When we think of singing, we often think it's "complicated," "technical" and "hard." Many singers look up when singing high notes and get throaty sounding when reaching for low notes. Why is that? They think! If you must think, think the opposite! When you reach for high notes, think down, and when you reach for low notes think high! But remember how I stated "if you must think"??? We don't want to think about "reaching" for notes when we're singing.
When you put emotion and meaning into what you are actually singing, you won't be thinking about the technical stuff. That's when the magic begins and you realize that singing is and always should be as effortless as speaking! So go ahead, try it intentionally to think the opposite, than after you feel how much easier it is, forget about it and just live the song! Let your heart and soul sing!
Obviously there's more to it than just this little article and I go more into detail about it during my lessons but let it sink in and give it a go!
Jacqueline van Bierk is a Singer/Songwriter/DJ/Film/TV Composer. She has fronted her electro pop metal band Otto's Daughter, done several US tours, written and produced many albums, writes music for film/tv and teaches Vocal Performance. Credits include the Oprah Winfrey show, Dr. Oz, MTV, VH1, Spike TV, CW Network