Music is an art. The voice is one of the numerous things that can be used to create music thru a process commonly known as singing. You don't need to become a professional singer to sing. As a matter of fact, the professional singers now started as amateurs.
Here are some tips for the amateur singers.
1. Breathe properly
Most people, especially amateur singers don't give much to the importance of proper breathing in singing. Breathing is a major aspect that needs to be given attention.
The power, quality and richness of the voice produced for singing comes from proper breathing. This can only be achieved by working the correct muscles in breathing. (The diaphragm must be used, and no the lungs.) Also, abdominal stamina must further be developed.
2. Have an open throat to go with an open mind
An open throat is synonymous to a relaxed throat, an organ that is more capable of producing rich sounds. When it comes to high notes, resonance is added to the produced sound.
Also, it avoids the forcing of the vocal folds. Most singers have short career spans because of complications in the voice-producing organs because they weren't given care and attention. Their vocal folds were forced because of lack of space for vibration.
3. Pronunciation and enunciation
These are aspects that are commonly heard when discussing speech concerns. However, they also play an important role in singing. Pure vowels must be pronounced so as to enrich the words sang as well as to make the voice more pleasant.
4. Have the right kind of attitude
It is very important to have the right kind of training if you aspire to make it big someday. Thus, acceptance and openness of the mind is an important virtue. In this industry, singers get a lot of criticisms for them to correct their weaknesses. You must also have the willingness to continue training, even when you think you are good enough. Confidence is also an important requirement in singing.
5. Experiences are important
More than the technical aspects of singing that must be learned from trainers, the most important lessons come from experience. Expose yourself to activities that will enhance confidence and showmanship.