The 3 Biggest Myths About Your Voice (#3)

September 6, 2019
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Training your voice is really hard and takes a long time.

Myth #3 could be applied to not only developing your voice but to learning just about anything. “If I want to learn to

  • play golf
  • speak a foreign language
  • dance the tango
  • do anything I don’t already know how to do 

it will be really hard and take a long time.” What keeps this myth alive? It’s partly the “immediate gratification syndrome” that our society suffers from.

We all want to have what we desire as quickly as possible. Because singing is similar to an athletic event--we’re often vigorously using muscles--it does take some time to strengthen and train those muscles. And because the training will go faster if done every day, that can make the process sound difficult and long. But when you think about it, would you expect to be a better golfer or tennis player in a week or two?

In reality, the basics of Bosnian Belly Breathing™ and Peak Power Projection™ will start to work from muscle memory in most people around the 8-week mark. And they will usually become automatic in under 3 months.

Is that a long time to gain control and experience confidence with your voice? And if it took 15 minutes a day for 8 to 12 weeks, is that really hard? 

But this myth persists because of a desire by many folks for a “magic bullet” that will get them what they want without working or waiting. So, if you have a subconscious (or a conscious) belief that training your voice will take too long and be too hard, examine how much you really want to experience the joy of a confident voice. 

What you’ll find is that as soon as you start to experience more fun, joy and confidence with your voice, you’ll wonder why you didn’t start training your voice sooner…

Mark Bosnian

Mark is an award-winning songwriter and professional voice coach with 30+ years of experience teaching people how to take center stage. He has toured nationally with the 80's hit band Nu Shooz and coached Grammy award nominees, American Idol semifinalists, and singers on The Tonight Show.