Both vocal technique and training are essential for a singer. However, good vocal technique should be the basis. Even if you already have a good voice, a qualified voice teacher will help you develop your voice even further. And a vocal coach will make sure you're ready to perform.
As with any skill, the more you practice, the more competent you become. Athletes, painters and carpenters practice their chosen craft to become as skilled as possible. If you want to become an accomplished singer, you need to practice every day. Singing is often the first approach to music that non-musicians have.
Letting go of your voice can be extremely liberating and singing can be your passion, no matter what your job and the level of music education you have achieved. Some people have grown up singing all their lives, while others have the option of paying for a vocal coach. So if you can't afford private lessons right now, learning to sing online is one of the best ways to start. Your voice sounds different when you listen to yourself compared to how you think you sound when you start singing.
The surprising thing is that singing a little louder will give you a much better base for singing across your entire range. With Internet access, you have access to more tools than ever before to learn to sing on your own. If you really want to improve your singing, there is nothing better than having a professional who will give you private and structured classes. Anything you can do to make your whole body feel loose and comfortable when you're singing will shine through your performance.
Place your hand on the back of your head and sing a very high note in a vowel “ooh” as in “ups”. And if you want to learn to sing for yourself, check out my full online singing course, Master Your Voice. Then look for a comfortable note at the bottom of your range (test C3 for boys and G3 for girls) and sing the first note in the word “one”. Now, sing the note again and, as you sing, press on the stomach with your fingers as if you were getting into your stomach.
Whether you play bass, drums or any other instrument, singing can improve your musical mastery. And you'll be surprised that just using a little bit of this spoiled sound can help you achieve high notes with a lot of vocal power. That's because learning to sing in tune requires you to get feedback on whether you're in the note or not. As long as you understand that it will take time and a lot of practice, you can sing as well as the professionals even without the help of a singing teacher.
They may not become the next Callas or Caruso, of course, but with singing lessons and a little ear training, it is possible to improve intonation and vocal output.