Sing Like You Mean It
Karaoke is a great way to expose yourself to singing. A microphone and a karaoke machine turns a typical party into American Idol. It seems like everybody thinks they can sing when they get behind the mike and have a full Karaoke band behind them. Truth is, not everyone can carry a tune. Plus, nobody wants to hear somebody who’s tone deaf sing “Bye, Bye Ms. American Pie” (or another long song) off key. It’s seven minutes you’ll never get back. And all the dogs in the neighborhood will be howling until the song comes to a dreadful end.
But, voice lessons are a great way to learn how to be a better singer. I’m not saying that someone who is tone deaf is going to benefit from singing lessons, but, if you can carry a tune now, singing lessons can help take you to the next level. In fact, it’s amazing what just a few lessons can do for your tone, your confidence and your understanding of music. A good voice teacher can bring out your natural talent and will teach you how to hold notes, use your diaphragm, be a better breather and perhaps, unleash the siren inside of you.
There are exceptions, but most great singers have taken voice lessons at one time or another. Teachers who have studied the art of singing and have vast knowledge of the biology behind the voice box can work miracles to ensure professional singers don’t hurt their larynx or blow out their voice boxes. Singing can put great strain on the vocal chords if you don’t sing correctly. A good teacher can help ensure that your docent tones stay pure and intact.
Beware though, having a bad voice coach can actually be bad for your voice. If someone is not trained properly in the art of coaching voice or teaching voice, they could be leading you down a dangerous slope. One that could take months from which to recover. The voice is a tender instrument and needs to be handled as such.
With the right training and the correct exercise, a good voice coach or teacher can help you reach your full potential and sing like a bird. Then, you can really show ‘em at the next night of Karaoke. Or, forget the Karaoke—the next time you appear as the lead in the hot new musical on Broadway. We’re just sayin.’ For more on voice lessons, check out the Grosse Pointe Music Academy website at www.grossepointemusicacademy.com
Posted by Grosse Pointe Music Academy Staff
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