April 22nd, 2012, 11:54 AM
but I want to learn to. I am a horrible singer, can't sing a note. I'd like to be able to help out with some Keef type backup's though. Is it possible to learn? I've always just assumed that it wasn't one of my abilities, and never would be. Any suggestions, or is it just something I need to accept?
April 22nd, 2012, 11:57 AM
It depends what your problem is with singing really, can you not hear the notes right? Or not achieve them physically?
Have faith and you can do anything. :)
April 22nd, 2012, 12:47 PM
Record yourself, identify what you think sounds bad and try to do it better.
Do it over and over and over.
April 22nd, 2012, 12:58 PM
Also, try singing into a Mic so you will hear yourself through a P.A. and not just your own head. I feel this helps immensely.
A month's worth of Private Lessons would you immensely, as well. Just to learn the very basics of proper Breath Control and get som feedback from a knowledgable Instructor as to when you're doing it properly and when you're not.
April 22nd, 2012, 12:59 PM
It also helps to find a key that your voice will fit into.
April 22nd, 2012, 02:13 PM
You can sing, believe it. Start by singing along with your playing: scales and intervals. If you can play it, you can sing it. It just takes a long time, but that's the same as anything else that's worth doing.
April 22nd, 2012, 02:45 PM
Never stopped Mick Jagger...
It's not the talent, it's the attitude:grin:
I love Neil Young more than one of my kids, but sometimes I wonder if he even tries...
April 22nd, 2012, 03:05 PM
He used to sing like a bird when he wass younger.
Watch spme of his old solo acoustic shows
April 22nd, 2012, 03:33 PM
I used to be a terrible, terrible singer. In 1997 I took a few lessons. Two weeks later I was singing solo gigs in London and I've been singing ever since.
My singing teacher said she had only one pupil in 30+ years that she couldn't help.
April 22nd, 2012, 05:07 PM
awesome, thanks guys. I think I will look for a teacher and take a few lessons.
April 22nd, 2012, 05:26 PM
The above is correct from my perspective.
Me....I've always been extremely self conscious of my vocals whether singing live or in the studio.
I always find a reason to think I'm not as expressive as I should be in my vocal deliverances.
I know I'm no crooner by any stretch and listeners say my voice is fine.
Which probably means appropriate for my writing style.
The irony....even being a music major, took singing in college and know the rules and techniques to sing well and still I'm not satisfied.
Anyway...you're not alone and lessons might be in order for you.