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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: Breath Exercises

Breathe right and use that breath well when singing, to produce a good and healthy sound.

4) FOUNDATION Website: Singing Problems

Singing Problems show us what we need to work on, so we can keep improving.

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 #1 – Thinking You Know Everything is the Greatest Obstacle to Vocal Improvement

2) Pitching Tip #31 – Know Your Pitches By Hearing

~~ Enjoy Issue #33 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 with a heavy heart that we bid goodbye to a great singer, Whitney Houston.

I am personally a huge fan of Whitney’s, and I love all the songs that she sung, including ‘I Will Always Love You’ and ‘Greatest Love of All’.

She just has such a special voice and presence on stage, but I guess all gifted and talented people have their insecurities and personal problems.

We can only hope and pray that there will be other singers like Whitney who can influence a generation and inspire billions around the world just like her.

Our website is experiencing slightly lower readership than previous months, but I believe that we will still continue to inspire singers around the world to improve their craft.

With every passing day, we can only do our best and hope that it is enough to achieve our dreams!

I have also introduced a new category of singing tips called the ‘Vocal Mindset Tips’, and these focus on strengthening the mind when we are training our voice, as it is very important that we are in the right mindset when we practise!

Hopefully these tips will be useful to you and will help you to overcome the mental barriers that may stop you from achieving your desired voice.

I would like to also request that you do make an effort to LIKE and join Your Personal Singing Guide’s Facebook Fan Page

and get your friends to join too!

We started this Facebook Fan Page to be able to communicate with each and everyone of you, 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 33rd 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 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:


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

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RESOURCE Webpage: Breath Exercises

Breathing is still vital for singing, and without breath, there can be no voice.

It is however important to breathe right for what we are singing, and also to use the right amount of breath for the voice we want to produce.

This chapter helps us to build up our breath control so that we know how to breathe right for singing, and also how to utilize our breath well.

Check out the Breath Training Exercises now:


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FOUNDATION Website: Singing Problems

There are many singing problems that can affect our voice and how we can use it well.

These include breathiness in our voice, pitching problems, overly soft voicing and so on.

Knowing our singing problems helps us to target those issues, and work on our weak areas.

Face our problems head on and with determination, we will achieve our goals and acquire a better singing voice!

Check out the chapter on Singing Problems now:


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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 #1 – Thinking You Know Everything is the Greatest Obstacle to Vocal Improvement

This post is inspired by a young boy whom I met recently, and whom I taught for just 1 lesson.

When he came in for the trial lesson, he was already full of what he thought was knowledge about singing.

His mind was full of ideas about head voice, chest voice, and how it should sound like, and what he should be doing, and how he should be singing.

It made me wonder why he was here for the lesson in the 1st place, because he seemed to already know everything. ;-p

(For those who would like to start from the basics, check out the Basics of Singing below:)


I tried to teach him what I knew, and tried to relate to his classical singing background (2 years, but a long time ago), and explain the pop style of singing to him.

However, it was difficult because each time I tried to teach him something new or different, he would question it and comment that it was something ‘interesting’ and not say anything more about it.

But, I could see in his eyes that he did not really understand or even believe in what I was teaching him.

Personally, I feel that the art of Singing is really a very wide ranging and unfathomable mass of knowledge that we can probably never get around to understanding totally.

This is especially since the vocal folds are in our throat, and it is so difficult to gather any scientific data from them without putting probes down the throat, and electrodes on our vocal folds!

We can only base our teaching on what we hear and see, and also how the student feels, and guide the student as they go along.

But the student must always be open to new teachings, because you never know when you might stumble upon something that can liberate your voice.

Or, you never know that what you have been learning for the past 5 – 10 years, could possibly be the ‘wrong’ thing, and the reason why you have not improved over the years!

So, I would like to sincerely remind all singers out there, to keep an OPEN MIND, and be RECEPTIVE to GOOD ADVICE.

Incidentally, the young boy is now having lessons at my school, so I do wish that he can open up his mind and take in new knowledge! ;-p

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

Singing Blog URL:


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 #31 – Know Your Pitches By Hearing

I would just like to elaborate more about what we mean by knowing our pitches, and how we can improve on our pitching ability when singing.

This is especially important for those who think they are tone deaf, or those who just seem to ‘float’ off key now and then.

Now, how should we even begin to learn how to know our pitches by hearing?

One way, which is taught in some music schools in Singapore, is for students to memorize the sound and pitch of a ‘C’ note on the piano, and then relate all other notes to that note.

For example, if the student memorizes the sound of the ‘C’ note, when the teacher plays an ‘E’ note, the student is able to compare this note to the C note, and deduce that it is an ‘E’ note.

Of course, this would mean that the student has to have a good ear, and also good knowledge about intervals, in order to be able to relate this knowledge and come up with the correct answer.

However, for mere mortals like most of us, the above method is probably TOO difficult!

We might try another method, which is to learn how to sing a basic Major Scale in any key that we start on.

For example, if I play a C note, then I would sing a Major scale from that C note.

I don’t necessarily have to know what notes I am singing, but I have to make sure that I am singing a Major scale, by listening to the pitches I sing and relating them to the sound of a Major Scale.

For those of us who have forgotten what a major scale sounds like, check out the URL below:


When doing this method, make sure you also try to visualize what a Major scale looks like, and visualize the note on the piano keys when you are singing the scale.

This helps to reinforce your learning, and also gives you something to refer to in your mind, so that when you think of the note, you can sing the sound more accurately.

Try it and let me know if it works! ;-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 arriving on 1 April 2012
2) Growing a Stronger Online Community
3) Consolidating Singing Queries for a FREE ebook

~~ Ending Words ~~

Here ends Issue #33 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 April 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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