12th February, 2020

Best Singing Resources for 2020

By Adam B

Whether you’re the next X-Factor superstar, or just a karaoke wannabe singing into your shampoo bottle, we all love to sing. Even if you don’t think you’re that great at it, singing feels amazing.

Did you know that singing can actually have health benefits too? From releasing a stress-busting hormone called cortisol to improving your posture and the way you breathe, busting out your favourite song can improve your physical and mental health in many ways.

Like any instrument, learning how to use your voice takes time and practice. Why not search for a singing tutor near you who can help you as you learn to sing and develop your voice.

Experienced tutors can teach you how to sing and work on your vocals from beginner level to advanced. Unlock your inner pop-star by booking a singing lesson through Tutorful today.

As learning to sing becomes more popular every year, we’ve done some exploring and found the best online resources for aspiring singers. Check out these apps, tools, and websites that can help you improve no matter what level you’re at.

If you know one method already works for you, use these handy quick links.

Apps | Articles | Blogs | Websites | Youtube Channels 


Apps

1) Learn to Sing - Sing Sharp

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Learn to sing with the first gamified training program for singing. This free app helps singers learn and practice their singing anytime and anywhere. Using Sing Sharp's What You See Is What You Sing™ technology, you can see your singing pitch accuracy in real-time, so that you can tune your voice accordingly. Train yourself to become a pitch-perfect singer!

Download from Google Play | iOS App Store


2) Swiftscales


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SWIFTSCALES was created by singers, for singers, and is the first app to simulate sitting at the piano with a vocal coach. Unlike other apps & audio lessons, SWIFTSCALES moves with you, as high or low, fast or slow as needed. You control every session in real-time or passively, the only limits being the 88 keys of the piano and your imagination. No musical knowledge required! In fact, vocal coaches themselves can use SWIFTSCALES on the go to train and warm up students with exercises they already teach thanks to the app’s endless flexibility, customization, and cloud sharing capabilities.

Download from Google Play | iOS App Store


3) Vanido: Learn to sing

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Daily singing lessons are delivered to train your voice and ear. Pick your favourite songs to train with on the app! Each session is personalized according to your vocal range and past performance. You can track your pitch in real-time, review recordings and evaluate your progress.

Download from iOS App Store



4) SingTrue

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Worried that you have a bad voice? Always told you're out of tune or off-key when you sing? Many people think they can't sing because they don't have "natural talent" or weren't born "musically gifted". The surprising truth is that anybody can learn to sing well, even those who feel totally unmusical. SingTrue helps you discover your inner musicality and gain control over your voice to become a natural, confident, powerful singer.

Download from iOS App Store


5) 7 Minute Vocal Warm Up PRO

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7 Minute Vocal Warm-Up is a simple application to help singers and public speakers quickly warm up their voice, developed by professional vocal coach Indra Aziz who has trained many professional vocalists for more than 15 years. Included in this app are some breathing exercises, warm-up exercises, cool-down exercises, and a few easy exercises to help vocalists who are recovering from vocal fatigue or vocal injury, although the exercises are not meant as a substitute for medical treatment. Each exercise is accompanied by a short explanation and uses a general key center for every voice type to follow.

Download from Google Play


6) Complete Vocal Technique - Introduction

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Unlock the sounds you want in your own voice with simple tools, visuals, sound examples, and training tips. The Complete Vocal Technique app helps you reach higher, lower, longer, and faster notes in all volumes, pitches, and sound colours, with any vocal effect in a healthy manner. Complete Vocal Technique (CVT) is the world’s biggest singing technique and it has helped professional singers from all over the world for more than 25 years. 

Download from Google Play | iOS App Store


7) 14400 karaoke songs with notes Vocaberry

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Vocaberry Karaoke is a karaoke application through which you can learn the real notes that the singer sings. You can also change the pitch of the song so that it's convenient for you to sing and change the tempo. You can roll the song forward or backward and replay those moments of the song you want to learn better. With this app, you can understand whether you are getting into the real notes of the performer or not. And also learn how to get into rhythm and notes. The application will help you to sing karaoke songs more cleanly. 

Download from Google Play


8) Voice Training - Learn To Sing

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Voice Training - Learn To Sing is an educational app co-designed by a professional singing teacher to help students to sing in perfect pitch and expand their vocal range. There are numerous exercises that simulate the singing class environment. With over 5 million downloads it has proven to be really popular and has achieved much success. See the positive reviews on the app store pages!

Download from Google Play | iOS App Store


9) Yousician

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Yousician is the fast, fun way to learn, play and master the Piano, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, or Singing / Vocals. The app listens to you play and gives instant feedback on your accuracy and timing. Our curriculum, designed by expert music teachers, will help musicians of all levels improve, from complete beginners to professionals. Step-by-step video guides help you through each lesson. Fun gameplay tracks your progress and keeps you motivated to practice and learn. You’ll simply be amazed at how fast your skills advance. So go grab your guitar, bass or ukulele, go sit at your piano or keyboard, or warm up to sing and start playing now! 

Download from Google Play | iOS App Store


10) Learn to Sing with Max&Maxine

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A complete singing course in the app that puts the fun into learning. Have fun learning with Max and Maxine, who will guide you through the levels in their unique, fun way. Control your pitch thanks to the Pitch Control. Record and post your songs to the Maxingers, your Sing-Up Community on Facebook. The entry with the most likes wins a monthly prize!

Download from Google Play | iOS App Store


11) Karaoke voice sing & record

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a super-star pop idol – a famous actor and singer? Karaoke voice sing & record is a mic recording app with lyrics for the best sing-along experience. Use free tunes to learn how to sing in tune and in time, before uploading your favourite music & party favorites!

Download from Google Play


12) Riyaz - Learn Singing - Vocal lessons and exercises 

Riyaz has fulfilled the dreams of 10,00,000+ passionate singing aspirants. Learn and practice singing with precise, live feedback that guides you optimally to overcome your mistakes! With Riyaz, anybody can learn to sing! Come give it a shot!! Download now and have ready access to hundreds of practice lessons in Western and Indian classical music styles! The smart vocal monitor in Riyaz helps you know and fix your mistakes before anyone else can.

Download from Google Play | iOS Store 


13) Vocal Trainer - Learn to sing

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Everybody can sing better. Improve your vocal skills in a fun and educational way. The vocal trainer is a vocal calculator to help you understand your vocal abilities, help to improve them and train you in notes structure and logic. It uses your device recorder to analyze incoming sound data and to guide you to improve the accuracy and strength of your voice. The app has several exercises you can use to train, each trains a specific vocal ability and they all help in improving accuracy and knowledge.

Download from Google Play


14) Perfect Ear

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Perfect Ear provides you with high quality, unique ear training, rhythm training, solfège lessons, music theory, and note reading lessons. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or a professional, ear training is essential, and you will always find something that will make you a better musician or singer. Across the globe, music teachers recommend Perfect Ear to their students every day.

Download from Google Play | iOS App Store



15) Complete Rhythm Trainer

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Learn to read, recognize, tap and write rhythms from simplest to most advanced. Rhythm is one of the most important aspects of music and one that every musician should become proficient with. Designed like a video game and with strong pedagogical concepts in mind, this app will make you master rhythm while rendering the learning process enjoyable.

Download from Google Play



16) SingAlong

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SingAlong app is best suited for the aspiring singer and voice artist who wants to create great music. Select your favourite karaoke or background music. SingAlong's built-in AI will analyse your karaoke audio and suggest lyrics for it.

Download from Google Play



Articles

1) How to Sing Better – 12 Things You Should Start Doing to Improve Your Voice 

Zing Instruments is a UK based music blog. One of the most underrated music blogs out there, they publish in-depth guides about playing instruments and buying gear related to music. The whole staff are aspiring musicians, they are passionate and dedicated to their craft. Their article "12 things you should start doing now to improve your voice" article contains in-depth, practical tips that you can get started with right away! An essential read for any aspiring singer

Click here to read the full article 

2) 5 Secrets To Make Your Voice Sound Better

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As one of the top vocal coaches in the world, I frequently hear: “What are your top vocal tips for singers?” Well, I could rattle off a long list, and yammer on for hours. (I’m a nerd’s nerd when it comes to vocals…) And I have a long list of favourite tricks up my sleeve from more than 20 years of coaching singers… But I love a challenge – so I pretended that I had only 5 minutes to tell you my top ones and so I wracked my brain to come up with the Top 5.

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3) How to Sing Better: 16 Strategies Your Vocal Coach Won’t Teach You

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From those who want more than anything to become great singers themselves but are trapped by the all-too-common belief that “It’s something you’re born with” and “you either have it, or you don’t.” The truth is that singing is a skill-set, just like any other and it CAN be learned!

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4) Sing Better Than Ever: 6 Tips to Improve Your Present Singing Voice

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You may think that you're stuck with the voice you have, but this isn't true. You can actually change the way your singing sounds today and end up singing better than ever. Sound too good to be true? Well, it's not.

Click here to read the full article


Blogs

1) The Naked Vocalist

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The Naked Vocalist (aka, the naked guys) are Chris Johnson and Steve Giles; two industry vocal coaches based in the UK. They have spent years working with experts from around the world to bring the best in vocal technique and artistry, right to you. Their guests include top vocal coaches Dave Stroud, Jamie Vendera and Jeannie LoVetr and top scientific minds such as Dr Ingo Titze and Karin Cox. On this website, there is something for everyone, and The Naked Guys cover everything from increasing your confidence to using a drinking straw to improve your singing.

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2) All Things Vocal - Judy Rodman

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All Things Vocal blog shares training & insights for stage and studio singers, speakers, vocal coaches and producers from professional vocal coach and author Judy Rodman. All Things Vocal Podcast audio links are included with many posts. With almost 2 million views, the post content ranges from Judy's articles on vocal technique, vocal career advice, performance and songwriting tips to her interviews with industry experts.

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3) Improve Singing Online

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This website aims to provide readers with the best information about singing, music, and art. Whether it is to improve their singing or clarifications about technical details, or even what song to choose on karaoke. Take a look for tips on how to prepare the voice and keep it strong for performances, how to juggle singing with a jam-packed schedule, and the need to operate on a schedule.

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Websites

1) Musical U

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Come and join an online community that is dedicated to helping you to become more musical. Through the podcast “Musicality Now”, thousands of free articles and tutorials, a flagship membership program and dedicated online courses, Musical U helps passionate adult musicians to tap into their “inner natural”, develop their true musicality and realise their full potential.

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2) Musicisum

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Learn to sing from home. Watch on-demand lessons on any computer, tablet, or smartphone. Start from singing your very first note. If you’re a complete beginner - Musicisum has got you covered. Follow their specialised course to learn how your own voice works and how to get the most out of it. Get the most out of your time with exercises and practice tools.

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3) Open Mic UK

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Open Mic UK is all about developing aspiring singers and providing the tools and opportunities they need to succeed. Head to their website where you will find articles covering many topics from singing and songwriting to self-promotion and social media. Visit regularly to read new articles and fresh content to support you in all aspects of singing and performing.

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4) The Singer’s Corner

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The voice you’re born with is not the voice you’re stuck with. We are often told or think that the natural way we sound is all we have to work with. That’s not true. Like any muscle in your body, you can train your voice to be stronger and work better. So don’t ever feel like you “can’t sing.” You just need to train. So what’s the best way? First, know what the important areas of your voice are. Then do exercises that train these areas regularly.

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Youtube Channels 

1) Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy

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Isn't it time you actually learned from someone who can "Show You" rather than "Tell You" how to sing? Learn how to sing better with vocal lessons that teach you how to sing like a pro. Whether you want to learn how to sing for beginners or how to take your singing to the highest professional levels, learn to do it right with Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy. KTVA's singing lessons online can teach you how to sing rock, pop, soul, country, or classical. Any genre, get top-notch lessons that can make all the difference in your voice.

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2) Felicia Ricci

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Felicia is a professional performer, author, singer and voice finder who loves sharing her gifts and giving tips to help people find their voice. From free online tutorials and vocal technique videos, Felicia helps singers of all levels because she believes anyone can sing - all it takes is the right teacher. With experience including playing Elphaba in the touring production of Wicked and teaching all over the country, Felicia is well equipped to help you improve your singing.

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3) EricArceneaux

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Eric is a New Orleans native who has been blessed with success as one of the youngest vocal coaches in the industry today. As a recording artist, he has earned the respect of industry heavyweights, like Brett Manning, Lis Lewis, and Jennifer Hudson. He loves hearing from those who enjoy his content and welcomes anyone to get in touch with questions and comments about signing.

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4) Madeleine Harvey

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Madeleine is a voice teacher and songwriting teacher in West Palm Beach. With a love of country music, her YouTube channel is home to video responses and video blogs about voice lessons, singing techniques, songwriting tips, and performance best practices. Take a look and if you too love the good ole’ twang of a banjo.

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5) Freya Casey

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Freya is a vocal coach and trained opera singer who loves to help students discover the awesomeness of their own voice! With more than 20 years of professional singing experience, Freya is comfortable teaching all genres from opera and musical theatre to pop, rock, soul, folk and much more. Watching her videos can teach you methods and techniques to keep your voice in shape, and how you can sing in a healthy and sustainable way for the rest of your life.

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6) Verba Vocal Technique

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Verba Vocal is all about supporting your vocal discovery and development. It does not matter what level you are at or how long you have been singing, if you love singing then nothing should stop you. They provide online videos to help you achieve your goals and discover fabulous exercises for your fabulous voice.

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7) Jacob's Vocal Academy

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This Youtube channel has a range of videos including vocal warm ups and training techniques to help you become the best singer you can be. With easy to follow instructions and guides, and accessible on Youtube, Spotify, Apple Music and more, these tips are the perfect addition to the training of any singer.

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8) Power to Sing

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Whether you sing for profit or pleasure, Power to Sing will teach you how to sing amazing high notes with a voice that's powerful, without straining and yelling, so your voice will last a lifetime. If your voice is weak it will become strong. Your singing will become confident and inspiring, just like you’ve dreamed. Simple vocal exercises are clearly explained and demonstrated so you can do them and you’re invited to participate in live broadcasts every Tuesday afternoon.

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9) Dr Dan's Voice Essentials

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Daniel (aka Dr Dan) is an award-winning freelance artist and educator, predominantly teaching in his private studio (Djarts) and performing Australia wide. Daniel regularly presents for conferences as a Singing Voice Specialist, providing workshops and practical learning activities to contemporary vocalists across Australia and abroad.

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10) Eric Bruner Voice Teacher

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With more than 30 years of experience providing voice lessons, Eric specialises in vocal technique and helping students to sing in any style. Aiming to give singers the confidence to sing in the effortless voice used when simply speaking.

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11) SingWise

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Karyn O'Connor is a writer and singing teacher who uses her channel SingWise to discuss various vocal topics with a focus on practical solutions and exercises. Discover content rooted in current voice science, improve your singing voice, and reach your training goals with weekly instructional videos.

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12) Sing2Guitar

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Sing2Guitar produces acoustic guitar backing tracks for your favorite vocal songs. With full versions available on iTunes, the channel is regularly updated with new videos, songs, and releases from a range of genres and styles.

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13) Ron Anderson

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Don’t just sound good when singing, learn how to truly sing well. While others focus on your sound, Ron’s channel allows you to focus on how you produce the sound! Knowing how the instrument works is more important than the instrument itself! Learn how to sing for beginners all the way to professional levels. The top vocal coaches have trained with Ron and one point or another and The Voixtek Method is highly sought after. Why? Because IT WORKS! The Voixtek Method can be used online and on a VR Headset.

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14) Adam Mishan

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Adam Mishan is a singer/songwriter and vocal coach who uploads cover songs, singing tips and original songs to his Youtube channel. He encourages you to take advice from his videos and share amongst other performers to share the enjoyment of singing. 

Here's Adam describing his channel! 

"AM Vocal Studios is here to help ANYONE learn to sing, my name is Adam Mishan, I’m a vocal coach who was NOT born with a good singing voice. I developed my voice from scratch and can show you how to do the same! My video that shows how I developed my voice now has 4 million views on YouTube
I am living proof that you DON’T have to be born with a good voice to learn to sing really well. I can show you step-by-step how to take your voice to the next level whether you are a beginner or professional singer."

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But online tools aren’t the only way to learn. If you’re looking for a more personal experience when learning to sing, Tutorful can help you find your perfect singing tutor. With lessons starting from just £15 an hour, it’s easy to find an experienced singing teacher to help you expand your singing talents.

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