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Sing Loud and Proud. Here's How.

You have the right to sing regardless of how you may sound. Don't let anyone shoot you down. Sing loud and proud.

Sing it like you mean it.

Sing it like you mean it.

Enjoy Singing Everyday.

Singing is your birthright. Yes, it is. You have the right to express your emotions through singing just as you do through speaking. So sing loud and proud.

You have the right to sing the blues, or belt out the lyrics to " Oklahoma". Singing belongs to everyone no matter how we sound. Of course, the better you sound, the more you'll enjoy singing.

Don't let anyone or anything stop you from one of the greatest joys a human can experience.

7 Ways to Build Confidence

You sound better when you sing with confidence. To increase your confidence, try the following:

  1. Sing with a group of friends.
  2. Sing a funny song.
  3. Sing songs that are easy to sing.
  4. Sing songs that you know well.
  5. If you sing in front of others, select a theme that they can join in with.
  6. Sing an original song or one that you wrote.
  7. Begin by singing fun songs for children and let them join you. After you've experienced this a few times, you will notice how much easier it becomes.

Christmas is an excellent opportunity to get a group together and go caroling. Everyone takes part in the joy of singing carols. Confidence isn't built in a day. The more you put yourself out there and sing in front of other people, the faster your confidence will grow.

Sing Loud and Proud

Don't buy into other peoples negative and critical nonsense. Believe in Yourself. There's always someone who delights in bringing others down. These kind of people use criticism to build themselves up by tearing others down because they have such low self-esteem.

Unless you're going for a recording contract, it doesn't matter one bit how you sound. And chances are you sing better than you think you do anyhow. So when you sing, sing loud and proud. Let those words come out clearly and sing with all the emotion you can muster up.

Do you care what others think when you say "my name is -?" Of course, you don't. So why do you care what someone thinks if you sing "my name is-?"

It doesn't matter how you sound because you are simply expressing yourself. You're not a robot. You're a beautiful human being with all kinds of emotions. Release those feelings. Give them wings to fly. This is how to enjoy singing.

Don't Worry About Your Singing

Read the following lyrics from the song "Sing," recorded by the late Karen Carpenter. Joe Raposo, the staff writer for the popular children's television show Sesame Street, wrote this song:

Sing sing a song, sing out loud, sing out strong

Sing of good things, not bad Sing of happy, not sad

Sing sing a song, make it simple to last your whole lifelong

Don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear
Just sing sing a song

Sing, sing a song, let the world sing along.

Sing of love there could be sing for you and for me

Sing sing a song, make it simple to last your whole lifelong

Don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear
Just sing sing a song, just sing sing a song

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Honor Yourself - Sing With Joy

How does honoring yourself help you to enjoy singing and not care about how you sound?

  • You are honoring yourself when you allow yourself to feel joy without judgment. You sing because it feels good.
  • Singing is nothing more than a higher form of expressing yourself. And when you sing, you clear away the cobwebs in your mind.
  • Honor yourself by reducing your present level of fear. Fear will rob you of success. The more you sing, the better you will sound; the better you say, the less anxiety you'll experience.
  • When you're confident about your singing, you care less about what others think.
  • Get emotionally lost in the song. Your attention must go on your true feelings. This is a time to use your imagination and 'live' the words for believability.

Write Your Own Songs. They become less threatening to sing.

I love teaching singers and other musicians how to write their songs. Anyone can do this. In a minute, I'll show you how.

But meanwhile, I want you to realize how singing a song that no one has heard before will free you up to enjoy singing without caring if you sound bad. Consider this::

  • Your voice cannot be compared to anyone else singing your song because you are the only one who knows the song. You wrote it. You can sing it any way you choose. After all, it's your song and belongs to only you.
  • It's much more fun to sing a song you wrote yourself. You wrote the melody and the words and even added your rhythm. You can sing it fast or slow, high or low.
  • No one can be judgmental because they don't know how your song goes.

Sounds pretty good. So let's get started with a few tips for writing your first song.

Writing Your First Song in 7 Steps

Although a certain amount of skill is necessary to write a good song, anyone can indeed write a song. And that includes you. If you're tempted to skip this section - please reconsider.

I will show you just how easy it is to compose your song. I'm not going to get technical here. Let's keep it simple for now.

  1. Subject Matter - This is an essential first step because once you decide what you want to write about, it's easy for you to create ideas.
  2. A Backing Track - As you listen to the beat, you will get ideas about what the song can be about.
  3. The Chorus of the song is easier, to begin with. The Chorus is called "the hook," which connects the verses to the music.
  4. The minute you come up with an idea, write it down. This is crucial because you will most likely not remember what the argument was later. So always have a way to jot down your ideas. Many great songs come from moments of inspiration. Be ready for these times.
  5. Your song must express how you feel. This is what drive's the listener to like your music. So writing about your feelings is key to the success of your song. Begin jotting down your feelings and take it from there.
  6. As composers, we must help listeners to understand, experience, and remember the emotional message at the heart of our songs.
  7. The title will define the song's message, so don't stray too far from your label.

Write Your Story to Sing in a Song

Now begin jotting down ideas about:

  • love
  • the sun
  • the stars
  • loss,
  • my heart,
  • rain,
  • dreams

well, you get a general idea. This is all subject matter. You can also combine subject matter.

The first line of your song doesn't have to make sense. Just write, and when nothing comes up for you, leave a blank and continue. It can be filled in later. You are building your song with your own experiences a little at a time. You can make 100 changes, and that is perfectly okay.

Writing songs has a structure and rules to follow. I have only 'touched' on a simple approach here to get started. There are videos available as well as articles to give you additional help. Check out the video below.

Quotes About Singing

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. ~Chinese Proverb

Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. ~Emory Austin

Sing out loud in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children. ~Marilyn Penland

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

A song will outlive all sermons in the memory. ~Henry Giles

As long as we live, there is never enough singing. ~Martin Luther

I sing like I feel. ~Ella Fitzgerald

Singing in a group is one of the best ways to build confidence and reduce fear.

Singing in a group is one of the best ways to build confidence and reduce fear.

There's a Song Inside of Each of Us

Enjoy singing and release your sound.  This is a wonderful, healthy way to honor yourself.

Enjoy singing and release your sound. This is a wonderful, healthy way to honor yourself.

Summing it up -

Singing is your birthright. I hope you know that. Don't allow anyone to take this right away.

  • Believe in yourself and don't buy into anyone's negativity or criticism.
  • Sing with your own emotional feelings. Express yourself truthfully.
  • Build your self-confidence by singing for children.
  • Sing songs that are fun and that others can join in on.
  • Try to write your own songs.
  • Sing songs that you know well.
  • Self-confidence will help you to sound better.
  • Honor yourself by reducing all fear.

The voice is as unique as the person it belongs to. If we are to truly sing, that fact must be respected.

Powerful singing is all about individuality, separateness, and courage. It is not about a perfect voice.

We do not create the voice - the voice creates us. Sing without judgment or care. Sing with joy.

Thank you ~

Thank you for stopping by. To see more of my articles on singing please visit my profile.

Sing with joy!

© 2013 Audrey Hunt


Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on August 15, 2013:

Audrey - What great advice for your vocal students! Thanks for sharing this. So nice to see you here my friend. ~ Hugs.

DzyMissLizzy - You have your hands full being your husband's sole caregiver. I have to say that I am puzzled by his advice to use only 1 earbud. Never heard of that before. I sure hope you continue to sing in spite of hearing your recorded voice :) Thanks so much for being here and your wonderful support. ~ Audrey

Liz Elias from Oakley, CA on August 15, 2013:

I enjoy singing, but I've had the misfortune to be surrounded in my adult life by assorted people (ex husband; one daughter; current husband) who possess near-perfect pitch. It is intimidating, especially when the daughter (then in 5th grade and already in the SF Girls' Chorus) commented, "keep your day job."

I tend only to sing when alone nowadays, which anymore is not often, as my husband is disabled, and I am his sole caregiver. :-(

I will sing along with my iPod songs, and along comes hubby and tells me I'm off key, and that I would be on-key better with only a single earbud in place. Really??? I don't understand why.

I did take some voice lessons in my mid 40's, and got up the guts to audition for a musical play with, "Whatever Lola Wants" as my rendition. I didn't get the part, but I did it more for the experience than to really get a role in the play....

That said, even when I think I'm sounding pretty good and patting myself on the back, and should I hear a recorded playback of myself, then I cringe...and stop singing.

Great article, with some top-notch ideas. Thanks for sharing them!

Audrey Howitt from California on August 15, 2013:

What a great hub! I often tell students that they have to risk sounding bad rather than pulling the voice or breath back in fear of sounding bad---

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on July 27, 2013:

vandynegl - Hello and thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. It's good that you recognize not all songs are for your voice. It's when we try to sing songs that are not meant for us that we get into trouble. :) Keep singing and thank you!

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on July 27, 2013:

moonlake - Good morning my friend. I sing my list of positive affirmations during the week. " I am completely at peace" somehow 'sinks in' deeper and my attention becomes peaceful. Singing brings more energy vibrations to the mind and body than speaking. Why not try this?

Let me know how this works for you. Thanks so much for being here, voting up and sharing.

Hugs to you ~ Audrey

vandynegl from Ohio Valley on July 27, 2013:

These are great ideas and very helpful! I always thought I could one has told me to stop! ha ha! There are some songs that I just cannot do though! The singing machines are a good idea. Thanks for writing!

moonlake from America on July 27, 2013:

I don't sing. I use to sing to my kids when they were babies because they didn't care how I sounded. My sister was the song bird in our family she sang all the time and made up her own songs. Great hub voted up and shared.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on July 10, 2013:

Dear rajan - I love what you've said and may use it in other hubs crediting your name. "Joy in the heart does errupt into singing most of the time and many times we do keep humming a song." This is such a beautiful quote.

It's both fun and cathartic to write our own songs. Thank you so much for adding such depth to my hub. Appreciate your vote up, useful, interesting and sharing and pinning. With gratitude ~ Audrey

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on July 10, 2013:

Scribenet - You are so funny! I'm pretty sure your dog just wanted to sing along :) Thanks for being here and for sharing this. Have a splendid day ~ Audrey

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 09, 2013:

Useful tips and interesting information, Audrey! I think all of us, singers and non singers are bathroom singers at the very least. Joy in the heart does erupt into singing most of the time and may times we do keep humming a song.

Loved the tips to write one's own songs as well.

Voted up, useful, interesting. Sharing and pinning as well.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on July 02, 2013:

Audrey - If I lived close to you, I'd run on over for some singing lessons. It's been so long since I've studied. Would love to do more work on my voice. Thank you ~ Audrey

rebeccamealey - What fun it is to sing in a quartet. I hope my hub has inspired you to keep on singing. Thanks

Denise - Thank you for being here and for sharing this hub. I do so appreciate the kind gesture. But that's what you're all about. You care and support so many writers. What a blessing you are!

Writing (making up) your own songs is a magnificent thing to do. The more you write, the easier it becomes and the better you get. Something like what happens to us here on Hubpages. :)

I'm so darn happy to hear that you love to sing. What fun we would have if we could spend the day together. Thank you for your generous votes and again, for sharing.

Love you lots ~ Audrey

Maggie Griess from Ontario, Canada on July 02, 2013:

As one of those who can't keep a tune very well, I thank you...I shall resume my singing. I stopped when my dog at the time thought there was something wrong with me and became concerned when I started singing....LOL... Maybe she just wanted to sing along, eh? What a positive Hub. Thanks! Will be sharing!

Denise Handlon from North Carolina on July 02, 2013:

This one was written for me! Actually, my voice isn't that horrible, but I've noticed it has changed during the aging process. I was never a smoker, although I've had periods in my life where I have had a few cigarettes, so I know that never helped.

I used to write songs when I was a teen-and play the guitar, but I've not done that in many a day. Still, that never stops me from singing aloud, because I love to sing. It IS our god given right-you are so correct, and a joyful heart sings out praises!

Now, I'll mostly sing alone in the house or in the car-with or without music. I have some frequent favorites and when the mood strikes, nothing will stop me. I still make up songs, but haven't really written anything more down.

I enjoyed this wonderful hub, Audrey, and always find your encouragement delightful. Take care and UP/Awesome and Useful. Sharing-

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on June 27, 2013:

mcbirdbks - I'm oh so ready to hear your first song. Keeping it simple is the key to good lyrics. You probably know this and if so, I apologize. Please send me your lyrics when they're ready. Would love to look at them. Promise not to steal :)

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on June 27, 2013:

Sueswan - So great that you made up your own songs. Some of the best songs written were by those that didn't know how to write them. In fact I'm presently working with an up and coming country artist who wiites amazing songs. She can't write them out, so I do that for her. She makes them up in her head like you did.

Thanks my friend and keep on singing!

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on June 27, 2013:

I use to sing as a teenager, and was in a little quartet, but I sound awful now. This makes me feel way better. Thanks!

Audrey Howitt from California on June 27, 2013:

What a joyful article Audrey! I tell students all the time to stop listening and feel instead--so much more gratifying!

mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on June 24, 2013:

Hi Audrey. I have tired to write short stories, I can write a poem anytime. While writing EWC I several times attempted writing a song. Now that you have provided this very informative piece I may have come a lot closer. Heck before you know it I will be singing, me-me-me. Ready?

Sueswan on June 23, 2013:

Hi Audrey,

I like to sing alone but I clam up if others are around. Many years ago I wrote some country songs. I don't know how to write music so I made the tunes up in my head. I still remember them today.

Singing praises on your hub. Voted up+++ and sharing

Have a good week.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on June 22, 2013:

just-about ~ You've made my day! Knowing that you sang long with the Karen Carpenter video is a very 'healthy' thing to do. Good for your mental and physical being. (check out my hub on the health benefits of singing).

Don't be afraid to try-out for a singing group in your new area. Chances are very good that you are equal or better than most singers and singing groups are always very happy to find new members. So begin to 'visualize' yourself singing with others and this will help to summon up your courage.

Regardless of how you think you sound - good or bad - enjoy singing often and listen for your joy and not compare your singing to others. So, go ahead and find a singing group or two. Act confident to feel confident!

Glad this hub helped and let me know how you are doing. Thanks ~ Audrey

just-about on June 21, 2013:

I loved singing along to the Karen Carpenter video - I was feeling a little lonely before singing, now I don't. The rest of the hub also helped me - I've recently moved to a new town, alone and want to join a singing group. I'm lacking the courage at the moment - but this hub helped.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on June 19, 2013:

drbj - Thank you kindly for the enlightening information about the word 'cockles.' I love my new word and it's beautiful meaning and will use it from time to time. And thanks for warming my cockles you sweet one you!

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on June 19, 2013:

Thank you Martie! Singing while on the road with your grandchildren leaves joyous, impressionable memories for these little ones. And for Grama too :)

You can't imagine how happy you have made me as I read that my hub gave you a positive feeling about singing. That's exactly what I was hoping to hear.

Singing is not given to a chosen few - singing is every persons right. So sing with joy my dear and beautiful Martie. Hugs from me. Audrey

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on June 19, 2013:

Oh, my beautiful fpherj48! How I wish I lived closer to you and I would be taking dancing lessons every day! Even in my old age I love to move these creaky old limbs to music. The reason I like to exercise to the old Richard Simmons Videos is because I feel like I'm dancing and not exercising. And I know that dancing is the best and most enjoyable exercise we can do.

Here's a's about you and I packing up a trunk of costumes and you and I going on the road as a duo!!! I'll help you with the singing and you teach me to dance a few steps. Our names will be in lights and we'll play the "Palace." (We can write hubs during our break's.)

Thanks so much for the generous votes! Big hugs and a high kick :) Audrey

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on June 19, 2013:

Hello Deb! So good to see you here. I'm so glad you sang along with the Karen Carpenter video. Those words are so true. Don't you allow anyone to keep you from singing. That 'dunce' in church that turned to look at you as you were singing is rude and quite ignorant. Don't you even think about singing quietly - in fact sing louder. You're singing to Jesus, not to anyone else and He loves your praise through singing. So - sing out LOUD and sing out STRONG!

Start singing the song you wrote "Beautiful Jesus." Sing it every single day with all of your heart. Good for you. Thank you for sharing your lovely comments and for the nice rating. I'm here for you when you need me. Hugs - Audrey

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on June 19, 2013:

Dear Eddy - You have left me with such beautiful, touching comments. It's always such a treat to see you. I will visit your FB page and thank you for sharing. This Sunday will be another year without my beautiful son, Todd. Will the pain ever leave my broken heart? I think about your dear, sweet Erin as well.

Much love ~


Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on June 19, 2013:

randomcreative - You've told me just what I want to hear. If I can inspire even one more person to sing and feel the joy, I'm so happy! Thanks, my friend.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on June 19, 2013:

always exploring - I always 'light up' with joy when I see you, my friend. :)

And to add to that, I'm even more happy to hear that you will sing without shame! Thank you for sharing this with me. Sing on!



Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on June 19, 2013:

heidithorne - Hi! The best reason to sing is because it's fun. Congratulations to you heidi!


drbj and sherry from south Florida on June 17, 2013:

I'm overjoyed to warm your cockles anytime, Audrey. The phrase, warm the cockles of your heart, means reaching the the core of one's being - but I'm not certain how it originated. Only know it has been used since 1671.

Martie Coetser from South Africa on June 17, 2013:

What an inspiring hub! I love singing - it immediately change my mood to positive, and it actually gives me courage and energy. Also love to sing while on the road. I often get the cooperation of my grandchildren, as I have done with my children, by singing their favorite songs using my own words.

Excellent hub!

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on June 15, 2013:

drbj - Oh, how wonderful to hear about your entire family singing on a 6,000 mile trip! What glorious memories. And I just love the song "Breakin' Up is Hard to Do. 'Speedy Gonzalez' brings back memories for me too:) So glad you shared this. Warms the cockels of my heart. What are 'cockels (cockles?)

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on June 15, 2013:

Pamela99 - Hi there. Hearing that you love to sing gives me a happy heart!

And I do have a love for singing and more than anything would like to inspire others to enjoy their own voices. So glad that you sing at church ( like the angels) and at home too. You were born to sing. Thanks so much Pamela and blessings to you!

Suzie from Carson City on June 13, 2013:

Leave it to our "Happy, Sweet, Audrey," to make my day!......I DO love to sing along with songs that I like. ....especially when I'm working around the house, with the music up loud.

I'm not the most horrendous singer in the world....but it is probably best, if I only sing in front of people who love me!! Raw eggs hurt when they hit you in the eye!

You know....I tell people the same thing about "dancing." When I hear, "Oh no, I CAN"T dance," I say...."Of COURSE you can dance!! Just move to the music and forget anyone is watching!!"

The QUOTES are terrific!......Great hub, VC!!..............UP+++

Deb Welch on June 12, 2013:

I sang along with Karen Carpenter. I loved her voice. I can't sing - I must be way off key - in church when I sing hymns - someone has always turned around to see who was singing and it was not a pleasant look on the person's face. Now - I quietly sing - so I am not detectable. I wish I could sound much better - oh well.

I wrote a song in the 80's - Beautiful Jesus - lyrics and how it was to be sung as I don't know how to write music but can follow along okay. Useful and Interesting. Excellent work as always.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on June 12, 2013:

PegCole17 - Hello my friend. I want to thank you for leaving such inspirational comments. And you have an impressive memory, taking you all the way back to 3r grade :) I'm looking up Psalm 100 right now. Love to you Peg.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on June 12, 2013:

Bill - You always write comments that touch on the message and at the same time, recognize and pay tribute to the passion of the writer. You are an 'Adonis.' Enjoy your day and sending warm hugs your way. Audrey

Eiddwen from Wales on June 12, 2013:

Yu are one inspiring lady Audrey ; your love for music shines through and you give your all to each hub. Here's wishing you a wonderful day my very dear friend . I am voting this gem up and also sharing onto my FB page A Brand New Dawn.

Lots of love


Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on June 11, 2013:

Faith Reaper - I love it! Sing, sing, sing for the joy of singing. This is the message I so want to leave with everyone. I am starting to write a book about this. I've actually been collecting bits and pieces of my thoughts for years and now putting it all together. Blessings to you, my friend and light. Audrey

HeatherH104 - Thank you very much for being here. I really appreciate it!

Rose Clearfield from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on June 11, 2013:

Your music articles always inspire me! Great tips for singers of all ability levels.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on June 11, 2013:

You,ve made a believer out of me. I will now sing without shame. I really do love to sing, i'm not good, but i still love it. I remember singing in church and was so off key, i stopped singing. I love to sing when i'm driving my car. You are an inspiration!! Thank you...

Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on June 11, 2013:

The past few years I've been singing a song as part of a plug for my business at chamber of commerce events. Even though I certainly don't have the gift, it does go over very well. I'm just doing it for fun and that really helps. Thanks for encouraging all us non-singing singers!

drbj and sherry from south Florida on June 11, 2013:

Hi, Audrey. When my children were still young (ages, 2, 6, 10 and 12), my hubby and I drove cross country from Florida to California and back in a station wagon and had one of the best month vacations ever. What has that got to do with your topic? We sang our way together during that entire 6,000 mile trip.Even today, so many light years later, I can't hear 'Breakin' Up is Hard to Do,' or 'Speedy Gonzalez' without laughing and breaking into song myself.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on June 11, 2013:

I love to sing but really don't sing very well. You love of singing certainly shines through and I enjoyed your hub. I sing mostly at church and softly when I do chores around the house. Awesome hub. God bless.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on June 11, 2013:

Glimmer Twin Fan - Your father is a very wise man. He is loving as well. I'm so glad that you still sing. Aretha Franklin is one of my top favorites. You're in excellent company :) Thanks for liking my hub and do consider writing a song or two. Enjoy your day and sing with joy!

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on June 11, 2013:

Hi Jackie - Thanks so much for sharing your story about your granddaughter.

This is just wonderful to hear. Sometimes younger people have to grow into their voice. Sounds like that's what happened with your granddaughter. :)

Peg Cole from North Dallas, Texas on June 11, 2013:

These are such great ideas, Vocalcoach. Singing helps drive away the blues or helps express them in any case. Even ancient text told us to "Make a Joyful Noise"... and to "Come before His presence with singing." (Psalm 100) We used to recite that one in school every day in 3rd grade. I still remember it.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on June 11, 2013:

We have several in our extended family who can't carry a tune in a bushel basket....and it is wonderful to see the enjoyment they get from singing. I love the message here, Audrey. Your love of music shines through.

blessings and love always


HeatherH104 from USA on June 11, 2013:

Wonderful hub!!!! Sharing.

Faith Reaper from southern USA on June 11, 2013:

Oh, I am so glad you have stated this here, as no one should not enjoy the joy of singing, even if they are terrible sounding when they sing, like me :) and I do not care how I sound, as it is simply a joyous thing to do so.

Now, I have been reading your hubs, and trying really hard to improve, but not matter what, I will sing!

I love your quotes and your wisdom shared here.

Voted up ++++ and sharing

God bless, Faith Reaper

Claudia Porter on June 11, 2013:

I had to come read this. I absolutely love to sing and I always thought I was pretty good. Well, when dating my now husband, I always sang in the car and finally one day he said....would you mind not singing, you really are not good. I figured he was tone deaf or something. I was crushed and went home to call my dad. My father played guitar and sang songs and I would always sing with him. I asked him if I was any good and he said that he loved me very much and enjoyed spending time with me. It did not matter if I could sing well or not. So much for my singing career.

I still love to sing, but only by myself, usually in the car. I still think I sound like Aretha Franklin and that is all that matters.

What a great hub. Maybe I'll write my own songs and sing them at an open mic night or maybe not.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on June 11, 2013:

This reminds me of a granddaughter who loved to sing and was sooo bad, but today just out of her teens she is a great singer! I would never have believed it but it is possible I know now. ^

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