I've been singing and playing guitar and writing songs for years with neither fame nor many complaints, but when I started trying to record myself a couple of years ago I noticed how terrible my vocals are. I am pretty happy with the quality of the recording, but my singing is full of warbles, cracked notes, poor pitch, bad enunciation, and general suckiness.
It's a little bit off-topic, but does anyone have any tips for improving my singing? Should I just stick with the instrumentals or find someone else to sing? Is there anything I can change with my setup to foster good vocal performance? I noticed that standing while singing sometimes helps.
I am not trying to be Pavarotti or anything... Bob Dylan would be fine. I couldn't even sing "Silent Night" to my satisfaction (Here's a sample; I'm the tenor). I would like to be as happy with the vocals as I am with the instrumental parts.