No, Rob, I disagree. I really do think a person can teach himself to be a great artist, if he has the will.
By the way, even you can learn to sing. I was once asked to leave the eighth grade choir because of my honking, but now I can sing certain kinds of songs reasonably well. What you need is music you like, sung in a range you can imitate, and then just try to match what the other voice is doing -- sing in harmony with it. Some people do this naturally. Other people have to do it as an intellectual thing, but it can be done.
John, I've been trying to learn the words to this, never mind the tune, since I discovered it many months ago; each time it starts to play I get hopelessly wrapped up in the lady's charms and forget all about words, tune and even why I'm watching.
It's an uneven battle fought on a slippery slope to perdition.http://youtu.be/EXSmAcJqsGI