I used to play guitar but nothing serious. Back in my teens there was a little bit of a group scene and I did try singing although I am not good at all and I did find it difficult, even in front of a small number of people. Like most things, I think it takes commitment, but most people are likely better than they think with practice.
Ive always said Im a star in the shower, a diva with a duster, a songbird in a saloon car.. I enjoy singing and I always seem to have a tune in my head. If I concetrate I can carry a tune but admit it, who doesnt love screeching out the whitney high notes they have no chance of really being able to sing just for the fun of it ?
I do know the Mariah Carey’s of the world are in short supply. Mariah is at the very top of her game. Plus, it takes more than one song to make a legend: she’s had 18 – or thereabouts – number one singles. And she’s been in the spotlight since 1988. Most artists would’ve been and gone by now. She isn’t a singer alone, either: she’s also written most of her songs. That kind of ability and stability is incredibly rare. Plus, she’s attractive.
Even if I’d continued with the guitar I never would’ve gotten to that level. A lot of musicians with musical talent maybe have 1 hit album, if they’re lucky. Mariah Carey has had over 8 hit albums. Basically, being able to sing is not enough to reach a professional level. Susan Boyle can match Mariah’s vocal ability, but she doesn’t have Mariah’s song writing talent.
To be honest, even if I could sing, I wouldn’t use that ability. I have no skills with stage work and never will. However, I still love going to the cinema and to the theatre a few times a year: I do admire and respect the performers of the world. Mariah Carey has what I don’t in that regard. And pots of money.
Anyhow, being able to sing doesn’t appeal. I would work behind the scenes, if I were to work in entertainment. The spotlight isn’t for me. What about you?