Singing For Amatuers

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" The impulse to keep to yourself what you have learned is not only shameful, it is destructive. Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you. You open your safe and find ashes." Quote by Annie Dillard.

Hello my name is Kalila Pyfrom.
I am an amateur singer and I would like to share what I know about singing. I have had no classes or lessons on singing properly, however singing is one of my passions. I love to sing because I can release any and every pent up emotion I feel into the music. Because singing helps me feel better I have decided to try and inspire others to enjoy singing as much as I do, then hope that others share their voice for all to hear. Putting yourself out there with your voice could bring many different possibilities to you, all you have to do to find them is try.
First, we all have to understand how to sing properly so as to not tire or hurt our voices. I have figured this out from watching YouTube videos as well as trial and error. All I Have are three simple suggestions for singers:

  1. First you want to make sure that your body is aligned. What I mean by that is standing up straight, with your chest held high.
  2. Make sure you practice breathing from your diaphragm. This will help with control and support to your voice.
  3. Lastly, make sure you have FUN! Enjoy what you are doing because music is a joy and we should want to share that joy with the world

Now I know some people, including myself, get nervous when they think about singing. Stadium
Just thinking about signing for large crowds of people, like all those in this stadium, makes my knees weak. But as Dan Harmon says, "Find your voice, shout it from the rooftops, and keep doing it until the people that are looking for yo find you." We have to take a chance and share our voice with the world. You never now where your voice could take you.
After reading all of this, one might wonder, okay where is your singing? Don't worry Here it is. If you just want to here a short piece from the song Titanium, click on the bold word Titanium, or if you want to here a short piece from the song Human, click the bold word Human.
Now if you want to here a full song, click on my face below.


LBark94's picture

Singing Involvement

Hey Kalila!
This is a great example of amateur work. I especially loved that you shared your talent with the links! I would recommend singing with one of the groups on campus. I was involved in Women's Glee last semester and it was fantastic with helping me really control my voice. It's important to always keep singing! There's also a capella groups and CU singers which are great ways to put your talent on a resume. Just suggestions on how to really show your work! Great blog.
Larissa Barkley

tpom13's picture

I also love to Sing!


I really liked reading your post. Singing is something I also enjoy, and I agree that it helps let out pent up emotions and stress. I loved your use of Harmon's quote to let your voice be heard. It made this post very inspiring. It can be terrifying to let your voice be heard, but it is also an amazing thing. I also loved the songs you picked, especially Titanium. Keep on singing!


jmalone's picture

Very, very cool, Kalila! I

Very, very cool, Kalila! I love that while you do consider yourself an amateur as a singer, and admit to a certain fear of singing in front of a large crowd, you still have the confidence to share your talented voice with the world at large in letting us hear your recordings. Truly, that is the epitome of what Kleon wants in embracing the perks of being an amateur, and not letting the perceived flaws of that title wear down your work ethic. Great job integrating the links and multimedia, and clearly putting the time in organizing your ideas so well. Kleon speaks of finding your voice, and I'd say with a voice like that people will listen for as long as you'd like them to!