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term "vocal control" in singing refers to the
of volume of
the sound that comes out of the singer's mouth. Most singers
don't really know how to do this. There are some singers who are not
even fully aware that the volume of their voice is too loud. One of the
causes of this problem is the possibility of a hearing deficiency.
You will experience
this when you put a set of headphones on your ears
and then speak at the same time, you will be told afterwards that you
spoke louder than usual. You become too conscious that you cannot be
heard by the person you're talking to, so you tend to speak louder. But
the actual reason is because you yourself can hardly hear your own
One of the ways how to
control the volume is to regulate your airflow
when you sing. My breathing exercise called "Blow the Candle" is a good
exercise to achieve this objective. By regulating the airflow, you are
also reducing the volume of your voice.
In this lesson, you
will be able to learn how to control your voice by
regulating your airflow through proper breathing exercise.