How to use the Microphone: A beginner’s Guide to Better Performance

microphoneThere are times when I feel like throwing my radio through the window when upcoming musicians are given a chance to show their talents on the FM radio stations.

You may find the shrill voice of the singer getting through your nerves and giving you a splitting headache. The main challenge is the way the singer holds the microphone during the performance.

Right bank music offers great tips that singers can use to avoid such common mistakes.

The main reason behind such shrill voices is that the singer puts the microphone very close to the mouth as they sing high scales. You may see a professional artist sing in a similar manner, and you try to imitate him or her.

As a beginner, you have to know that experienced artists have mature voices and they understand how to lower their voice as they sing high pitches while keeping the microphone close to the mouth.

You may not have such control over your voice if you are a beginner. You end up producing a shrilling sound instead of a soothing and mesmerizing sound.

You should always pull the microphone away from your mouth before singing high notes. The distance between the microphone and your mouth depends on your volume.

It’s good to test using a constant singing volume as you move the microphone slowly away from the mouth. You will attain the right position of placing your microphone once you discover that you reproduce the high notes perfectly without splitting your voice.

You can get some 4 tips on how to handle the microphone while singing from the video below:

The opposite case applies as you sing your lower notes. You need to keep the microphone very close to your mouth while singing the low notes.

If you don’t do this, your subtle nuances and voice will not get to the microphone at all. You may understand what I am pointing out by trying to sing one or two lines in a low scale as you change your notations from ‘do’ upwards as you keep your microphone a bit far from the mouth.

You will discover that you will miss the mid note as you move from one note to the next because the microphone will not pick it up. This approach will result into several jerks and splits into your performance.

Professional singers know how to correctly pull this off as they raise their volume when singing low notes. However, you should never attempt such a technique during the early stages of your singing career.

It’s advisable to try out such techniques when you have enough confidence in what you are doing. As a beginning singer, you also need to take some breathing exercises.

There exist several yoga lessons that can help upcoming musicians to control their breathing, and you have to practice them. Some songs may require you to sing a very long line continuously without breaking to allow you take a breath.

Breathing exercises will assist you to handle such performances without any problem. This article only presents one tip of enhancing your performance, and you can learn more by enrolling for beginner’s music classes.