I want to play an instrument and sing better?
Okay I've tried playing the piano and the glockenspiel (gosh I hated that thing). But I want to be able to sing and play a different instrument. Not to be famous or anything but I want to be able to sound good. But I feel like I sound horrible. I was singing before and my cousin said my actual voice and hitting notes is the problem. I sound like a little girl and most comment on it. When I record myself singing I can't notice if I'm hitting the right notes or not because my voice sounds worst and younger on audio and it's just a distraction to me. I'm 17 btw. I hear if you play an instrument it could be beneficial to your singing. I'm guessing the glockenspiel could come in handy with notes because it's like a xylophone and I could try to sing each note I hit easier. But it bores me. I still have it, my teacher sucked and I just wasn't feeling it. I tried piano because I told my dad I wanted to and he got me an old piano. I don't know what kind it is actually, but I do know it has these knobs on it, pedals, little things on the corner of the keys I guess to tune it and these button type things that you press to adjust chords, organ, vibrato cancels, solo registers, and solo timbres (about 20 in all). I tried but my brother is good at any musical instrument he touches. He can play any drum, the guitar, piano, and the glockenspiel when I let him use it. He reads music really good too. It made me lose my drive to play the piano. The teacher always complimented him. I only knew how to play jingle bells on the glockenspiel. I'm also crap at reading music. I would cheat and write on the piano keys. I've also been told I'm always off beat and can't keep a rhythm by my music teacher (like when you have to tap your foot and play, I forget and stop tapping to follow beats). Well now I got off my jealousy wagon and want to learn from my brother. But he's away for Marine training. He's the only person I'm good at learning from because he doesn't let me quit (if I quit he makes me feel like crap). I don't have too much money now after paying for college expenses to get an expensive instrument or singing lessons so what do I do? I want to play the drums (most likely drums), violin, or guitar for sure. I don't know my voice type, I can't sing loud, powerful, or high because my voice starts to break/crack. I try to follow the singers but it sounds different and I can't do it. I don't think I sound too bad either. I've had problems breathing through my nose and asthma as a kid so I naturally breathe through my mouth and such even though I can breathe through my nose now. So my singing sounds breathy (if that makes sense).