Dunsin Oyekan Said I Sing With My Nose

I really use to feel myself back in college that I was such a good singer, every time I would want to take my bath in the hostel I would be singing on top of my voice like I was a pro, not until Dunsin Oyekan told me I do sing with my nose, He sang a popular song with Kim Burrel that we all know “Na you”  I realized that it’s more than just singing on top of my voice every morning, I also needed some knowledge.


I went for COZA competition when I was doing my IT, everybody I invited except for Victoria and Cynthia refused to follow me to participate for the competition, and during my training I got the knowledge that I do sing with my nose, so guys am going to be help you with the major tips on how you can stop singing through your Nose but first let me show you how to test if you sing from your Nose.

1) Using your Fingers press your Nostrils until the point where you can’t close it anymore. Try to sing and see if you feel the air pressure coming through your Nose. If it does then you surely sing through your Nose.
2) If you have a blocked Nose, you need to try to sing with this blocked Nose and see if you sing the same way as normal,  well this problem doesn’t persist. If it holds true then you do not sing through your Nose but if it isn’t then you surely do sing through your Nose.
The very thing you must know is swallowing or bearing down muscles think they are helping you sing, so to close your throat and thereby send sounds into your nasal cavities, this is the reason why you sometimes sing with your Nose.
The first practice you must try in order to avoid singing with your Nose is to try to sing a song and replace the words of the song with “gah”.
Another thing you can do to help you stop singing through your nose is to plug your nose while singing, you may sound less nasally when you have learnt how to sing without being able to channel air through your Nose.
Learn to open your mouth wider when you sing, it will help you raise your soft palate and prevent nasal singing.
Practice singing with the right posture, until the proper posture is used to you, you can always practice singing while standing.
Everyone sings with their Nose, if you use your Fingers to close your nostrils and try singing, you will realize that you get a different sound and most time if you can also get a voice coach that would help you all the way, even if some songs and singing styles go well with nasality it’s not always a good sound to hear.
Majority of the singer that don’t sound nasal have trained their breath, if you learn how to train your breath, you will be able to control your voice in a better way.

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