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Singing "in parts" means that each voice (such as soprano, tenor, alto, and bass) has its own independent line to follow. The contents of that line will be written out, and will depend on the composer or arranger and the harmonic structure of the piece. These parts may form consonances or dissonances with one another, and they may move in parallel motion ...


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This kind of singing is called scat singing.


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The purpose of legato is to run one note into the next, without separation between them. Usually in singing this occurs most prominently in 'melismas' which are points when a single syllable is sung across multiple notes. While there has to be some separation between syllables, you can still sing in a legato way, in which the gap between notes is reduced, ...


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Most folks can sing, after a fashion, but if you feel you can't, don't worry. Use your internal voice. You can listen to phrases, then try to copy them. Record your own - then you know what key they're in - and play them back to copy. As you do, you'll probably mentally map out what they will play like. This is more important. Chances are that with higher ...


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Clever question, but - I'm afraid there isn't... It does always depend on different factors like the tonality etc. If your melody uses mainly the notes of the underlying chord progression you are likely to use also these chord notes. If your melody is more diatonic and using the whole scale you would rather end up with 3rds or 6ths forming the second ...


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If having a particular sound image is helping you, and you don't aspire to greater things, what you're doing is fine. However, if you want to consider a different approach, I'll describe one: In the beginning, you may listen to a recording of a piece or song you want to work on once, to form general impressions of the piece or song. Now work with the ...


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It's one way to go, but then you'll end up as a clone to each singer of each song, because you'll be using their phrasing and intonation. Better to take a song as a song, and sing it your way. Imagine every cover version of a song being sung in exactly the same way. Pointless? Probably every singer started out imitating, but most will find themselves sooner ...



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