Yes, You CAN Improvise!
Super Easy Beginner Technique
Improvising doesn’t mean you have to bust out a huge, epic solo and sing a flurry of notes like a horn player. Soloing can also mean changing the melody a bit, or adding a little bit of scat inbetween phrases.
When you’re starting out, its better to change one or two notes and use the melody to anchor your ear, than to try and sing all over the place and risk hitting a bum note and steering yourself so far off course, you lose the melody completely.
So today, I have a super easy improvising technique you can try with me in this fun sing-along singing lesson. Its like a beginner’s 101 to improvising.
Here are five ways to start improvising as a beginner singer:
1. Learn the melody really well
2. Practice singing just the guide tones (3rd and 7th of each chord)
3. Try altering just one note of the melody at a time
4. Use the melody to anchor your ear
5. Listen to horn solos of the song you’re learning and sing along
Did you like this video?
Please let me know if you enjoyed singing along with me by leaving me a comment below. Did you manage to change a few notes here and there?
Try these tutorials next!
Learn to warm up properly for singing with this 5 minute warm up for beginners. I’ll take you through what to focus on during your warm up and 3 exercises.
How do you 'make it' as a singer? Ah this my friends is the million dollar question and one that I get asked frequently by singers from all over the globe. I'm constantly asked things like: I want to be a professional singer, where do I start? What does it take to...
My top five beginner jazz songs for singers that you need to know. Add these to your performance repertoire to get started gigging in a jazz band!
If you want to add a layer of emotional depth to your songs, then switching from Major to Minor in the same song will help you do just that. However, this technique can be challenging for some singers because it can really test your musical hearing. So here is a...
Ready to learn more and improve faster?
Join my six week Singing Academy and build the voice you’ve always wanted.
Get Four FREE Vocal Warm Ups!
I'll also send you tips on improving your singing.