Really, it’s true. Which is why it’s odd that sometimes some of the most popular singers in the industry sound terrible live. With the right amount of practice and training, you can teach your voice to become absolutely amazing. But it’s important that to sing good is one thing, to become a GREAT singer is another. To be that great, you must have the innate talent to do it. Let’s first go through the process of training yourself to become a good singer.
Practice is always key. You’ve probably heard the saying that “practice makes perfect” if you’ve ever had to practice any kind of sport or learn to play a musical instrument as a child. The same goes for singing. You can’t expect to wake up sounding like Mariah Carey if you never exercise those vocal cords of yours. So make sure to practice often (the shower always works if you’re too shy to practice in front of others), in order to train yourself to sing properly.
You need to make sure that you’re being properly trained. Because no matter how much you practice, if you’re learning from someone else who doesn’t know how to sing properly or doesn’t have the ear for it, you’re never going to become amazing. It’s like the blind leading the blind. Make sure that you have a properly trained instructor so that you can improve yourself as well. There’s no point paying someone without getting the proper results that you want.
You should always take the chance to perform whenever you can. Confidence feeds of off enthusiasm. Why bother singing if you’re never going to share it with anybody. Obviously at first you’re not going to be a Whitney Houston, but the more you share your talent with your friends, and the more chances you have to practice your singing, eventually you’ll be better.