Some people believe they cannot sing and they are “pitch-deaf”. The truth is that, while not everybody has the natural gift of song, we all can produce a sound and have the ability to learn how to do it.
After some research, I have found that people who cannot sing is because they haven’t trained their voices accordingly. They don’t have good control of their vocal muscles or they haven’t been exposed to music during their life.
What are the benefits of singing?
Singing has positive physical, mental, emotional, and social benefits:
- Boosts the immune system
- Improves your posture as you should stand up straight for better singing.
- Improves your sleep.
- Helps to tone facial muscles.
Mental and emotional:
- Is a natural anti-depressant as singing releases endorphins which are the feel-good hormones that make you feel happy.
- Lowers stress levels by decreasing the levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, in your blood.
- Boosts your confidence.
- Can introduce you to new circles of friends.
There are different techniques to teach you how to use your voice as an instrument. For example, you can practice matching pitches with a piano or on a computer until you hit the right notes, sing vowels with your jaw open or point your chin slightly down to sound better. The most that you practice, the better you get!
It doesn’t matter if you want to sing for yourself or in front of people, if you like singing do not give up and practice, that’s the key!