By Indykids Staff

You’re born. You cry. To make you feel better, someone might sing you a lullaby — and you’re hooked. In the car, on the radio, on television, from a stereo, or at concerts, you say, “turn the music up!”

You aren’t alone. All over the world and for thousands of years, people have made music for many reasons. They chant traditional melodies during serious occasions. They learn to play musical instruments so they can entertain others or celebrate. Even if you don’t know how to play an instrument, you can always sing.

Try the following tips at home, and you will be able to entertain your friends and family with your unique voice. Only you can sing like you.

GO AHEAD, SING OUT LOUD

1.    Stand up straight.

2.    Breathe from your stomach, not your chest. Sounds hard? Think of it this way. When you breathe in, your stomach should get bigger. When you breathe out, your stomach should get smaller.

3.    When you’re singing, make vowels with your mouth, not your lips.

4.    Sing all the time! The more you practice, the more fun you’ll have. Just remember to stop singing when class starts!