I have spent the majority of this year singing at random times, even though I know I’m musically impaired.
But why are some people ear-splittingly bad, à la moi? Yahoo explains.
Some people’s brain simply can not perceive notes correctly, which produces the sound of a dying cow when singing (or, at least, for me).
But the shape of your vocal tracks are also a factor that can determine whether you’re a Sugar Motta (Glee, look it up) or you’re a Streisand.
20% of people can’t control their vocal muscles, they’re too powerful (the latter is not a scientific fact).
But there is hope! For those who simply have trouble matching the pitch of a song, vocal training can improve this.
Or, you can accept your tone-deafness and own it. You may not be cast as Glinda in Wicked on Broadway, but that’s true even for people that can sing, so don’t take it too hard.