Choosing the right material is considered one of the best singing techniques. Many people are not able to impress their audience not because they dont have a good voice, but because they choose the wrong songs to sing. It does not matter how beautiful your voice is, it will never suit all the different types of songs that exist in the world. You might be a great rock star but you might not be that good at singing classical. There are literally thousands of different types of singing styles and you can never get a grasp on all of them.
This is why the judges in most TV shows where they are hunting new talent advise the candidates to pick the right songs. There are several reasons for you to pick the right songs. First, you have to know through frequent singing what your most favorite style of singing is. Do you like to sing sad, upbeat, national songs or some other type of songs? The type of singing you enjoy the most should be the one you choose for your career. It is because you will sound best when singing these songs whereas on other types of songs you might not sound that good.
Another important thing you have to look at when you are picking the material to sing is to make sure that the song is within your vocal range. You dont want to pick songs that are not within your vocal range. It is not bad to sing songs that lie at the fringe of your vocal range, but it is bad if you sing songs that are out of your vocal range. The end of your vocal range is when your throat hurts and you have to put a lot of visible effort in singing a song.
Naturally, you will not be able to sing another song well after singing a song out of your vocal range. Not to mention, you will sound very bad in many parts of the song. When you are in front of the world you have to know there are people who can judge even the slightest hiccups in your songs. Third most important thing in choosing the right material is attachment. It is best that you pick songs that you can feel an attachment with. These are the songs that you can sing from the depths of your heart.
People listen to songs to soothe the turbulences in their emotions or to invoke them at times. To give people what you want you have to sing with your heart and soul. You can only do that when you are singing songs that you can relate to. Sometimes you pick songs only because they sound great, but you wont be able to put any emotions in those songs. You can sing such a song well and get applauded for it, but because the emotions are missing from your voice the people will forget your performance before even a day has passed.