Poll: Is good vocal ability a matter of practice or talent?
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Practice
53 79%
Talent
14 21%
Voters: 67.
#1
Can the ability to sing well be trained or are you born with a good voice? Can you make a bad voice become amazing? What do you think?
#2
It's a skill just like anything else, granted some have natural born talent, but it can be shaped like any other skill.
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#3
Yes. Hence singing teachers.
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#4
Quote by BostonLP
It's a skill just like anything else, granted some have natural born talent, but it can be shaped like any other skill.


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#5
i think almost anything in life is a matter of practice.
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#6
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#7
As far as power, technique and range goes, it is a skill. However, you can't really change someone's voice.
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#8
No.

there has to be a foundation. yes you can get training and lessons and become the best singer ever, but only if you have a good starting point. not everyone can sing amazingly with lessons. some people just have ****ty voices. its not their fault.
#9
a little bit of both, range and expression are a matter of practice but no matter how much you practice you can only affect the timbre of your voice so much and timbre is almost as important as range.
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#11
to a certain degree....

you can teach someone a proper way to breath and all the motions that a instructor would, but there is only so much you can be taught.but there are the naturally talented who will always have some-what or an advantage over 'bad singers' trying to learn
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#12
just like with guitar, you have to have some natural ability. the more natural ability you have, the less you'll have to train yourself.

so yes, anyone can be trained to sing well, but how much and for how long depends on your natural ability, so it's both.
#13
you cant get a great range unless your born with it. you can practice and expand it a little but a good singing voice is mostly something your born with
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#15
If you have a good voice, then training and practice can improve your range, power, vibrato, and stuff like that. But if you have a crappy voice there's only so much you can do. You really need some natural born talent to succeed at singing.
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#17
Quote by Mezzo4te
Can singing be trained? No but English can be learned.


i don't want to burst your bubble, but it should be "english can be taught".
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#18
As long as you're not tone-deaf, you can train your voice so you can sing. Probably 3/10 singers have natural talent, the other 7 have trained theirs.
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#19
Quote by BostonLP
It's a skill just like anything else, granted some have natural born talent, but it can be shaped like any other skill.
My thoughts exactly.
#20
Quote by fli.pansy
i don't want to burst your bubble, but it should be "english can be taught".



the t/s made a grammatical error hence he would not be teaching englsh, sorry to burst your bubble
#22
Quote by fli.pansy
i don't want to burst your bubble, but it should be "english can be taught".


Nah, in that context I think "learned" works well. I can train my voice, and I can learn english, see?
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#23
Quote by Mezzo4te
the t/s made a grammatical error hence he would not be teaching englsh, sorry to burst your bubble


i'm not saying anything about what the ts said, but more along the lines of correcting you when you say that "english can be learned". that's grammatically incorrect, and you have a lot of feelings.
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#24
Quote by zippidyduda
Nah, in that context I think "learned" works well. I can train my voice, and I can learn english, see?



this is correct.
#25
no...."learned" and "taught" are two completely different words with completely different meanings. its not a matter of grammer. either one is correct.
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#26
Quote by zippidyduda
Nah, in that context I think "learned" works well. I can train my voice, and I can learn english, see?


i can learn english, is different than english can be learned.
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#27
Quote by fli.pansy
i can learn english, is different than english can be learned.





anyway!! with vocals you can change most things with a voice, and you can make someone do technical stuff, but there is a natural ability to hit and hear the right notes.
#28
Anyone who knows anything about singing at all will tell you that it comes with practice and hard work just like any other form of musicianship. Even though there are people who are naturally more adept to it, anyone can learn it.
#30
Quote by fli.pansy
i can learn english, is different than english can be learned.


But it depends on the context of the sentence! "English can be learned" implies the subject is the student, whereas "English can be taught" implies the subject is the teacher.

Either one is correct if used in the correct context, as they both imply different things.
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#31
Quote by CowboyUp
Anyone who knows anything about singing at all will tell you that it comes with practice and hard work just like any other form of musicianship. Even though there are people who are naturally more adept to it, anyone can learn it.


while great singing does come from practice and all that, no amount of practice will change the shape or size of your laryx or effect the length of your throat, both of which have a substantial effect on your vocal timbre. A singer with a great range can still have a bad voice.
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#32
Quote by Kid_Thorazine
while great singing does come from practice and all that, no amount of practice will change the shape or size of your laryx or effect the length of your throat, both of which have a substantial effect on your vocal timbre. A singer with a great range can still have a bad voice.

While someones range isn't always in their hands, anyone can learn to sing with good tone and to the best of their ability regardless any (normal) genetics if they have a good teacher.
#33
Quote by CowboyUp
While someones range isn't always in their hands, anyone can learn to sing with good tone and to the best of their ability regardless any (normal) genetics if they have a good teacher.


anyone can learn to sing with ok tone good/great tone does depend somewhat on genetics.
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