“Actions speak louder than words”, as the old saying goes. Sometimes what we are not saying is louder than what we are saying, or in this case, singing. Confidence (or lack of confidence for that matter) has a knack for finding ways to rear its head when we sing. It could be the short burst of confidence we get when we see smiles on peoples’ faces as we sing. Or worse, it could be the sting of lacking confidence we when readily acknowledge pitch issues in the near future. In any case, we want to be sure that we are providing ourselves with bursts of confidence as we sing.
Solutions to singing with confidence are not particularly easy and vary from individual to individual. However, there is one overriding factor that I find to be present in most people who sing with confidence: they practice – a ton.
Being adequately prepared to sing is one of the best ways to boost confidence while singing. And the best part is, even if we don’t sing that well, the confident air we give off can speak louder than our vocal woes.
In short, what am I saying? I am saying you need to practice, and practice often. When you have had sufficient practice for the song you are going to sing, you don’t have to worry about the words in the next line or if you can hit that certain note. You have already worked out those issues beforehand. Rigorous practice schedules may be tough at first, but they are incredibly beneficial in the long run. Always be sure to make ample preparations before you sing, and if you have prepared rightly, you will not be disappointed.
As always my friends, sing on!
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