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I was wondering if great singers have simply been blessed with great vocal cords and most people can't be that good because they simply don't have the equipment.

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  • WigsWigs Moderator, 2.0 PRO, 3.0 Streaming Posts: 4,856
    Genetics would play some part, training hard can still get good results like almost anything else. We hear alot of the end product of great singers, but even they have bad nights. I like the saying, hard work beats out talent if talent doesn't work hard.
  • jaclynserjaclynser Moderator, Pro, 2.0 PRO, 3.0 Streaming Posts: 262
    Some people may have more of a natural "knack" for it. Some may have an easier time hearing pitch than others, but that doesn't mean that they didn't also have to put in years and years of work. Ken himself has even said that he had to work his butt off to be the singer that he is.

    Like @wigs said as well, we hear a lot of the end results. And because of that it's easy for it to look like "they were just born with a gift".

    Another important thing about the training process, it's not ONLY about the actual training. It's gaining that knowledge of things you didn't even know you didn't know. For example: the mechanics of HOW the voice actually works; what is a diaphram; how does phonation actually work; what is a vowel modification; etc.

    These are things nobody is born with knowing. These are things you learn over time through studying the craft, which is so important to helping you become a better singer.

    Happy singing!
    Jackie
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