Having a successful singing career is what most amateur singers dream of on a daily basis.
Imagine being able to be paid to do what you love and not have to worry about going to a boring office job, just to be able to make enough money to pay for your singing lessons.
Being a professional singer is a highly competitive career path to take and it is important that you understand what you need to do in order to achieve your goals, before giving up your day job.
Here are some tips on how to start your singing career! Take a look at each of them and see how you can adapt it to your own situation and make it beneficial to your case. Best of luck, like everything else in life, singing career can be a bumpy road but very rewarding and fulfilling at the end.
Find your niche
There are thousands of excellent singers in the world today. You just need to switch on the TV and watch an episode of the latest X-factor to get an idea of just how many people pursue their dreams and how few actually make it.
In order to start your singing career off the right way, you need to define your niche. Some people have voices that are perfectly suited to Jazz, whilst others have a unique way of singing Opera.
Spend some time practicing different musical genres and find out which one suits your voice the best and then focus on that. You can´t appeal to absolutely everyone, so you will be more successful if you narrow down your audience and focus on pleasing them, instead of the global masses.
Practice makes perfect
Whilst the ability to sing does contain a degree of natural talent, many singers make the mistake of not practicing enough. They incorrectly assume that they can just waltz into an audition and get the job, just because they have been blessed with a beautiful voice.
This is simply not the case and even if you think you are a good singer already, you should be continuously working on improving your technique, pitch and style on a daily basis. You never know what you might be asked to sing in an audition, so it is advisable to increase your repertoire by familiarizing yourself with a wider range of songs.
If you don´t know where to get started with your practice, then visit this site to access some free exercises and techniques.
Learn to read sheet music
If you are looking to have a paid singing career, then prepare yourself to be asked to read sheet music at an audition. Although most people would just want you to sing something off by heart, it is a possibility that the one gig that you really, really want requires you to be able to read sheet music.
Don´t risk missing out and either watch some videos online, or take some lessons so you can learn to read sheet music.
Put yourself out there
The likelihood of your talent being discovered in your local supermarket is slim to none. If you want to increase your chances of being signed to a major record label, then you need to put yourself out there and show the world what you can do!
Try visiting your local bars and asking if you can sing, or even visit Karaoke joints more often- as long as you are singing in public often, your chances of being heard by the right people will significantly increase.