How to Define Your Goals for Singing

Anyone who is considering a career as a singer needs to define his or her goals for taking on such a career. Daydreaming about a perfect singing situation can help in deciding which direction or form your singing should take. Several questions about the daydreaming experience can help to clarify some of your goals.


The first question you should answer is identifying the style of music that was predominant in that fantasy singing session that you had. For example, were you singing gospel music or rock music? Make sure that style you select is your favorite. It is also wise for you to identify any other styles of music that featured during that imaginary performance. Those additional styles can give you extra directions to explore as you seek to establish yourself as a singer.


You should also establish whether your daydreaming session involved singing with others or you were alone. This information will help you to clarify whether you prefer a solo career or you prefer being part of a group. It is also helpful for you to define what your role was in case you were not performing alone during that session. Did you see yourself as a lead singer or as a support/backup vocalist?


Another key area that you should ask yourself after the day dreaming episode of singing regards the way you imagined yourself dressed while you performed. Did you wear leather fabrics? Were you in formal wear? Answering this question will help to shed some light on your preferred atmosphere and setting. For example, leather attire would be out of place for someone who dreams of singing in a church choir since the dress code in such a setting tends to be more formal.


Ask yourself where your imaginary singing session took place. Was it in a church? Were you in an amphitheater? The ideal venue sheds additional information about the preferred style of music. For example, a church setting can help you to confirm that your heart is directing you towards gospel music. However, don’t imagine that there are restrictions on where certain kinds of music are performed. For example, a gospel music singer may rarely perform in church. Such a person can spend most of his or her time performing at concerts organized far from a church. Thus, you should look at the venue as just a guide to the style of music that appeals to you the most.


It is also helpful for you to define how your imaginary audience responded to your music. Were they listening in rapt attention? Did they scream and dance wildly while you performed? Different audience reactions usually point to certain kinds of music. For instance, it would be unusual for an opera audience to jump and shout wildly during the performance of classical music. The most common audience reaction is to listen keenly to classical music. Rock music performances usually attract frenzied audience reactions (jumping and shouting, for example).


Defining your music goals will help you to clarify which technical skills, such as voice improvement, you need to develop in order to realize your dream. Work with professionals to help you to take the steps that you need to take in order to move towards the realization of your heartfelt desire to become a prominent singer.

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