What Does Singing Mean To You?

Posted on 09. Jun, 2011 by in Health, Performance, Singing

Singing truly is a fascinating activity.  Right now there is singing going on in every part of the world.  People sing by themselves and people sing together.  Babies explore their voices in song their way, kids sing, teenagers sing, adults at all ages sing.  We sing when we’re happy, we sing when we’re sad.

So here’s the question for you:

Why do you sing?

I urge you to really reflect on this.  Singing is often even more important to us than we sometimes realize.

Why do you really like to sing?  What happens within you when you sing?  Why do you want to sing better?

Imagine having a better and freer voice than you have today… What would you do with it?  How would it affect your life?

Reflect on a time when you couldn’t do what you can do today.  If so, how has this affected your life?  Or perhaps you experience pain because you cannot do what you once could?

Singing is such an important part of all our lives.  That is also why I love to help people experience how to sing with greater freedom, with greater confidence and help people become even more empowered singers and human beings.

So what is it within you that makes singing important to you?

Please share your thoughts below.

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611 Responses to “What Does Singing Mean To You?”

  1. JoAnn Baird

    15. Aug, 2013

    A terrible thing happened. I have been singing solos since I was five years old. I joined a church choir about 5 years ago and my singing got worse and worse. I finally quit and got myself a voice coach who is gradually helping me to sing again, but it is going very, very slowly and sometimes I regress or just don’t sing. I have been spoiled over the years and when I took a hiatus from singing I could always bring it back to a nice level. I bought your DVDs and have only watched the first one which keeps me on life support. In short, I have “singer’s block,” like writers’ block. I need help to get myself to watch DVD 2 (and the others) and get back on track. Help. I’ve gotten stuck. Please give me a schedule of what to do to get back on track.

  2. Timi Ngatai-Haenga

    09. Aug, 2013

    Singing, in my opinion, is a God given gift where there is a natural ability to sing. Conversely, singing may be taught by experts. Thank you Per. From a positive perspective both share a love for their art. Enjoying, understanding and achieving through singing is a dream for many like myself. Singing helps to comfort and support those on sad occa-sions but also to uplift and bring love, joy and laughter during happy times. Singing is a beautiful medium associ-ated with love.

  3. Jan Rittmaster

    09. Aug, 2013

    Hi Per!
    I am a professional singer and your voice method is like a treasure to me. I not only sing with more freedom, but your method is fantastic for deep breathing…..by the second lesson I realized how much better I felt with no pushing. I wish everyone would follow your DVDs and experience the joy of singing. Just think, I have my own private coach for the relatively small price of the DVDs. About everyday I spend 15 minutes for my voice lesson. Thank you so much for making this available to me. Jan Rittmaster

  4. Savira Virk Sidhu

    25. May, 2013

    I don’t think I know how to sing yet but it feels natural to try ! Nothing gives me more pleasure than singing.it almost feels the right way to reach nature and perhaps the higher power !!!music soothes my soul !!!

  5. Jackie B.

    22. May, 2013

    I am an audience of one. I sing when I am alone. The exception is in church, because it was said by C.S. Lewis, “When you sing, it is praying twice to God.” At a very vulnerable age I was embarrassed by the “choir teacher” at a new school I was enrolled in in front of brand new friends. I swore I would never singing in public again. I have many God-given talents. I have felt music/singing, the ones I have craved the most were the ones I missed out on. I was also told once that I sing out of tune. That is why I do not sing alone in public. Just by myself in the car or in house when no one is around.

  6. Jessie Stark

    16. May, 2013

    Music makes me happy. My voice is one instrument that does not need tuning, carried around, stored or expensive repairs. It sooths my soul to sing.
    When I am around other music lovers I am home again.
    Thank you Per for all the joy you give to the world.

  7. Rebecca

    13. May, 2013

    I sing because I feel its the only way to really let go of the pain, celebrate the happiness, and express the love I have in my life. When I sing I feel like I am actually alive compaired to how I usually feel which is tired, sad, dead. Its one of the only times when I can truely express myself and if I had a better range of how I can express myself. I feel as if I would soar and be in peace.

  8. Bryce Schmidt

    03. May, 2013

    I have sung in choruses and choirs my entire life because participating in four-part harmony singing raises my emotional state of mind so I can experience higher frequency emotions such as joy, love and acceptance.

  9. Ervin Payne

    21. Apr, 2013

    I like to sing because I’ve been singing it seems all my life. It expresses how I feel and helps me with my emotions. When I sing people are drawn to me and they somehow feel good inside. I sing many different styles of music. Christian, R&B soul and soul rock. It is my way of release.

  10. mohanavalli

    28. Mar, 2013

    DEAR PER,I AM HAPPY TO RECEIVE YOUR MAILS AGAIN….THANKING YOU SO MUCH AND TO THE GOD THAT WE HAVE YOU ALL THE TIME….SOUND VIBRATION …THATS CALLED SABDA BRAHMAN IS AMAZING …SOOTHING WITHIN AND WITHOUT THAT NO LIVING BEING IS HAPPY.EVEN ITS SAID ONE CAN PLEASE THE GOD BY SINGING DEVOTIONALLY.WHEN I AM SAD THE ONLY THING WILL CONSOLE ME IS I HAVE TO SING TO MYSELF .IMMEDIATELY I FEEL HAPPY….MUSIC IS LIFE AND SOUL ….AS WE CAN HEAR DEG DUG DEG DUG DEG DUG….RYTHEM….IN OR HEART BEAT! LIKE THE WAVES…HERE GOES OR BREATHING…..ME TOO CANNOT IMAGINE MY LIFE WITHOUT SINGING AND MUSIC…EVEN WHEN I WAS LITTLE BABY MY PARENTS FOUND SOLUTION TO STOP E CRYING BY PUTTING SONGS .I STOP CRYING. ITS A GREAT GIFT FOR US TO BE IN YOUR GUIDENCE PER…THANKU AGAIN AGAIN….

  11. GARY KRABER

    12. Mar, 2013

    Thankyou Per for giving us all this opportunity to share what is a very personal part of our hearts As I read all the comments on singing from everyone..I think yea that’s me too… shucks we’re so much alike..and for me singing is a gift to use to heal and sooth our soul and mind and we become also a blessing to others even our spouse !My wife and I sing in our church choir and greatly enjoy the beauty of the different voices and harmonies that blend to create such an angelic sound.to lift to God ..many times we are brought to tears . Our choir director is not only great she lets singing be fun and I think we would all agree that singing is one of the funnest things we do in the day…thanks again Per

  12. Lois ayotte

    22. Feb, 2013

    I love to sing because i feel good and the Lord hears me and wants more. I love to hear you too, you have a beautiful voice.

  13. Hallet

    13. Feb, 2013

    I sing because it soothes my soul, I can really express who I am and tell my story through singing. There is no other time when I feel totally free and that the world is at a stand still than when I am singing and like others I am struggling with my voice it does not carry the way I know it can, however not being able to afford the program is what is my wall……… Singing to me is freedom its a important part of who I am..

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