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Your Personal Singing E-Zine, Issue #041
October 31, 2012
Welcome, Fellow Singer!

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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!

3) RESOURCE Webpage: Singing Books

Check out some books and resources available here for singing training.

4) FOUNDATION Website: Vocal Warmups

Start off your singing day with some basic vocal warmups!

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 #9 – Trusting the Exercises and the Work

2) Pitching Tip #38 – Why Do I Just Keep Sounding Out Of Pitch?

~~ Enjoy Issue #41 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!

Happy belated Halloween! I’m sure everyone had lots of fun scaring each other and playing ghouls and monsters in your homes and at your gatherings! ;-p

I had lots of fun taking part in the Halloween event at Sentosa, with many haunted houses and scary actors and actresses playing their parts, scaring everyone who came to join in!

I had even more fun playing with my friend’s nieces, especially with his younger niece who kept whacking whoever was playing the monster or ghoul. ;-p

In this 41st issue of Your Personal Singing Ezine, I am proud to inform that one of our readers came to Singapore recently and had a lesson with an instructor at my music school!

It was lovely to meet someone who was reading my materials on singing, and I am glad to be of service to all singers around the world.

I am sure that he had lots of fun having lesson with our instructor, and I hope that the insight gained will be useful to his singing education for many years to come.

Hope that I do meet up with more of you readers out there, and do drop me a private message if you are keen to do so!

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 41st issue of the 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:

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: Singing Books

For those of us who are keen to find resources for singing and training, it can be quite a challenge to navigate the massive numbers of books and resources available online!

This is why I have tried to shortlist some of the useful resources that I feel can be useful to singers. Hopefully my little list will be of use to you and save you some time! ;-p

Check out the various resources and Singing Books now:

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FOUNDATION Website: Vocal Warmups

Each time we sing, we have to make sure we do our vocal warmups so we avoid any vocal abuse or trauma.

It also helps to allow our voice to stretch itself out, and also awaken the muscles that are involved in vocal production.

Warmups are as important to our singing education as the training itself!

So what are you waiting for? Start building on those basics 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 #9 – Trusting the Exercises and the Work

I have taught many singing students and many singers, and they all go through basically the same process when they are doing their singing training.

In the beginning, everyone starts off eager to learn more, hungry to work on your voice, and seeing improvement each time you practise.

However, as time goes on, the improvement that you see starts to taper off, and you begin to have doubts about whether you are doing it correctly, or whether you are just not doing enough.

As my chiropractor put it to me today while adjusting my spine, you hit a plateau and it just flattens out.

For those who are still at the starting stage of their learning curve and have not hit the plateau yet, do visit our Basics of Singing URL here to start off your singing adventures:

When we hit this plateau and we start to see little or no improvement, we begin to doubt ourself and our training.

Most of the time, we start to think that we must be doing something wrongly, and we make changes to our training methods in a bid to shake things up.

This might be the right approach, and it might create more improvement, and also possibly some startling results.

However, a more reliable approach would be to trust the training and the exercises, and to know that the body just needs time to make the adjustment that is required.

For example, if we were working on our twang and projection, and we had trouble hitting an F# note with good vocal projection, what we should do is keep working on it, and trust that the exercises will allow us to be able to hit it after a certain period of time.

After all, the muscles need time to coordinate themselves, and the vocal folds also need some time to adjust to a new method of singing.

So, trust the vocal exercises, and trust the work that you put into it daily.

Because there is light at the end of the tunnel! ;-p

For those of us who would like to know more about some basic Vocal Exercises you can do to train up your voice, check out this URL here:

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Pitching Tip #38 – Why Do I Just Keep Sounding Out Of Pitch?

I have taught my students who thought they were tone deaf, but find out that they are actually just tone-deficient or just not listening to their own singing.

I personally find that the easiest students to teach are the ones who have the worst problems in pitching.

Because that means that I have a clear target of what I should correct, and I also have a lot of ground to cover so improvement can be seen quickly and clearly.

For those who wish to begin tackling their basic pitching problems now, check out the URL below:

The hardest students to teach are those who are just ever so slightly out of pitch, and yet sometimes are totally on pitch, if you get what I mean.

I’m not sure if you fall into this category, but I’m sure that if you do, you might be asking yourself this question, “Why Do I Just Keep Sounding Out Of Pitch?”

Well, the good news is that you are still able to hear yourself go out of pitch, and that’s why you are asking yourself this question!

That’s a great first step to take, and an important one too.

However, in order to completely conquer your slight pitching problems, you need to really go back to the basics and work on the exact pitching of your scales and notes.

Make sure that you record yourself when you sing, and you play it back and review to yourself. If there are notes not sung well, sing them again and pay close attention to the pitching there.

You also need to up your game and be very super particular about your pitching when you are doing your exercises.

Don’t allow yourself to even go off pitch by a little bit! Because that will grow into a singing habit, and will cause you to keep sounding out of pitch.

So keep exercises and trust the work that you put in, but do step up your game and be more detailed in your training, and the results will prove themselves someday! ;-p

To find out more about singing books that help us to unleash 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 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 Dec 2012
2) Growing a Stronger Online Community

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Here ends Issue #41 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 Dec 2012 for sure, 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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