I need some effective and efficient singing exercises to improve generally but also specifically to reduce the nasally sound.

Also any exercises that anybody knows to help with staying in pitch would be greatly appreciated. I’m generally not too bad but do tend to go a bit flat in tricky sections.

I am currently having singing lessons but would like to progress quicker by learning even more exercises.

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    Why don't you trust your teacher? – Carl Witthoft Mar 21 '18 at 14:11
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    @CarlWitthoft I do. But we’re mostly focussing on my exam pieces at the moment rather than “technical” exercises. – Ben Hughes Mar 21 '18 at 15:31

I’m not sure if this will help, but maybe also playing the exercise where you’re singing and an octave lower could help. That’s what my voice coach used to tell me. As for the actually excercises, “mama made me mash my m and ms.” Is a nice practice that also helps with consonants. Do re mi da so da mi re do. Hope that helps!


For raising the soft palate (reducing nasality), you can do a vocalized yawn exercise. For working on pitch, I always recommend downloading a pitch monitor app or guitar tuner on your phone, playing a note on an instrument (guitar, keyboard, whatever works for you) and trying to match the note while closely paying attention to the monitor.

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