I've started many threads over the last year or so asking things like is anybody able to sing? I've always believed I had a terrible voice and no pitch. Regardless, I've been singing in my room. We fired our old singer and our guitarist sings now. Since he's getting into the groove, I figured I'd buy a mic and jump straight in. Baptism by fire sort of thing. Turns out I'm learning backups pretty well and my pitch has improved immensely. But I also noticed something weird. My bass playing became more energized and I began to want to display enormous stage presence. Out of excitement I guess. I don't know where it'll lead, but I just thought I'd share that. If anybody out there has an inkling of an idea that they'd like to sing, I'd jump straight in. It seems to me that singing is a combination of confidence and effective practice/technique, neither of which you'd get from holding back. I know a couple great singers who teach public school choir/music and they're helping us with technique and getting back in the game. A battered (but working) mic and boom stand only cost me $45 and I'm so glad I did it. I now believe that a large majority of people can learn to at least hold backup harmonies and such. I'm glad I did it.