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The first exercise in learning to sing

The first exercise in learning to sing

Very often I am asked via email or through Instagram what is the first exercise to practice when learning to sing or what are the most important exercises for those beginning to sing for the first time.

Does singing require exercises?

Before telling you what the two most important exercises are, it is essential to do a preliminary statement that I invite you to read, but more importantly to understand. Singing is something natural. It is not anything secret, you do not need to know any magical thing, and most importantly, everyone can do it without any problems. So if you are a beginner and approaching singing for the first time, it is important to understand why you feel that you need an exercise and why you are looking for it on the Internet, where it is essential to have some basic knowledge to be able to recognize those who teach meaningful things and those who teach nonsense (and don’t think that those who get a lot of views on their videos are good teachers, often quite the opposite is true!).

So why do you think you need an exercise to learn to sing? Do you feel that you are not skilled, you don’t like your voice, or you can’t reach the highest notes? Very often when the underlying reasons are investigated, it turns out that people lack the basic knowledge to understand their vocal difficulties and problems. Those who think they are not skilled are actually just shy, those who do not like their voice actually lack a deep connection with their emotions, and those who cannot reach the highest notes simply want to sing songs that are not suited to their voice.

Are singing lessons on Youtube any good?

Yet many of you have relied on teachers, video lessons or actual courses, and all of you have started ” learning singing” with vocalizations, karaoke-style session or strange guttural noises, as that was something necessary. In fact, many write to me after years of “lessons” in which their voices do not improve and are surprised when I tell them that everything they have learned is harmful and of little use for their expressiveness.

So paradoxically it is better to avoid learning something that is not suited to your voice and avoid having to spend as much time solving vocal problems that you will have developed while hoping to learn to sing and that will inevitably be reflected in your speaking as well. I invite you to watch my Vocal Coaching Youtube channel to see the substantial difference between my work and that of others.

What are the two main exercises for those who want to learn to sing?

I gained fame because I teach singing in very few lessons (less than 10!) and often with silent exercises. As a matter of fact, very often voice-related problems do not reside in the voice itself.

The first exercise, the most important one of all, does not require any sound. All that is required is to relax and learn to relax. Clearly without the use of extraneous substances, especially alcohol or “smoking” because as I have already explained, they are harmful to the vocal cords. Of course, each of us is different and needs a different kind of exercise, even if only to relax. Forget about those who call you to meditation likely do not even know what they are talking about. Relaxing is something deep, inner, related to one’s Inborn Voice. Whatever relaxes me might upset another. Luckily, we are all different. The skill of the Vocal Coach is precisely in detecting these nuances. A recorded video is the same for everyone, so completely useless.

The second exercise is equally important. You must begin to develop breathing that is appropriate for the sound emission of the song you want to train. Every song, or rather, every singer, has its own breathing, its own vital rhythm. It is not only a matter of musical genre, but again of emotions to be expressed. And even then everyone will have developed different bad habits related to breathing; it is not possible that there is one exercise that is the same for everyone. Because diaphragmatic breathing is not just something you use when you are singing; you use it every day, when you are breathing and when you are talking. It is not something that exists only if you sing. The Vocal Coach’s skill lies precisely in identifying breathing and grasping its most obvious problems.

How many singing lessons does it take to learn to sing?

Now you can see why it only takes a few lessons, 10, 20, 30 at most, to become a good singer. You don’t need years of study. It’s years lost doing karaoke, singing other people’s emotions without getting into your own, and thousands of euros thrown away believing that there is no danger, that this is all just fun. After 10 to 15 years you will be presented with an even bigger bill when you will have developed vocal problems that will prevent you from enjoying your voice and when you will not only no longer like your voice, but you will not even be able to recognize it as your own.

I recommend that everyone start with an initial voice assessment session, which you can book directly online below. It will be the deal of your life, whether you are a beginner or a professional.

The Voice Guru – New Book by Mylena Vocal Coach

The Voice Guru – New Book by Mylena Vocal Coach

As they say, by overwhelming demand, a new book by Mylena Vocal Coach. Find The Voice Guru – Stories of Magic and Rebirth directly on Amazon or at the Apple Book Store!

The simple question on everyone’s lips is, “What is so special about Mylena Vocal Coach’s Inborn Voice® method?” All the newspapers talk about it, the biggest entrepreneurs and the hottest influencers seek it out, yet it is not easy to put into words the enthusiasm that gushes out in people who have “experienced” their Inborn Voice at least once.

This book contains 16 life experiences that all have a common starting point: voice training through the Inborn Voice® method. They are all people who sought out Mylena to improve their personal, professional or social communication skills. Women and men of all ages or backgrounds, who by reacquainting themselves with the sounds of their own voice were able to turn their lives around, literally rising from the ashes like a phoenix.

“Milena’s unique talent is to discern every smallest nuance of your voice and read into it the emotion hidden deep inside, peeling it and purifying it of its negative vibrations to give it a new and vibrant positivity. His Inborn Voice® method has allowed me to discover, little by little, not only my voice, but to express my emotions without fear or anger, to regain my balance in my relationship with food and with my affections closely related to it.” – V.M.

“Everything came to the surface again in this way, and all the dots and pieces of the puzzle felt as if they were magically falling into place. My Inborn Voice® was about to reveal to me something that the mind jealously kept hidden. I replied a little astonished ‘Mah actually when I was nineteen I would have wanted to go and live in London…’ Speaking those words was a beautiful emotion and something unexpected. I could see that dream locked and sealed in a drawer magically jump out, like the genie in the lamp.” – Elisa

Mylena Vocal Coach on Disco Radio!

Mylena Vocal Coach on Disco Radio!

Mylena was mentioned among the women who have accomplished something exceptional on Disco Radio morning show hosted by Olga Comerio. In fact, she was the first woman in the world to demonstrate, and achieve, uncommon abilities in the field of vocal training. This was not in Italy, but in the United States, a country known for having given the same recognition to scientists of the caliber of Albert Einstein!

Vocal cords are not forgiving

Vocal cords are not forgiving

This is an extract from by ebook you can download for free!

Vocal cords are unique and irreplaceable. It’s very easy to ruin them, and yet when we were born, all of us without exception, we were able to cry at the top of our lungs all day long, for several days in a row. No newborn child is voiceless after crying. You actually learn to use your voice every day, through your ears. It’s enough to get a cold to permanently change your voice, it’s enough to have some earwax in your ears to transform it, it’s enough to live with someone with vocal defects to learn something harmful to the vocal cords. Clearly, even if you take voice training superficially or from an immature teacher, you can develop the same problems.

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That’s what singing is all about: the key to freedom

That’s what singing is all about: the key to freedom

Singing makes you feel better: is a wise and ancient saying. Those of you who follow me know how much I have fought on an international level to defend this idea, fighting against those who promise to teach innocent souls how to sing, but in reality they just make fun of them, exploit them and above all, ruin their voices. I’ve won this battle at an international level, becoming the benchmark Vocal Coach for many professionals around the world, but ironically my country has become the home of junk teaching.

I invite you to listen to this video testimony in hopes that it will bring some light into your life.




Get started now!

We grant everyone the opportunity to start with a first Voice Assessment session. It will not be required to sing to complete the meeting, which will take place online with Mylena Vocal Coach.

She will put all her 30+ years of international experience at your service, something no other Top Vocal Coach offers.

Afterwards, if you desire, you can begin with tailored vocal coaching sessions to address what you identified with Mylena or, if you prefer, with a certified Inborn Voice trainer.

Book your first Voice Assessment session by clicking the button below!

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Mylena Vocal Coach on the media:

Elle magazine
Vogue Magazine
European Commission
Libero Newspaper
Millionaire Magazine
discovery network
boston voyager
mtv rock
il sole 24 ore newspaper
donna moderna magazine
voglio vivere così
tu style magazine
la prealpina newspaper
University speech
Bocconi Alumni
costa smeralda
class magazine
l'Italia con voi
tv sorrisi e canzoni magazine
Discovery Channel
la voce di new york newspaper
Starbene magazine

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