Whether your singing is good or not, having a sense of rhythm really matters.
I’ll introduce the mechanics of rhythmic sense and how to train to get a better sense of rhythm.
First, be aware that rhythm is sensed, and delivered through sounds, by the brain and muscles. Production and control of rhythmic sounds rely on the flexibility of muscles, relating to vocalization, and are required for a sense of rhythm. You cannot display through vocalizing, having a good sense of rhythm if you have rigid muscles.
Next, you should listen good sounds and good music. This is because people can precisely understand sounds by the brain when listening to music, and then order their muscles relating to vocalization to let out the same voice or mimic sounds.
The brain correctly moves the muscles to determine the timing of exhalation, expands the resonance chamber and makes the words – in only a moment!
I’ll now introduce effective training techniques for rhythm.
First, tap one leg or hand, and if you need to you can count from one to four. Like a foot tapper keep tapping and optionally repeat the numbers. Take a breath in and out, simultaneously with the tapping.
For example, you take a breath out when your heel touches the floor. You take a breath in when the heel is not touching the floor. Try this training exercise for a couple minutes.
Moving your hand or leg at high and low speeds of tapping, also strengthens those muscles in the hand or leg.
You do not need to let out your voice during this exercise and can choose your favorite music to listen to while you do this training.
When 20 people tried this training technique, 15 people got a better sense of rhythm.
Note:If you acquire a good sense of rhythm after getting flexibility in the muscles surrounding the throat, you will notice it is easier to let out your voice without straining the throat.