How to Sing With Power

If you’re wondering how to sing with power, then you’ve come to the right place. In fact, singing with power is actually very simple. The problem with most singers when it comes to singing are the following symptoms:

  • Doubt
  • Restriction of air flow through lungs as a result of mental barriers
  • Physically trying to push/squeeze the air out of your body

Doubting When Trying To Sing With Power

Doubting when singing is very common especially with beginners. When singing, you have to be in a relaxed state so that as you climb higher notes in your current vocal range, you slowly add more power to your voice. Don’t think that you can’t sing hit that “one” notes or achieve the level of power you want. You have to trick your mind to be in an absolutely calm environment. By achieving this, you will be able to overcome 90% of all the barriers that exist in singing.

Restriction of Air Flow

Mental barriers are in the same category as “doubt”, but I separated the two in this case because of the importance that I will discuss in a few moments. But the key importance here is to identify that in order to sing notes with power, you need to airflow from your lungs, not restrict it!.

So let me explain…

When you think that you won’t be able to sing with power, you create a mental barrier which limits your true potential. This, in turn, causes your body to restrict air flow and forces yourself to work against yourself because of the tension that you create. Tension leads to the blockage of airflow and puts a strain on your larynx or voice box.


Simple (might take a little practice to get into this habit): When you start singing higher notes, think of yourself actually singing lower notes. What this does is that it simplifies the mental barriers that are triggering your body to increase tension in your voice box.

As I’ve briefly mentioned, it might take a while, but learning this trick and making it into a habit will greatly improve your singing performance.

Physically Trying To Push Air Out When Singing:

This is not a smart idea because what you’re doing is placing your larynx under high stress which can lead to vocal strain. Use the tip I’ve mentioned before to overcome this bad habit. Your larynx is not a muscle where you can simply put physical strain on it hoping that someday it will pay off. The only thing that will pay off will be vocal nodes, and those aren’t fun.