Did you ever notice how good you think you sing in practice and in the car or elsewhere and that when you introduce a microphone into the equation, how you get tongue tied and stutter and can’t sing on pitch and how bad you are? Or is it just me who experiences that?
I asked that under one of my Sing Snap Karaoke recordings; http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/bbb39c97a
Some of the responses make me feel that it’s a common concern among us aspiring singers.
I’ll relate a few here.
Aaron said: “lol @ your comment up there…and ain’t it true ain’t it true..lol lol”
Gloria said: “nope ur not the only one to experiences some thing like that lol , when am in the shower i sing the best LOL cuz no one else can hear me LOL”
Shirley said: “LOL That is why I have tried recording some songs 5 or 6 times….but I think we are our own worst critics.”
Brenda said: “Can’t believe you have any insecurities when you sing like that, your very good at every song I’ve heard….I feel better with a mic seems like I sound better than when I dont have one infront of me but I maybe wrong.all my stars …Brenda” ( She is an exceptional singer.)
Aletha said: “I know exactly what that’s like! It happens to me all the time. I hate microphones!!!!”
Ed said: “Yea, they love my singing in the car, but everywhere else it like shut up. But you did ok Jay,I even listen to the whole song.”
Nyla said: “HAHA, I LOVE YOUR QUESTION AND NO YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY ONE”
Bee said: “YUP….FEEL LIKE THAT…BUT, THEN AGAIN, I CAN’T SING ON A GOOD DAY…I TRY TO GET BY!”
How do you feel with a microphone in front of you? Do you have the microphone blues?
Please some real comments now not those generated ones. I want to know.
Next time a guest blogger. It will be a pro-singer/teacher so watch for it. there is a long line up world wide who will be contributing. So stay tuned.
A fun movie about “Mic Fright” is “Wake up and live” from 1937. It comes in 6 parts. Here is the first: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSy8Yc2YIHc
Be sure to watch all 6 parts.