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So, for the past year and a half I’ve been practicing my singing by simply listening to my music and singing it out loud in a shed in the back of my house. In December, I got a little studio to record my own music and started using the studio microphone and headphones to listen to my music and sing along whilst hearing my own voice behind the track. Today, I thought I’ve finally done it and recorded myself on my phone. It surprised me how bad I still sounded even after almost two years of me practicing myself. I want to become an artist and make my own music but after today my ego has taken a massive hit and I no longer think I’m going to make music any more. I May use vocal presets so it will make my bad singing sound better but, how can I make my singing sound more natural, less strained, less nasally, less “moany” and more full?

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  • How old are you? Less than 20? In your 30s? ...50 or older? Teenagers are still developing, and my vocal range even dropped well into my 20s, but my family says that I'll only go downhill (and never uphill) body-wise after I turn(ed) 30.
    – Dekkadeci
    Sep 26, 2022 at 5:55
  • I am 15, 16 in November.
    – Jared
    Sep 26, 2022 at 5:58
  • So, if you were to hear my voice, I’m my natural talking voice, you’ll hear that I’m probably going to stick with that voice forever. It’s like in a tenor registry and I know technique and how to pull off stuff singers do, but I just sound bad. I want to make my own music like, now, but I think I’ll have to put it off until I’m 18-20.
    – Jared
    Sep 26, 2022 at 6:07
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    Hi Jared - I have closed as a duplicate of a previous question as it will give you the general things you can do. For yourself, a vocal coach is essential if you wish to fully unlock your potential - and that cannot be done on a Q&A site. Good luck
    – Doktor Mayhem
    Sep 26, 2022 at 7:32
  • One extra thing that wasn't mentioned on the duplicate: When you record yourself, you're adding a lot to the experience—the mic you choose, where you place it, the medium you record onto, the speakers you play it back on. You're asking yourself not just to learn singing but audio engineering. I strongly advise: just get a teacher! They're used to knowing what they hear, and can help you improve! Sep 26, 2022 at 13:12

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