How can I become a singer?
I'm 16. Am I too old to have a career as a singer? How can i become a singer?
- RJLv 75 years agoFavorite Answer
Your being 16 years old is not too old to consider a career as a singer. Some singers worked in a non-music-related field for several years before deciding to become professional singers at age 30.
The first step towards becoming a singer is to take face-to-face voice lessons with a qualify voice teacher. Here are some tips about finding a voice teacher:
The teacher has an excellent ear, and carefully listens to, and gives you accurate feedback about your voice.
Has an understanding of vocal anatomy, including the respiratory muscles, the larynx and throat structures, and how they affect singing.
Allows you to tape record lessons or exercises in the lesson for take-home practice. Provides you with written exercises when needed.
Is professional in conduct yet personable. You should feel comfortable with this person. You should feel free to ask questions.
While being emotionally supportive, he or she should be able to challenge you to grow as a singer at the same time.
The teacher should be able to explain to you in depth why you are doing each exercise that he or she gives you.
If available go to a recital where this teacher's students are performing. If they mostly sound great then this is probably a very good indication of a competent voice teacher.
Avoid teachers who only take on students who are already professional vocalists. A good teacher can train any voice and would enjoy the challenge of doing so.
The teacher shows genuine interest in you as a singer.
The teacher understands vocal health issues including the need to drink water and monitor the speaking voice
Addresses the need to relax those tensions/muscles that can block good vocal production and vocal freedom.
Is emotionally stable and does not intimidate or talk down to you.
Your voice feels easier and more resonant when working together
Here are tips about how to become a singer:
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.
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.
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.
(continued at the following site):Source(s): I'm a semi-professional singer
- 5 years ago
One is never too old or young to shine.
How? Get an agent, or post some Youtube vids, or get jobs as a singr in bars or anywhere and maybe, just maybe someone might discover you
rrrly, theres so many waysss
- Anonymous5 years ago
You are going to need a hit song which I just happen to have and at a very reasonable price.
- FekefufuLv 75 years ago
go to singing lessons for starters then start singing