What’s possible for my singing voice? How long will it take to get good?
Inside this video I’ll show you the amazing things that’s possible with your voice and explain how long it’ll take to get good!
These are questions that most singers have. What’s possible for my singing voice? And how long will it take to get good?
First, How Long Will it Take to Get Good?
It’s impossible to know the correct answer for each person. Why?
Some have a gift from birth that makes it easier to sing. A lot don’t.
Some have a talent for hard work and long hours. Many don’t.
Some have a special ability to learn quickly. Others don’t.
Your goals are different. Some want to sing as a hobby, and others as a career. You may want to just sing good enough for your new baby girl as she falls asleep. Or you may want to be the next Idina, Beyonce, Michael, or Pavarotti. Or something in between.
These and other factors make a standard timetable almost impossible to predict.
What if you were average? You have the same motivation. Have just enough confidence to try. Practice a little everyday. Sing in some school choirs. Play a little piano or guitar. You start taking one 30-minute lesson a week. You have the same teacher…me.
I would say it would take 1 lesson on average to bridge and sing into the head voice for the first time in some fashion.
1-2 months to do the exercises pretty well. 3-6 months to respectably apply it to songs. Another 3-6 months to gain confidence to audition and perform for others. And another 6-12 months of consistent effort to develop and refine pitch and vibrato while sustaining all notes everywhere easily in your range.
This is about two years of work. After that you’re always refining and improving.
But if you don’t practice, or you’re scared to perform or other roadblocks arise, this timetable will get longer.
What’s Possible for My Singing Voice?
What’s possible for my singing voice? It’s equally hard to predict this for the reasons I mentioned.
But what’s possible?
I’ll show you from the perspective of what you tend to do when you sing on an “ah” from your low voice through the middle and into your higher voice.
It’s likely when you first start you fall into one of 4 vocal types. I’ll show you how you’ll start and what’s possible for each.
- First Pulled Chest-High Larynx: Often it sounds like this: [Demo]
- Second: Flip-Falsetto: At first is sounds like this: [Demo]
- Third: Light Chest-No Chest [Demo]
- Fourth: Mix [Demo]
You should be able to quickly bridge into head voice with an exercise like this. [Demo] But for a while it’s awkward and light. [Demo] You learn special exercises to eliminate tension, keep the larynx down, and bring the vocal cords together appropriately. Such as [Demo]
Within a few months it becomes comfortable in exercises from chest to head and back. [Demo] You apply exercises to the songs. You’re able to sing songs that before were impossible. [Demo]
With a balanced voice and no tension from your external neck muscles your vocal cords grow in coordination and strength. You’re able to sing deeper into your vocal cords on every vowel and pitch. This results in more power and strength in sound you produce. [demo]
Your performances get better. You grow in confidence. Now that good technique is a habit, you lose yourself in your songs. The words and emotions come to life and connect powerfully with your audience and fans.
You’ve gone from not being able to sing into your head voice to having a free and powerful voice. Your vibrato and tone quality easily are sustained on every note no matter where in your voice you sing. [End of Carousel]
You begin to see your ability and potential as you never imagined before. Even if you think you have an average voice, people love your voice and connect with you and your passion.
That is what is possible for you. I know because this is what happened to me.
Watch or read Episode 17. There’s an infographic showing 8 stages to building an amazing singing voice.
Discover Your Vocal Type
I invite you to discover your vocal type. Find out what you tend to do when you sing higher through the first bridge of your voice. Go to 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 to learn all about your vocal type. Download the free exercises and start transforming your voice quickly.
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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.