How To Make Your Voice Louder
You want to sing louder.
It sounds like a simple enough request but every voice is different, so to really answer this question you need to understand what your specific problem is in the first place.
A lot of people will tell you - if you use the correct breath support you’ll be able to sing louder. And that is partly true.
But that’s only the beginning of the equation.
See, true projection comes from the actual sound of your voice - the timbre, the qualities, the frequencies that exist in your voice. And if you really want to harness volume you can give yourself all the breath support in the world, but if you aren’t able to bring out certain frequencies in your voice - the voice won’t get louder.
This is a concept I understand deeply because I went through it myself.
So in order for your voice to become “louder” - you need to develop a sound characteristic we call “twang.”
What is “twang” ?
You know when you hear someone at the next table at a restaurant, and their voice is unavoidable, even over all the restaurant noise. You can’t hear your own conversation because somehow that voice is just cutting through everything.
Well that! is twang.
But don’t worry - you don’t need THAT much of it. But you do need to be able to access that sound in order to project.
How to make your voice louder?
1. For starters, correct breath support is everything. To make the voice louder, use your diaphragmatic support to power up the voice. This literally means, you use your abdominal wall and push more air through your voice.
Now if you don’t know how to breathe correctly you can download our PDF E book on the right way to breathe for singing here:
2. Once you have the breathing sorted - to create more twang in your voice you literally need to practise making what I call “The wicked witch.”
To do that you screw up your nose and make the sound “Nya Nya nya.”
Try to get the sound to be as cut-through and abrasive as possible. This doesn’t mean you hold tension in the throat. Listen analytically - and try to create a sound like a wicked witch.
When you first do this you may not be able to get that frequency at all. But practise doing it just for 5 - 10 minutes every day and your sound will start to change. This will tire your voice so for starters, only do it for a few minutes a day - but the key is - every single day.
Use the correct breath support so there’s no tension in your throat, and over time you will notice that you can activate that sound when you need it.
And THAT is the secret to how to make your voice louder. I hope you’ve enjoyed this post.
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