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Singing- Improving natural talent

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    Everyone can learn to sing better. However on one side of the spectrum you have the people that are really terrible at singing and no matter how much practice they put in they would never be brilliant. Whereas on the other you have the people that have this natural ability which allows them to sing beautifully from a young age without any training.

    Would anyone say they are like this and even though you have this natural ability I'm curious to know if there is anything in particular you've done to enhance you voice and really perfect it. In other words change it from a really good natural voice to an amazing standing ovation type voice
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    I didn't really enjoy singing until I was about 14/15, but since that was around the time I really got into music, I would sing all the time. Eventually I got passionate enough to want to take singing lessons. Without wanting to sound boastful, I had 'raw talent', but like anything it just needed improvement and the singing lessons were the way to do that.

    Sadly what with studies taking up most of my time I only ever took 2 grades, but I got distinctions in both and I'd like to go back and do some more if time opens up some day

    I sing all the time at the moment. I'm not confident enough to sing in front of people other than my friends, but as you sing by yourself, you perfect your own voice and you learn the extent of your abilities, pitch, breath etc.
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    (Original post by Killer Penguin)
    I didn't really enjoy singing until I was about 14/15, but since that was around the time I really got into music, I would sing all the time. Eventually I got passionate enough to want to take singing lessons. Without wanting to sound boastful, I had 'raw talent', but like anything it just needed improvement and the singing lessons were the way to do that.

    Sadly what with studies taking up most of my time I only ever took 2 grades, but I got distinctions in both and I'd like to go back and do some more if time opens up some day

    I sing all the time at the moment. I'm not confident enough to sing in front of people other than my friends, but as you sing by yourself, you perfect your own voice and you learn the extent of your abilities, pitch, breath etc.
    Hey yeah you should definitely go back and do more grades when you have time. However I understand that studies are important as they don't really wait whereas singing does. LOL I don't even sing in front of my friends! when your so used to singing to yourself at home it can be quite nerve ranking when you actually have to sing in front of people. I do agree though that as you sing more and more to yourself you get better and better. Also I think that as you manage to perfect your pitch/ breathing etc it does make you a lot more confident when it comes to singing in front of people. The only thing is that it takes a lot of practice/ time to go from a really good voice to a great voice which is unfortunate:rolleyes:
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    Well, I've had a natural ability which has been worked on as I've been singing in a choir for the last 7/8 years. I'm in my second year of singing lessons now which have helped develop my 'solo' voice as I've been taught to blend for so long that it's a bit out of my comfort zone to do otherwise. Basically we've just been working on support, and producing a focused and forward tone rather than sounding a little breathy. But I do stand by the fact that if you can't sing, you can't sing, no matter how many lessons you have...

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