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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: Vocal Exercises

Vocal Exercises that you can actually do in the comfort of your own home.

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 #20 – Singing is Not ALL Output.

2) Pitching Tip #18 – Why Can’t I Hit The High Notes?

~~ Enjoy Issue #18 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!

Your Personal Singing Ezine is currently in its 18th issue right now, and it’s really a little surreal at the moment.

Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine this website to take off like this, and that I could be impacting lives of singers all around the world! I guess this proves that if we have the passion for something, the world will acknowledge that passion and give us the support that we need to carry on.

I have been writing this Ezine for more than 2 years now, and I would just like to say a sincere THANK YOU to those of you who have been supporting me all this while. It has been great having you on this journey with me, and I hope that you will continue to support my work, and also to help me spread the word about my website to everyone around you.

For those who just joined our family, a big WELCOME to you, and I hope that you will enjoy the resources and information uploaded on this website. Feel free to communicate with everyone and to ask me questions now and then. I do reply my emails, contrary to popular belief. ;-p

I am currently working on updating the drills and exercises on the website, and have uploaded more new and exciting resources as well as content on the website. Do check out the section on ‘Pitching Exercises’ to find out what I have updated!!

I realize that updating the website will be a monumental task, and I do still have to run my own music school in the meantime, but I guess passion will carry me through in the end!

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 18th 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: Vocal Exercises

A lot of my students are very unsure of how to practice on their own, especially when they are at home and they don’t know how to play any musical instrument, or maybe they don’t even have any instrument at home in the first place.

That is one of the main reasons why I created this section on Vocal Exercises, to provide everyone with easy-to-use music for self-practice at home. You don’t need to play the piano or the guitar in order to practise singing. You just need to have a computer in front of you, and click on the audio clips I uploaded.

The vocal exercises in this section are fairly simple and easy to use, just like the pitching exercises that I have highlighted above. 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.

Also, the exercises are divided into sub-sections, so if you are working on specific goals for your singing voice, do refer to the relevant section.

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

Vocal Exercises 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 #20 – Singing is Not ALL Output.

Today I had the pleasure of teaching 15 young singers who had taken part in a local singing competition.

They were extremely young and eager to learn, and many of them had lovely singing voices. This is one of the reasons why I love to teach youths, and to inspire them to reach for greater heights, because many of them fail to realize how much potential they really have!

I coined a useful phrase today for all of them, and that is: “Singing is not ALL Output.”

Seriously, many singers think that singing is all about the words, the notes, singing them out and making sure that others hear you sing well.

Well, there is another component that is equally important, and yet very seriously neglected, and that is the singer’s AURAL TRAINING or Ear Training.

Indeed, a good ear is a very important tool for a singer to have, and we should certainly focus our efforts towards developing a good ear so that our singing will improve as well!

This is because once we are able to listen and pick out minute changes in pitch and rhythm, we would know when we are singing off key or off beat, and we will be able to correct ourselves quicker and more effectively.

So remember, Singing is not ALL Output. You have to learn how to take in the Input as well, from your ears, when you are singing.

Listening is a key skill to pick up for singing, and you can start off your aural training by visiting my website section on Ear Training now!

To improve on your aural training, do visit the URL below:

Ear Training URL:


If you’re a talented young singer just like my students, and you wish to learn some pointers about how to ace that singing competition that you are in, do check out the URL below:

Singing Competitions URL:


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Pitching Tip #18 – Why Can’t I Hit The High Notes?

Once again, I am inspired by the youths that I taught today, to answer one age-old question that many singers and singing students will ask.

“Why Can’t I Hit The High Notes??”

Is it because I am not using enough breath? Or is it because the notes are out of my range? Or am I using the wrong singing technique?

Basically, there are a great number of reasons why you may not be able to hit the high notes in a song, but let’s just talk about a few here.

Firstly, it could be due to a lack of sufficient breath support when you sing. High notes require more effort and also require more pressure in resisting the effort used by your vocal cords to produce those notes.

For those who feel that they need a revision of breath support before proceeding with this pitching tip, do check out the URL below:

Breath Support URL:


Secondly, it could be because the words that you are singing are of a difficult vowel for high notes. For example, an ‘eeh’ vowel would be much easier to sing high, as compared to an ‘ah’ vowel.

Thirdly, you might not be familiar with the proper vocal placement that is required for that high note, and might be pulling your voice from too low a position. It’s a bit like driving a car in 1st gear all the way, and expecting to hit 100km/h. It’s not possible.

Lastly, a simple reason would be that the note is just out of your vocal range. However, this should be one of your last choices, and only after you have exhausted the other possibilities.

To find out more about vocal ranges, do check out the URL below:

Vocal Range URL:


So, do find out which of the above reasons explain why you can’t hit the high notes, and try to rectify the problem with the proper solutions. I’m certain that there will be something for you in my website that will help you to solve your singing problem!

To find out more about other basic singing problems, check out this URL:

Singing Problems 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) FREE Ebook
2) Consolidating Information
3) Updating Website Resources

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Here ends Issue #18 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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