Very often a new student will tell me they lack confidence singing and they want to get confident.
Inside this video, I’ll review the top 3 reasons for a lack confidence and a simple action plan.
Through the years of interviewing new singing students, a high percentage want to increase their confidence singing. This is second only to wanting to sing higher.
Here are the Top Three Reasons we Lack Confidence Singing
- You lack knowledge about your singing voice, how it works and how to improve.
- You’ve had a negative experience singing. Someone has made a negative comment about your singing, or you’ve experienced a singing “fail”.
- There’s a particular problem you experience when singing and you don’t like the sound of your voice.
Here are Some Other Reasons that Damage our Confidence
- You think you stink. Your voice doesn’t sound like your best friend who is amazing. You want to sound like a superstar but don’t.
- You think that everyone should like your voice.
- You were born shy. You are just soft spoken. You don’t like being in front of other people. You get sick at your stomach when you have to speak let alone, sing for an audience.
- You lack experience…you’ve never done it before.
- You just don’t want it bad enough.
Can you relate to any of these?
Here’s the truth about all this: None of it can stop you if you want it.
Some of the greatest singers/performers in the world have faced these same issues and overcame them all.
You can too if you want it bad enough.
Here’s The Simple Fix
Study with an expert in vocal technique. This means study with someone who will teach you how to sing, not what to sing. Learn how to sing. This one thing will do more for your confidence in singing and in life than anything else.
My personal bias is your teacher should be able to demonstrate the ability to sing from the lower chest voice through the middle and into head voice in a smooth, easy manner without any interruption in tone quality. The middle area, often called the passaggio, must transition easily into a connected head voice.
Your teacher must be able to help his or her students of both genders to do the same. [Demo]
In the coming few videos, I’ll be talking more about confidence and how to improve.
Understanding your vocal type helps improve your confidence because it helps you know what you tend to do when you sing.
Do you know your vocal type? I’m not talking about whether you are soprano, alto, tenor or bass. Your vocal type is what you tend to do when you sing.
Visit PowerToSing.com and take the vocal test, which I call the PowerTest. Take the quiz and discover your vocal type.
Then go to the Knowledge Center and watch the videos about your vocal type. Download the free exercises for your vocal type and start improving your voice today. This is an excellent way to begin building your singing confidence.
I’m Chuck Gilmore with Power To Sing. You can sing higher with beauty, confidence and power.
I’ll see you inside the next video.