Hi guyss
Im new to singing and im pretty bad its just my band needs a singer, but ive noticed on the last few covers that im imitating the original singers and i cant figure out how i can sing the songs to make it my own.
First, you need to find your own voice. Keep practising while recording yourself, if you find a voice that you like, and if it comes naturally without to much strain, use it. Maybe sing some scales or arpeggios.
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One thing that I always did for this is to imitate a singer, but a singer that doesn't sing the song you're singing. For instance, sing a Red Hot Chili Peppers song like Roy Orbison. Even though it sounds ridiculous, it teaches you that it's possible to have a different voice than the original singer.