My name's Sarah, and I have had a passion for music since elementary school. I've always been drawn to music and I started singing when I was a child. I used to sing in front of my family all of the time, and I was preforming songs I was writing for them when I was in 3rd grade. My biggest musical inspiration as a young girl was Avril Lavigne, and I remember trying so hard to try and sing like her. Now, I still love her, along with Hayley Williams and other strong female vocalists. Eventually, I think one of my brothers made a comment that shot down my confidence, and I stopped singing in front of others. I still feel like I am most content sitting in my room with my guitar and singing, but I want to build a stronger voice that fits with the genre I am most drawn to (rock music).
I have this problem where I'm so shy I can get too afraid to try new things with my voice even when I'm alone, and I was wondering if anyone else had this problem? I have been able to figure out how to sing in my mixed voice but I feel like when I'm singing I can't get loud enough or there's not enough power to my voice which is what I want. My chest voice is also very weak. I would say I have a softer voice and I'd really like to change that.
This looks like a good place to talk to other people with a passion for singing, and I'd love to talk with you guys to hear what works for you and have a supportive place to grow.
Thank you for reading!