I don't know...I think singing, or playing music in general, is one of those things that take a lot of work no matter who you are. Sure, there are people out there who have a head start because they start with a beautiful voice. But every professional musician I know, including teachers and instructors, all insist that natural talent doesn't even get you close. Even the most amazing naturals work their butts off to get to that next level.jfurr wrote:That's cool, man. By far singing to me is the most difficult and frustrating element of my music making attempts. I wonder if it's like having a good golf swing, some people just 'have it' and others don't have a clue...bryan k wrote:The benefit I get out of it is that it helps me to refine my singing voice, and singing was the primary reason I started to play musical instruments in the first place. I love to sing, and I don't think a person truly learns how to sing until he has to sit and listen to his voice over and over until being able to get it right.
We went to see a professional violinist last week who has only been seriously playing for a couple of years. Everyone in my group commented on what a natural talent she must be. The only thing going through my mind was that I bet she was putting in 30-40 hours a week to hone her craft.