Questions and Answers
After golf season my parents are going to let me take voice lessons.
The place is called 2112 Rock School (in case you want to look it up)
I really want to be a rock/pop singer. I've been in my school chorus ever since elementary school.
Any tips to get started ?
Be determined and persistent. There's a lot of competition out there – thousands of people want the fame and fortune of a successful singing career. Most successful singers spend years working on their voices and playing low-paying gigs before they make it big. Don't lose sight of your goal, and resolve to be patient.
Conquer your fears. Contrary to what you might think, a lot of suffers struggle with severe stage fright. If this is a problem for you, or if you're too hung up on getting the approval of others, find ways to confront your fears and increase your confidence. Sing in front of others often, whether it's in the car with friends or on a stage, and remember that others' opinions of you are not what's important – what matters is that you're working toward your dream.
Start with one good song that you sing great. Once you got that work on your next best song. Before you know it, you'll have a whole night covered, a gig of good stuff.
Breathe, breathe deep, more air than you will possibly ever need to do the song. Don't run out of breath or power.
If you don't write your own songs, pick good covers. A lot of singers don't write their own songs, and that's OK. Particularly when you're first starting out, you want people to pay more attention to the quality of your voice than the quality of your songwriting. Build up a "set list" of 10 to 15 covers you know you can really knock out of the park, and practice getting better at them.
Sing in public whenever possible. Book as many gigs as you can to get your voice out there – you never know who will be listening in the audience. Sing at private parties, county fairs, store openings, rodeos, sporting events, talent shows, karaoke nights, and anywhere else that will have you, paid or not. Even if you don't get spotted by a talent agent right away, you're practicing your stage presence and getting used to being in front of a crowd.
Start a YouTube channel. Some people have actually managed to become famous through posting videos of themselves singing on YouTube.
Become a publicity hound. Eat, breathe, and sleep attention. Look for photo ops. Speak up. Swipe up any chance to shake up the spotlight. Make yourself known.
Network. Be in the places where successful musicians/producers meet (clubs, dance halls) and act like you're part of the industry, even if they don't know who you are. Go to a city known for music (such as Nashville, Memphis, New York City, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Austin or Las Vegas) and mix it up with the local musicians.
Always show your best. When you're on-stage or networking with industry professionals, turn on the charm. Smile big, answer questions, and sing with enthusiasm, even if you're feeling terrible. Part of working in entertainment is being able to create an atmosphere of fun and energy, as if you're flipping a light switch.
Learn how to handle criticism. It happens – no matter how great you are, some people just won't like your voice. Even world-famous singers have people who dislike them. Only listen to constructive criticism if it can actually help you improve your talent; otherwise, ignore it. Don't get into arguments or fights regarding your dreams, and walk away from any hecklers – odds are, they're just jealous.
Accept rejection and move on. It's not common knowledge, but a lot of great musical acts were turned down several times before signing to a label, including the Beatles. If someone doesn't want to work with you, it's his or her loss – move on to the next opportunity and keep your chin up.
Know how to recognize a scam. Once word gets out that you're interested in pursuing a musical career, you might find yourself being targeted by scammers with bad contracts.
Keep improving. Whether you keep taking vocal lessons or practice on your own, never stop trying to get better at singing. Practice as often as you can, and challenge yourself with new material. Doing this will help you feel confident that when you do get noticed, you'll be at your best.
I'm pretty good but most of my teachers said i am really good but my fiends say that i'm terrible and they all think that they can sing and it makes me feel really bad please help i really want to be a famous singer.
It is not possible to become a famous singer because you dream about it
all day .
You should stop living under some illusion that you want to be famous when it is not possible .
Also you have to be in LA or NY .
It takes studying for 10-15 years to develop a trained voice and you need courses in music theory and composing music .
Get the stars out of your eyes and find another hobby .
I am a somewhat good singer and I'm going to take lessons. The only concern is I want to be somewhat famous. Is there a way I can join Next Big Thing or be famous in some way, shape, or form? Thank you guys.
Learn how to pursue singing as a career,
not just as a hobby . That's not all there is to
it, no matter what anybody else says. Even if a
famous album producer says, "You can't do
this or that." — then they had better think
twice. Many people may try to rip you down
and tarnish your self-esteem and reputation.
You need to be able to remain unaffected by
Be determined, persistent. There's a lot of
competition out there, thousands of people
want the fame and fortune of a successful
singing career. If you are able to write a poem
that you and other people can relate to, then
you have yourself a song. All you need is to
figure out what notes to sing for your melody,
and what musical instruments to add in.
Take risks. The most famous singers
overcame any fear to do things that would
draw attention and create controversy. They
always manage to leave people wondering
what they'll do next.
Become a publicity hound. Eat, breathe, and
sleep attention. Look for photo ops. Speak up.
Swipe up any chance to shake up the spotlight.
Make yourself known.
Find the connections. Be in the places where
successful musicians/producers meet (clubs,
dance halls) and act like you're part of the
industry, even if they don't know who you
are. Go to a city known for music, Nashville,
Memphis, NYC, LA, New Orleans, Las Vegas
and mix it up with their musicians.
Hit them with the best you got. Once you
are there don't go back home, and never try to
make your name in your hometown unless
you happen to live in a music city. It's okay to
play at home. You'll have to start somewhere,
just don't take making your name from there
seriously. Here's what will happen, if you do.
People will say: "If he was all that, why is he
still here?" — and "It can't be that special, or he
wouldn't be here." The media will have that
attitude also. "Why should we help you?" They
may see dollar signs and expect you to pay
them, too, for advertising or to just mention
you in the newspaper or on the local radio/TV!
The people in your hometown are pretty
much stuck there and most have no
dreams. They expect you to be stuck there
too, with no dreams. To them it's
common sense to think that you'll never
make it. Then toss in their everyday
jealousy and envy, so that means:
Get discovered somewhere else. Get
ready to go: "You ought to start packing and
leave — right now!" Think about it. Jimi Hendrix
had to leave Seattle and never was discovered
'til he went all the way to England. If he had
never left Seattle, we probably would never
have heard of him.
Learn about music industry/business
itself, so as to not get fooled by bad
contracts or by verbal agreements .
Scammers and ripoffs abound in the music
industry. Read Eric Burdon's book. It tells all
about getting screwed in this business.
Get it "down": Spoken words are really only
worth the paper they get written down on,
and signed by all parties to the agreement.
Spoken words are nice/may be great, but any
larger amount of money can not be enforced
or collected in court, or anywhere else —
unless it is in writing, signed, witnessed,
notarized: that is called formal agreement.
Practice. Remember that practice makes not
perfect, but permanent…
Showcase yourself as much as you can.
Get experience and get exposure to groups and
crowds. They may ignore you, but still sing in
every opportunity you get, but make sure you
are truly good enough to become noticed and
Judge your talent by the company you
attract . Great singers attract the better
musicians. If no one that is really good likes
you, then work on whatever is not quite right
yet. Get noticed by talented people. Sometimes
they can open doors, then you have to be
ready to walk through and to make a run at
your big chance.
Choose songs to do your best. Hit the top
note in the toughest part of the song. If after
trying to sing it a few, you can't hit it: Move on.
It's probably not for you yet. You might come
back to it — even if you can't do it great.
Start with one good song that you sing
great . Once you got that work on your next
best song. Before you know it, you'll have a
whole night covered, a gig of good stuff.
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