While some factors are genetic, Rutkowski says that growing up in a musical environment strongly influences whether someone sings well and confidently. Starting to Sing is an audio-enhanced e-book that is different from all the “singing for beginners” material out there. It doesn't mean you can already sing in tune or have control over your voice. Instead, it starts from the basics and takes you step by step to learn to control your voice and sing with precision and reliability.
In more than 100 pages and with dozens of audio examples, Starting to Sing shows you how to break each of the 5 barriers and quickly become a capable and confident singer. Getting started singing is for beginning singers who are looking for a fairly comprehensive overview of all aspects of developing a pleasant singing voice. Singing is hard work, but you can be smarter by learning and improving your musical mastery in all areas. You have to learn how to perform proper breathing exercises, such as wind players.
You have to learn to access different notes within your range, such as string players. You have to control all the tiny muscles in your throat, face, jaw, and mouth. Learning these concepts and training yourself with practice will not only help you sing better, but it will also improve confidence in other areas of life where you feel bad. Honestly, for bad singers I recommend personal voice lessons.
You really need someone who can focus on your specific problem areas and work with you from there. Anyone can give generic singing advice for bad singers, but a personal vocal trainer can give you detailed tasks to improve your problems and can give you instant feedback on whether it's working or not. Yes, you can learn, singing is a learned trait. However, the personal voice is genetic.
Of course, you'll also need some musical skill which, too, is mostly a learned trait. If you hear your favorite singers sing over time, you've probably noticed significant changes in their vocals. I understand that it is a skill, but I would like to hear from people who have met or are people who have conventionally “bad voices” before learning to sing. But is the ability to sing beautifully a throwing of the genetic die, or can anyone learn to sing well? Even if you have a “bad to sing” voice at first, the truth is that your voice is perfectly fine, and that once you understand the basics and learn good techniques, once you get out of your own head and establish good practice routines, you will become a much better singer, and you will appreciate the uniqueness of your voice.
Listen to many singers with deep vocals hit notes above C5 with a lot of power (Michael McDonald, Tom Jones, and they are not country. An important part of the process is simply learning to be comfortable with the unique voice you have. My brother would like to learn to sing so he can perform at his school's talent show this month, but his weak lungs often prevent him from breathing deeply. If you're not a strong singer, you're likely to sound a lot different in your head than you do in real life.
Before discarding yourself from a singing career, try to practice and learn from a professional teacher. Countless school teachers and parents have heard a child sing out of tune and have taken them away (sometimes not so softly) from learning music. If your singing voice has been criticized and left you reluctant or afraid to sing, this is the barrier that prevents you from learning to sing.