An old, old song from the 1920’s contains clues for us today about our singing voices.
According to Wikipedia, “Without a Song” was a popular song with music by Vincent Youmans and lyrics by Billy Rose and Edward Eliscu, published in 1929. It was included in the musical play, Great Day.
In other words, it was a successful Pop Song during that era.
What intrigues me about this song is the message it holds for us today:
I got my trouble an’ woe, but….
I’ll get along as long as a song is strung in my soul!
Why am I telling you about this?
Well, today one of the people who contacted me was honest enough to tell me what he thought his voice sounded like. I won’t quote him because I don’t want to embarrass him, but basically, he was telling me that he didn’t think that he sounded very good when he sang.
This is a common problem and I like to get deep down the importance of your singing mindset to solve it.
Basically, if you don’t like the way you sound, no one else will either and so you will not be able to connect with your audience the way you want to.
I have written about this before in several different places but I’ll list only one here.
If you would like to find out more about your singing mindset, just type in that phrase, “singing mindset” in the search bar at the top right-hand side of this page. You’ll find all sorts of articles listed there to help you.
Meanwhile, let’s get back to your voice and your attitude about how you think it sounds.
It is crucial for you to find ways to change the way you think about your voice. I cannot stress this enough. The foundation of everything you do with your voice depends upon your singing mindset.
So I want to give you one affirmation for today about your voice. And I want you to say it out loud to yourself in front of a mirror at least three times a day.
It may sound silly to you at first and you may feel foolish, but trust me, I know what I’m doing and I wouldn’t lead you astray. What would be the point in that?
Here is your affirmation:
“I have unlimited potential to change the way I sound when I sing.”
That’s all. Just that little phrase, three times a day in front of a mirror for at least a week or maybe longer if you have a deeply ingrained negative singing mindset.
And do leave questions below after you try this for awhile. This is how I can help you the most. By knowing what you think and what you need.
Now, to finish up this post tonight I want to get back to the song lyrics above.
The message behind these lyrics will help you with your singing mindset because as long as you KNOW that you have a song inside of you that is strung there like a harp or guitar or violin string that is just waiting to be set free, you can find a way to release it with the deepest emotions you have.
So, if you have trouble believing in yourself, in your ability to improve the way you sound, if you want to get the high notes that you desire, if you want to enjoy the sound of your voice, then follow what I suggested above.
Also, if you haven’t already filled out my Singing Voice Survey be sure to do it now.
I live and breath in order to help you with your singing voice and it starts with your singing mindset first, so get the help you need and follow what I suggest.