When you think about it, most of the cultures on this planet have some form of singing that is. to their way of life. You may only sing when it’s to avoid it, like atWhen you think about it, most of the cultures on this planet have some form of singing that is fundamental to their way of life. You may only sing when it’s absolutely impossible to avoid it, like at birthdays or when you are amongst a group of people singing your national anthem or at a family sing along.
Whatever the occasion, there are many people who are terrified to be heard singing in public. They would rather chew on road kill than sing in front of other people!The desire to sing is really quite natural and it happens to everybody at various times. How many times have you been driving along when a favourite song comes onto the radio and, before you know it, you are tapping the steering wheel in time with the beat and singing along almost oblivious to the world around you?
Why is it that so many people who sing boisterously in the shower cannot be convinced to do the same thing in front of an audience?In western societies we tend to think of singing as something that only professionals do. Somehow, if you are not a pop star or at least in a band then you can’t possibly be any good at it. You would simply embarrass yourself if you were to sing out loud in a public place.
The truth is; most people can sing quite well if given the right encouragement and a few basic tools to help them progress. The fundamentals of good singing technique are quite easy to understand and can be learned by almost anyone with simply the desire to improve themselves. There is no reason to be one of those people who have rotten fruit thrown at them when they sing!In 2001 I spent a lot of time helping develop a revolutionary approach to singing.