Singing Blogrimage [Day 1/30]

Greetings!

I'm stoked to participate in the 3rd Annual Blogrimage. I know this is going to be the best one yet. For my challenge, I'm attempting to improve my voice.

CHALLENGE:

  • Take voice lessons 2-3 times a week
  • Work on my voice every day
  • Perform solo 4 times
  • Perform a large solo concert at the end
I hope to improve my range, pitch control and tone.
I love to write songs and perform, but I'm not very confident in my voice. I play various instruments (bass, guitar, drums, mandolin), and, while I'm not incredibly good at any of them, I picked them up quickly and perform confidently with any of them. 
The voice, however, is something I've never obsessed over and am not confident in. When I pick up an instrument, it's usually all I do for about a month, and I learn a ton about it. This month, I hope to obsess over the voice and make it submit to my desires. 
It's a scary and vulnerable instrument. It's very intimate and being a bad singer is a lot different than playing a guitar poorly. For some reason, when I sing, I feel very exposed--like public speaking. You feel like people are staring into your soul, you have no place to hide and nothing but judgement is coming your way. 
Anyways, I'm excited to go on this journey, and share nuts and bolts tips with you as I learn them!
To the Blogrimage!
-Pradeepan