In this post, I’m going to explain why anyone can sing, but only some can be singers, and share my advice to help you if you are feeling unsure about whether or not to pursue singing. So stay tuned because the answers are not what you might expect.
Singing is nothing more than a way of coordinating your body to make sound. For the most part, you already have all the tools you need to sing because you have a body. The only thing that is missing for you to sing is training.
With training you can coordinate your body to be able to sing. Just like anyone can paint if they have paint, a brush, a canvas, and some knowledge of how to use them, anyone can sing.
But being a singer is different. Being a singer is having the desire to make art, meaning to connect with yourself and with others through the physical act of singing. The voice is just a tool and everyone has one but we all have different forms of expression to choose from to make art.
Depending on your predisposition, you will be more inclined to express your desire to make art in different ways. We are not all predisposed to want to be singers, meaning that we don’t all want to express ourselves using our singing voices. That’s why anyone can sing but only some can be singers.
So if you think that singing is one of the ways that inspires you to express yourself and release your emotions then you are a singer. Just know that the better your vocal training, the more powerful your singing will be, for yourself and for your audience. That’s why if you want to be a singer the best thing you can do is improve your singing technique, to ensure the maximum expressive power of your voice.
So what’s my advice if you are feeling unsure about whether or not to pursue singing?
Singing is a release of emotions. Emotions build up in our lives and when we want to release them we turn to a particular action. Some people turn to dancing, painting, sports, etc... in the hopes of releasing energy and releasing their emotions.
It’s my belief that anyone who feels a pull towards expressing themselves using their voices can learn to be good singers. If there is a part of you that connects with the singers that you hear and see, and yearns for the chance to do it too, then the only thing stopping you is believing that you can’t.
I believe that if you put your mind to something you could probably do it. We could all accomplish most tasks in life since they are really just learned patterns of behavior and thinking, from the most basic tasks to the most complicated ones.
Singing is no different. If you truly want to learn to sing you can do it since it’s something that is learned. But being a singer comes from within. And all you need for that is the love of singing and the desire to express yourself using your singing voice.
But you might ask: “Even though I have the training and the desire to sing it doesn’t mean that I’m going to be any good right?.” My answer to that is that the reason why you sing should be for yourself, not for anyone else.
Singing is something that your soul wants to do and if that is the case for you then that’s the main reason why you should do it. There’s no need to feel held back by competition or comparison. You don’t need to be the best because singing is something that you’re doing for the sake of your own expression, happiness and growth.
So basically anyone can sing because singing is a physical act that can be learned, but only some can be singers because not everyone has the desire to express themselves using their singing voice.
But if you clicked on this video and you’re feeling unsure about whether or not to pursue singing, I can assure you that that means some part of you already has the desire to express itself through singing which means that you are a singer. And if you choose to nurture that desire I guarantee that it will bring you a connection to yourself and a fulfilment that will be well worth the time and effort to learn.
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