Well, have you ever heard a recording of your own voice and thought, "That can't be me"? It's like finding out that your singing voice sound like a cat being strangled by a banshee.😉
But fear not, aspiring singers!
The reason we're so scared of our own voices is because we're not used to hearing ourselves the way others do. It's like seeing a picture of yourself and thinking, "Do I really look like that?" (Spoiler alert: you do).
So what can you do to overcome this fear and come across as authentic when you sing?
First, embrace your voice for what it is. Sure, you might not sound like Beyonce or Freddie Mercury, but that doesn't mean you can't be a great singer in your own right.
Next, practice, practice, practice.
The more you sing, the more comfortable you'll become with your own voice. And don't be afraid to get a little silly - singing in the shower, or in your car, (the supermarket?), can be a great way to let loose and find your own unique style.
Finally, remember that singing is all about expression.
Don't worry too much about hitting every note perfectly - focus on conveying the emotion and message behind the song. You can also find a mentor in your area to help you overcome your ‘vocal insecurities’.
After all, the world needs more authentic voices, even if they occasionally sound like a cat being tortured.
Some people love cats!! Maybe they will love your singing too.😁