Question by  Nikki (22)

How do you prepare for singing competitions?

I would like to get my daughter into singing competitions and have no idea how to prepare her.


Answer by  itsflake (7)

Practice, and don't always start at the beginning. Work backwards a line at a time. Review the competition logistics carefully: room appearance, noise level, number of judges - no surprises!


Answer by  Laura89 (157)

The best thing would be to take private lessons with a vocal teacher. Not only will the teacher help your daughter select appropriate music, but the teacher will also work with her on technique and exercises to help improve her abilities. Even if she doesn't sing classical music, classical training is the best way to go for solid technique.


Answer by  XiaoXin (79)

Lots of practice and learn the words. Mentally prepare for different atmosphere like crowd, lights, camera, people moving around, children crying. Pick an upbeat song where audience are familiar and can sing along. Keep your introduction short.


Answer by  Jen55 (6)

Help her to chose some songs she likes that are diverse and have both challenging low and high notes as well as long or quavered notes (Christina Aguilera style) and sing along with them. Work on getting the songs absolutely pitch perfect by going over them many, many times. This will strengthen her voice and is good harmony training.


Answer by  Lavieboheme (177)

To prepare for any sort of singing it is vital to do frequent and various vocal warm ups and exercises. Books and Cds on the subject can be found in most music stores. It is also a good idea to practice in front of other people ahead of time to calm your nerves.


Answer by  Jennifer08 (554)

Depending on her age, I would recommend getting her into choir in school. Also you might want to look into singing classes that professionals in your area provide. You may want to check in the phonebook or newspaper to see what all is advertised.


Answer by  diva25 (4016)

Like anything else you can take lessons. They are called voice lessons. You can learn from there and then practice at home.

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