Learn to sing software is becoming more and more popular among people who have always wanted to be able to sing but have never had the chance to train. You may want to learn just for the sheer pleasure that singing gives you, or because you want to impress your friends at parties or perform at local concerts. You may even believe that you could hit the big time professionally if you could only train your voice. Whatever your motivation, these programs could possibly help you, but you need to know what you are looking for.
Of course, if you wanted to train your voice, you could take private singing lessons. But these are expensive, and also tie you down to a particular time and place. You need to be very committed if you are going to attend lessons regularly and stay the course. One big advantage of learn to sing software is the cost even the most expensive programs are only about $100, which is far less than you would pay for a professional coach. The other big advantage of course is the freedom this method gives you, to schedule your lessons at times to suit you. However, before you download a program, there are points you have to consider.
Obviously, the first decision you need to make is what kind of singing you want to do, as there are all sorts of different courses. If you are interested in rock, then a course in opera singing would not be of great benefit to you. There is a wide choice not just rock and opera but jazz, folk, classical, country whatever appeals to you most. You also need to be honest with yourself about your ability level. The learn to sing software programs come in a variety of skill ranges from novice to advanced. Even if you are ambitious to reach the heights as soon as possible, you have to learn to walk before you can run. If you choose a program that is too difficult for you, you will have great difficulty in understanding the material and you will quickly become discouraged and give up. If you take time to master the basics, you will progress faster in the long run.
The other decision you need to make is what your motives are for wanting the training. Is it just for fun, or do you really want to train professionally? If it is just for fun, you would probably be better to go for one of the free, or less expensive, programs such as Singing Is Easy, which will teach you all the basics of singing and cost you less than $25. There is also an excellent free program called Canta 1.9.3 which demonstrates on screen the pitch and tunefulness of your voice, giving you the feedback you need. On the other hand, if your goal is to make singing a career, you would be well advised to invest in one of the excellent professional courses like Singorama or The Pure Pitch Method.
Learn to sing software can never provide the individual input that a private coach can give you, but it still has many benefits. However, in the end, your progress depends on you, not on the program. If you can put in the effort, dedication and perseverance required, it will repay you many times over in the enjoyment and satisfaction it brings.