learning to sing

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MonsieurBon
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Re: learning to sing

Post by MonsieurBon » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:44 pm

I used to think I couldn't sing. But then it turned out most of the things I was trying to sing to were slightly out of my vocal range. Learning my range, how to transpose things properly and what I could and couldn't sing along to really made a difference. So then I just started singing along to songs that were in my range, and using a capo when I played guitar, and things really started improving.

Also, practice really goes a long way in improving your voice technique. It's hard to be really good at it immediately. I think people assume that since we all talk all the time, how hard could it really be to sing? But the more you do it, the better it gets. I even taught myself some basic harmony just by singing the "wrong" notes (as in not singing what the singer is singing, nor an octave above or below him/her) until it sounds "good." Simply making an awful racket in my car while singing and driving has helped a lot.

I'm not saying you or I wouldn't benefit from a voice teacher, because we probably would. But try to give yourself maybe a month of singing along with things, and then see if you can do it on your own.

MPGK
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Re: learning to sing

Post by MPGK » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:28 pm

Obvious: with or without a teacher, to be a good singer, you have to sing a lot. Every day.

MonsieurBon
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Re: learning to sing

Post by MonsieurBon » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:54 am

MPGK wrote:Obvious: with or without a teacher, to be a good singer, you have to sing a lot. Every day.
Also, if you do this, you get to know how your voice changes with your throat health, and how your throat health varies with humidity, dust, etc.

bosonHavoc
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Re: learning to sing

Post by bosonHavoc » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:18 am

and after all that.. when you think you have a good singing voice..
get a Neumann and start over :P

rsaulo
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Re: learning to sing

Post by rsaulo » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:03 pm

1) - Record your voice on a audio track
2) - Drop Melodyne on the track.
3) - Tweak until sounds good.

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