Everybody wants a deep voice but that is not possible nor is it a necessity. If you believe rappers should have a deep voice, think again! Most of us hate our own voices and that is pretty normal. Have you ever noticed how singers and rappers have a different rapping and singing voice than their normal speaking voice? This comes with control over the way they breathe.
Having versatility in your voice can actually help you rap better. If you are looking for tips on how to become a better rapper, read our blog from rapnames.online and improve your rapping skills. Coming back to the topic at hand, many rappers use a different voice when they change their rap flow to make it more impactful. Listen to Agust D’s Daechwita and you will know what I am talking about. For you to sound good while rapping, you need to learn how to control your breathing.
Control Your Breathing
Often, you might have noticed that you sound out of breath at the end of a verse or your last bar came out sounding like gibberish. Beginners often end up sounding like they are humming or mumbling as they don’t know how to control their breath.
Whenever you practice rapping, make sure to do it while standing or when you are sitting straight. The reason behind this is your diaphragm. You need to learn to breathe from your diaphragm as it is attached to the lumbar (lower spine). When you breathe in, your diaphragm pulls the air in expanding a little and when you breathe out, it relaxes.
When you take a deep breath observe whether your shoulders and chest are rising? They are, right? Then you are breathing incorrectly as this creates tension and it squeezes the upper abdominal.
How to Breathe?
Sure! Breathing is supposed to be a natural thing but if you want to work on your rap voice, you need to do it properly to not sound like shit. Below is a breathing technique that you should use while rapping. Practice this for 20 – 30 minutes twice a day and you will eventually notice some change in your breathing style.
- Take a deep breath through your nose after placing your hand lightly on your stomach.
- Think of your stomach like a balloon and you are filling it up with air.
- Then, in one fluid exhale, breathe out from your mouth. You will observe your stomach go back to its original position.
Breathing Is They Key
When you are rapping, make sure to breathe through your nose. Spit out your bars while slowly exhaling through your mouth instead of short exhales in between your bars. This is difficult and it will take some time for you to practice. You may sound really bad when you are rapping while practicing this breathing exercise but you’ll eventually learn how to control your breathing.
Knowing your rhyme schemes, beats and rap flow perfectly can also help you sound better because you will know when you need to breathe in and breathe out while rapping that particular song.