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Why Singing Is The Easiest Musical Instrument To Learn

Updated on March 17, 2018
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Audrey Hunt, renowned vocal coach, teaches you why you dislike your voice and how to sing better.


We Sing Even Before We Speak

You actually sang before you started speaking. And what's more, you sang without a flaw in your voice. Your singing was on key (in tune, on pitch), perfectly placed, with just the right amount of vibration going on to set your vocal bands (chords, folds) in motion for producing sound.

And what a sweet sound it was. We call this sound "cooing." Cooing uses the full vocal range and there is never a break or cracking in the voice. The clear, confident but relaxed sound is such a pleasure to hear. We smile at the pure, delightful sound and all is right in our world for a sweet second or two.

Our First Sound is in the Form of a Cry - Produced With Our Singing Tools

With the first breath of life our singing system produces the sound of a cry.  We are born to sing.
With the first breath of life our singing system produces the sound of a cry. We are born to sing. | Source

The First Sound You Ever Made Was Singing

But there is yet another musical sound. This collection of vibrations announces our arrival into this world. With a tiny mouth open wide enough to view the little tongue, gums and even the hard and soft palate, our cry resonates throughout the hospital or birthplace. What grand projection!

We are naturally using our bodys musical instrument. The most important singing techniques such as breathing by using the diaphragmatic muscle, opening the mouth wide, using the resonating areas, projecting the voice without undo tension - it's all there naturally and requires no effort.

Free Your Musical Instrument Living Inside Of You

YOU are your own musical instrument.  Singing is your birthright.  Singing rides on air so take a deep breath and sing. Free your musical instrument living inside of you!
YOU are your own musical instrument. Singing is your birthright. Singing rides on air so take a deep breath and sing. Free your musical instrument living inside of you! | Source

Singing Is Your Birthright

You may be surprised to learn that singing is the easiest musical Instrument to learn. It cost you absolutely nothing and is always ready to be unleashed. Even if you don't like the sound that comes out when you sing, your brain sure does.

Endorphins, (feel good sensations), appear like magic and actually cause a change for the better. Although your singing sound may not be the best, It's the most beautiful sound on earth to a restless baby, most animals and the forgotten elderly. This easy instrument is waiting within you, longing to be set free.

The first sound you made during the birthing process was your cry followed soon after by melodic cooing sounds. This is such a natural thing and not one baby needs instruction. You are born using your musical instrument. No lessons needed.

As an infant you were also able to respond to music. The video below offers some cute examples of how babies are affected by different voices singing to a variety of sad and happy songs.

Remember: Singing is your birthright.

We Are Born to Sing

We are given the very foundation for singing at birth.. The sound of a babies "coo" demonstrates  a variety of pitch and dynamics.
We are given the very foundation for singing at birth.. The sound of a babies "coo" demonstrates a variety of pitch and dynamics. | Source

We Are All Born Singing

We are even born with the very foundation of singing - breath. I have always found it interesting that both life and singing depend on the breath.

The more air we inhale, the louder the singing (crying or cooing becomes}. And as babies, our throat never hurts or gets tired because we naturally and automatically use our diaphragmatic muscle to support our sound (tone) when we breathe instead of our chest and shoulders.

Even our posture is perfect which aides the singing apparatus to perform properly. With tiny arms stretched out and waving with a rhythm all their own, we are set for the stage and an audience. We have no fear and why should we? Singing is as natural as breathing. It is one of the many gifts we bring into our world along with blinking, swallowing and body movement.

So if we are born singing with a free and delightful sound. why do most of us lose our natural voice and ability to sing?

10 Reasons We Lose Confidence In Our Singing

We don't lose our natural voice. Our singing is not lost at all. It is simply buried beneath the following:

  • Fear
  • Ridicule
  • Comparisons
  • Lack of opportunity
  • Ignorance of others
  • Negativity
  • Wrong thinking
  • Loss of confidence
  • Peer influence
  • Sibling rivalry

These are only a few reasons our voices are hiding beneath the surface. And like a beautiful sparkling diamond that is buried deep beneath the sand and rock of the earth, it lies there until it is discovered. Once this stone is found, debris removed and polishing is complete, the most amazing sparkle glistens and shines. It's light, one of a kind, is like no other.

So it is with your singing voice.

The singer has everything within him. The notes come out from his very life. They are not materials gathered from outside

Rabindranath Tagore

Closing Thoughts

Yes, I believe that our very own voice is the easiest music instrument to study. In the event that sadly you may prefer a different easy instrument to study, I recommend the following:

  • Kazoo
  • Recorder
  • Tambourine

However, no other instrument can compare with the beauty and perfection of the human voice.

Children flourish and grow when encouraged and inspired to sing. Allow them to sing without judgement or criticism. This provides self-fulfillment and confidence.

Teach them to share the gift of singing when they are young. Praise them often as praise helps to develop trust in themselves. This trust spills over into leadership, higher grades in school and all around good citizenship.

No one can tell before he tries whether or not he can sing. Like any other instrument, if you want to learn, you must try. If vocal lessons are the way you choose to go, I can't express enough how important the right teacher is. Because the voice is so closely related to our self-esteem, it is absolutely crucial to interview teachers and find one that is kind, patient, encouraging and has a great reputation.

About The Author

Audrey Hunt aka vocalcoach is known world-wide as an instructor of the singing voice. She has authored countless articles on the subject of the singing voice and the structure of singing. The "Anyone Can Sing" vocal instruction series is the product of Audrey's writing and recording project while living in Hawaii.

Regarded as an authority on how the voice works, she is a free-lance writer for HubPages.

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Being a singer is a natural gift. It means I'm using to the highest degree possible the gift that God gave me to use. I'm happy with that.

Woody Allen

Thank you~

Thank each of you for reading my hub about the easiest music instrument to learn. I hope to see you soon. Please leave me a message in the comment section. Vocalcoach

© 2012 Audrey Hunt


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    • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Hunt 

      6 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Hello my new friend -

      What a joy to read your story and to find that you have conquered music in it's different forms. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed reading your comments. What a blessing you are to me.

      Thanks for the follow and look for my comments on your hubs. I wish you rainbows and a pot filled with music! Audrey

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      Robert E Smith 

      6 years ago from Rochester, New York

      Nice to meet you Audrey. As long as I can remember I have loved the sound of birds and any sounds that lift and make me soar. I wanted to learn the flute when I was young but was prevented from doing so. So most of my life passed without me trying to master my voice or producing magic with an instrument. So I found this little plastic toy recorder in a "Everything is a dollar store." I had no idea it was a toy based on a real instrument. I could almost hear my flute sound. I felt I could "sing" at last! I invested in a rosewood soprano and tenor recorder and I learned a couple of fundamental rules of music and played simple melodies. But I never was as happy with the recorder as when I discovered the ocarina. The ease of learning, the sound, the range of the newer instruments. I cannot believe how I can "sing" now. I am almost 60 years old and really just beginning to know music. I pray that I can use it to sing to God while blessing others. My own singing and others vocal efforts never matched the joy as I know in this ancient simple instrument. I just have to keep practicing because old hands and minds have a hard time learning. Thank you for your beautiful hub. I am following you now because I think I may just learn some things I can use from your writing and speaking with you. Thank you Audrey. God bless. Bob Smith (no body on Hubpages)

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      Audrey Hunt 

      7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Hello ahorseback - I love Gordon Lightfoot. And I completely agree with you about music being the souls answer to all yearnings. It works for this lady. Oh, thank you so much my dear friend - Ed. Stay close.

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      7 years ago

      I would like to think of myself as a Gordon Lightfoot impersonator ! lol............,right , I have no natural abilities towards music , Oh but I wish acoustic guitar , a song lovers , no friends , to problem , music IS the souls answer to all yearnings! usual awesome hub my lady !......Ed

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      Audrey Hunt 

      7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Pamela99 - Hello my sweet friend. I love to hear that you sing as you do your chores, etc. Singing really does lighten the burdens of life. You have said it well. Keep singing and so will I. Thank you for being you!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      epigramman - Hello my dear and magnificent friend. Thank you for your kind and generous words. So pleased to see you here and realize that with your huge legion of fans, I must be pretty darn special. I do so love my Epi! I wish for you everything beautiful and filled with love over-flowing. Warm hugs!!!

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Fascinating hub and I fully agree with you. I am walking around singing much of the time while I do chores, etc. Music lightens the burdens of life and brings in so much job. Awesome hub.

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      8 years ago

      ..well my dear Audrey, my body always sings with sheer joy and ecstasy

      whenever I am on your hallowed hubpage or you're on my mine - and if you can hear the beating of a drum right now - well that is the sound of my excitied heart in knowing one of the nicest ladies I've ever met here at Hubpages - thank you for being an 'angel' to all of us - and your enthusiasm is so contagious. I am sending you sincere warm wishes for your continued health, happiness and prosperity in the new year for you and your family - lake erie time ontario canada 7:55pm

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      Audrey Hunt 

      8 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Brett - Love your comments - I'm still laughing.

      Thanks for being here, for the humor and for the vote up, interesting and generous sharing.

      timcgaa70 - I KNOW that you have the ability to sing. It's wonderful to hear that you enjoy singing. And singing is good for you, both mentally and physically. So glad to see you here and I thank you for your very kind votes and sharing. Have a wonderful New Years and sing out at the stroke of midnight:)

      Marcy Hello! You have a way of boosting my confidence each time you visit one of my hubs. Thank you for that. I'm glad that you like to sing and are participating in a choir. Fun, huh?

      And oh my how I would love to have you living right next door where I could take you under my wing and give you some training. We might even end up "going on the road" with you as the singer and me as your manager for which I am allowed 10 to 50% :) Happy New Year!

      Charlotte - I have missed you! So good to see you back on HP. Thank you so much for your comments - very nice to hear. Now you stay close by and sending you a New Year's Hug!

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      Charlotte B Plum 

      8 years ago

      Vocalcoach! I'm sorry I have been missing in action for so long! I totally second this hub - I too love to sing and I think it is so precious - encouraging children to sing and make music. Besides, this is what God has given us hasn't he! =)

      I bet you must be such a special teacher. If only I had a voice teacher like you!

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 

      8 years ago from Planet Earth

      I always learn so much from your music hubs! Wish I had lived close to you when I studied voice; I agree completely, our voices are instruments. Choir was a huge part of my life when I grew up, and it still is (but I have less time for it now).

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      8 years ago from south dakota, usa

      this is a great hub. i love to sing, but sadly never having learned how to sing, my voice leaves something to be desired...talent. i love listening to music, and the last few years i have discovered that the human voice is one of the most beautiful instruments known to man. i would love to learn how to bring out the hidden potential in my own voice...perhaps some day. again...terrific hub...voted up and more

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      Brett C 

      8 years ago from Asia

      Nice hub. I think it may take a while for me! My last school made me sing. I tried to explain that was a bad idea. However, after one performance, strangely I was never asked again!!! Ha ha ha.

      Shared for those with a little talent. Pinned, tweeted, up and interesting.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      8 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Hi Mary - There is nothing as satisfying as singing in a choir. To be an important part of a singing team. This is very important. Consider how the entire choir sound would change in sound without your voice. A marvelous way to honor our Lord. He blesses us for this offering and praise.

      Thank you dear Debbie and enjoy your Christmas ~

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      8 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I do love to sing.. I sing in the choir at church.. I sing better when i sing with but I still love it.. I love how you described cooing is singing I never thought of that.. how awesome..

      I love this hub

      merry Christmas


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      Audrey Hunt 

      8 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Dear Nell - Awe gee. Thanks dear friend! I recently read your profile and really enjoyed learning more about you. You "ain't to shabby" yourself. Very impressive and I'm honored to share with you.

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      Nell Rose 

      8 years ago from England

      just came back to say that I have been browsing your sites! wow, one talented lady! lol!

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      Nell Rose 

      8 years ago from England

      I love singing! not sure about the neigbhors though! lol! seriously though I used to be in the school choir, and I loved it, have a great Christmas! nell

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      Audrey Hunt 

      8 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      CrisSp - Sing, sing, sing! You go girl. Who cares about the entire neighborhood. (You made me laugh.) Be true to yourself and just belt it out and enjoy. Like I say, it's your birthright! I love karaoke any time, day or night. And I'm always here if you need my help. Thanks so much.

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      8 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you for the great reminder that it is with me, in me. I am one frustrated singer. (: I used to sing-along (karaoke) even in the middle of the night and I find it quite a relief to belt it out. Thank goodness for the entertainment section in the house that is soundproof and insulated or the entire neighborhood will probably be calling 911 for me because my voice suck, however, hard I try. Lol!

      It doesn't bother me...I still love to sing. I used to be a choir member. Can't live without's my soul. So, I sing for my soul and it feels good!

      I enjoyed this hub. Up and sharing for the love of singing. Thank you vocalcoach.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      8 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Docmo - You keep right on singing! You enjoy belting out a song. And for that, my friend, you will live a longer, healthier and more exuberant life. I plan to live until 120 :) Thanks Doc!

      Dear Martie - I am thrilled to pieces to see you here and to read your very worthwhile comments. I love what you have added to this hub. Absolutely 100% true! Thank you for your generous vote up and awesome. Hugs from USA :)

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      Martie Coetser 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      I agree wholeheartedly with you, vocalcoach: "Children must be encouraged and inspired to sing, using their voices to bring self-fulfillment and confidence. "

      And if they really cannot hold a note, an instrument that suits their personality should be chosen in order to express themselves via music.

      Voted up and awesome!

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      Mohan Kumar 

      8 years ago from UK

      Nothing would please me more than to carry a note .despite ridicule by friends and family, despite not having learnt to sing formally- I do love to blet out a tune and enjoy the feeling of being immersed in music. Your delightful hub is a great validation of this exercise- Thank you so much! inspirational!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      8 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Ttoombs - Hahaha! Love your comments and actually other than singing the kazoo is the easiest instrument.

      Thank you for loving my hubs and I feel the very same way about yours!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      8 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      rajan - Hello, my friend. Thanks for sharing your great comments. And yes - we all sound so good when singing in the shower:)

      tillsontitan - I love that song and haven't heard it before. Thanks for sharing this and thanks for the great votes!

      cclitgirl - If I could steal the title of this amazing song, I'd do it in a heart beat. It clearly is just how I feel. Thanks for being in touch with both the song and me. You made my day!

      greenpharmacy - I'm so pleased to see you here.

      You sing through your instrument that you play and the music you listen to. Thanks so much!

      dankan53 - I enjoy your comments about music. So very true!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      8 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      teaches - I know you love music and listening to the right music is one of the most powerful inspirational experiences. We can "come alive" at the sound of a magnificent orchestra or choir.

      Have you heard the classical young men's group "The 4 tenors?" My favorite! Happy Holidays to you, my friend!

      Hyphenbird - No way is your voice a lost cause.

      If you aren't currently singing along with one of your favorite singers or choirs, I'd like to encourage you to do so. Do not judge your singing. Sing only for the feeling you experience. Sing just for the joy alone. This is the first step to improving your voice.

      Thank you Brenda for your loyal support and Happy Holidays to you and yours:)

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      Terrye Toombs 

      8 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      I was expecting information about a kazoo or something like that. Totally wasn't expecting singing. :) I guess I've never thought of a voice as a musical instrument but it does make sense. This is why I love your hubs, I really do learn something new. :)

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      Audrey Hunt 

      8 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      chef-de-jour - Yes, I have an extensive background as a choir director and singing alto in choirs. Love the combined energy that only a good choir presents. I am presently preparing and rehearsing "Handle's Messiah."

      One of the most delightful experiences I've had is the time I sang with a Jazz Choir.

      Well, enough about me and choirs (you had to ask :) Great to chat with you about singing and I picture you singing your favorite folk tunes as you prepare delicious fair for folks.

      Thanks so much! Audrey

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      Audrey Hunt 

      8 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Denise - Your youngest grandchild sounds like he has natural talent. How marvelous that he sings so freely and makes up his own songs. Be sure to help him cultivate his sweet voice.

      To know that you are interested in singing and have a desire to learn more brings me such joy. Please know that I am available and ready to help you in any way. I have an unrealistic desire to teach everyone to sing. That would be my legacy.

      I will be in California in the spring, hanging out with Lisa for an unlimited time. Idyllwild is a breath taking village in the mountains above Palm Springs Desert. I am working on a hub about it. It's all very exciting:)

      Thank you, my friend. Appreciate the votes and sharing. Hugs.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      8 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      shiningirisheyes - Isn't it fascinating to learn that we bring our singing voice with us the minute we are born? These are the very first sounds we make. And yes, there is no sweeter sound than that of a baby cooing. Thank you.

      cheaptrick - Hahahahaha! OMG - I can't stop laughing. Your wonderfully funny comments have even stopped my toothache:) There is absolutely nothing in this world that I value more than humor. Pul-eeeeze stay close by. Be my hub buddy and tickle my funny bone!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      8 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Rolly - You have me laughing out loud. I think those birds would welcome your voice into the choir. Thank you so much. Love your comments!

      fpherj48 - Hello my friend.Oh how I love to hear that you're Dad was so talented. Are you absolutely sure that you and your sister didn't pick up some of his musical ability? Are you being to hard on yourself? Just asking:)

      I hope you're doing lot's of holiday singing and don't forget to warm up with do re me fa so la ti do! Lalalalala:)

      bongpb - Hhahaha! That is really funny. So glad you are here. I love the guitar and am going to play mine someday very soon. Thanks so much!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      8 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Jools99 - I've a strong suspicion that your lovely daughter inherited most of her singing talent from you. You've enjoyed singing enough to sing in choirs and you still love to sing. That love, passes through you to your daughter who now is enjoying using her gift to bring joy to others. Wonderful!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      8 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Oh Billy - I love to hear the story of how you grew up in a house full of singing. Perhaps its' because

      I did too. Being very poor didn't seem to matter. We had such fun singing together. We are all given the natural gift to sing. Singing is also a gift we give to ourselves and it doesn't cost a dime. Thank you dear friend. Hugs

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      Audrey Hunt 

      8 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      randomcreative - Hi there. I'm happy to hear that you have learned something about singing from my hub because I continue to always learn so much from yours!

      drbj - Oh glory - you're singing voice is about to break free! How thrilling this is. I'm dancing in the street:) See the smile on my face? And the right tutor makes all the difference. I feel another hub coming on. Hugs.

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      8 years ago from India

      The ability to sing or to play a musical instrument is a wonderful thing. Even before high school I was interested in music and participated in some competitions too. More people are encouraged by their parents to take up an instrument than become interested on their own. I think one who got talented must choose their own taste themselves. Thanks for sharing this interesting article.

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      8 years ago from Korea

      Very attractive hub! Unfortunately, I didn't have a good voice.. :-( but I like playing music instrument..

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      Cynthia Calhoun 

      8 years ago from Western NC

      Your hub makes me think of the song, "I'd like to teach the world to perfect harmony." Beautiful hub - I can almost hear you singing right now. :)

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      Mary Craig 

      8 years ago from New York

      I've always loved to sing....from the song "How Can I Keep From Singing"

      "My life goes on in endless song

      above earth's lamentations,

      I hear the real, though far-off hymn

      that hails a new creation.

      Through all the tumult and the strife

      I hear it's music ringing,

      It sounds an echo in my soul.

      How can I keep from singing?"

      Voted this hub up, useful, and awesome.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      8 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Great hub! Coming to think of it now having read your hub, a child's cry at birth is in fine tune without any training. Glad to have read this hub and who of us hasn't been a bathroom singer.

      Voted up, useful and awesome. Sharing.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      8 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Just Ask Susan - I'm glad to hear that your youngest son enjoys his singing voice. Bless his heart, he is trying so hard to do this on his own. I would be happy to comp him a private skype vocal lesson for his birthday or Christmas! It just touches my heart when a child really has this kind of desire to sing. How precious that is! Thanks Susan for your constant support over the last 2 years.

      mcbirdbks - Awwwwe - gee thanks so much. It's a wonderful feeling to be recognized for 100 years of research and teaching. I've had quite a bit of interest for a book about singing over the years, but haven't a clue on how to get started. I can't even get a teaching video on you tube :)

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      Brenda Barnes 

      8 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      I don't know Audrey. I think I might be a lost cause. I do love music and singing very much. Your theory about newborns singing is so right. I have said it might be the original language that Adam and Eve spoke. Perhaps one day I will be able to sing beautifully. In the meantime I will listen closer to the perfect pitch of brand new little voices expressing love. Thanks for an amazing and interesting article.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      8 years ago

      I love music and play it when I am at home by myself as comfort and inspiration. I love the facts you post on how we sing before speaking. I can see this is true. Thanks for the information. Very well done.

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      Andrew Spacey 

      8 years ago from Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,UK

      Great hub. We are all of us full of potential singing. I often feel as if I'd be better off speaking musically, well, singing, instead of talking so much gobbledegook.

      Nice photo of a student? She looks healthy and full of fun and joy. Do you run a choir I wonder or are perhaps a member? Love to hear your thoughts on choirs.

      I love folk music - voices solo or harmonising. Have you heard of the Unthanks sisters - a northern English pair who have such haunting and natural harmonies. Stunning.

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      Denise Handlon 

      8 years ago from North Carolina

      What a beautifully presented hub about using one's own voice. My youngest grandchild sings all the time. He makes up songs all the time about everything. I love listening to him. I once took singing lessons through a community college as a class. I wanted to learn proper breath control and projection. It wasn't a very positive experience, sad to say.

      I love how simply you state that we are all born with this wonderful instrument, the voice, and how the desire to sing gets circumvented by our emotions and environment.

      Your CD intrigues me and I am planning to purchase it. Thanks Audrey-well done and very encouraging. :) UP/A/B/U BTW are you spending part of your time in CA now? I'm not familiar with Idyllwild.

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      8 years ago from the bridge of sighs

      Must be great to be able to sing without doing damage to the environment and others.

      My voice is so low that when I sing...buildings move and birds migrate...sigh.

      I do have an appreciation of music and voice in others however...and so,I have consigned myself to the ranks of listener and aficionado of others talents.

      If you ever have a problem with pests[of any variety]I'll be glad to hum a few bars;That,I assure you,will get rid of them Ha!


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      Shining Irish Eyes 

      8 years ago from Upstate, New York

      What a wonderful point you have made for I never realized that we truly do come into this world singing. There is no greater joy than hearing a baby's cooing.

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      8 years ago from Kuching

      I am a church guitarist, and surprisingly I can't sing!!!So sad, whenever I try to play my guitar and sing, my wife would give me a stare. T_T

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      8 years ago from Carson City

      I LOVE to sing....but the people around me don't fully appreciate it....I am amazed by fabulous vocalists....and I can listen for hours on end to my favorites.

      My Dad, a musician......sax, wonderful singing voice and he wrote music, as well. My sister and I know he would have loved nothing better than for one of us to also be musicians of one kind or another.

      So sorry, Dad!

      Wonderful hub........thank you......Me-me-Me-ME-me-me me!

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      Rolly A Chabot 

      8 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Audrey... as always you make me want to sing... I have been told I would scare the birds away but each time I read a hub you have written, well I suppose the birds may get used to me... awesome coaching...

      Many Hugs from Canada

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      Jools Hogg 

      8 years ago from North-East UK

      I have always enjoyed singing and sang in choirs when I was younger. Now I just sing around the house but I still love the feeling it gives me inside. As you know Audrey, my daughter sings and has sang live many times so I get my buzz out of her singing now :o)

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      Bill Holland 

      8 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Hello my dear friend!

      I have told you about growing up in our household. It was a household of music; everyone sang. My mom taught me to harmonize...I sang in the choir....I still love to serenade Bev, and she loves it when I do.

      Yes indeed, life with music is a joy indeed.

      And you are a joy, and I wish for you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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      drbj and sherry 

      8 years ago from south Florida

      Thank goodness, Audrey, you have convinced me that I can use my voice as the easiest musical instrument to master (or mistress as the case may be). Now I am all in. Waiting anxiously for your next treatise on choosing the correct tutelage.

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      Rose Clearfield 

      8 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Very inspiring! I learned so much from this article.

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      8 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      vocalcoach you are simply amazing. The comparison to a baby's cooing and the ability for each of us to learn to sing is nothing short of brilliant. Your spirit and professionalism rings loud and clear.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      My youngest son has been determined to sing for the past several years now and he has kept at it and kept at it. I've noticed such a big difference with him from the first time he sang while playing his guitar until now. He purchased a mike and he records himself, plays it back and works on what he doesn't like about his voice. Id like to see him go for voice lessons but he's doing quite well all on his own. I'll pass your hub onto him for extra encouragement.

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      carol stanley 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      I had to chuckle a bit reading this. Many years ago I took singing lessons as I have a really bad voice. I think she gave up after several months. I was just hoping to sound human when I sang. I love music and love hearing others exercise their pipes. Great hub with lots of good encouragement and suggestions. Voting up and sharing.

    • diogenes profile image


      8 years ago from UK and Mexico

      Lovely picture of a human nightingale!!

      I have loved to sing all my life since being a soloist in a church choir. But I didn't do anything with my mild talent and won't now.

      Anything that encourages people to sing is welcome: like laughter, singing is so good for physical and psychological good health.

      Carol singing time - a topical article.

      Bob xo


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