I think as worship leaders there is even more onus on us to put our best voice forward. Not only for us, as the vocalist, but for every listener under the sound of our voice. Why? Because no one wants to hear messed up vocals, especially when trying to concentrate on worshipping.
Let's be honest. Its distracting!
So, whenever preparing for sunday service, I really do think we should come prepared to put our best vocals forward. So, how do we do that? By adopting a simple warm up that works for your voice..
In the following article (click link), The American Academy of Otolaryngology explains why it is important to warm up and how it helps with the intensive activity of singing, along with 8 warm up exercises that work. (The following link will take you the AAO webpage.)
There is a vast amount of information on the internet about singing and voice. On occasions I come across a few gems that I think are really beneficial to readers.
This article gives 3 simple methods to finding and developing your singing:
Article: 3 Ways To Find Your Own Singing Voice
“The lead vocalist (or main vocalist, lead vocals or lead singer) in popular music is typically the member of a group or band whose voice is the most prominent in a performance where multiple voices may be heard. The lead singer either leads the vocal ensemble or sets against the ensemble as the dominant sound. In vocal group performances, notably in soul and gospel music, and early rock and roll, the lead singer takes the main vocal part, with a chorus provided by other band members as backing vocalists.”
Leading a worship team on a Sunday is no easy task. It is not merely singing songs for 30 minutes or so, there are other intrinsic skills, all working together to deliver a powerful ministration. What are they?
Do you know what belting sounds like?
Could you pick it out just by ear?
There are different types - 'shades' is a better word - of belting. Some you can clearly hear and some not so obvious. So what exactly does belting sound like? Article: How to Take the Strain out of Belting
Below are four worship leaders who belt regularly when singing. Enjoy!
In my article "10 Early Warning Signs..." I explained the early warning signs of vocal damage.
This article explains how to easily prevent vocal damage.
Dionne is a professional Vocal Coach and Worship Leader and has been tutoring
Voice In Ministry - Lift Your Voice!