I have a good voice

What makes a “good” voice?

"If you want to become a singer, you need a good voice, and that's what you're born with". Have you heard this statement before and do you think it is true?
But what does a “good” voice actually mean? And how can you judge whether a voice is good or not?

There are essentially two criteria for what constitutes a “good” voice: on the one hand, its sound character and, on the other hand, whether it works well.
As for the character of the sound, you've probably noticed that voices are as different as people. Everyone has their very own voice, a very personal sound. You are born with this fundamental sound character of the voice and you cannot change it significantly. When you talk to people you know about which voices are good and which are not, you are guaranteed to hear a wide variety of opinions. Because everyone associates something different with a “good voice”.

For some, a good voice has to sound rocky and fat. Others think that only soulful voices are good, or maybe more clear and poppy. Of course there are also all opinions in between. Then there is also what kind of music you are into and whether you like the person of the singer. Whether you find a voice sounding good or not is just a question of taste.
A loud, rocking voice is no better or worse than a "small", fine one. Each voice is good in its own way. Whether we can sing well with it is another question and depends, among other things, on whether we are musical and have a feel for melody, rhythm and intonation.

We cannot significantly change the innate tonal character of our voice. What we can, however, influence a lot is the second quality feature, the so-called function of the voice. This is about the technically "correct" singing and, in pop music, about the important area of ​​the desired sounds and effects.
The question is: HOW does someone sing.

We can talk about it in the same way as if we were talking about an athlete, because for singing we need and use our body. In order to judge an athlete, one wonders if he has good technique. Are his muscles well trained and are his movements perfectly coordinated? Is he in good shape? A voice can also be assessed under these aspects.

And yes, it is also right that you can train your voice and improve your singing skills. The latter is particularly effective together with a suitable singing teacher or vocal coach who can convey the necessary singing exercises in an understandable way with a lot of experience.
Regular voice training with the right exercises is promising.

But a technically perfect voice is of no use if it does not touch the listener. Only those who sing “from and with the heart” - who have something to tell - reach their audience, move and inspire. This includes the willingness to want to reveal something personal - and it takes courage.