Can Anyone Learn to Sing: How Common is Tone Deafness?
Whether or not you know it, if you can’t sing well, the odds are that you learned how to sing bad. Sometimes the brain can confuse the message it receives from hearing different notes at the same time, not knowing what to do with all of them and it can take proper training to learn how to really utilize your voice. So what about people who can’t sing? Can anyone learn to sing with the right type of training?
Chances are, people who sing badly just believed a person who told them they can’t sing or they heard something in their voice that made them embarrassed and decided not to sing in order to avoid public humiliation.
Working on Your Singing Voice
Most people who sing badly will automatically assume that they’re tone deaf. Statistics have shown that only around two percent of the population is really tone deaf. Tone deafness is a physical hearing impairment that makes it impossible for a person to be able to determine one pitch from another. If only this small percentage of people are tone deaf then that means that around ninety-eight percent of people can learn how to sing each note.
How to get better at singing?
Keep in mind that you shouldn’t feel any discomfort when singing. If you feel strain while singing then you could be causing damage to your vocal cords. Correctly learning how to sing can involve unlearning certain bad vocal habits, learning some basic vocal techniques and learning how to breathe while singing.
If your voice cracks when you hit the high notes this could be because you’re trying to reach notes that are way out of range. You can strengthen your vocal cords by using singing exercises daily, but you may need to learn proper body positioning while singing as well.
The vocal cords are a muscle, and they need to be strengthened. Having stronger vocal cords will mean that you can experience improved power, range, dexterity and tone quality. You’ll need to learn how to safely strengthen your vocal cords in order to prevent straining them. In order to increase your range, sing a song in higher keys, gradually. As soon as you feel strain in your throat call it quits for the day. To build volume, sing a song in the middle of your range and sing gradually louder.
Training Your Brain to Improve Your Singing
Most aspiring singers will need to work on their ear and brain vocal connection. They can do this by finding a range of notes on a piano, that’s close to the speaking range of their voice. Play the note on the piano a few times before singing it. Next, hum the note. A hummed note will resonate more in the ears and is easier to sing in tune. If you’re unable to tell if you’re on the right note, try recording yourself. Listen to this recording in order to determine if you’re making any progress and performing the singing exercises correctly.