There are many people who love music and want to sing, but they don’t know how to sing in tune.
This is a problem that many don’t know how to solve. They are criticized for this and they are labeled as not being talented enough, musically speaking, to actually be singers. However, this is simply not true. People who want to sing but can’t do so in tune are mostly those who realize their passion for music a little late in life, or perhaps when they are beyond their latency years or are already in their teens. They have not been brought up singing, and hence, their voices have not been trained. This in no way applies to all people as a rule, as there are individuals who can start singing in key even if they have never had singing classes in their younger days. However, most people do have it easier when they learn to use their voice at a young age.
People who learn to use their vocal chords when they are young don’t necessarily learn which key they sing in because they develop their skills by ear, which means that they know that it sounds right even if they don’t know which key they are singing in. They tend to listen to the tune, and naturally blend their voices in. For example, if they are asked to sing in the Key of ‘A’ they might tell you to play the tune and they will get the idea and join in.
As opposed to those who grow up singing from a young age, elder people who need training may learn how to remain in key and also learn about what different keys sound like. This comes with training and even instructions.
People don’t necessarily have to go to high class trainers to learn how to sing in tune. You can go to anyone who just knows how to play a guitar to help you out. This is because a guitarist or a pianist would know what each key sounds like when he or she plays it on an instrument. He or she can tell you what is being played. You only need to follow the notes in the key and go over it repetitively till it sticks in your mind.
An alternative way of learning to sing that many people adopt is through singing along with music. They can learn to get tremendous control over their voices in this way, but the disadvantage here is they will not be able to tell which key they are singing in unless someone identifies it for them or they do some research on it.
You may turn to free materials to train your voice and learn how to sing in tune. Free resources such as youtube can provide you with great lessons through which you can learn to sing in key. Your progress regarding singing in key will depend on how musically inclined you are and also how much time you dedicate towards it. Musical inclination matters quite a bit because it is one of the known forms of intelligence, which explains why some people really excel at music while others may be mediocre or even struggle. Regardless, if you want to sing, there is no reason why you should not try to do so. So go ahead and explore how talented you are.