If you love to sing and are forever being told you have a fantastic singing voice, you may be wondering how to develop your talent further. Whether you want to sing for pleasure or have dreams of becoming a professional performer, there are lots of ways to spend more time doing the thing that you love. Here are some suggestions on how to bring more of the joy of singing into your life:
Join a Choir
Joining a choir can be a fantastic experience, and is an excellent way of sharing your love of music with other like-minded people. Being part of a choir is a perfect way of making new friends and meeting new people. Joining a choir is also an ideal chance to develop your singing skills. Many choirs perform at community events, so being part of one will help you to gain experience of live performances, but with the feeling of being safely part of a group.
Choirs are ideal if you are looking for a hobby as well as a chance to sing more, and building up your confidence and experience of singing in public. Look out for advertisements for local choirs, and see if you can go along to a trial session to make sure you like it before signing up fully.
Make Your Own Songs
If you love to write down lyrics, or you get lyrics coming into your head all the time, then why not put these ideas into action and create your own songs? It may sound a little daunting, but you could start by coming up with some raps, and then download rap beats to put them to, this is a perfect way to hear your lyrics in action, and to get used to the idea of working on your material. Once you have got started, you can see where your creativity takes you, and be inspired to try out your lyrics to different beats and see how they work best.
Widen Your Tastes
Exploring new kinds of music, or genres of music that you would never usually listen to will help to widen your musical tastes and could even help you to find a style of music that best suits your singing voice.
Opening your mind to the vast array of music that is out there is also a great way of connecting with new people and seeing fresh ways of using your voice and making music.
If you are keen to start singing professionally, it can be useful to take singing lessons from a reputable voice coach to help you develop your singing talent even further. Taking lessons offers the perfect opportunity to get feedback on your voice from a professional and to learn how to best use your voice without overstraining it.
Depending on the type of music genre you are into, you could also gain a formal music qualification to give you better insight, make contacts and to study a subject that you love.