Can I learn how to sing?
Most of us or maybe it’s better to say all of us, have the habit to sing while having a shower. It’s the only time when it really doesn’t matter whether you sing well or not.
There are people who love to sing but they simply don’t sing well and it’s really difficult to listen to them. On the other hand, there are others who sing well but they either don’t like the sound of their own voice or they are too shy to sing publicly.
However, having a good voice doesn’t mean you don’t have to practice. Training your vocal cords is necessary if you want to reach higher octaves. Of course, it will be much easier if you have a tutor to teach you all the tricks and techniques of singing.
With proper training you can become a good singer, and if you are a good singer you will become even better, almost like a professional.
Practice makes perfect
Don’t think you can become a great singer easily. You know the saying – Practice makes perfect! You will need to spend hours and hours practicing, doing some hard work and you will eventually train your vocal cords to easily catch the high and low tones. And all of this can’t be done over the night. This leads us to the next advice – Be patient!
Another thing you will have to work on is your self-esteem. All the hours spent practicing and improving your singing techniques will be wasted if you don’t have the courage to sing publicly. It doesn’t need to be in front of thousands of people, singing in front of your friends is equally difficult. So, getting rid of that psychological barrier is a must!
Believe in yourself and your voice! You can sing! And you definitely sing better than most of the people around you.
Singing should be something you enjoy, so there is no need to be shy and worry about the reaction of others after you have spent so much time in improving your singing skills.
Your vocal cords need exercise
Singing is an ability everyone has but the fact is that if you learn the proper techniques you will definitely become a better singer.
There are several things that play a key role in your ability to sing. Being able to control your breath and the structure of the larynx and the vocal cords are some of them.
No matter whether you are a beginner or a professional you need to warm up your vocal cords before singing. Just like when you go to the gym you do some stretching exercises first before doing some more complex and difficult exercises, you have to treat your vocal cords like muscles. Additionally, you will have greater control over the pitch if you do breathing exercises regularly.
A great warm up exercise for your vocal cords is to practice the major scales. Doing it every single day will definitely make you a better singer.
Identify your voice range and work on it
The voice range is not the same in all singers, so you have to find out your voice range. The best way to identify it is to try singing different songs. Singing just higher notes doesn’t necessarily make you a great singer. On the other hand, if you can’t sing under a specific note it doesn’t mean you are a bad singer. This is why you need to try singing a few different songs and you will see which vocal range suits you best.
After you identify your voice range, select songs in that range and try to sing them when you practice. This will boost your confidence for sure. After some practice you will get to know your range much better and you will have to find more and more songs that match your range.
Having a vocal coach is a good idea
Working on the singing techniques is necessary if you want to sing better. Of course, there are numerous online courses that can provide adequate voice training. After all, it’s a more affordable option and you can follow the step-by-step instructions to guide you from beginner to advanced levels. However, if you can afford it but it’s always better to have your own professional vocal coach. He or she can teach you how to breathe, how to do your vocal warm up exercises, how to have a better control over your vocal cords, help you with your vocal range and much more.
At the end we have to say that anyone can learn to sing, but only if they have the proper training, learn the right techniques and practice, practice, practice… Of course, once you learn to sing doesn’t necessarily mean you will become a professional singer, however you will definitely become a better singer than you are at the moment.
And what’s most important – simply enjoy in your singing! With all the practice and hard work you will definitely come to the point where singing in public won’t be a nightmare anymore.
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James Longman is a writer and editor at AudioReputation. One of the things he is proud of is that he has never lost his passion for audio equipment. Reviewing all kinds of audio devices is something he truly enjoys.