Do you sing anymore?
After reading a recent questionnaire asking, “Do you sing in the Shower?”
I was surprised to find out that many people do not sing because they are dissatisfied with their voices. What makes a good singing voice? What is the difference between the sound of Bruno Mars or Bob Dylan?!?
The first thing you need to know is that singing comes from the body. Your brain communicating to the muscles and propelling the notes in your head out into the world using air produces the sound of singing. In the past, I asked a singer, “What is the secret to good singing?” And he answered, “You HAVE to fall in love with the sound of your OWN voice.” Sing songs that compliment your sound or the sound you are trying to achieve.
So how do I become a better singer?
First, find a song you like and start to sing it anywhere you feel comfortable. SING IN THE SHOWER! You can get a good sound in the shower because your voice is bouncing off so many different angles and back to your ear that you can actually hear yourself. Oh, you don’t sound very good? That is normal! Now, you must sing consistently so that you can improve your sound and get in tune. That hardest part is being able to hear yourself. Next, sing in the microphone. This way you will hear yourself coming through an amplified source and have a better understanding of your voice. With a discerning ear, you will discover how you need to improve. Learn how to warm-up your voice. Learn how to sing in tune with others. And most of all, LEARN HOW TO LOVE YOU OWN VOICE.
Calling all students songwriters, musicians and singers! We are looking for submissions to be showcased in our Cleveland County Artists feature: