to play piano.

Proper vocal technique allows singers to produce a warm, rich sound that is conducive to achieving a good vocal performance. Your posture (standing tall – no slouching), breathing (from the diaphragm), opening your throat (and keep your throat and tongue relaxed), warm up your voice (lip & tongue trills will expand your range, “Gee” exercises help you sing with a mixed voice, Nay-nay help you to belt out high notes), thinking down for high notes, tongue down and chest up. All of these things will produce consistently good vocal technique.

Piano technique is the ability to create the right sound at the right time with the piano. It is the ability to understand the music and your interaction with the piano. Proper piano technique is not just about pushing the right keys. Technique is about the way you sit, how you drop your fingers onto the piano (which affect the sound of the piano). A lighter, smoother drop of the fingers will produce a legato sound or a quick heavier drop will create the staccato sound. Correct posture and sitting position will allow you to translate energy from your entire body to the fingertips.

Excellent technique is the ability to have optimal control over the piano or singing performance, giving the artist the precise musical effects that they desire. Daily exercises will help sharpen you skills. Listen to Lexie Torres singing “Traitor” with excellent vocal technique and an emotion journey through the song!


Where did the music teacher leave her keys?

In the piano.

Michelle Ostrove
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