Take Your Microphone Technique to the Next Level
Learning how to sing with a microphone properly can be an absolute game-changer! It can help improve your overall vocal technique, make it easier for the soundman to create the best-sounding mix, and complement the rest of the instruments in the band. Here are our top ten tips on how to properly sing with a microphone to ensure you sound your best!
1. Microphone Stand Positioning!
When you're setting up your mic stand before a gig, make sure that it is at a height where you don't have to bend down to reach the head of the microphone. It should sit at a height where you can comfortably stand in proper singing posture (stand tall, shoulders back, and neck up straight!).
2. Microphone Angle!
When angling your microphone, generally, it should be at a 45* angle. Don't hold it like an ice cream cone under your chin! Have it pointing right at your mouth- we want to hear your voice!
3. Where to Hold Your Mic!
This step is crucial! No matter if you have your microphone in the stand or are moving around holding your mic on stage, it is important to know how to hold it. To make it easier on your voice, keep your microphone around 2 inches from your mouth when you are singing in your regular voice (more will come in the next tip...)
4. Pull Away On the Big Notes!
This tip will take your microphone game to the next level... as singers, we know that we have different types of voices and dynamics in songs. When you are singing in your regular voice at a normal volume, don't be afraid to sing right on the mic. But, when it comes to big belty notes, pull away from the mic! By doing this, you won't overwhelm your audience by singing in your regular voice, then overpowering them with your beautiful belty notes!
5. Sound Check!
Soundcheck is the time for you to play around with your microphone skills. Try different angles and lengths from your mouth during different dynamic parts of songs. This will help your soundman know when to bring your volume up and down during your performance!
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