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Latest Updates!

1) PERSONAL 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) UPDATED Website Section: Pitching Exercises

Check out the latest updates for our Pitching Exercises section!

4) RESOURCE Website Section: Voice Care

Proper Voice Care for Your Precious 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 #21 – Balancing on the Tightrope of our Singing Voice

2) Rhythm Tip #14 – Singing after the Beat

~~ Enjoy Issue #19 of Your Personal Singing Ezine! ~~

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~~ Latest Updates ~~

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Message from Your Personal Singing Coach:

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

Thank you everyone for your support towards Your Personal Singing Ezine, and I am proud to announce that we have reached 19 issues, and are now just one shy of completing a set of 20 issues since we began!

This 19th issue arrives during the World Cup season, and I’m sure many of you or your friends are glued to the television, watching the various football matches, and supporting your favorite teams.

In fact, in Singapore where I am based in, all the coffee shops and fast food joints as well as pubs and dining places are all echoing with the shouts of zealous football fans, cheering and jeering as the matches are being played.

For those who are living in the United States, it is also only a couple of days to the 4th of July (Independence Day), and I wish all of you a lovely day of celebration and fun, and lots of singing and music too! ;-p

This current Ezine issue continues to provide you with many tips on singing, and also updates you regarding the various happenings at my singing website.

Of course, all the tips provided are totally for free, and I am certainly surviving on google ads and my day-job to tide me over in my day-to-day living expenses. It is my passion for singing that drives me to continue to post new content on the website, and also to answer the queries that everyone has sent me over the past 2 years and more!

I certainly hope to keep doing this for as long as I can, and to continue to impact lives all over the world. As long as I can inspire one more person, this website will certainly continue to exist and flourish!

All I am asking is that you join Your Personal Singing Guide’s Facebook Group

, and get your friends to join too. Help me to spread the word to everyone in the world, so that my website can begin to touch lives that I can’t even begin to imagine right now.

Do enjoy the tips that I am providing for you in this 19th 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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UPDATED Website Section: Pitching Exercises

I have finally found some time to update the drills and exercises in this section, and you will find that I have added more music for everyone to use and practise!

This updated music can be found in the sections on ‘Major Scales’ and ‘Minor Scales’, and it consists of more practice music, ranging from a wider range of keys.

I will continue to find time to update more of the drills on the website, so that it can become more useful for everyone in your daily singing practice, so do keep checking back with our website to find out the latest updates!

The pitching exercises in this section are fairly simple and easy to use, and you can follow the instructions I have laid out in the relevant webpage. However, do be careful not to strain your voice, and also not to practise too hard and end up with a sore throat. The best guideline is that if your throat hurts, you are certainly doing something wrong, and you should stop immediately.

Ok, check out the section on Pitching Exercises now, and start off your singing education:

Pitching Exercises URL:


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RESOURCE Website Section: Voice Care

Taking care of our voice is equally important as training it and making sure that we sing properly and avoid vocal abuse.

This is why I set up this chapter on ‘Voice Care’, to give everyone some important tips on how to take care of your voice, and also what foods you should or should not eat.

There are also important tips on what to avoid doing in order to reduce the amount of damage that we do to our voices in everyday situations.

These are just some things that we should be practicing daily, so that it becomes very natural to us to take care of our singing voice!

Ok, check out the section on Voice Care now, and start protecting your singing voice:

Voice Care 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
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 #21 – Balancing on the Tightrope of our Singing Voice

A lot of us think that to sing well means to use a lot of strength and force, especially when we sing the higher notes in a song.

In fact, many of us will use our diaphragm and push more air on our vocal cords, so as to try to hit those high and difficult notes.

However, from my experience in singing and teaching, it is really more important to find a good balance between breath and vocal cords, and to get a good and healthy sound by balancing on the tightrope of our singing voice.

For those who do know how to play string instruments (eg violin, cello, viola etc), you will be better able to understand what I mean.

The balance that I am referring to is somewhat similar to the balance that string players have to find between their bow and the string, so as to produce a good and strong sound.

Everytime we sing, we have to feel this balance in our bodies and our voice, and this feeling of balance is caused by our vocal cords vibrating and creating counter pressure in our body and our diaphragm.

In essence, we should not be pushing too hard on our vocal cords and our voice, or it may result in vocal damage or abuse.

However, if we do not use enough strength, then our voices may become airy and weak, or we may not be able to hit the notes that we want.

What we should be doing is exploring this relationship between our breath and our voice, and finding the right balance for ourselves, based on the kind of singing voice that we would like to have.

This is why singing takes time and effort, and is a never-ending journey of learning and exploration!

To find out more about some useful vocal exercises that you can use to train your voice, do visit the URL below:

Vocal Exercises URL:


Also, we should always be sure to warm up our singing voices before we do any exercises or training.

Check out the URL below for some useful vocal warmups:

Vocal Warmups URL:


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Rhythm Tip #14 – Singing after the Beat

I was judging a singing competition recently, with various other local singers and also an experienced singing judge and singer.

During the judging, one of the judges mentioned this comment, which I felt was quite meaningful.

He told one of the contestants that she should always be singing ‘after’ the beat, instead of before it.

Now, what exactly does it mean to sing after the beat?

For those who know about rhythm and groove, you will be able to understand that most of the time, we try to sing a little bit behind the beat, so that we do not sound like we are rushing to meet the rhythmic demands of the song.

Singing before the beat or note comes in is certainly not desirable, because that would mean that you are singing too fast, and you need to slow down.

Singing exactly ON the beat is also not very desirable, because it makes the song sound too artificial and controlled, and there is no sense of groove or feel to the performance.

Certainly, singing too far after the beat is also not good, because then it would mean that you are singing too slowly, and need to speed up.

The best time to sing is sometime just after the beat comes in, so that we do not sound as though we are directly on beat, and yet we also do not sound as though we are singing too slowly and need to speed up.

This is also another balance that we have to find and master, if we are to achieve a good singing performance every time we sing!

To understand more about singing problems as well as rhythm problems in singing, do check out the URL below:

Singing Problems URL:


In order for us to be able to sing slightly behind the beat and yet not sound like we are singing too slowly, we have to develop a great sense of rhythm and timing, and this has to come naturally when we sing.

It certainly takes a lot of time and effort to develop this rhythmic sense as well as level of musicality, and we can do this by taking up theory or rhythm lessons, or even by learning other instruments that require us to have a good sense of rhythm, for example the drums.

To find out more about singing books that help us to develop a good sense of rhythm, do check out the URL below:

Singing Books URL:


Hopefully this rhythm tip will help those who are having some problems with their timing and beat, and help guide you towards singing more on the beat!

To find out more about other basic singing FAQ that singers may have, check out this URL:

Singing FAQ URL:


Should you have any questions, feel free to email me at enquiry@your-personal-singing-guide.com or use the feedback form available on our Contact Us page.

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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Here ends Issue #19 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 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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