Quote Originally Posted by trumpetsplus View Post
A friend used to run the "I can't sing" choir, and rescued many people from believing that they could not sing. I have done the same with trumpet students.

If you can speak with normal inflection, you can sing. Singing is just speaking with exaggerated pitch modulation. The reason so many think they cannot sing is mental, not physical. Whether your voice is beautiful or not is in the (eye) ear of the beholder.
But seriously, Ivan, most New Zealanders I ever heard speak sound almost like they are "half" singing from the get-go. They have so many inflections and raises in pitch a the strangest places, (to me, at least) singing's got to be the easiest transition! Is this really a fair assessment, I ask?