If you have dreams of becoming a great singer, the process might be easier than you think. Many people will have you believe that singing takes years of expensive lessons and that if you didn’t start studying voice at the age of 7 months, that right now you have very little chance of ever being considered a good singer.
Many people will also tell you that if you can’t read music, then you will never learn to sing. The final myth that you hear all the time is that unless you are naturally born with an “ear” for tone and pitch, you’ll never be a good singer.
But even if you’ve never studied music, never studied singing, can’t naturally hear the pitch, didn’t sing like Enya in the womb, and can’t read Beethoven’s music, you can learn how to sing well if it’s something that you really want to do. All you have to do is learn a few basic tips, and practice as much as you possibly can.
No one will be calling you the next Whitney Houston or Mariah Carey, of course, but you will be able to improve your singing much faster, and much easier than you ever thought possible. These simple steps will likely have you singing 10 times better than you do right now in a matter of 2 weeks. People will be shocked.
Categorize Your Sound
There are 2 different voices that people have. Men are considered to have a full voice (the lower pitches), and a falsetto voice (the higher pitches). For women, the lower pitches are called the chest voice, and the higher pitches are called the head voice.
Pick Your Music
First, you want to just choose a lick of music to practice with. This can be anything from a commercial that you happen to know the words to or a minute’s worth of your favorite song. Don’t worry if you don’t sound good at first. Just write down the words and sing them however you can.
And now, look for a song you’d like to sing.