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Latest Updates

1) Message from Your Personal Singing Coach

2) Your Personal Singing Guide has been Stumbled Upon Again!

3) Brand NEW Website Section! Singing Contests!

o Check out some personal tips for overcoming stagefright during auditions and competitions, as well as how to ace those singing contests and score your first WIN!

4) FEATURED Website Section! Breathing Exercises!

o Learn all about some basic and advanced breathing exercises you can practice at home to strengthen your breath support and control during singing!

5) COMMUNICATE with Your Personal Singing Coach!

o Send us your comments and compliments! Let us know what you want to see on our website! We will do our best to oblige your request!

Personal Singing Tips – Special Focus on Musical Scales

1) Rhythm Training Tip #2 – Training your Body Rhythm Sense

2) Vocal Training Tip #6 – Scale Singing for Warming Up

3) Pitching Training Tip #4 – Pitch Jumps in a Major Scale

~~ Enjoy Issue #4 of Your Personal Singing Ezine! ~~

Homepage URL:

~~ Latest Updates ~~

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Message from Your Personal Singing Coach:

“Welcome all fellow singers and singing students!

This 4th issue of our Ezine promises to provide many useful tips for training your vocals, as well as to improve your pitching and rhythm sense! The tips are all tailored around musical scales, so do check out more information about these scales at our URL:

Pitching Exercises URL:


For those of you who missed out on these 2 issues, you can check out the back-issues of our Ezine at the following URL:

Ezine Back-Issues URL:


Our website is also undergoing some upgrading over the next few months, with designers coming in to conceptualise a new look for the website! This is very exciting news for us, as our readers and fans can look forward to a newer and more exciting website for all!

Some of our dear readers have also added our site to Stumble Upon! once again (twice in 2 months), and I thank you for your help in spreading the word about singing to more people around the world!

Do feel free to share Your Personal Singing Ezine with your friends, or better still, get them to come and subscribe to their very own Personal Singing Ezine so that they can start receiving their EXCLUSIVE singing tips in their emails immediately!”

Yours Sincerely,

Aaron Matthew Lim
Your Personal Singing Coach

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Your Personal Singing Guide has been Stumbled Upon Again!

o Some of our dear readers have added our website on Stumble Upon for the 2nd time in 2 months, allowing many others in the world to access our website and learn about the great singing tips that we have here!

Stumble Upon allows people to share their favourite websites with everyone, and also lets people Stumble through websites from selected topics, providing a more targeted and effective search experience!

I feel very happy and grateful whenever I see that our readers are helping to spread the word about singing to more people around the world, and allowing our singing community to grow!

Hope that our readers and fans can help to keep our website alive and growing, and reach out to others in their own communities too!

To find out more about Stumble Upon! click on the following URL:

Stumble Upon! URL:

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Brand NEW Website Section! Singing Contests!

o Singing Contests can be quite scary, especially the initial audition round! The judges can look quite menacing, and we often get the jitters and fail to perform up to our own expectations!

Do not worry! I have provided some useful tips to help you overcome your stagefright, as well as guide you with regards to your stage performance, image and presentation, so as to allow you to be able to make a good impression on the judges!

You might even be able to score your first win at the next singing contest! Just keep working at improving yourself and your singing, and you will certainly achieve your goals!

Click on the link below to visit this useful section on Singing Contests!

Singing Contests URL:

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FEATURED Website Section! Breathing Exercises!

o Learn all about the most effective breathing exercises that help you to strengthen your breathing for singing, and also teach you to control your breath better!

There are tips that teach you how to breathe properly for singing, engaging your diaphragm and allowing your body to take in sufficient air to support your high or projected notes!

There are also basic and more advanced breathing exercises that help you to strengthen your breath support and control when singing, so that your voice will sound stable and well-supported!

With these breathing exercises that target the breath support in your singing voice, you will certainly achieve a better singing voice in no time!

Click on the link below to visit this useful section on Breathing Exercises!

Breathing Exercises URL:


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COMMUNICATE with Your Personal Singing Coach!

o After setting up our Contact Us page on our website, I have received many emails from our readers regarding the tips on our website, and I have also received many ideas about what to write!

Do keep these ideas coming, and let us know what you wish to see on our website, and we will try our best to make the improvements as quickly as we can!

Do take note that for the security word challenge, you will need to type the word in ‘CAPITAL LETTERS’ exactly as it appears, or you will not be able to send us your comments and we would have missed out on valuable feedback from you!

Click on the link below to send us your comments and feedback!

Contact Us URL:


~~ Personal Singing Tips – Special Focus on Musical Scales~~

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Rhythm Training Tip #2 – Training Your Body Rhythm Sense!

As a vocal instructor, I often encounter students with rhythm problems when singing. These students cannot seem to catch the proper beats, and also have problems knowing when to start singing and when to stop.

This is actually a singing problem related to our sense of rhythm, and can be strengthened by improving our body rhythm sense!

One effective way to do this is for us to clap the main beats whenever we sing our scale exercises during vocal warmups. For example, we can sing our warmups to a 4 beat rhythm, with each note being sung for 4 full beats. After each note, we would change our breath and then sing the next note in the scale.

For each note that we sing, we would clap 4 times in a steady fashion, following the main beats of the overall rhythm. This is because each note consists of 4 beats, so we would clap 4 times if we were clapping to the main beats in each note.

For those of us who wish to try this out at home, you can always practice using the pitching exercises provided on our website, and incorporate the clapping whenever you sing these exercises.

However, for these exercises uploaded on our website, you should clap only once or even twice quickly for each note in order to get the proper rhythm sense:

Pitching Exercises URL:


This method helps us to engage our body as well as train our coordination when we sing, because as we know, we need a good sense of rhythm in order to be able to sing to the beat of our songs!

Once we are able to clap to the beat in a steady and natural manner, we can then try to move in a side-to-side fashion, according to the rhythm of our song, or even according to the steady beat of a metronome.

This will help us to train our overall body rhythm, and keep us singing to the correct beat for all of our songs!

For those who wish to get some additional training resources to help you with your rhythm training, check out these useful Rhythm Ear Training Books:

Rhythm Ear Training Books URL:


I will also be adding a new website section on Singing Rhythm very soon, so do keep yourselves updated and come back regularly to check on our website progress!

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Vocal Training Tip #6 – Scale Singing for Warming Up!

The 2nd tip in our special focus on musical scales is how we can warm up our voices by singing basic musical scales! These scales train our voices to be able to hit various pitches accurately, as well as to familiarise ourselves with the musical notes in a basic scale.

Scale training is an effective way to warm up because it utilizes various vowels in each of the solfege terms (Doh, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Ti, Doh) and teaches us to articulate each of these vowels properly so that our diction becomes clearer and well-practiced.

Whenever we do these scale singing warmups, we need to pay attention not only to our diction or pronunciation, but also to our voice stability for each note that we sing, making sure that each note in the scale is sung well and to the full duration that it is supposed to be sung.

This helps us to target our breathing, our vocal stability, our body rhythm, as well as our diction, all in ONE simple scale singing exercise!

Be sure to practice the scale singing exercises available on our website, and you will be able to target these basic aspects of your singing voice.

For those of us who wish to get some additional help with your vocal training, you can check out these effective singing books recommended by me, Your Personal Singing Coach.

Vocal Training Books URL:


For those who wish to try out more vocal exercises that target various aspects of our singing, check out the website section on Vocal Exercises and practice with the various exercise music clips uploaded there.

Vocal Exercises URL:


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Pitching Training Tip #4 – Pitch Jumps in a Major Scale!

The final tip in our special focus on musical scales is on how our basic scales can help us to manage and train our pitch jumps better, allowing us to sing more in tune for our songs!

The basic major scale is made up of the following notes:

Doh Re Mi Fa Sol La Ti High-Doh

We can actually sing these notes in a pitch-jump fashion, starting from the first note:

Doh-Re, Doh-Mi, Doh-Fa, Doh-Sol, Doh-La, Doh-Ti, Doh-High Doh

This will allow us to hit the various pitches in a major scale, and also train our voice to make increasingly larger pitch jumps as we move progressively up the major scale.

We can also sing these pitch jumps in succession, one after another, so that we train our voice to react quickly to pitch jumps, and still be able to hit the pitches accurately!

If you notice, these are also the 7 basic major intervals that I have talked about on our website! These intervals are extremely useful in helping us to train our pitching sense, and also help us to sing more in tune.

Check out the link provided below to read up more about interval singing:

Interval Singing URL:


For those who wish to get some useful pitching tips in general, to aid you when you are training your pitching ability, click on the following URL:

Pitching Tips URL:

For those of us who wish to get additional help in our pitching and ear training, do consider some of these useful and effective Ear Training Books that help to target our Pitching and Listening abilities effectively!

Pitching Training Books URL:


~~ Website Work in Progress ~~

1) Singing Rhythm
2) NEW Look for Entire Website
3) FREE Ebook Resource!

~~ Ending Words ~~

Here ends Issue #4 of Your Personal Singing Ezine!

I hope that you will find the above tips useful in your singing practices, and feel free to email me at
or use the Contact Us page provided on our website if you have any feedback, requests or any questions about singing! I will be glad to reply and also to discuss singing tips with you!

Do also subscribe to the RSS feed provided on my website so as to be constantly updated about the new and exciting content that will appear on Your Personal Singing Guide website!

Also, if you find Your Personal Singing Guide and Ezine useful to you, please do spread the word and invite your friends to come visit our website and join you in your singing practices too!

Help us to let more people ‘Stumble Upon’ us and discover the joy of singing!

So, keep practising your singing in the meantime, and remember to check our website regularly for updates and new resources!


Aaron Matthew Lim
Your Personal Singing Coach
Your Personal Singing Guide

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