I cannot sing. I refuse to sing even when I’m alone for fear of offending myself to the point of nausea. I’ve accepted this situation for decades and see no reason to alter my thinking about this particular severe lack of talent.
But hang on: maybe I’m wrong. From CNET:
Even if you think you can’t sing, that doesn’t mean you don’t possess any musical talent. A researcher at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto is studying that subject of innate musical talent and says the vast majority of people can learn to sing if they undergo the proper training and good ol’ practice, practice, practice.
Sean Hutchins, director of research for the Royal Conservatory, recently told British newspaper The Guardian that only around 2 percent of the human population doesn’t posses the skills needed to determine the right pitch to perform a song. The perception that people can’t sing or play a musical instrument is just being drowned out by critics and the small minority of performers with exceptional talent and training, Hutchins added.
Hmm. Keep reading.