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Why Singing Day?
Why People Don't Sing More
So many people these days say they can’t sing when what they really mean is that they think their singing is no good. Well, if your singing really is no good (even if you could prove it), does that mean you shouldn't sing at all? When you say "no good" you're talking about what you think other people are thinking of your singing! It's not really a reason not to sing. Do you have to be good at swimming to have the enjoyment of messing about in the water? Or good at cycling to peddle around on a nice day? Again, how good you think your singing is has nothing to do with whether or not you sing.
The Real Reason We Don't Sing
The real reason we have a tendency to shut up completely rather than risk bad singing has nothing to do with how good we think our singing is. The quality of our 'performance' doesn't stop us jumping in and having a go in other areas like cycling or swimming. So what is the real reason then? Is it because we don't feel singing is enjoyable or beneficial enough to be worth the risk? That's not it either. Most people who say they can't sing still enjoy listening to music and other people's singing. Surely if they enjoy the music of others they'd naturally want to join in or have a go, just like people do in swimming or cycling! I mean, to decide never to use the natural organic musical instrument they have built in to their bodies doesn't make a lot of sense, when you think of it like that. Think about it, if you take all social influences out of the equation, singing is for-certain going to feel good; it's a built in faculty. Our bodies come equipped with everything we need to do it! And by the same token, not using our singing voice is going to feel bad. So what is the real reason we prefer to pretend we don't have a singing voice rather than risk what other people think of our voices?
Everyone can Sing
The real reason we stop ourselves singing is that we all know that as a channel of expression, singing is very true and very faithful to the messages of the heart. Music is the universal language of emotion, and everyone of us has a natural, organic musical instrument built into our bodies, ready to go, and capable of moving thousands. The real reason we shut up is this: we know deep inside ourselves that uninhibited creative expression through its most immediate and organic medium, the singing voice, is enormously powerful and it connects us to each other in a way that's very immediate, very real, and very deep. The real reason we don't risk singing more is that we prefer to keep our heads down rather than stick our necks out.
When we start to train ourselves to sing without judgement, to sing as our heart directs, and not according to what our heads have learned (keep quiet, keep your head down, stand still in a neat little row) we reclaim our real voice!
Our Real Voice
Our real voice has no words. It was there when we were babies. Our real voice speaks in the universal language of pure emotion. It is not intended to speak of trivial everyday things, but of universal human experiences that are universally understood; raw emotions like joy, expectation, passion, sorrow, contentment, peacefulness and love.
As babies we knew how to communicate these true-heart messages to the adults around us and make ourselves perfectly understood, all in the rising and falling patterns of our tones. All without a single word, our voices could go up and down to the extremes, while volume and projection were not a problem (as any parent will reassure you!). All these things we could communicate perfectly, irrespective of the language or culture of our audience.
Reclaiming Our True Voice
At Singing Day, we understand the most common and widespread fears and inhibitions about singing, and we are very sensitive to them. We combine a very safe and gentle environment with fast and powerful methods for getting past fears and getting you in touch with the awesome power of your real voice.