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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: Vocal Warmup

Music resources available here for you to do your daily vocal warmups!

4) FOUNDATION Website: Singing Problems

Knowing our problems is already half the battle won!

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 #4 – The Importance of Daily Practice

2) Pitching Tip #34 – Why Do We Practise Singing Intervals?

~~ Enjoy Issue #36 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!

It is a time for us Singaporeans to relax, because the June school holidays are here, and all the school students will have a month of rest from school! Hooray!

For everyone else in the world, I’m not sure if you also have this luxury, but I wish that you also enjoy the month of June, and keep practicing your singing.

I, for one, am going to take this opportunity to visit the country of Spain, and also visit my sister who lives in Madrid.

It will be such a lovely trip, and I am so looking forward to going there! And of course, being able to take a break from my work is just such a luxury for me.

I will still of course be in touch with everyone online, and will respond to your emails and comments when I am back in Singapore after the 18th of June.

In the meantime, here is this Ezine to keep you company during this month, and I hope you enjoy reading it.

Once again, I would also like to ask that we ask our friends and family members to also join Your Personal Singing Guide’s Facebook Fan Page

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 36th 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 FANPAGE for all supporters and fans of Your Personal Singing Guide

As some of you might now, Facebook has updated their Facebook Groups and archived our previous Facebook Group page. This means that I am no longer able to use the group to message everyone or to inform you about updates at our website.

In order to avoid losing contact with all of you great people out there, I started this Facebook Fan Page so that we have a 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:

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

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RESOURCE Webpage: Vocal Warmup

Vocal Warmups must be done daily, or at least certainly on a regular basis.

They should also be done each time before we do our singing training, and also before we do any singing performance or gig.

This chapter on Vocal Warmups will help us to familiarize ourselves with some of the more common and easy warmup exercises, and also provides you with some music resources for self practice.

Do practice with the music available in the section on ‘Scale Singing’, and make this a daily routine for you!

Check out the tips on Vocal Warmups now:


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FOUNDATION Website: Singing Problems

We all have singing problems that we feel are bothering us or hindering our improvement in singing.

The real challenge is to face these problems head on, to identify our Unique Singing Problem(s) and to bravely work towards solving them!

This is in contrast to those who choose to complain about their singing problems, and not spend enough time and energy overcoming their problems instead.

So, read this chapter on Singing Problems now, and identify your problem so that we can start solving it immediately!


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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 Mindset Tip #4 – The Importance of Daily Practice

A lot of singing students or budding singers only see the glamorous side of the singers on stage, the bright lights and the lovely performance attire!

They tend to forget that behind all that glamour, a lot of hard work has to be done too.

Behind each Korean boy band or girl group, there is certainly many months or even years of intensive rehearsals as well as strict dieting and other restrictions.

For those who wish to start with the very basics, check out the Basics of Singing below:


There is a famous Chinese saying, “台上五分钟, 台下十年功!”

Basically it means that for a singer or performer to put up a good performance of just 5 minutes onstage, there could be up to 10 years of hard work that has to be put in first!

This saying is so true, and I am sure that many singers and performers will be nodding their heads in agreement.

To be able to sing a pop song well and in tune, and also to be able to emote the feelings in the lyrics, there are just so many things that have to be present.

The singer has to be have good musical ability and background, and this comes from many years of musical training and hard work.

Also, he or she has to be able to express their feelings in their voice, and to allow the listener/audience member to be able to relate to their singing and to the song.

This comes from many years of life experience, and also lots of vocal training in expression and intonation as well as pronunciation too.

Certainly, there are those performers who are just plain talented and are born with a wonderful singing voice with great expression.

But, these are few and far between. The main formula for success is still, HARD WORK!

This is why I have to stress again and again, Singing has to be practised on a daily basis.

Not just to build up the muscle memory that is necessary for us to be able to apply our singing practice to our singing performances.

But also to keep our voices active and maintain our discipline so that when Lady Luck comes knocking, we are ready to grasp the opportunity that is given to us!

So, keep up your singing practice, make sure we do our exercises and practices daily, and one day, the chance will come! And you will be ready. :-)

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


Train hard, train smart, and be ready! ;-p

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Pitching Tip #34 – Why Do We Practise Singing Intervals?

One student of mine was working with me on some musical intervals, and he asked me, “Why do we practise singing these intervals?”

Now, before I answer this question, for those who are not sure what are musical intervals, you can check out the URL here:


To answer my student’s question, I would just like to let everyone understand first that actually, a song is made up of many many musical intervals sung in succession.

Think about it. From the 1st note, to the next note, that in itself is one musical interval. And after that, another interval, and yet another.

A melody is actually a collection of pitches, and hence, a collection of musical intervals.

Of course, we don’t analyze every single musical interval that we sing, otherwise we might just go crazy just thinking about it!!

However, we might pay more attention to some special intervals that we sing.

For example, for the song ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’, we might pay more attention to the word ‘Somewhere’, when we have to sing an octave interval.

Or, in the next sentence of this song, we would pay more attention to singing a Minor 6th interval for the first 2 words of the sentence. (“There’s a….”)

I could go on and on, but you get my drift.

This is where our musical interval singing practice comes into play. When we are familiar with the basic musical intervals, we will be able to make these pitch jumps when we are required to do so.

So, when we sing ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’, we are able to make the octave jump in pitch with ease and familiarity, because we practice our intervals during our training sessions.

Also, knowing how the intervals sound like will help us to be able to correct our own singing, in the event that we sing slightly off pitch or out of tune.

We would be able to detect our tune problems, and correct them quickly and almost immediately so as not to cause our audience any hearing discomforts.

This is why, in the Vocal Mindset Tip above, a 5 minute performance on stage usually requires lots of hard work before hand, and of course, lots of practice too! ;-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:


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

About Me 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!

~~ Website Work in Progress ~~

1) Next Ezine on 1st Jul 2012
2) Growing a Stronger Online Community

~~ Ending Words ~~

Here ends Issue #36 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
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 July 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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