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Latest Updates!

1) MESSAGE from Your Personal Singing Coach

2) FACEBOOK GROUP for all supporters and fans of Your Personal Singing Guide

Join our facebook group now and keep in touch with the latest news from Your Personal Singing Guide.com!

3) FEATURED Website Section: Singing Problems

Knowing your own unique singing problem will help you to target it more effectively and eliminate it quickly.

4) RESOURCE Website Section: Vocal Exercises

Vocal Exercises that focus on different aspects of your singing voice.

5) COMMUNICATE with Your Personal Singing Coach

Send in your questions about singing, and also compliments or feedback about this website!

Personal Singing Tips!

1) Vocal Tip #17 – Yawning your way to a deeper, rounder voice

2) Pitching Tip #15 – Solfege as an important tool to better pitching

3) Rhythm Tip #13 – Knowing how long to rest is equally as important as knowing when to sing

~~ Enjoy Issue #15 of Your Personal Singing Ezine! ~~

Homepage URL:

~~ Latest Updates ~~

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Message from Your Personal Singing Coach:

“Welcome all fellow singers, vocal coaches and singing students!

This 15th issue of Your Personal Singing Ezine coincides with the dawn of the new year of 2010, and I’m sure it will be a wonderful year for one and all!

With the arrival of the new year, Your Personal Singing Ezine has also reached a new high in subscription, having broken the 2,000 barrier and with numbers steadily increasing by the day!!

Your Personal Singing Guide website has also broken new ground, reaching readership of more than 700 visitors per day!!

This is all thanks to everyone’s support, and I would like to personally thank each and every one of you for sharing our Ezine with your friends, and also for spreading news about my website to your loved ones and friends too.

I would also like to once again invite everyone to join Your Personal Singing Guide’s Facebook Group

) and be a member of our group, so that I can more effectively update everyone about the latest happenings at our website, and also engage everyone in discussions about singing and music.

Here’s wishing everyone a very happy 2010, and I sincerely hope that we can all fulfill our New Year resolutions this year and aspire towards our goals and achieve them! I certainly will have my goals regarding this website, and I will strive very hard to achieve them in 2010!

Do enjoy the tips that I am providing for you in this 15th issue of this Ezine, and feel free to share Your Personal Singing Ezine with your friends and loved ones, or better still, get them to come and subscribe to their very own Personal Singing Ezine! I will be glad to share my singing tips and pointers with them too!

If you wish to share with your friends the back-issues of our Ezine, feel free to do so too:


Also, if you feel that our website is really beneficial to you, please do let us know by dropping us an email through our Contact Us section on the website! Your comments will be greatly appreciated!”

Yours Sincerely,

Aaron Matthew Lim

Your Personal Singing Coach

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FACEBOOK GROUP for all supporters and fans of Your Personal Singing Guide

For those of you who subscribe to our Personal Singing Ezine, do make it a point to join our Facebook Group for readers of Your Personal Singing Guide.

This facebook group allows us to keep in contact with each other online, and also to discuss various topics about singing and music.

Basically, we can build an online music community, but I do need your help for this. Hopefully you can join this facebook group, and also get your friends and family to join too!

I am sure it will be fun to interact with people from all around the world, and exchange pointers and contacts with musicians and singers from every part of the globe!

So, do check out the URL below and join our facebook group now!

Your Personal Singing Guide Facebook Group URL:


Thank you for your help, and I hope that our music community keeps growing by the minute!

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FEATURED Website Section: Singing Problems

This section on Singing Problems remains one of the most popular chapters on my website, because it offers us a chance to diagnose our own unique singing problems.

With a correct diagnosis of our problem(s), we can then look for the solutions to these problems, without searching blindly for a cure-it-all that may not specifically treat our singing ‘ailments’.

Some common problems include singing out of tune, which I am sure that many of us will admit to doing sometimes, as well as running out of breath when singing, which certainly disrupts the feel of the song that we sing.

Knowing how to correct these problems will certainly aid us in our journey towards better singing, and achieving a healthy and pleasant singing voice!

To find out more about common singing problems, do check out the URL below:


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RESOURCE Website Section: Vocal Exercises

Vocal Exercises are vital in our quest for a healthy and strong singing voice.

In fact, the exercises on my website target various aspects of our singing voice and help us achieve a more well-rounded set of vocals.

For those who only wish to work on certain areas of your voice, you can just focus on the exercises that target that specific area.

Check out the section on Vocal Exercises now:

Vocal Exercises URL:


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COMMUNICATE with Your Personal Singing Coach!

Do make use of the Contact Us page on our website, for those of you who wish to ask me questions about singing, or would wish to let us know how great a job we are doing with our website.

We welcome all your comments, and hope to hear from you regularly regarding our website and how we can improve!

I would also like to invite those of you who would wish for me to answer any burning questions about singing, to write in using the online form here and let me know what your questions are.

I will certainly do my very best to answer them, and maybe some of your queries will find their way onto our
newest website section for Singing FAQ!

Do also 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!

In fact, many of you have already sent in your positive feedback, and I certainly look forward to receiving more from all you readers out there!

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! ~~

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Vocal Tip #17 – Yawning Your Way to a Deeper, Rounder Voice

Today i was teaching my students how to yawn their way to a deeper, rounder voice.

Yes, yawning does help us in our singing, and it is actually the body’s way to allow us to take in more oxygen when we breathe.

Similarly, when we sing like we are yawning, our throat is at its most open state, and we are able to produce a deeper and rounder tone in our voice.

Of course, before we explore our voices, we need to do proper vocal warmups to stretch our vocal cords well:

Vocal Warmups URL:


Now, one way we can use the yawn in our vocal training, is just to yawn from a high pitch down to a low pitch.

What I mean is that we can just imitate a yawn, but yawn from high to low, so that the yawn sounds like it is going downwards in pitch like an airplane landing on the runway.

In this way, we are able to open up our throat more while singing, and also to connect our high and low pitches smoothly.

This also helps us to relax our mouth and jaw when we sing, and this is certainly crucial in achieving a good rounded singing voice!

Should you wish to check out other vocal exercises for singing, do visit the URL below:

Vocal Exercises URL:


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Pitching Tip #15 – Solfege as an Important Tool to Better Pitching

Solfege is an extremely important tool that we can use to improve our pitching, and it is something that I use daily during the lessons that I conduct.

For those who need to catch up on basic musical scales and terms first, do click on this link:

Musical Terms URL:


Now, as you should know, a major scale can be written in solfege like this:

1 (Doh) 2 (Re) 3 (Mi) 4 (Fa) 5 (Sol) 6 (La) 7 (Ti) 1 (high Doh)

The reason why solfege is such a useful tool, is because it allows us to visualize the pitches easily once we know how these pitches are related to each other.

For example, when we know that 5 (Sol) is higher in pitch than 4 (Fa), we will be able to pitch the Sol note better in relation to the previous Fa note.

Also, solfege allows us to work in relative key instead of absolute notes, and this is extremely useful because we do not need to know if we are singing in B major or C# major!

Solfege helps to simplify our learning process, and makes it much more convenient for us when we are practicing our pitching exercises.

The only difficulty in singing solfege is that we have to memorise the names of the notes. However, this is a small obstacle to overcome, considering the benefits of using the solfege system!

For those of you who wish to read about some useful Pitching Interval Exercises, you are free to check out my webpage on it:

Interval Training URL:


You can also check out more pitching and ear training books at my webpage on Singing Books:

Singing Books URL:


Certainly, with constant practice, your pitching will improve, and you will get more compliments on your singing!

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Rhythm Tip #13 – Knowing How Long to Rest is Equally as Important as Knowing When To Sing

Many of us think that we go out of rhythm when we sing because we do not know when to start singing.

However, it is also equally important for us to know how long to rest, or rather, to know how long to not sing in a song.

For those who wish to find out more about some basic Rhythm FAQ, you can check out the relevant section on our website:

Rhythm FAQ URL:


Anyway, how would we know how long we should rest or not sing during a song?

One way is to count the number of beats after the singer has stopped singing, and stop counting once the singer starts singing again.

This is only useful if the break between sentences is a substantial one so that we can count at least a few beats before the next sentence begins.

Another way will be for us to keep counting the regular rhythm, and to take note of when the next sentence begins.

For example, whether the next sentence starts on the 1st beat of the next bar, or on the 2nd or 3rd or even the last beat of the bar (for a 4-beat song).

Then, we can work backwards and count how many beats we are not singing, and this helps us to understand our singing rhythm better.

For those who genuinely need help with your rhythm sense, there are good books that you can consult at this URL:

Rhythm Books URL:


Check out the following URL for some Useful Rhythm Terms that we may come across during our rhythm training:

Rhythm Terms URL:


Those of you who wish to check out the previous issues of our Ezine for other tips on singing can also go to the following URL:

Your Personal Singing Ezine Back-Issues URL:


Keep up your training as a singer, and do also keep me updated about your progress!

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1) FREE Ebook
2) Rhythm Section
3) Increasing Website Traffic

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Here ends Issue #15 of Your Personal Singing Ezine!

I hope that this issue is useful to you, and that you are able to gain some knowledge from what I have written in this Ezine. I always try to provide tips that you can use, in a manner that is easy to understand and apply in daily life.

Do remember to answer the online survey by clicking on the link provided in this Ezine, and let me know what you want from our website so that we can provide more of the information you require.

Also, join our facebook group so that we can finally meet each other, and share our interests and ideas online!

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, remember to forward this issue of Your Personal Singing Ezine to your friends and loved ones, and encourage them to come visit our website and join you in your singing practices too!

Singing is always more fun in a community with more people!

Your Personal Singing Ezine will be back in another 6 weeks’ time, but be sure to check back at our website frequently and keep practising your singing!

Aaron Matthew Lim
Your Personal Singing Coach
Your Personal Singing Guide

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