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IntrepidDad
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11/29/2011 12:36 pm
Originally Posted by: gregagravesMy Grandmother sang with the Met, and after she retired, gave operatic lessons. I have been a lead vocalist with a number of rock bands (none famous, some almost got somewhere). Here is my take:

1. Some people, who "sing", must have some sort of brain damage. I say that because apparently they have no idea that if you sing an "A" your vocal chords must vibrate at 440 hertz. They can't hear tones being flat or sharp. You have to be able to hear the key. And understand that a key demands singing in the general scale of the key. So, no, not everyone can sing. It is a gift you are either born with or not.


This pretty much describes me. I took some voice lessons earlier in life but at best it only made me less bad. While I think most people can improve with lessons and practice, I do think there is some "gene" in your body that either allows you to sing on key or not. Unfortunately I don't have it.