It takes 10,000 hours of practice singing to become an expert at singing. This time is excluding learning.

It takes you singing a song 50 to 100 times before you truly master the song. After about 20 times you get most of the expression but you have to keep on singing to improve the last 10% not mastered. Part of mastering a song is being able to play the melody and sign alone while playing the melody on the keyboard, and also while playing the chords in the left hand.

Expression is what your target is. Exaggerate the words. Change your vocal tone for each word. This makes for interesting listening. Don’t drag out the phrases unless the songs specifically calls for it. Always accent the beat. You are the second drummer.


To get to an excellent level at anything – you need to spend 10,000 hours engaged in that endeavor. 10,000 hours divided by 8 hours a day is 1250 days (3.4 years). This is confirmed by many very successful people. Remember this point.

When listening to a song, note the BPM, and the key before practicing a song.  Sing along with artist with the song playing at a slower speed.  Then listening only to artist singing without the background music.  Loop verses when practice singing in order to concentrate your listening analysis and your accurate expression singing.

Sing listening to your voice and artist voice at same time and at normal speed while recording your voice. Then, listen to your voice recording.   Your expression should sound very close to the original artist.  Pay attention to his inflections.

When practicing a set of several songs always sing each song two or three times before moving on to the next song  Sing multiple songs in sequence (a set)  with little break between songs.

The song of the Day – sing one song ten times, consecutively, one song after the other.