I have been attempting to sing since I was a child. When I got into junior high school I began to get better vocally than ever before. As many people know around the time you are in junior high your voice begins to change substantially. So, I went from sounding like a boy band singer, to sounding like a donkey. At that time I had basically given up on singing until puberty ran its course. I don’t come from a rich family, so it was never even a thought to purchase vocals lessons. And I would guess there are many people out there who can’t afford lessons aswell.
When I got into high school, I started imitating my favorite artists for two hours a day every day. I mimicked every artist I listened to, Elvis, Billy Joel, Tom Jones..artists who are strong and successful. I would record myself, listen to it back,examine the differences, and correct them. You have to figure out the breaths needed, volume and accents. Now that may not be the best method, but it worked for me. Through doing all that I gained vocal strength, lung capacity, vibrato, and developed my very own style.