Relax all of the muscles in your body. If you are not relaxed, you will not be able to sing with vibrato. Release all of the tension in your body through relaxation exercises before you start singing to strengthen your natural vibrato.
- Vibrato should come naturally if you relax. Avoid straining the muscles in your mouth or the rest of your body for a clear sound.
- If your larynx is tense, it won’t be able to waver back and forth as you sing, which is what produces vibrato.
Sit or stand up straight. Good posture is essential for maintaining a strong, clear vibrato. Sit or stand with one foot slightly in front of the other, and your neck, head, and back all in a straight line.
- If you’re sitting, sit on the edge of your chair with your back straight and your head facing directly forward. Do not look down, even to read your music sheet.
- To practice keeping your body relaxed and spine straight while engaging your breath support muscles, lay flat on the floor on your back while singing.
Breathe steadily and evenly. Shallow breaths can ruin your natural vibrato’s strength. When you need to breathe, take steady and even breaths while filling your lungs as much as possible.
- Engage your abdominal muscles to support your diaphragm. Achieving vibrato requires plenty of consistent breath.