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Latest Updates!

1) PERSONAL MESSAGE from Your Personal Singing Coach

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

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

3) RESOURCE Webpage: Ear Training

Our ears are just so important to our singing training! Train them well!

4) FOUNDATION Website: Singing FAQ

Learn from the questions that others ask. Don’t do it the hard way.

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 Mindset Tip #3 – Singing Can Be Learnt. But You Need To Practise!

2) Pitching Tip #33 – Sliding to the Pitch vs Singing On the Pitch

~~ Enjoy Issue #35 of Your Personal Singing Ezine! ~~

Homepage URL:
http://www.your-personal-singing-guide.com

~~ Latest Updates ~~

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Message from Your Personal Singing Coach:

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

A Happy Labour Day or May Day to those of us who do celebrate this festive day!

We are nearing the middle of the year, and it is time to ask ourselves if we have spent the first few months of the year working towards our goals, or if we have just wasted all those months away.

As I grow older, I am beginning to realize the importance of time, and the importance of striving to achieve what I would like to achieve in my life, before I run out of time!

This is probably why when older people look at the younger generation wasting time on computer games, they start to nag and advise the young people to get off their butts, and get to work.

It is my hope to be able to achieve more with this website this year, and I certainly hope that you can continue to support this humble little website, and spread the love for singing to more people in the world.

Hopefully, with the free resources available here, we can reach out to those less fortunate in the world, and help them to train their voices, even if they can’t afford to attend a single singing lesson.

This is probably also my legacy and my gift to the world, and every person that I help will move me one step closer towards achieving my dreams.

I would also like to ask that we help to ask our friends and family members to join Your Personal Singing Guide’s Facebook Fan Page
(http://www.facebook.com/pages/Your-Personal-Singing-GuideCom/247342595295583)

and get your friends to join too!

Joining this Facebook Fan Page will enable us to build a strong online community, and also to interact with fellow lovers of music and singing, and have more fun together!

Do enjoy the tips that I am providing for you in this 35th 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:

http://www.your-personal-singing-guide.com/Your_Personal_Singing_EZine-backissues.html

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 FANPAGE for all supporters and fans of Your Personal Singing Guide

As some of you might now, Facebook is updating their Facebook Groups, and some of our groups might be archived.

In order to avoid losing contact with all of you great people out there, I am starting this new Facebook Fan Page so that we have a new page to meet up at, and to continue keeping in touching with each other!

This fan page will serve the same purpose as the previous Facebook group, just that I will be visiting this fan page more now, and hope that you can just leave your comments there for me to read.

Do also remember to LIKE the fan page so that you will join us as a member and be updated with our regular singing tips and updates.

I will make more effort to reply your comments at this fan page, and hopefully we can start more conversations there!

Should you have any compliments on our website, do feel free to drop us a comment here as well, and we will be extremely grateful for your kind comments. ;-p

So, do check out the URL below and join our Facebook fanpage now:

Your Personal Singing Guide Facebook FanPage URL:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Your-Personal-Singing-GuideCom/247342595295583

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

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RESOURCE Webpage: Ear Training

Our ears are as important, if not more important than our singing voices.

They allow us to be able to hear what we are singing, and how we are singing.

As a singer on stage, it is vital for us to be able to hear ourselves, so as to avoid damaging our voices when we sing.

Even in our everyday lives, it is important for us to be able to hear ourselves when we speak, lest we hurt our voices by speaking too loudly or harshly.

Training our ears to be more sensitive and aware of our voices, will certainly take us a long way in our singing training.

Check out the tips on Ear Training now:

http://www.your-personal-singing-guide.com/ear-training.html

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FOUNDATION Website: Singing FAQ

The easiest way for us to learn a new skill, is to actually pay more attention to what other people ask, and what other people have gone through.

This certainly will save us from undergoing the same problems that others face, and also find a faster and smoother path towards a better voice.

We can also definitely identify with those who share the same problems as us, and learn from how they overcame their problems.

Check out the chapter on Singing FAQ now:

http://www.your-personal-singing-guide.com/singing-tips.html

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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:

http://www.your-personal-singing-guide.com/contact-us.html

~~ Personal Singing Tips! ~~

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Vocal Mindset Tip #3 – Singing Can Be Learnt. But You Need To Practise.

Running a music school has its advantages. I get to meet many people from different walks of life, and interact with them about music and singing.

One common question many of them ask about singing is this: “Can Singing Be Taught?”

This is actually not such a simple question to answer, but we’ll just tackle the basic definitions in this short writeup.

For those who wish to start from scratch, check out the Basics of Singing below:

http://www.your-personal-singing-guide.com/basics-of-singing.html

Singing entails vocal production, or producing a good sound when you singing.

This can be taught through the practice of vocal exercises, and getting students to produce good sound in their singing training.

Singing students have to be very consistent and regular in their practice, because Singing is very much a skill that requires lots of muscle memory.

This muscle memory will only occur if we practice the vocal exercises daily (many times throughout a day is recommended), so that the vocal muscles recognise and remember how to produce the sound that is required.

This is especially so because we can’t see our vocal folds, and we can only depend on this muscle memory to train them and allow them to do their work on a sub-conscious level, each time we sing or produce sound.

So, for all serious singing students out there, be sure to practice your singing religiously everyday, a few times a day, so as to instill good vocal habits and make them part of your natural singing/speaking patterns!

Certainly, singing also does entail artistry and emotions/expression, and these aspects are much harder to teach because they are so subjective and fluctuate depending on the tastes of the music industry.

However, with a good set of vocals, we would have a greater and more varied palette of voices and sounds that would then make us more versatile singers!

Read up more about Vocal Exercises that you can do to train up your voice:

http://www.your-personal-singing-guide.com/vocal-exercises.html

Start your singing practice now, and stick to your training routine! ;-p

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Pitching Tip #33 – Sliding to the Pitch vs Singing On the Pitch

Pitching is one of the key things that audiences listen out for when they watch a singing performance.

A song with badly pitched vocals will certainly sound terrible and unsalvageable!

For those who wish to tackle their basic pitching problems first, check out the URL below:

http://www.your-personal-singing-guide.com/pitching-exercises.html

One common issue with regards to pitching relates to how many students often slide up to a pitch, instead of sing on the pitch itself.

Say for example you are singing a simple Major Scale – Doh Re Mi Fa Sol La Ti Doh.

Would you be training yourself to pitch better, if for every note that you sing, you take a long time to slide from a lower pitch up to the exact note that you are supposed to sing?

You would then be subconsciously training yourself to sing the note slightly lower at first, before sliding up and hitting the correct pitch.

This might translate to future singing problems when you are just unable to sing directly on the exact pitch.

My advice to singers would be to practice singing ON the pitch exactly, or as close to the pitch as you can.

This allows you to just think of the pitch you want, and be able to sing the exact pitch, instead of relying on sliding to adjust and accommodate for your lack of pitch accuracy.

It feels a little bit like playing a violin, when some violinists aren’t able to play the right notes exactly, but rely on vibrato to help them to adjust to the pitch later on.

Certainly, pitch sliding is useful for singing, in terms of artistry and expression, giving more ‘feel’ to the song in certain suitable genres.

However, the basics of pitching should still be practiced, and it is always better to do so by singing on the pitch, before we try to slide our pitches in our singing.

Try this out and let me know what you think! ;-p

To find out more about singing books that help us to develop more of our singing talents, do check out the URL below:

Singing Books URL:

http://www.your-personal-singing-guide.com/singing-books.html

To read up more about me as a vocal instructor making a living in Singapore, check out this URL:

About Me URL:

http://www.your-personal-singing-guide.com/music-instructor.html

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:

http://www.your-personal-singing-guide.com/Your_Personal_Singing_EZine-backissues.html

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

~~ Website Work in Progress ~~

1) Next Ezine on 1st June 2012
2) Growing a Stronger Online Community
3) Consolidating Singing Queries for a FREE ebook

~~ Ending Words ~~

Here ends Issue #35 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 Fan Page so that we can meet each other, and build a stronger online community!

Feel free to email me at
Your_Personal_Singing_EZine@your-personal-singing-guide.com
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!

The next issue of Your Personal Singing Ezine will be sent to you by 1 June 2012, 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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