If you’re wondering, “Am I a good singer?”, you may be tempted to get advice and input from the Internet via one of the many “rate my voice” type of websites. Here, Liz T. explains the pros and cons of going this route…
There is no shortage of “rate my voice” websites on the internet. A quick Google search will reveal dozens of them, each promising to provide some sort of objective measure of your vocal abilities. But the question is, do these websites actually deliver on their promise? And more importantly, do they help or hurt singers?
There is no easy answer to either question. On the one hand, “rate my voice” websites can be helpful in that they give singers a place to receive constructive feedback about their singing. However, on the other hand, these websites can also be harmful in that they can promote negative self-image and comparison.
So, what’s the verdict? Do “rate my voice” websites help or hurt singers? Ultimately, it depends on how the singer uses the information from these websites.
Let’s take a closer look.
Is There an App That Rates Your Singing?
In a word, yes, there is a rate my singing voice app you can use:
- There are a number of apps that aim to rate your singing abilities, often by analyzing the pitch and tone of your voice.
- Some apps also allow users to record themselves singing and then receive feedback from others.
- While these apps can be fun to use, it’s important to keep in mind that they are not always accurate.
- In addition, many of these apps require users to pay a subscription fee in order to access all of their features.
- As a result, it’s important to do some research before downloading any singing app.
With that said, there are a number of different options available, so there’s sure to be an app that meets your needs.
Even better than a rate my voice singing app? Sign up for singing lessons. A vocal coach will be able to show you how to work with your talent to improve. Learn more by watching the video below:
How Do You Rate Your Voice?
When it comes to singing, everyone has their own unique voice. Some people are born with natural talent, while others have to work hard to develop their skills. However, there are a few basic things that everyone can do to improve their vocal tone.
First, it is important to learn proper breathing techniques. This will help you to control your airflow and produce a more consistent sound.
Second, make sure to warm up your vocal cords before singing. This will help prevent strain and allow you to hit those high notes with ease.
Finally, practice regularly. The more you sing, the more comfortable you will become with using your voice. With a little bit of effort, anyone can learn to sing with power and clarity. So what are you waiting for? Start practicing today!
Rate My Voice Online – Pros and Cons
Many singers are curious to know what kind of feedback they’ll receive if they post a video or clip of themselves singing on a “rate my voice” website, such as midomi.com, singist.com, and even YouTube. I’m here to tell you the pros and cons of these websites and how they can help and hurt your search for feedback.
Pros of Rate My Voice App
- You’ll be getting unbiased opinions from people whom you’ve never met before and therefore are likely to be more honest than your best friend or a family member!
- It’s good experience to get out there and test the waters if you don’t have much experience performing, recording, or making videos (especially if you live somewhere where those opportunities are difficult to find). With these websites, you can upload a video and have an immediate, brand-new audience right in front of you. Some singers may be shy performing live, but this is a way to get comfortable with putting your own voice out there and hearing the reactions you might receive.
Cons of Rate My Voice App
- Many of the people who rate these websites do not have formal vocal training. They may be able to offer you advice on presentation, performance, or song choice, but I would not upload a video to one of these sites looking for instruction on proper vocal technique.
- Many of these websites advertise “$1,000 Cash Prize” or “Instant Recording Contract”. Make sure you do your research before putting your music on one of these websites to make sure they are legitimate. If they are asking you to put down any money, I would not suggest doing so. Rather, spend your money on proper voice lessons with an instructor who can teach you about vocal technique and performance.
How Do I Find My Real Voice Tone?
One of the most common questions I get asked by new students is: how do I find my “real” voice tone? After all, there are so many competing voices in our head, and it can be hard to know which one is the right one.
Here are a few tips that might help you find your way.
First, it’s important to understand that there is no single “right” voice tone. We all have different ways of singing, and what works for one person might not work for another. That’s why it’s important to experiment and find what feels natural for you. If you’re not sure where to start, try imitating the way you sing to your friends or family members. Chances are, this is the way you sound most natural and relaxed.
Once you’ve found a voice that feels comfortable, it’s important to practice using it consistently. This will help your brain get used to hearing the new voice, and eventually it will become second nature. Remember, it takes time to change the way you sing, so be patient and keep at it! With a little bit of effort, you’ll be surprised at how quickly you can find your real voice tone.
Should You Use a Rate My Voice App? The Final Verdict
“Rate my voice” websites are a mixed bag. They can be helpful in that they provide singers with feedback, but they can also be harmful in that they promote negative self-image and comparison.
It ultimately depends on how the singer uses the information from these websites. If you’re thinking about using one of these sites, just be sure to use the feedback as motivation to improve your craft—not as ammunition for beating yourself up.
All in all, I would recommend a “rate my voice” website if you are looking to grow a fan base, promote a video, network with other young singers, or get a feel for the general public’s taste or critique in music. However, I would not use such sites for professional vocal training or guidance. If you’re asking yourself, “Am I a good singer”?, I would recommend studying with a voice teacher who has had training in technique and who has professional performance credits to assist you in your own technique and performance skills. Just as if you were sick and thinking about seeing a doctor to diagnosis you, the same applies to singing!
Remember, everyone has his or her own opinion, and you don’t have to listen to everyone’s advice. Still, be open, and remember that you, yourself, are the best judge of your vocal performance!
Liz T. teaches singing, acting, and music lessons in Brooklyn, NY, as well as online. She is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music with a B.M in Vocal performance and currently performs/teaches all styles of music including Musical Theater, Classical, Jazz, Rock, Pop, R&B, and Country. Learn more about Liz here!
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