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Are you a singer who is primarily looking to increase your vocal performance or are you actually interested in learning the instrument for the instrument itself? I would say these two things are different. Because if you are really only interested in singing, then there are plenty of vocal exercises you can do to increase all of the things you want and much ...


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There are rather few synergies between the mechanisms of playing most instruments and singing, to the degree that it makes no sense to pick up a particular instrument except for the sake of playing the instrument on its own. Lung capacity does not really change all that much and it is rarely a limiting factor in singing: it's much more important to focus on ...


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Every string on every guitar will deviate at the nut. Downwards. There needs to be an angle, be it laterally or downwards, so that the string has a 'node', rather like if the string is fretted, there is a downwards angle formed by the fretting finger, otherwise the note doesn't ring clearly. The nut isn't there to clamp the string tightly, although some of ...


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From the pictures you've posted, it seems to be in good shape. A lot(!) of scratches on the soundboard behind the bridge, but no obvious problems. I can't be sure, but the soundboard (lighter wood on the top) seems to be solid timber all the way through - meaning it's possibly one-piece, better than the thin plywood like you get on more modern cheap ...


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If playing a wind, reed or brass instrument could improve your singing voice, then this would have been a standard part of vocal training for centuries. But it never has been, and it is not. It seems that you have imagined this idea yourself. Learning an instrument while you learn to sing is certainly a good idea from the standpoint of becoming a ...


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These are some instruments that can help you increase your lung capacity: treadmill stationary bike stairmaster … if you play them 4–6 sessions per week at medium to high intensity. They will also help with projection by improving your endurance, relaxation, posture, and diaphragmatic power and control.


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Since xylorimba wasn't touched on in the other answer, the xylorimba is a bit more of a student instrument, typically referring to an instrument with a 4 octave range and bars of constant xylophone width. The sound it typically much more marimba-like than xylophonic, especially in the low octave.


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Yes it is somewhat true. Arpeggios are relatively hard for a singer but much easier for a guitar or a harp. That is why you need to take notice that if your melody questions demands that the melody be written for voices you should refrain from jumping large intervals. In closing it all has to do with what sort of intonation the instrument has. If it is a ...


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Blue Man Group has used custom-built percussion instruments of this type for years. You can research how Blue Man Group has invented and made use of these instruments. I do not know if they have specifically named some of them. I found this Do-It-Yourself Guide to PVC Instruments page, with links to many other pages, at the website of the Zzounds music ...


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PVC marimba is the term I'm most familiar with for that type of instrument. It's better than the generic "PVC instrument", since it specifies that it's meant to be played percussively (and not a PVC wind instrument).



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