Questions related to the use of the human voice as an instrument (singing).

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How to practice singing melody notes when playing scales?

I've been practicing singing scales with a piano, but I'm confused about whether it can teach me to sing a melody. When singing scales, I match the pitch of the individual piano note with my voice. ...
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Any ideas what's the rhythm here? [on hold]

The rhythm in question is in the video starting at 1:17, with the lyrics "If you need me, call me up on Avogadro's number". Any help is much appreciated!! EDIT: To ...
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Is Prof. Craig Wright really singing the Major Triads?

Source: Lecture 8. Bass Patterns: Blues and Rock, Listening to Music (MUSI 112) (2012), by Prof. Craig Wright In the lecture, Prof. Wright is singing the I, IV, V Major Triads. But because overtone ...
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Help with singing voice

I've been working hard on getting my singing voice in shape. My voice still sounds like garbage. An example of me singing a cover of Two Headed Boy; there are a couple times that I can hear that I ...
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How can i know the scale of a instrumental? [closed]

Actually i want to know the scale of a instrumental music. I want to write some lyrics on that instrumental but i'm not getting the scale. Also about the ups and downs in vocals according to the music,...
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Yawning while singing

I was told breathing correctly helped so stop yawning while singing, but I don't exactly know the correct way to breath while singing so I am still yawing. So what do I do?
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Why is my mixed voice raspy

I am a Baritone, I have been singing with a vocal coach for about a year now and about 3 days ago I finally discovered my mixed voice (yay). It is incredibly weak but I can sometimes push it up to a ...
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What methods are there of conveying oohs and aahs in notated vocal parts?

I'm writing a backing vocal for an already-recorded song. Since there are other melodic parts she'll be singing over, I'm going to give the singer a score to work from. In this case, the singer will ...
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Sharp high pitched distorted noise when I go high and into mixed voice

When I sing and go for the end of my natural range and into mixed voice a dinstinctive sharp high pitched/frequency(?) distorted sound starts happening. I can feel that it comes from somewhere on the ...
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Do I have to be REALLY LOUD to get a full mixed/belted voice?

I'm trying to teach myself how to sing for 2 months now or something. I've looked on the internet to gather as much information as I could to make my journey as safe as possible but nobody mentions ...
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Do we need to sing a hip hop melody adhering to a scale/pitch?

Do most hip hop and rap artists sing in correct tune with and in the same key as the instrumental part? Should the vocals be in a scale(Major/minor/blues etc)?
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What is my voice type?

my name is Joudrick Sanchez, my grandmother is a very nice singer, not famous but, she is great singer, she teach me certain things, but she doesn't told me anything about my voice type, either my ...
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How to do a Growl or Gargle-like sound

I've been trying to learn how to do a growl. I trued to use keyword searches in google but I never could construct my question well so I'd like to use examples instead. Most answers and questions ...
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How much time should be spent on vocal warm ups for children's choir?

How much time should be spent on vocal warm ups for children's choir, aged 9 - 13, in a 30 minutes lesson?
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About Orchestral Music

I don't know how to ask this cuz English isn't my native Language. Anyhow, I want to ask what do we call those voices (it feels like lot of people singing together) in an orchestral music or epic ...
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Larynx raising when entering head voice

I have been singing all my life. When I enter head voice my larynx uncontrollably shoots up initially. Once I have entered head voice I can then manipulate my larynx position. Is my larynx supposed to ...
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Distinguishing head and chest voice?

How can I distinguish the difference between chest and head voice ? Is head voice or chest voice effortless, while singing ?
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How to notate extended vocal techniques (i.e. inhaling)?

While the Wikipedia article indicates many types of extended vocal techniques, their notations are not available. Despite hearing such effects in modern pieces, I've never had the chance of knowing ...
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Learning to free-form harmonise when singing

Recently I've started trying to harmonise when singing in church, as the only place I regularly sing with a large group of people. I'm finding it really hard and I wondered if anyone can suggest how ...
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Why does moving the rear of the tongue up towards the soft palate make it easier to hit high notes strongly?

I sometimes have to sing songs at the very edge of the top of my vocal range. I have a number of techniques to do this but when I'm singing blues or American Oldtime I sometimes use a folk song ...
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How to practice singing

So I’ve been practicing singing for about 4 months now about 4 hr a week doing 30min sessions when I have time. I’ve started recording myself over the past month to see what I sound like in recordings....
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Role of muscle memory vs. ear-based micro-adjustments in non-fixed-note instruments

Many instruments have fixed notes tuned according to equal temperament, but some don't. The most common examples are the violin family, the trombone, and the human voice, but one can also find ...
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Exercises to improve guitar playing while singing at the same time

I notice a big gap in the complexity of what I can play on the guitar when I'm just playing, compared to playing and singing together. I'm by no means an expert guitarist but I can learn specific ...
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Mezzo soprano and Soprano difference

What is the exact difference between a mezzo soprano and a soprano? Have heard that both have almost the same range but what is the exact difference? If mezzo is slightly weak in singing in head voice,...
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Head voice techniques for singing

My head voice goes a little weaker after an hour of practice (after warm ups). I do take sufficient breaks in between. Is it normal and will it improve with regular practice sessions that I do ...
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Why can I only reach high notes after an extended warm-up session?

I am a countertenor. In order to reach the soprano range, I need to warm-up for an extended period of time, usually within the span of 30 minutes to 2 hours. Think of it as crafting a key for 1 hour ...
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The best way to process vocals during live performance?

What is the best and handy way to process vocals during live performance? Vocal processors, guitar pedals or maybe through Ableton Live with some kind of vocal controller? Thanks!
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What are the things a vocalist or singer eat or drink to enhance voice

I am a keyboardist and love to sing, but my voice is not up to my satisfaction. I have been wondering if there is any specific food, fruit, drinks or anything whatsoever that can improve a vocalist ...
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Would I be a baritone or bass baritione if my vocal range is (C1)E1-A5? [duplicate]

I can sing quite low and I can sing comfortably until about G3 which is kind of high to sing :/
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Singing in an open voice?

I get complaints that I should sound more open while singing... Now, how much should I open my mouth while singing.Sometimes while implementing this, I have jaw tension, since I did not follow correct ...
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Are parallel octaves okay in other styles of music?

In a musical theatre piece is it wrong to have lots of parallel octaves in the voices?
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How do I know whether I feel head vibrations/sensations while singing?

My question is that how do I know whether I feel head vibrations while singing? In a book, it says that head vibrations are centered mostly around the eyes and bridge of the nose. Later on in the book,...
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Effect of age on vocal range

What happens to head voice on aging? Heard that low ranges will improve with aging, but what happens to head voice ? Is it possible to maintain my range for ever ?
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What is the name of the (I think) Renaissance harmonic device used in choral music that sounds slightly odd today?

I remember in college hearing about people playing minor 'pranks' using this device, however I've forgotten the name and I can't remember the exact details. It has to do with notes (possibly sevenths?...
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Have I blended my singing voice right?

I am able to successfully blend my voice: by following the sound of a baby cry I could bring my head voice to chest voice pitch, at least until f4, and I am able to sing that way, but I found that my ...
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What is my voice type category in general?

I do not want to categorise myself into an alto or mezzo or soprano, but do want to understand my comfortable voice range. I can do a siren exercise which ranges from b3 to b5 or c6 with ease.But ...
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What note is this? And how would I got about working out what note I have sung in the future?

I was wondering what highest note in this recording was? I tried analysing using Audacity using the "Plot Spectrum" tool but I didn't really know what I was looking for. I think it's G4 but I'm not ...
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FL Studio 12 - How To Create An Overlay (Double) Effect With Your Voice

In many songs, this song for example - namely from 00:54 to 01:52 also - namely from 00:15 to 00:50 (I know there's many others that I ...
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Do great singers primarily listen to themselves through ears, or through bone conduction, or mixture of the two? What source of feedback do they use?

Looking for sourced answers, i.e. "Pavarotti says X in interview Y": When practicing specifically for tone, do great singers listen to themselves – more through sound traveling though the air to ...
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How to find your mix voice

This questions seems very common and I have been struggling to get my mix for maybe months and I am very stressed out I just feel like I should belt everything in my chest as my hope is falling down....
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Why is my choir director telling a bunch of rednecks to drop their Rs as though they were Londoners?

I currently live in the American South, where every English speaker within a hundred miles speaks with a rhotic accent. Recently, I spent an afternoon with a local choir in practice, and was somewhat ...
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Songs suggestions for a capella agnosticist choir? [closed]

We've set a choir at work, and we rehearse every week. We've made a lot of progress thanks to our teacher, but we mainly sing religious songs, and it bothers some of us (As well as the other ...
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What is a good way to choose syllables for an acapella arrangement?

I arranged a song for my acapella group. I have chords, the solo, and a basic background which I can change easily but, I need to know a method or a direction to look for background syllables.
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Trying alternative tuning outside 440Hz [closed]

Lately I have used some time and research on the standard pitch at 440Hz.. The tuning of A4=440Hz has been used a couple of times in late 1800 but it was not until 1939 at an international ...
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Singing with allergies and asthma?

Save your voice while being sick but it gets blurry with allergies and asthma. I can hear an allergic reaction from my voice before I can feel anything, like playing Singstar and a pet visiting. The ...
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Learning to play multiphonics on a brass instrument

I would like to learn how to play multiphonics on brass instruments. (I am referring to the kind of multiphonics that are produced when singing/humming a note whilst playing another note.) I gave it a ...
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Throat gets itchy when singing loud

I'm a guitar player and although I enjoy singing when I play, I am not what you may consider a stage performer. I used to sing out loud everyday in my car (not yelling) on the way to work, but after a ...
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How much should you practice singing?

How long should a singer (not a beginner but average) practice daily? How long do professional singers practice daily?
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How do you notate vocables?

Is it the same way as notating regular lyrics? Some of the vocables I would like to use are "ah" and "ooh".
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vocal software for singing in tune

I have problem with singing in tune. I'm looking for a software that could recognize live when I'm out of tune and show me how far I am from the right note. I have two questions: Has anyone used a ...