Is the ability to sing an innate gift reserved only to some lucky ones or can everyone do it? This is one of the questions we often answer in school and we have prepared this article with the detailed answer so that values if this song is also for you, and you can deepen in the improvement of your musical skills.
When asking this question what you are really questioning is if you have talent for singing and, as is logical, you expect an answer. It has spread the belief that to sing well you have to have talent and be blessed with the gift of a vocal tract that's prodigious. And yes, it is largely like that, but not in the totality.
The talent is not the only thing that defines a good singer or, at least, it is not the only thing that makes the difference between singing well or that your neighbors decide to move neighborhood every time you shower.
1164/5000 With this we do not want to underestimate the innate talent of people who are born with a gift to sing and who, even without any technique, are able to excite the audience and transmit sensations as deep and unique as the beautiful sound that emanates from their voices. There are people who have a gift, indeed, but most of them work very hard to keep it in shape and improve.
Therefore, what you get to question your ability or your talent to sing is to take the first step towards your training because, If you love to sing, that alone is a very important reason for you not to get discouraged and to persevere until you acquire the vocal technique that allows you to do it to the maximum of your potential, regardless of your innate talent.
And having said that, to the question that gives title to the post “can I learn to sing?”, we can not give an answer as simple as a yes or no. We can not do it, at least, without first explaining that the concept of “be a good singer” is so open to subjective opinion and personal bias, and there are so many factors involved, that the ideal to answer as you deserve is to formulate the question applying a slight change:
Can I learn to sing better?
To which we respond:
Yes, Of course! 🙂
As a general rule, all singers wheter if are beginners, amateurs or professionals with experience, they have bad habits and gaps in their knowledge that prevent them from giving their best.
Whether we speak of poor support of breathing, emotional stress factors or lack of access to certain types of resonance that condition your projection. Whether the lack of auditory training limits your ability to match the tone or to improvise, or we are simply talking about the lack of knowledge of measures to ensure that your voice as an instrument works optimally, the appropriate orientation and education combined with dedication and self-discipline helps to most singers, regardless of their level, and will minimize your limits while you strengthen your strengths so you can take the next step on that exciting journey that is to become the singer you strive to be.
Improving as a singer is possible thanks to the ight professional guidance, effort and perseverance. It's just a matter of practicing, acquiring good habits and keeping them over time.