Six Surprising Reasons Why Everyone Should Sing

Updated on February 5, 2018
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Respected vocal coach and professional singer, Audrey Hunt lays it on the line when it comes to the responsibility of singing.

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The Wonderful World of Singing

Do you love to sing? Singing is one of the most enjoyable activities we can do. And as far as communication goes, singing is much more effective and enjoyable than a long speech. I'd rather listen to a sermon presented by singing than speaking any time.

Singing sort of goes hand-in-hand with a nice hot shower, a birthday party, worship and praise and of course, Christmas. Singing has been around since the beginning of time (3500 B.C.E.) and I guarantee you it will continue it's popularity throughout eternity if I have anything to say about it.

But did you know that singing provides physical and mental benefits as well? Aside from the fact that singing clears the mind of clutter and negativity, it also gives your immune system a boost.

Come with me now to explore more of the wonderful reasons to sing.

Sing Even if You Think You Can't

Former couple I enjoyed teaching had a dream to perform for others.  After a few lessons they began living their dream.
Former couple I enjoyed teaching had a dream to perform for others. After a few lessons they began living their dream. | Source

Reason # 1 Singing is Actually Healthy for Us

In a world of political, economic and personal disintegration, music is not a luxury but a necessity-not simply because it is theraputic nor because it is the universal language but because it is the persistent focus of man's intelligence, aspiration and good will.

You have been blessed with a physical body which is also a musical instrument. Think of it! All you have to do to release the musical sounds of your instrument is to inhale, sustain your speaking voice using a variety of pitch and sounds, then exhale. It's really quite remarkable when you think about it.

Never mind that your voice may not have a professional and pleasing sound. Sing anyhow. Why? Take a look at the first reason.

  • Singing is healthy for us. It develops the lungs and purifies the blood by emptying more completely the lungs of used air and filling them deeply with fresh air. Our lungs never stop working for us. They carry oxygen to the blood and remove toxic gases 24 hours a day, everyday. This process works better as we learn to breathe by using the diaphragmatic muscle. Not only are we exercising our lungs as we sing, we are also exercising our heart.

I'd also like to emphasize how singing detoxifies our lymphatic system. Through the process of deep breathing, when we sing, we clear the lymphatic system of toxins thereby supporting our immune system.

To summarize: Singing can help to promote lung development as well as promote oxygen to the blood system and the brain.

Studies have show that singing increases endorphins in the brain causing us to feel good and even changes our emotional mood. So the next time you're feeling out of sorts give yourself a shot-in-the-arm by diving into a favorite song. Sing with gusto, confidence and joy!

“If I cannot fly, let me sing.”

― Stephen Sondheim

Reason # 2 Your Speaking Voice Will Sound So Much Better

Singing gives a pleasanter, richer speaking voice and improved speech. This adds to the charm of the personality. Through voice lessons, with a qualified teacher, articulation is stressed which adds clarity to the speaking voice. And since we speak all day long why not save wear and tear on our over-used voice?

In fact according to Dr. Louann Brizendine, clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, a woman speaks about 20,000 words a day. A man, on-the-other-hand, uses about 7,000. However, new studies according to Matthias R. Mehl, a psychology professor at the University of Arizona, states both men and women use an average of 16,000 words a day.

Whether we use 20,000 words each day or 16,000 words - the point is: When we learn to sing correctly we also learn to speak correctly.

Reason # 3 - Help For The Brain

Singing strengthens the memory and the power of concentration. When you sing you are exercising your brain. And like the rest of your body the brain must receive exercise too. Learning new songs or memorizing the words to familiar songs strengthens the brain.

Reason # 4 Depression Be Gone

Self-expression. Singing as a means of self-expression is a medium of release for pent-up emotions. Feelings are not judged when singing about them. Therefore a level of freedom is reached emotionally when we sing. Depression, anger and anxiety is reduced and in most instances completely gone.

Reason # 5 Boosts Self-Confidence

Singing increases poise, self-confidence, and develops character through difficulties overcome such as learning to control the breath. Singing brings contentment to us in a way that no other activity does.

“Those who wish to sing always find a song.”

― Swedish Proverb

Reason #6 Singing Can Heal

As a long time professional singer and vocal instructor I have personally witnessed how singing can heal. Not only have I managed my own chronic pain through singing, I witnessed an elderly man feed himself for the first time in years during one of my shows for the aged.

After using his hands. to applaud, he actually reached for the spoon sitting on the table before him and fed himself. The nurses watched in dis-belief.

Another example of the power of singing was the time I entertained during an Alzheimer's Convention in Los Angeles, California. A lovely woman in attendance couldn't remember the names of her children. But as I sang the song "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" she began singing along completing the entire song by herself.

Make no mistake about it - singing heals. Make singing a habit and see for yourself.

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In Conclusion

Singing surrounds the brain with healthy chemicals giving us a natural high. And here's one more reason you may like - singing actually produces the same chemicals as sex and chocolate.

Whether or not you become a great singer is not nearly as important as becoming a great person. One that is sensitive and understanding. And one that appreciates and understands artistic beauty and mankind.

So whatever your reason is for singing, get busy and do a lot of it.

Enjoy!

Questions & Answers

    © 2011 Audrey Hunt

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        Isabella Flowers 

        2 years ago from Miami, FL

        Thanks. I just signed up, but will post an article by the weekend(hopefully). This teaching job is in the way.... Hee hee...

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        Audrey Hunt 

        2 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Hello Songbird

        You clearly have a deep passion for singing. The desire to sing is a strong message telling you to sing. I'm glad you are inspired to regain your singing voice. It sounds like it's time to FREE your voice.

        I am now following you here on hubpages and noticed you haven't written your first hub. Why not get started by sharing with others why you stopped singing?

        I'm looking forward to reading your articles. And I'll be stopping by to welcome you on your first hub.

        If you need help just let me know. Have a wonderful day.

        Audrey

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        Isabella Flowers 

        2 years ago from Miami, FL

        Thanks for the reminder on why I should start singing again. I won't get into why I stopped for a few months, but you gave me a reason to warm back up and elevate to higher heights. I loooooove singing and I miss being able to share my gift of song.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        5 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        A "liberator of souls" - wow, I like that! Never heard that before. I'm smiling from year to ear. I consider myself extra blessed and fortunate to have been able to spread the love to my brothers and sisters at all ages through teaching. I'm the luckiest lady alive! Thanks you wonderful man and hugs back :)

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        Audrey Hunt 

        5 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        All I'd need is 20 minutes or less to prove to you that you can sing :) And if anyone's watching, it's likely that your voice sounds good to them. You love to sing (I can sense that you do.) So, keep on "Lightfooting" my friend. Thanks so much for your comments and for the great votes!

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        ahorseback 

        5 years ago

        Oh and by the way , Bless your little big heart for bringing soo much pleasure and beauty to childrens lives , or for that matter , anyone you teach music too ! You are a liberator of souls ! You know that right ?.......Ed

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        ahorseback 

        5 years ago

        Hey girl ! I would need a big big bucket just to carry the tune ! But I love your hub because its all good ! You have such a beautiful reasoning for singing , I , of course ,pushed all the buttons because its even funny when I do catch myself trying to sing like Gordon Lightfoot or Johnny Hartmann , in the shower , in the truck , or on the job ! I even have to look around like a kid with his hands in the cookie jar , to see if anyones watching me and laughing . It's sure nice of you to think everyone could sing like an angel though ! Thank you lol.....Big hub hug !

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        Audrey Hunt 

        5 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Hello Dahlia - Appreciating other singers is a talent in and of itself. I can tell that you are really moved by listening to singers and that's so great! Thanks for enjoying this hub and for voting up and awesome.

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        Dahlia Flower 

        6 years ago from Canada

        I really enjoyed this upbeat hub. I can't sing. I will never be able to sing more than two lines on tune before my voice cracks or wobbles to some odd key. But I do so-o-o love to hear good singers sing. Voting up and awesome.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        6 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        SonQuioey - How nice to see you here. You are a fellow musician and I'm very glad to meet you. I will follow your hubs and consider me a friend. Thank you for leaving a comment.

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        SonQuioey10 

        6 years ago

        I can definitely understand what you're saying. I love to sing and write, just entertain in general. I really loved your hub.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        6 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Deborah...How sweet and lovely your comments are. I very much appreciate your being here. Thank you and please accept a big hug from me ~ vocalcoach!

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        Audrey Hunt 

        6 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Sunshine625 - Your comments left me with a big smile on my face. And the very thing your grandkids will most likely remember about you through the years is how you annoyed them when you sang. Very funny! Thanks so much.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        6 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Hello Dim - Love your attitude about singing. And singing in the shower is the best! I hope you are enjoying the holidays. You've been a good girl all year and I know that Santa will visit your house. :)

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        Audrey Hunt 

        6 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        collegatariat - welcome to my hub! Very nice to see you and so appreciate reading this and your commenting. Now...I want to hear you sing. :)

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        Audrey Hunt 

        6 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Kenneth Avery - You must enjoy your wifes singing very much. What a blessing that she has a beautiful voice. I welcome you as a fan and follower of my hubs and hope to see you often. Thank you for the great vote and for your nice comments. :)

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        Audrey Hunt 

        6 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Rosemay50 - I'm so glad you like to sing. Sing for yourself! It's so good for you...and it's great for others to hear you sing (even 'tho they may not know it.) Thanks so much!

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        Audrey Hunt 

        7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        aliciaC - How wonderful that you like to sing. I'm convinced that singing attracts positive energy which surrounds us and sustains us. And thanks for liking my little dog to remind readers to comment. Scary, isn't he?

        Take care my friend. :)

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        Glenn Ryall 

        7 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan

        I love singing makes me feel happier, it helps me express my emotions and what not. great hub once again

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        Audrey Hunt 

        7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Christina327 - What great comments! And what you say is so true. Singing brings joy to us, especially when we are feeling blue. Thank you so much!

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        Audrey Hunt 

        7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        ubanichijioke - What lovely comments you have left for me. A true pleasure to read them. Thank you!

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        Audrey Hunt 

        7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Kerri - Oh, such great comments from you! And because you are a singer, you have made my day. I want to tell you how much I love your hubs. They are well written and informative. What a blessing you are!

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        Audrey Hunt 

        7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        We belong to the same club. :):)

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        James A Watkins 

        7 years ago from Chicago

        Well . . . Life is giving me what I deserve. That's the problem!! :-)

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        Audrey Hunt 

        7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Dear James, Coming from a pro like you, I am very excited to receive a thumbs up. I hope you are doing well and that life is giving you what you deserve ~ everything! Blessings to you, dearest man.

        vocalcoach~

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        James A Watkins 

        7 years ago from Chicago

        I love this fantastic Hub! And what a way to top it off: "Singing in the Rain." Priceless!

        I enjoyed reading about the health benefits and psychological benefits of singing. No telling where I'd be today if hadn't sung my whole life.

        Thank you very much for the gem. It is a treasure!

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        Kerri McClelland 

        7 years ago

        Ohhh I love this! Singing truly is an amazing thing. As a singer myself, i can't help but feel the natural happiness that i get when i sing. It brings me comfort in times of sadness, and brings me thrill when im already happy! Great Hub!

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        Linda Bilyeu 

        7 years ago from Orlando, FL

        Hi vocalcoach! I agree with your reasons to sing. So very true! Singing really relaxes me and touches my soul when the music is right, which is most of the time. I also sing just to annoy my kids and grandkids but at those times I am purposely off-key and so much fun! :)

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        Audrey Hunt 

        7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        thebluestar - Beautiful comments! I love the fact that you sing to your horse. That is just great. It sounds like you live in an area which inspsires singing. Especially the rolling hills. Thank you.

        vocalcoach~

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        Audrey Hunt 

        7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        mikeq107 - Great comments! We should all be able to sing anytime and anywhere. I lived in Hawaii for many years and it is not uncommon to see someone pull out a ukuleli and start singing or playing...just about anywhere. Thanks for visiting my hub.

        vocalcoach

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        Alexander Thandi Ubani 

        7 years ago from Lagos

        You ve made the points stand out. Music is a healing food for the soul. Through it we can be informed, entertained and even be educated. A great piece well written from the master. Be blessed

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        Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

        7 years ago from Manila

        Great hub, great information about singing. When you are down and lonely I find it best to sing to give you a merry heart. Thank you for sharing rhis great wealth of information. May you be blessed today and always. Best regards.

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        Dim Flaxenwick 

        7 years ago from Great Britain

        Beautiful hub and oh so true, how singing can change our mood. It is good for us even if we don´t have a pleasant voice Singing in the shower will do nicely.

        Thanks for sharing.

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        collegatariat 

        7 years ago

        What a great hub! I love singing, and these are all points that give me an even better reason to do it. Thanks!

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        Kenneth Avery 

        7 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

        Hello, vocalcoach, GREAT hub! Wonderful read, artwork, and lay-out. This subject, singing, is something I cannot do. My wife is a God-gifted singer in our home and I just let her do the singing. You give some fantastic tips here and if I were wanting to sing, I would use these. Still voted up and all across. I am now a fan and follower, if that is okay. Sincerely, Kenneth Avery, from a rural town (Hamilton), in northwest Alabama that makes one think of Mayberry, where Andy and Barney worked. Keep up the great writing.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Will, you are my star pupil! If I had the capitol and time I would love to build a string of "Anyone Can Sing" vocal studios. You could be my protégé! Hugs.

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        Rosemary Sadler 

        7 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

        What a lovely hub. I love to sing although there are a few who wish I didn't. I hear a song I love and just have to sing along with it.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        drpastorcarlotta - Oh, thank you kind pastor. This means so much to me. I'm thrilled to know that you love to sing. And even recorded CDs! Marvelous. And I thank you for being a fan now. Welcome. Blessings and joy to you. VC

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        Linda Crampton 

        7 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Thanks for a great hub! I love to sing. I used to take singing lessons and sing in a choir, but now I just sing st home for pleasure. Singing is a wonderful and joyful activity for me. Voted useful and interesting - and I love the dog's photo and the comment at the end of your hub!

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        Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 

        7 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

        I agree with this Hub! I love to sing, I have recorded two CD'S and I write lyrics as well. I am your Fan now, I like your style! God Bless you!!!! Voted-Up!

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        Audrey Hunt 

        7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Emma - Thanks so much for the nice comment. Means a great deal to me. I wasn't all that good when I first joined hubpages. But with the help of my hub friends (and now you are a friend too), I have improved some. And yes, I will hop on over to your hub, read it and give you my thoughts. Thanks, Emma.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        tamarajo - There are even more great reasons for singing, just not enough room to list them all.In fact singing brings no negative reasons - even for those who think they can't sing a note! Thanks, friend.

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        Emma Zimmer 

        7 years ago from USA

        You are a very good writer. I was wondering if you could take a look at a story that i wrote called 'The Colors of Blue'. I wrote a lot of song to, if you want to take a look. Hope you could take a look,

        thanks,

        ~Emmy

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        Tamarajo 

        7 years ago

        Interesting all the great benefits including physical ones of singing. Thank you for sharing.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        b.Malin - And your welcomed comments always make me smile! You are so right - it doesn't matter one bit how your voice sounds, just so you sing. And sing out and loud and proud! Thank you, my dear friend.

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        b. Malin 

        7 years ago

        Another make me SMILE Hub, Vocalcoach. My singing belongs only in the SHOWER...There I sound good...NOT! But who cares, Right! Fun (as usual) Read, thanks Friend!

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        Annette Donaldson 

        7 years ago from Northern Ireland

        I love to sing when I am alone or walking the dog. Being a lover of nature and the rolling countryside, I like to cheer myself up whilst spending time in the fields that surround the house. I don't sing at home my other half tells me "don't ever give up your day job" lol but one of my other pleasure is I sing to my horse when out riding., It gives him confidence to pass tractors and walk over things that scare him. No it isn't the voice scaring him, it gives him comfort just to listen. My excuse and I am sticking to it. lol

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        WillStarr 

        7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

        I'm still waiting for "Audrey's 'Anybody Can Sing'", voice studios.

        ^_^

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        Audrey Hunt 

        7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Arlynne - I like that one too. I think " Billie Jean " is my favorite. I admire his dancing so much. I think that was his first "moon walk". I'm watching his videos now on you tube. :)

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        Richard Ricky Hale 

        7 years ago from West Virginia

        Voted up Coach. As a singer and writer, I was always able to transfer my emotions on a piece of paper. Being able to sing it back in song is emotionally uplifting for the soul. You make great points. Music has become a major part of life for everyone. It feels good being able to sing out loud an emotion or situation that other people can relate too.

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        mikeq107 

        7 years ago

        Lol.. Sorry I think something went wrong above..comment is as we say in Ireland arse backwards...but I think you get it!!!!!!

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        mikeq107 

        7 years ago

        healty bounderies...all this to say..I love singing and it hYou know I grew up in Ireland and most of my memories are of singing, at pubs,on the way to a game,when guests came to our house,on the street and just about every friday night :0)

        I did not discover depresssion until I moved to The USA and it was considered rude to sing in public, oddly enough they have serious realtionship issues over here ???...recently I visited Maui and felt at home with the locals and now we are planning to move there...I have missed fun realtionships with as nothing to do with the quality of my voice but the freedom it brings!!!!!!!!!! Great Hub !!!!

        Michael :0)

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        Arlynne 

        7 years ago from Florida, USA

        vocalcoach - what is your favorite Michael Jackson song? I'm a huge fan of him..My favorite is "Man in the Mirror".. =)

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        Audrey Hunt 

        7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        prasetio30 - It doesn't surprise me that you sing and enjoy it. Singing gives love to the soul. It is a good thing to do for yourself...everyday. Thank you dear Pras and God Bless! vocalcoach

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        Audrey Hunt 

        7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        drbj - No on can sound that bad! Oh, my gosh - as I read the last line of your comment I was laughing so hard I couldn't make out the last words. You are the funniest and fun person on all of hubpages. :):):)

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        Audrey Hunt 

        7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Denise - Thanks for your great comments. I love opera too - especially Puccini. And yes, I have been up all hours trying desperately to finish this challenge. It's not gonna happen - darn! I gave it my best shot. This is my second try (as you know)and I am more than a little disappointed at myself for getting so far behind. But, I never give up and I will do this again :)

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        Audrey Hunt 

        7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        neeli - I am please to learn that you sing in your car. Excellent! Singing brings you joy and peace. That alone is enough reason to sing. Thank you.

        Arlynne - I, too like Michael Jackson. There will never be anyone like him. So glad you liked my hub. Thank you!

        mckbirdbks - Oh dear, I must agree with you about Tiny Tim. All I can say is - he had a lot of nerve. Never could decide whether he really thought he could sing, or if he knew he couldn't and played on that for publicity.

        We both know, that you sing better than TT, so go for it!!!

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        mckbirdbks 

        7 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

        I would sing if I sounded like Robert Goulet, or Andy Williams or Perry Como, but not Tiny Tim. Great Hub.

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        prasetio30 

        7 years ago from malang-indonesia

        I love singing and you have good reason about why we should singing. It makes me happy all the time and "healthy" of course. Nice tips and very inspired us. Well done, my friend. My vote always for you!

        Prasetio

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        drbj and sherry 

        7 years ago from south Florida

        Hi, Audrey. This is inspiring information about the joy of singing. I love to sing at the top of my voice accompanying the radio while driving but have to remember to keep my windows closed. Otherwise, traffic halts, charging bulls stop in their tracks, birds fall to earth, and the ocean tide reverses. :)

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        Denise Handlon 

        7 years ago from North Carolina

        Beautiful hub Audrey. I love to sing and enjoyed reading the benefits. I especially liked that it doesn't matter if your voice is pleasant or not. I think we are all too self conscious of what we sound to others.

        I don't know how it happened, but somewhere along the way I learned to love opera (even as a preteen it fascinated me). My children will attest to my attempts at singing along with lovely voices-they would protest loud and clear begging me to stop.

        But, when it comes from the heart the ears (for me) turned deaf and I just ignored my children, LOL Did I read that you finished early in the a.m. You are determined to finish aren't you! LOL

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        Arlynne 

        7 years ago from Florida, USA

        haha! you made me laugh..thank you for sharing this to us..i learned something today because of your article..anyway I love to sing too and my favorite artist is Michael Jackson..I love him so much and his songs!

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        Audrey Hunt 

        7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Mentalist Acer - Absolutely beautiful comment from you. I am printing it out and framing it to put in my music room. Thank you!

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        Audrey Hunt 

        7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Happyboomernurse - Now, you have the right idea as far as singing goes. It's not about how you sound on the outside, but how you feel on the inside when you sing. Loved your comments. You have such a positive, healthy outlook. Love that!

        Paradise7 - You are one more of my hubfriends that I would love to train to sing. After a few lessons, your fellow tenants would be shouting, more...more!

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        Audrey Hunt 

        7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Hyphenbird - I'm sure that your singing is not out of tune. And even if it is...God smiles each time you sing.

        Thank you, precious one for your comments. VC

        Movie Master - One day I will meet with you on "Skype" and prove to you that you can sing...and that you sing in tune. That's a promise!

        Ruby - And the same goes for you ! I can prove to you that you sing naturally and pleasantly. We simply have to "dust it off". And one day, all those who are now asking you to stop singing will be begging for more!

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        neeleshkulkarni 

        7 years ago from new delhi

        i sing very well though if anyone were to ever listen they would say i was off key always,that my voice was harsh or any number of things but Boy when i am alone in the car on a long drive and the music on the player seduces me i sing alongggggg and DO I SING!!!!!!! i sing for hours at the top of my voice because i want to and enjoy itt.

        does it make me a better person? no idea but it certainly made me enjoy your hub Audrey.

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        Ruby Jean Richert 

        7 years ago from Southern Illinois

        I agree with all six of your reasons to sing. I love to sing, but those close to me frequently ask me to please STOP. HaHa. Thank you for sharing....

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        Audrey Hunt 

        7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        charlotte - Hi! You liked my hub - thank you. You just go right on singing, my dear. Perhaps those neighbors of yours will begin to get the idea and start singing. :)

        Eiddwen - I remember that your beautiful sister had a lovely voice. I am sure she is still singing and bringing joy to so many others. Blessings to you, my friend. vocalcoach

        missolive - How absolutely magnificent that you have so much music in your family! I love the story about how you sat on the floor next to your daughter's room to listen to her sing. She is no doubt preparing christmas songs with her choir. Thank you for visiting!

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        Movie Master 

        7 years ago from United Kingdom

        Oh Audrey how I would love to be able to sing! in tune that is!

        lovely hub thank you for sharing.

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        Mentalist acer 

        7 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

        Singing is a universally appreciated part of the human equation...an inspirational and informative hub vocalcoach.;)

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        Brenda Barnes 

        7 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

        Sing, sing, sing! While I fail to carry the tune, I get an A+ for enthusiasm. I am singing right now. Thank you for that.

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        Paradise7 

        7 years ago from Upstate New York

        I love to sing, but you really wouldn't want to hear me. If it wouldn't bother my fellow tenants, I'd sing anyway! Thanks for the encouragement.

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        Gail Sobotkin 

        7 years ago from South Carolina

        Thanks so much for reminding us of all the wonderful benefits that singing provides. I particularly love singing in the car on road trips. Hubby and I don't have great singing voices but it still makes us feel good, especially when we're singing upbeat Oldies tunes and broadway tunes like Singing in the Rain.

        Voted up, useful, awesome, beautiful and interesting.

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        Marisa Hammond Olivares 

        7 years ago from Texas

        I'm blessed to be in a musical family - my mother sings, my brother plays the piano and violin, his daughter's play as well, my son plays viola (he has autism) - and my daughter! Oh what a blessing she is! She is starting her second year in choral studies, she is a Soprano 1. Now that she is away in college I do not get to hear her and I miss it! Many times I would be found sitting on the hallway floor.... listening, as she practiced in her bedroom.

        LOVE the "Singing in the Rain" video! Great musical!

        Thank you vocalcoach - this hub made me happy :)

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        Charlotte B Plum 

        7 years ago

        I totally love this hub, and I second all your reasons! I love to sing, and I always wish my neighbors would sing more too, since I seem to be the noisiest person in the neighborhood!

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        Eiddwen 

        7 years ago from Wales

        A beautiful and interesting hub Audrey.Singing is very close to my heart due to my sister's beautiful singing voice.

        Thank you for sharing this beautiful and so very interesting hub,I vote up and up.

        Take care and have a great day.

        Eiddwen.

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