"If you can sing then you can sing and if you can't sing, then you can't sing."
That was my whole point for a friendly debate, which later went on to become a serious one. The other day I was discussing with my friends about a few wannabes. They have this flaunting hobbies, for learning music, guitar & even dancing and they kinda screw themselves up in the process. My whole idea was, that you must have at least some musical sense, some rhythmic sense, somewhere in your brain for learning music. It's more of a gift, without it you can't sing or play musical instruments.
Imagine a 30 year old guy, with a horrible squeaky voice, with no rhythmic sense at all trying to sing "tera tera tera surror". Ok you teach him for 5 years and i am damn sure he won't show any improvement and Now imagine a 3 year old kid, who can barely speak, and has a vague and fumbling accent but a good musical sense. you teach him for 5 years and by the time he is 8 he will out shadow that man.
Ok i know a few of you must be thinking exactly opposite of what my concept is. For those who think my thoughts are not congruent enough with their opinions, Let me share something about myself. I sing, i never learned music, i mess up my scale, beats, tune,expressions, honestly a lot of things,a lot of time, but still there are a few people who say I am a damn good singer, I sing like Sonu Nigam, Atif Aslam, Niraj shreedhar(bombay vikings) and don't know who else on this earth.My point is, that I realize when I make mistakes, and that's when I curse myself for not learning music, I could have done a far better justice with my voice if i had learned it and to understand that I have a little sense in me since I was born.
My friends then debated that singing may be tough but it is not actually the same case with dancing or learning guitars. Now I want to ask that, what happens when in the school u see a kid, doing a horrible job at the march past ? and some doing it absolutely fine. Is he sick ? or is he bad in grasping things? I guess he just doesn't have a sense to catch the drumbeats & dancing, for that matter surely needs more than that, you must have flexibility along with your rhythmic sense which obviously you can't generate one morning when you get up and feel dancing like Hrithik Roshan.
For learning guitar, again you have to have the dedication & if you are a wannabe, with insanely long nails(which will hurt while playing it) or you have seen a guitar hanging on the wall and which tells all it's life's story about how the spiders spun their web inside it since you were a tiny ass, and you being an arachnophobiac, never touched it, then let's face it, you cannot learn guitars!
The debate was over that day but I don't think anyone else was as satisfied as I thought would be. I had said whatever I wanted to say since long, directly or indirectly to a few wannabes who actually have no idea how much they suck when they do it just for flaunting.
Hey btw here's a collage of whatever little i did in my college I mean the so-called-stage-singing.
In case you have a feeling that i am a braggart :D
Gawd!! I am on a collage making spree these days :D