Rhythm books help musicians play advanced rhythms.Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images
Practice with a book of rhythms. Becoming comfortable with rhythms will make it easier to perform on the spot.
Practicing rhythm is a good way to rest the voice and still practice.Jupiterimages/Pixland/Getty Images
Work through a sight-singing book. Practice daily; approach each melody carefully until perfected. Sight reading will become easier with time.
Develop the ears through ear training.Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images
Start an ear-training course to train you to hear intervals quickly. This, in combination with daily singing and rhythm exercises, will help improve a singer's ability rapidly.
Key signatures tell the performer the number of sharps and flats.Ablestock.com/AbleStock.com/Getty Images
Start a session by looking at the key signature. It is important to know what key the music is in to avoid singing incorrect pitches.
Rhythms hold the key to accurately singing the piece.Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images
Analyze the rhythm before beginning to sing any part of the melody. If the rhythm isn't correct, the melody will falter.
Mark accidentals in the score to ensure they are played correctly.Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images
Determine the accidentals within the melody that will cause confusion. Look at any accidentals closely.
Mentally envision what the piece will sound like.Jason Reed/Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images
Rehearse the piece mentally. If you can't play back the melody in your mind, singing it will be even more difficult.
Keeping a steady tempo will help keep the piece moving.Hemera Technologies/Photos.com/Getty Images
Sing the melody with a steady tempo. With practice, these steps will become much easier.