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My dental hygienist hit a singing nerve..

By Ariella Vaccarino creator of Voice Lessons To Go

I was at the dentist's office this morning getting my teeth cleaned and they had on a morning talk show. On it was a singer performing live. She was singing, not perfect, but really good and my hygienist (who is awesome by the way), said to me, "That must be very hard for you to listen to." "What", I asked. "Listening to other people singing when they make mistakes", she said.

"Actually, (little did she know I was going to have a long winded answer while she was in the middle of polishing my teeth), "no", I said. " I love to hear real voices, real people singing. Real imperfections. As long as there is true talent, I enjoy most every singer. What I do not enjoy is listening to singers who have been technically altered by auto-tune or some digital mechanism."

And of course, I went on and on a bit about that.

I also spoke to her about how so many voice teachers and audience members can be so critical of different techniques, and approaches to singing. I just want to hear real human talented voices making music. Everyone has their own sound, and body structure. Finding out what your body and voice can do together is magical. Singers should not all sound the same. Singers, are not machines, we are not perfect. We crack, lose support at times, get hoarse, need to swallow in the middle of a word, and can run out of air before the lines are through...

We train, yes, and that is great to be the best that we can be. But we must be forgiving and appreciative of the natural human gift of singing. I have been on the other side of auditioning and know how judgemental the critics are- no matter how hard you've coached and trained.

Just love what you do, try your best, find your own sound, strengthen your support system, and then sing.

Not everyone will like it. Even when you are the best. Even if you have sold millions of recordings. Not everyone will like you. So love what you do, and be natural and be true to your register, your tone, and style.

*That is all an audience member should ever ask for from a singer.

Sing well!

Ariella Vaccarino (creator of Voice Lessons To Go)

Voice Lessons To Go


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