Manning's Big Singing Lie #1
#1 - People start out singing all
wrong, so they must be taught (or
EVERYTHING, in order to sing "properly."
- You MAY be doing SOME
things wrong, but if you can speak, you are NOT doing
everything wrong. When you speak, you are using the very same
tools you need to sing--no more, no less.
difficulties come from getting away from their natural
technique when they sing.
If you are less than satisfied with your singing, then it is
very likely you're doing
something less effectively than it can be done. But stop and
think a moment.
HOW do you get rid of the difficulty?
There are several
1) You are just no good at singing (many people suspect
this about themselves, but it's totally untrue as you will
2) You are not trying hard enough (many people assume
this too, but you will find out that trying "harder" only
ADDS to your difficulty);
3) Singing is a special skill that you have no useful
knowledge about, so you must be prepared to spend lots of
time and money learning this totally foreign skill.
possibilities are common thoughts, but all wrong. Here's
what you must accept to make satisfactory progress improving
4) You have been using your "singing tools" all your
life, but you may have been "holding them wrong" while
singing. It will be as easy as speaking, once you have
someone show you how to simply hold the "tools"
You use the same exact body parts and capabilities to sing as
you do when you speak! The problem often comes when someone
tries to tell us how to sing and they
get us twisted up so that we STOP singing like we
Let me illustrate this. Imagine that you've been using a hammer
to flatten bottle
caps all your life. Then one day you need to drive some nails.
You have doubts
about trying it. Then someone walks up and sees you trying to
drive nails. He tells
you, "That's really noisy. Here, hold it like this" and he
turns it around so that
you're striking the nails with the handle instead of the
It doesn't make so much noise now, so you think he must be
right. You keep trying
but you make very little progress.
Then a carpenter comes along and says, "hey, buddy, you've
got to hold it by the
handle if you want to drive the nail." You turn it back around
and discover that you
can drive nails pretty fast now.
That's what singing should be like. When you learn how the
voice was designed to
work (and you will learn a lot about it, over these next 9
emails), you should make
amazing progress and singing should get much easier at the same
For me, Brett Manning was that carpenter. I was singing with
a limited range and
experiencing lots of strain when I met him the first time. His
method, the one in
the program, Singing Success, added over an octave to my range
and took away all the strain in my high
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Manning's singing lie 1 - about how to sing properly
Manning's singing lie 2 - about classical singing
singing lie 3 - about vocal range
Manning's singing lie 4 - about breathing correctly for
singing lie 5 - about falsetto to sing high
Manning's singing lie 6 - about natural singing
Manning's singing lie 7 - about the muscles used for
Manning's singing lie 8 - about singing being pure
Manning's singing lie 9 - about singing power
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