Tuesday Tips – How to sing powerfully without straining your voice

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Tuesday Tips is part of a new program that we are super excited to be launching today: Smule Inspire. Through shared performances, tips, guest blog posts by veteran users, we hope that Smule Inspire will do just as its name implies: inspire all users in the community – to connect, collaborate, and create music together … ultimately to have the best experience possible on Smule.

“For me, it’s mostly diaphragmatic singing that helps me power out my vocals. And doing warm up exercises helps me avoid straining my voice.” – Aileen Adamos
“Def warm up. You don’t want to go right into singing a power ballad without doing at least a few vocal exercises so you’re not straining to hit that Mariah Carey note! Also, learning how to have proper breath control , pushing from your diaphragm, knowing when to stop pushing the air, etc.” – Drea Frederick
“Breath control! Place the back of your hand lightly on your throat while singing and work to release any tension you feel, which helps ease the strain. Move that energy into your diaphragm to generate the power and the range ” – Jeffrey Graham
“For me it’s 3 steps. Hydrating, warm-up and breath control. Also practice , your vocal chords have muscle memory therefore the more you practice the more your vocal chords get used to the moments you “power”. – Lo Asbre
“1. deep breath (into your belly, not breast)
2. good stand or sit with legs in a comfortable position.
3. Warm up your voice with some easy songs not too high or too low.
4. Then sing whatever you feel like, repeat as often you need until it sound like you want it 😁
5. Don’t force your voice into high or deep to get a soar throat. Stop before that happen 😁
6. Have fun to try & to teach yourself.
7. if you still don’t have an idea how to sing more powerfully, watch some teaching yourtube videos or take some singing lessons with a teacher.”  – Nadine Petitat
“I agree with all of the above, but, I believe that most important, is placement of the Larynx and singing with forward sound. When you want to belt, the sound must be placed at the front of your face. Almost like you want to whine it out but then make sure your soft pallatt is up so it doesn’t sound nasally.

Hopefully that makes a little sense… 😬😬😬” – Tamara Cox

“The death of my vocal chords. 💀💀💀💀💀💀” – Mike Scott
If you have a question you’d like to ask or even a topic you’d like to learn more about, please fill out the form on the Smule Inspire page!
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Smule Presents Citra Utami

Citra Utami is part of our video series “Smule Presents.” The program highlights Smule’s amazing community of musicians through a music video showcasing their talents. First, we choose a musician through our nomination system, next, the Smule crew travels to them — anywhere in the world! — and shoots a music video cover of a popular song. Finally, Smule shares the video with the world!
Here we have Citra Utami from Jakarta Indonesia who covers Selena Gomez. Learn more about her experience below and Sing! with Citra on Smule!
Sing “The Heart Wants What It Wants” with Citra!
http://bit.ly/2gBARZ2

How was your overall experience?

Making a music video with Alyce and Mark from Smule was amazing. In the video, Alyce was the director, while Mark was the cameraman. We spent about 2 days at 2-3 different locations. Alyce and Mark worked very professionally. They were very efficient and made each scene flow into the next!

Did you experience any challenges?

Of course. I was challenged to be able to follow the efficiency and speed of their work. Honestly, in Indonesia, to make a great video, there is usually a lot of personnel involved. But in this video, there’s just one director and one cameraman. Efficient, isn’t it? Sure, I have Adi Adrian as my Make-up Artist, Lambok & David as my personal photographer & videographer, and my friend Ariyanti accompanying me. But the video clip recording was really only in the hands of Alyce and Mark. Even more remarkable, although there were only two of them, they worked very quickly. The challenge for me was how to keep up with the pace of their work. Fortunately I could!

What was your favorite part?

What I liked the most was when we were on the beach with my clothes waving in the wind. I felt like an angel in a fairy tale!

And most memorable?

Hmmmm, the scene in an old fort. I had to climb over there with my clothes blowing everywhere.

Share a fun fact about the shoot!

Haha, this was funny. When I was ready with the gorgeous costumes, the camera started recording and I started walking on the bridge. Suddenly my shoes broke! I had to take off the shoes and walk without shoes. It was very embarrassing but funny.


Check out Citra’s Channels

Facebook: www.facebook.com/citrautamifanpage
Instagram: www.instagram.com/citrautami/
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/citrautami-new
YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/CitraUtamiSinger

Music Video Credits

Directed by Alyce Tzue: http://www.alycetzue.com
Cinematographer Mark Sandhoff: http://marksandhoff.com

Makeup and Hair by Adi Adrian: http://www.adiadriansalon.com

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#SmulePickEmpower is this weeks theme!

#SmulePickEmpower is this weeks theme! 

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Happy Friday, Smuleans!

For newcomers, Smule Picks is a curated playlist of Smule’s favorite performances from the Sing! community based on a theme each week. Any community member can add the weekly Smule Picks hashtag to his or her recording description for a chance to be featured in this playlist, which we publish every Friday. And since today is Friday, it’s time to unveil a brand new playlist for this past week’s theme and announce the next one!

This week’s Featured SmulePicks playlist was based on the theme: GiveThanks. Check out the playlist right now on Smule or open up the Sing! Karaoke app and tap on the Hot Performances screen.

Selections from #SmulePickGiveThanks Playlist

Enter Your #SmulePickEmpower Recording!

This coming week’s theme is: GiveThanks! Here’s what you have to do for a chance to be featured in our Smule Picks playlist next week:

1) What makes you feel empowered? Sing it!

2) Add the hashtag #SmulePickEmpower!

3) Upload your recording by the deadline on Thursday, December 1st, at noon PST.

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Smule Spotlight: _Keithx

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My name is Keith. Im from the Philippines, but I live in Nebraska. I love art a lot. I draw, I paint, I take pictures, I sing, play instruments and anything thats related to art.. I love Sing! so much, it became a training ground for me when it comes to singing, I learned a lot of vocal techniques with singers around the world, showed me a lot of things I never thought I could do. Then eventually it became a part of my lifestyle, and now I couldn’t live without it :)

What makes you excited to Sing?

Whenever I make OCs I’m always so excited to listen to people who joined me, because thats how I usually discover talented people. Then I follow them and join their OCs 😻 So basically, stalking singers at Sing! excites me lol 🙈

Who influences you the most?

Here on Sing, the people who inspires me a lot are @AlneVillegas @pinoytonality @_Sarahx and @geliklardi
But the person who inspires me the most is Nicki Minaj. I know y’all think of her as this rapper who cusses and twerks a lot. But I see her differently, she is so much more than that. Ive been a fan since 09′ (shotout to the Barbz) and she always tells her fans to never give up and keep dreaming. that’s something i’ve been holding onto. And not all musicians are like that.

Share a personal fact no one would ever guess about you.

I laugh easily and for very little !! hihi

Can you share one quote or saying you love, that keeps you going in life?

In the instinct is the only truth

 

If you could have one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Of course Corsican dishes

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Smule Group Spotlight: MicDrop

Smule Spotlight: MicDrop

Our goal, in MicDrop, is just to be able to sing and have fun with no judgment or criticism. We are a group of diverse individuals, who share the same love, MUSIC. Our goal is for everyone no matter who you are or what you do, to be able to be a karaoke star with friends.

What is your favorite style to sing as a group?

Since we try to be as diverse as possible, our group favors every style of music.

If you could get together in real life for 3 days, what would you do?

If we could get together in real life, we would want to throw the biggest karaoke get-together the world has ever seen.

Who is your group leader(s) (Smule ID) for community to ask questions?

Our group leaders are _MD_VIP3R – Founder and _MD_Matt – Co-Founder.

@_MD_VIP3R or @_MD_Matt – abq_sings_31/Line for any questions, requests, or info on joining.

Name 5 qualities that you try to highlight in your group

Fun, diversity, open-mindedness, creativeness, and Fun

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Tuesday Tips – How to get feature on Smule Picks

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Tuesday Tips is part of our Smule Inspire program. Through shared performances, tips, guest blog posts by veteran users, we hope that Smule Inspire will do just as its name implies: inspire all users in the community – to connect, collaborate, and create music together … ultimately to have the best experience possible on Smule.

A question that is asked so often – How the heck does one get featured on Smule Picks. Well, we are here to advice you!

  1. Make sure the song you picked is related to the topic. If theme is “Happy Days” and you sing a song about a break-up, it’s probably not going to get featured. 😉
  2. Don’t tag ALL of your collabs. Pick the ones you like and #hashtag those selected ones. 500 entries on the same song is a bit much. 😛
  3. Join yourself. If you start an OC and you’re not happy with any of the joins, then join yourself!
  4. Be creative. We love when people try new things, or think outside of the box. Make your own rendition of the song, play an instrument, sing an original. cos-play! Afterall, this app is about having fun! :)

If you have a question you’d like to ask or even a topic you’d like to learn more about, please fill out the form on the Smule Inspire page!

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