How To Know If your Kid Has Singing TalentOne of the biggest things I hear from parents, is: “I think my kid has singing talent, but I’m sure I’m bias.”
And I have to say, they’re completely wrong.
From my experience, parents are usually the most honest about their kids talents.
First of all. Parents hear their kids sing more then anybody else. In most cases, when kids are at home, in the car or even practicing for an audition, they are around their parents. Even if it’s through a closed door!
And sometimes, if your kid has a lot of passion they will sing so much and so loudly, you will find yourself having to tell them to turn down the volume.
Am I right?
Hands down the first person who knows their kid is talented is the parents. You know how?
“But, I Don’t Know Anything About Singing Talent.”Even if you, as a parent don’t feel like you “have an ear for singing”, I must say when a person – I don’t care who they are, your child, your neighbor, even you dog – doesn’t singing well, most people DO notice.
No matter how musically trained they are!
They notice, because singing notes on key requires for us to vibrate our vocal chords at a certain number of vibrations per second. And yes, that’s how we make our voices sound higher and lower, its the number of vibrations per second that creates the pitch.
(And actually, it’s the proper estimation of effort. Too much effort or too many vibrations being too high, and too little effort or not enough vibrations being too low.)
Well, when those vibrations don’t match, it feels phycally uncomfortable. It does.
Like, when we are watching a race, and one person is not quite running as fast as the person ahead of them, we notice it. And we all gun for them to catch up.
When our ears hear a note that doesn’t match, we gun for the singer to catch up too.
You get that?
What Does It Really Mean To “Be Able To Sing?”The two most basic things a person has to be able to do to “Sing Well” is
- 1. Sing on Key
- 2. Sing in Rhythm
And even those skills can be taught. I know, because I teach people how to do it every day. If you don’t believe me check our testimonial page.
Added to that, are the skills of being able to belt, sing runs, hold out notes, sing with emotion (dynamics), control, vibrato and more. Those skills are the things, that really help a singer stand out.
Which makes sense as to why a singer trains their voice? Yes, anyone can be born with singing talent and ability. Our body’s abilities and control are done with muscle strength.
No matter how great your abs are, if you stop going to the gym for months to years, it’s gonna show.
When muscles aren’t getting stronger they’re getting weaker. Luckily muscles have good memory, if we are inclined to an ability, we can get it back with training.
So If You Think You’re Kid Has Singing Talent…
It’s very possible they indeed do. And you should pursue it right away, as in this world, without the proper direction even the most talented singers stop singing if they get enough nay sayers and criticizers.
And to me, the biggest thing a talented person has, is the ability and training to perceiver through obstacles. And have enough discipline and passion for learning, that making mistakes even in front of others, doesn’t deter them from staying on their path to being great.
That’s where the true magic of achieving excellence lies.
Even things like, having Stage Fright, and actual singing ability are not necessarily connected things…
I’m sure you know a handful of people who sing out loud and proud, who aren’t the best singers your’ve ever heard. And on the contrary people who are “American Idol” worthy, who won’t sing in front of anyone? So confidence is another big thing you would look for… Which also can be taught.
But that’s a blog we’ll leave for another day.