Monthly Column – July

Our Chorus Manager, Lyn, has a monthly column in the Costa Blanca News. July’s column explained why it’s good to sing in a choir. You can read all about it here.

Benefits of Singing in a Choir

If you doubt your ability as a singer, once you’ve taken brave steps to join a choir, you’ll be welcomed and very quickly made to feel at home. It may seem overwhelming to start with; not knowing people or songs. Remember, you will be mentored, usually have teach tracks to learn your part and be supported by fellow singers.

Whatever Made You Think You Can’t Sing?

Singing makes us happy! When we sing, feel-good endorphins are released into the brain. So, why do some of us think that we can’t sing? If any of the following applies to you, then it’s time to get rid of the negativity. Prove that you can sing!

  • At some time in your life, you sang and someone laughed. False belief robbed you of a lifetime of joy.
  • You tried to sing like your favourite performer. It didn’t work too well.
  • Lack of confidence means you compare your voice to others.
  • Such fears mean you save your singing for the shower.

How Can You Prove That You CAN Sing?

Research carried out at Université de Montréal found that people with congenital amusia (the inability to hear pitch properly) form a very small percentage of the population -estimates put it at no more than 1.5 to 4 percent. So, it’s highly unlikely you are tone deaf. What are you waiting for?

Join a choir and discover your own unique voice! It’s hard to take first steps across the threshold at a choir rehearsal, not knowing anyone and lacking in confidence. Be brave and take that leap of faith. I promise you won’t regret it.

Benefits of Joining a Choir to Build Confidence

Singing is exciting; learning to sing well is very rewarding. You will learn good breathing, posture and tonal quality. A choir will identify your strengths and weaknesses and help you improve. Your voice will develop to a higher level.

Don’t let the opportunity pass you by. Do something about it today!

Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t.”

Johnny Depp

Look out for the August column which explains about the barbershop style of singing.

Lyn Baines
Author: Lyn Baines

Chorus founder and manager, bass section leader.

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