Having worked with innumerable voices of all types over the years, I have learned that anyone can sing. Is it easy? Absolutely not! It becomes easy through learning how your muscles in the larynx interact. People often believe that a good singer has talent and was likely born talented. Yes, some people are naturally inclined to sing well, just like some babies are naturally inclined to begin walking sooner and with more zeal than others. I can train, with absolute confidence, anyone to sing well and efficiently if they want to learn just like anyone with functioning legs can walk, no matter how incapable or “tone deaf” they feel they are before they begin.
Our bodies are designed to work in the same manner. Singing is a function of the body central to both vocal and physical health. Therefore, it is important for anyone trying to be physically healthy to develop their voice along with the rest of their bodies. I was once at an event where thousands of people were singing together. Everyone there was not a vocalist, but shared a proactive disposition towards their physical, emotional and spiritual health. It was the only time I ever heard a crowd of non-singers actually sing in tune!
There is a direct cause and effect relationship between laryngeal muscular alignment and efficiency and your resultant vocal sound. Also, as I have said in the past, only a tiny percentage of humanity has Amusia, an actual brain developmental defect that renders them tone deaf. People with Amusia can’t differentiate a high pitch sound from a low pitch sound at all. Everyone else that calls themselves “tone deaf” are actually just inexperienced vocalists. Simply by training with me or another teacher that teaches balanced bridging technique, you will become pitch accurate, and your voice will sound great to a listener. The only exception is someone who has already caused physical damage that requires medical intervention.
While ANYONE can sing well, not everyone can move people with their expression. That is a talent of artistry and charisma, not singing skill. There are plenty of revered celebrities that people love to hear sing, who have terrible voices. What the masses like about these people is who they are, not their voice. Some voices become so familiar, and so associated with a song you are moved by, that you might think their damaged or unskilled nature of their voice is what you are drawn to. That’s dead wrong. If you think it’s not, then go out and drink, smoke, and scream everyday for a couple months, record an album at the end and see how famous you get. [Please don’t actually try that at home, you will find I am right and that your medical bills to fix the damage you cause to your voice are astronomical]
If you can’t sing, you just need to take your instrument to the shop, and we’ll fix it together. Know that it will take time, patience, and commitment, but you can become a skilled vocalist, too!