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Teach Yourself How To Sing

May 22, 2008
Quite often people who have very good singing voices embark on a career as a musical entertainer either in a band or as a solo artist. Nonetheless, it has to be remembered that people are not born as singers - they teach themselves how to sing and then make their way down this chosen career path.

Each and every one of us has the ability and the potential to become a good singer. However, life is sometimes a little unfair and along with those of us who naturally have the most angelic of voices and need only a small amount of singing practice there are others who may have to work a bit harder at training to come up with a good singing voice.

Singing and sounding tuneful comes so natural to some but for those who are not naturally talented in this way, it can be a bit of struggle. This is where singing lessons come in very handy allowing those with determination who are not so good at singing to work on and improve the quality of their vocal skills.

Even though newborn babies know absolutely nothing about singing whatsoever, those who have been exposed to music before they were born quite often turn out to be singers later on in their lives. Babies and small children are often taught how to sing simple tunes, by way of nursery rhymes.

On the other end of the scale, it is never too late for someone to learn how to sing as long as they are interested in singing. Even those who have been singing on a professional basis for years need to polish up their performance and keep their singing in shape.

Humming is a good way to start learning how to sing. Practice whilst at work, whilst relaxing or even walking the dog. Having a good sing as you work can often get the job in hand finished in a timely manner too.

When you have perfected the humming of a tune, you can then hum along to your favorite tunes and before you know where you are you will be automatically selecting songs which you find match your individual voice range. For example, if your voice is a little gruff you may go for the rock and roll genre and a nasal voice is great for singing country style music.

As mentioned earlier children sing nursery rhymes and this is also a great way for adults to learn how to carry a tune (although it may be best to sing these when you are alone!). Buy yourself a recorder or a small CD player and keep it with you so you can listen to music any time you wish.

Upon mastering a particular song, make a recording of yourself singing it and then play it back and listen to where you are going wrong. Practice makes perfect as we all know so make sure you learn more complicated songs as you go along and if you do this on a regular basis it will not be long before you are confidently singing at the top of your voice and not just in the comfort of your own home.
About the Author
Kevin Sinclair is the publisher and editor of MusicianHome.com, a site that provides information and articles for musicians at all stages of their development.
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