Knowing If You Can Sing: 5 Steps (with Pictures)

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Knowing If You Can Sing: 5 Steps (with Pictures)
Knowing If You Can Sing: 5 Steps (with Pictures)

You may sound like a rock star in the shower or in the car, but how do you know if you can really sing? If you want to start singing as a hobby or if you want to start a singing career, it is good to be honest with yourself from the start so that you know what you have. Read on for tips on finding out if you have a great singing voice.


Part 1 of 2: Trying out your voice in front of an audience

Know if You Can Sing Step 1
Know if You Can Sing Step 1

Step 1. Stand up for your family

You've put your best foot forward to find out if you can sing: you've picked a song that fits your vocal range, you've learned to sing it using the right technique, and you've practiced it until you know it by heart. Now it's time to try out your voice with your family as an audience.

  • Choose a room where your voice comes out best. A large room with a high ceiling will make your voice sound better than a basement with a low ceiling with carpeting.
  • If you get nervous or embarrassed, stop singing and start over. You are not in the ArenA; It's about your voice, not your stage fright. You can tackle your stage fright later.
  • After you're done with your performance, ask your family to give their honest opinion. You should probably take this with a grain of salt no matter what they say. Maybe they aren't completely honest with you because they don't want to hurt you or they just want to tease you like families sometimes do. However, their response should give you an idea of whether you have a good voice. When you feel confident enough to continue, it's time to take the next step.
Know if You Can Sing Step 2
Know if You Can Sing Step 2

Step 2. Perform in public

There are many opportunities to perform in public: you can participate in an open stage at a café or venue, sign up for a talent show or participate in karaoke. Find a location that suits you and get ready to sing a song to a group of strangers.

  • Watch how the audience reacts as you sing. Unlike your family, they aren't as concerned with making sure that your self-esteem is still intact when you step off the stage. So you should be able to get a better indication of whether your voice is pleasant to listen to.
  • Have a friend in the audience ask some strangers if they thought you were a good singer. However, random strangers don't always like to be asked for their opinion. So don't let your future in music depend on what they say. Just gather opinions and keep taking steps to determine if you have a good singing voice.
Know if You Can Sing Step 3
Know if You Can Sing Step 3

Step 3. Sing in the street

Another way to get feedback from the audience is to sing at a station or in a busy shopping area. If possible, set up a microphone and a small amplifier so that people are drawn to your performance. You can sing for free or put a cap or bowl in front of you to earn a little money while doing this personal experiment.

  • Choose a popular song that suits the time of year to attract a wider audience.
  • If people seem to be avoiding where you are standing instead of coming closer, your voice may not sound pleasant. This could simply be because your voice is not amplified properly. So don't let this discourage you completely.
  • Don't base your conclusion on the amount of money you make or the number of people that gather around you. Travelers and people who are busy shopping don't always take the time to stop and watch street performers. However, that doesn't mean they don't like your voice.

Part 2 of 2: Getting professional feedback

Know if You Can Sing Step 4
Know if You Can Sing Step 4

Step 1. Join a choir

Singing in a choir is an excellent way to determine if you have a good singing voice. You will receive feedback from the conductor and the other members of the choir. Plus, you might get the chance to hear your voice on a professional sound recording.

  • Grab the chance to sing solo. You will then receive your instructions one on one from the conductor more often and when you perform you will receive more feedback than you would receive as part of the group.
  • Talk to the conductor about ways to improve your singing skills. You can also ask the conductor outright if he or she thinks you have singing talent.
Know if You Can Sing Step 5
Know if You Can Sing Step 5

Step 2. Take singing lessons

Paying someone to teach you how to use your voice as an instrument can make a big difference in how well you sing. Choose a singing teacher or teacher you can trust to give you honest feedback on your skills.

  • If you have a beautiful singing voice, then you will know it now. Your conductor will give you tips on how to get even better. Audition for a part in a musical, join a band, and find other ways to showcase your talent.
  • If you've concluded that you don't have a natural singing talent but you like to sing, keep working on your voice. Your singing teacher or teacher will be able to help you make the most of the vocal cords you were born with. Anyone who likes to sing can enjoy it. You really don't need to have a natural singing talent for that.


  • Don't let your stage fright overwhelm you while singing.
  • Always warm up your voice. Otherwise you could damage your voice so that you can't sing for days.
  • Don't strain your voice too much before singing. Schedule when you will practice.
  • Try to find a style of music that suits you well, for example hard rock or Christian pop music. When you write songs, don't be afraid to come up with original and fresh ideas. Remember that the only rules for a piece of music are that it must consist of musical notes and words or some kind of sounds.
  • Try to write your own song so that you can clearly bring out the good qualities of your voice.
  • Sing with a friend who has the same vocal range as you, so you can get a sense of how the other person sings and what techniques he or she uses. Use those techniques and test them out while recording yourself with a voice recorder. Some voice recorders are not accurate and make your voice sound awful. So use one of good quality.
  • Try other songs that are beyond your vocal range to further develop your singing talent.
  • Try to find a song to start with and then practice singing day and night. Sing the song in front of a large audience or in front of a few people. If you're shy, you could record yourself on video and put it on YouTube.
  • You can also sing with earplugs in your ears. Don't stuff them too tightly in your ears, but fit snugly enough that they don't fall out of your ears or you can't hear the muffled music in the background. Or just put your index finger in one of your ears.
  • Practice for about an hour and you will get better.

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