Is everyone born with a singing voice?

Singing is partly innate and partly a learned skill. You can be born with vocal tracts that have the physiological size and shape to give your voice a more pleasant sound, which naturally allows you to become a singer. But controlling and configuring your vocal muscles to sing well is a skill you learn. No matter how much practice you have or how good your vocal coach is, there's no guarantee that you can win Eurovision.

The fact is that some people are just born with a great natural singing voice. The shape and size of your vocal cords influence this, but so do the measurements of your mouth, throat and nasal cavities. These are the body's natural resonators, meaning they can help improve the tone and intensity of the voice. This is what creates the distinctive nasal tone of some country music stars and the softer voice of Marilyn Monroe, for example.

You may not be able to control the natural tone of your voice, but you can adjust the style using certain resonance cameras in your body. For example, if you want your voice to have a luminous quality, try directing the vibrations to the back of your mouth. If you ask most people, they might tell you that we have to be born with a wonderful voice in order to enjoy singing. They would tell you that if you want others to appreciate what comes out of your vocal cords, you have to “be born” with a great sound.

The element that causes some people to sing well and others to sing poorly are problems with pitch accuracy, also known as intonation. Although it is quite difficult to define the limits of “good singing”, since “singing well” cannot be the same for you and your friends, good singing can be scientifically distinguished from bad singing. Seeing the contestants sing on talent shows, it's hard to believe that everyone has the ability to sing. Regardless of whether you're trained to sing or not, most people could identify the song you're singing, even if you're not singing particularly well.

Latisha Ruppenthal
Latisha Ruppenthal

Lifelong music enthusiast. Subtly charming coffee lover. Wannabe coffee advocate. Devoted beer trailblazer. Wannabe travel lover.