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Sounds to me like he's pushing his voice a lot harder to get over the band volume. In an acoustic situation, he's singing in a more relaxed way, but put all the instruments in, at a volume which is probably unnecessary anyway, and the sing becomes more of a shout. By turning up his mic a balance will partially be restored, (but his ears will still tell him ...


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Craig, the other answers all address the possibility that his "singing nowhere near as good" is because he's getting drowned out by the other band members. There's another possiblity as well. If he sings very well by himself, accompanying himself, that doesn't necessarily translate into singing well with other people who are accompanying him. It's a ...


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I agree with Tim. A lot of bands tend to crank up their instruments way too loudly which is unfortunate. Everybody wants to be heard. Vocals are crucial for a vocal based band and the band should really work on mixing. Things you can do are make sure that the Vocalist can be heard clearly over all of the other instruments, especially the lead guitar and ...


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As part answer ( the rest later), the 'can't hear you' syndrome makes everyone turn up, and the listening is even more difficult. It should be possible - often is - for a band, just about any band, to be able to play without monitors. I've done without for a couple of years, at gigs up to 300 people, by keeping volumes down so everyone can actually hear. ...


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Lots of eye contact and body language is essential to an improv band and also creates a stronger bond


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If singing feels "high-impact," there might be some part of your vocal instrument that you are "over-handling." Singing should feel "low-impact" when done with proper technique. You should feel the resonance on your lips far more than anywhere internal. Aim to have speaking and singing feel the same. A voice coach is highly recommended.


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o add to Tim's excellent advice: If you can, find time to make time for a soundcheck. Don't practice during that soundcheck, don't bitch about late arrivals or whatever, all that is for some other time. Focus on who can hear what. Don't play whole songs, just a verse will do, then stop. Talk. Change what needs changing, then do it all again, until it's as ...


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I recently got this advice that has been very useful to other bands with this same issue: include in your regular rehearsal schedule the practice of all songs without the vocals. Seems that one of the most common and important issues is a little too much dependence in the vocalist(s). Instead of counting, some people build a dependence on the vocals as the ...


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Hey I'm also pretty new to singing and have aspirations of excellence. I've learned a few things and they have helped a lot. I would say number one before technique is to do it everyday. Your vocal chords are muscles and probably have not been properly exercised if you didn't sing when you were young like me. To deal with keeping your chords from ...


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"A violin player plays very nice when he is playing by himself. If he is bowing while another player does the fingering, he's not half as good." "A dancer is dancing the steps of some figure very well by himself. When he is dancing with another..." A dancing pair is two beings moving with a common center of gravity and a common purpose. It takes a lot ...



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