Manning's Big Singing Lie#6
Big Lie #6 -
Either you have talent, and thus CAN
sing, or you don't have
talent, and can NOT sing.
Since almost everyone can speak,
and the speaking mechanism is the same as the singing
mechanism, almost everyone can sing--and should, if they
This is a
"non-technical" lie, but it has affected so many people
that you wouldn't believe it. I meet singers all the time
who have spent the better part of their lives wanting to
sing, but believing this BIG LIE.
Of course, I know that NOT all people possess the same
degree of singing talent. But the BIG LIE says "Give it up! You
shouldn't sing because you're not...(fill in the name of any
My job brings me a unique perspective. You see, I've enjoyed
some fame as a
singer in the Contemporary Christian music field. And I know
for a fact that many already famous singers still feel
inadequate and yet we are singing despite those feelings!
I remember telling Brett Manning some time after he had
helped me so much, "I always felt like a fake...like any
minute, they'd realize I had no real talent."
So if you have the dream to sing (or play an instrument),
and have a little time
to give to it, you can become quite good at it. I personally
know several who
have gone so far as to make an income from it--in their later
If you do the right exercises, you can get your voice into
shape far more quickly than you think. There a couple of
pitfalls that must be addressed though:
Pitfall #1: You think you're too old.
This is so far from true and yet so commonly believed. Just
think of the singers you like to listen to. Are any of them
near your age? Most people say "Yeah. How'd you know?" Because
everybody says that. You're about the age of many of your
Pitfall #2: You packed away your dreams and you haven't taken
them out lately.
Well, it's time. Think of all you've accomplished that you
DIDN'T like! Don't you think you could accomplish something
that you DO like? If you long to sing, you can be taught to
find your voice and let it go do its thing.
Pitfall #3: You're intimidated by other singers you
My answer to this is that you have no idea how wonderful it
is on the other side of that wall of fear until you push
through it. The only question is how much fun you allow
yourself to have in the process. Get yourself some "secret
weapon" instruction and watch people's reaction when your voice
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PS--There's another lie that you'll hear about next time--It
has to do with
how hard you need to work at this.
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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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