Learning to play any instrument can take many months or years of practice and whilst this seems obvious, many people do not consider that their voice is another instrument. No one expects to pick up a guitar and just be able to play without learning the basics and then practicing over and over, yet a huge number of people assume that you can either sing or you can’t and that there is little that will change the voice you were dealt.
In reality though, as with any instrument, practice really can make perfect. However, it often seems far harder to practice singing that is does to practice the likes of an external, physical instrument. Yet, whether you choose to simply practice scales by learning different ones online or whether you choose to buy karaoke equipment so you have something to sing along to that will allow you to check your tone and gauge progress far more easily. There are many approaches one can take that will dramatically improve one’s chances of being able to sing well.
The important thing is not to give up, whilst it may initially feel more embarrassing if your singing is not up to scratch than if guitar playing was not up to much, by buying a karaoke machine and hearing your voice through speakers, you can easily adjust the volume and keep the learning process to yourself. Thus potentially allowing you to be even quieter than those playing the likes of drums or certain acoustic instruments.
For those who have always loved the idea of singing but never felt they could, simply having the confidence to practice and taking the time to practice may well be all it takes to reach your goal. No matter how good or bad you are at the start, by simply sticking at it you may be surprised just how quickly you can reach a very high standard.