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Latest Updates!

1) PERSONAL MESSAGE from Your Personal Singing Coach

2) NEW 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: Musical Terms

Learn about the basic musical terms that you might encounter in your singing journey.

4) FOUNDATION Website: Basics of Singing

Read about the Basics of Singing and build on your foundation for good singing.

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 #32 – Thick vs Thin Voicing

2) Pitching Tip #28 – Visualization is the Key to Better Pitching

~~ Enjoy Issue #30 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!

30 issues of Your Personal Singing Ezine have been written so far, and we are still going STRONG! Woo hoo!~

I would like to thank all our subscribers for your kind support, and also for all of you who are helping to spread the word about our website to your friends and family and complete strangers. ;-p

When this Ezine is sent out, it would mean that there is less than 1 week to go before my birthday comes on November 21.. haha.. but it is strange because I don’t feel any inkling to celebrate it at all!

Perhaps as we age, we tend not to want to celebrate that fact.. or perhaps I just want to keep it quiet this year!

Anyways, I am glad to be sharing my birthday with all of you singers, from all around the world, and that is more than enough of a celebration for me already!

The Christmas season is also just around the corner, and I would like to wish a happy and merry and healthy Christmas for the year of 2011!!

Here’s wishing everyone a very jolly christmas and new year, and that we all enjoy precious time with our loved ones, friends and family. ;-p

I would like to also request that you do make an effort to join Your Personal Singing Guide’s NEW Facebook Fan Page
(http://www.facebook.com/pages/Your-Personal-Singing-GuideCom/247342595295583)

and get your friends to join too!

We just started this Facebook Fan Page, to make sure that we do not lose any of our existing Facebook group contacts, and to build a stronger online community. 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 30th 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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NEW 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 brand 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.

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 new 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: Musical Terms

As we continue our musical education, we may encounter musical terms that we need to interpret or understand.

This is why I have chosen to talk about some of the most basic musical terms that we will be reading or looking at, once we start our singing education.

These are terms that describe dynamics of voice, tone, tempo, rhythm and other aspects of our singing.

Knowing these musical terms will certainly add to our singing ability, and also improve our musical knowledge!

Check out the Musical Terms now:

Musical Terms URL:

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

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FOUNDATION Website: Basics of Singing

Back to the basics, as many would say..

It is certainly important for us to return to the basics, and to revisit the roots of our singing education.

Knowing about these basics of singing certainly will help us to make sense of the myriad of knowledge that we learn during our singing journeys.

It also allows us to be able to categorize our knowledge better, and also to reiterate the foundational knowledge, so that we can continue to build on our singing technique.

After all, a skyscraper is certainly built on a solid foundation, and our singing voices are also the same!

Check out the Basics of Singing now:

http://www.your-personal-singing-guide.com/basics-of-singing.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 Tip #32 – Thick vs Thin Voicing

One of the benefits of being a vocal instructor is that you get to hear many different voices.

One thing I have noticed about voices is that they come in varying thickness.

Yes, you heard me, THICKNESS.

Some voices sound thick and heavy, whereas others sound thin and light, almost like a falsetto or wispy voice.

A thick voice helps us to sing loud, especially in the low part of our vocal range.

Usually if we were to start from the lowest comfortable not in our range, we can sing quite loud without doing much damage to our vocal folds.

However, if I were to ask you to try for the same volume and thickness at the top of your range, you would probably shout yourself hoarse to achieve that!

The thing is, our voices need to slowly thin themselves out as we move up in pitch.

The act of thinning helps us to be able to reach for high pitches, as the vocal folds literally stretch out and become thin, producing a thinner and lighter tone.

Try out some of the vocal exercises at this URL and see if you can thin your voice out as you move upwards in pitch:

Vocal Exercises URL:

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

The problem is, many of us choose to remain in our thick voice, and not thin ourselves out as we sing higher.

We feel that as we thin our voice, we lose much of our volume and dynamics, and we sound very soft!

We also lose a lot of the feeling of resonance that we mostly feel in our throat and chest area, that we had when we were singing in our thick sound.

However, thinning our voice out is probably the only way we are ever going to get to those high notes, so it is extremely important for us to work on this.

Once we have mastered this aspect of our singing, we can then start to see if we can make our thin voice sound a bit more sharp or bright.

That alone helps to make us sound louder on a thin voice, and also gives us more ‘power’ and dynamics in our singing.

Read up more about the various chapters in my website, and the latest updates that I have put up:

Singing Blog URL:

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

Do feel free to message me at our NEW Facebook Fan Page if you should have any questions at all! ;-p

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Pitching Tip #28 – Visualization is the Key to Better Pitching

I have cured many supposedly ‘tone deaf’ people in the course of my 10-year career as a vocal coach.

One of my female students (whom I cured) once exclaimed that she never thought she could sing in pitch!

It was certainly just a matter of getting them to listen to themselves, but also getting them to visualize and feel the notes in a scale.

Before finding out what this tip can help you achieve, do check out some useful pitching exercises that you can do everyday:

Pitching Exercises URL:

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

Now, what do I mean by visualizing the notes in a scale?

Usually I draw a person’s face, and tell them that this relates to their own face and body.

I then separate the face into different horizontal layers, telling them that the lowest note occurs just around the chin area, and the highest note occurs up around the head area.

I usually restrict the pitches to a simple major scale, from Doh to high Doh.

When the ‘tone deaf’ person sings the scale, I get them to look at the picture of the face, and literally ‘see’ the notes getting higher and getting lower.

This helps them to identify whether the pitch is high or low, and also helps them to visualize their notes in their mind, since they can see it on the white board too.

I also get them to feel the vibrations and resonance when they sing these pitches.

Most of them would note that the lower notes sound thicker or heavier, and the higher notes sound thinner or lighter.

This ties in with my previous tip on voice training, which is just above this tip. ;-p

Feeling the lower notes as a thicker sound also induces them to think of it as coming from the ‘chest’ area, and this also helps with visualization.

As for the higher notes, I usually associate them with a thinner and lighter sound, nearer to the ‘head’ area.

Of course, different students feel different things, but the main thing is that they FEEL and VISUALIZE something, and they REMEMBER and ASSOCIATE it with the notes they are singing.

Do read the 2 tips that I have provided today, and see if you do understand what I mean!

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

Singing Books URL:

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

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

Singing FAQ URL:

http://www.your-personal-singing-guide.com/singing-tips.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) Consolidating Information
2) Growing a Stronger Online Community

~~ Ending Words ~~

Here ends Issue #30 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 NEW 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 January 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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