Most individuals mistakenly believe that singing is a gift that some people are born with. However, the truth of the matter is that many of these singers we admired today attained their wonderful voices through singing lessons and exercises that work.
Actually, with the notable exception if you are tone deaf, anyone can sing. The problem is that majority of people fall into that gray area in between being able to sing well and singing awfully. Sadly, many of these wannabe singers are not even aware that they are in this gray area. It is all a matter of perception.
For example, you will hear some people say that you sound really good, but others will say that you’d be wiser to keep your mouth shut. In “American Idol” alone, you see many of these “hopefuls” have their ambitions brutally crushed by the judges. This is simply because judges like Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler have acquired considerable training in their singing (and in the music industry), so that they are capable of determining singers that have the potential and those who don’t.
Whether you are a singing prodigy or a karaoke bar aficionado, you will definitely benefit from taking singing lessons and doing the appropriate exercises on a regular basis. A lot of the singers that you see on movies and television have benefited a lot from voice training. One very good example is Gwyneth Paltrow. Everyone knows she can act, but lately, she has been getting accolades for her country singing and on shows like “Glee“. If you (or other people) think that your voice is mediocre, you are bound to improve if you get the proper voice training.
There are two ways by which you can acquire proper singing instruction. The first is by getting the training from a singing teacher or voice coach. These men and women can teach you the skills and exercises that will help you to improve your voice. However, getting “in-person” training can be a very expensive venture. If you are on a tight budget, another option is to check out singing lessons that are being sold on the Internet. Many of these lessons have been designed by professional voice coaches. Just download an ebook or video to see if their lessons will meet your needs.
There are several skills that you will need to develop during the early days of your voice training. One very important skill is to be able to control breathing. For proper voice control to be achieved, you need to be able to exert similar control on your lungs and diaphragm. Most newbie singers sing by raising their shoulders so that only the apices of the lungs are being used. When this happens, there is difficulty in projecting the voice. Breathing exercises will train you to utilize your diaphragm and other abdominal muscles so that you are able to push air into the lower parts of your lungs to achieve greater voice projection. By re-training yourself how to breathe properly, you will be able to make this a habit.
Breathing exercises is just one of the many singing lessons and exercises that work to improve your voice. Through patience and discipline, you will be able to attain the singing voice that you have long dreamed of.