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I have two answers, but first a caveat: I'm a singer, and I firmly believe that, as a singer, a solid technique should let you sing in any style — but rap isn't really my thing (like, I don't even recognize the name "Mike Shinoda"), so my advice is going to be about basic, healthy vocal technique in general (especially for men, which I'm guessing you are one ...


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You are correct: I would not be appropriate to cough or clear a throat during a Western classical vocal performance. It is for this reason that many vocalists will carry water out with them and will drink during a break between movements or while resting. If a vocalist absolutely must cough, it is excusable to cough between movements or songs during a ...


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Singing is of course something requiring training and/or endurance. If you ask "how do I get to run a marathon", the answer will involve lots of running. That being said, if you are hoarse/strained after two or three songs, that's comparable about being shot after going up two stories of stairs. If that's your starting point of doing a marathon, either ...


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I think I know what you mean, I've faced the same issues from time to time. As I understand you're not a professional singer. Yes, a voice should become stronger over time as you train more. The muscles that control your voice will indeed get a bit stronger but to be honest I don't think singing should be compared to weightlifting for example. It's more ...


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The open guitar strings in standard tuning are E2 A2 D3 G3 B3 E4 in scientific pitch notation, or E2 A2 D3 G3 H3 E4 if you use H. In Helmholtz pitch notation, they are E A d g b e′ or E A d g h e′. Here small e would be E3. A4 is A4, no matter what instrument or voice, and A4 is generally standardized to 440 Hz. (These notations remove all ambiguity and ...


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A great way to get started in barbershop is to join a barbershop chorus. These are large choirs that sing barbershop music. Joining one will have lots of benefits for you. You'll be able to sing right away without the pressure of having to carry a whole part by yourself. You'll learn lots of standard barbershop songs and harmonies. You'll make lots of ...


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It's not too late at all! The obvious answer to this question is to practice. A great way to practice singing is to sing along with songs that you love. During my initial foray into the wonderful world of singing, I used to extensively practice my singing while driving. If you have access to an instrument this will greatly aid your vocal abilities since ...


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A good start point will be thirds. A lot of the more simple harmony is sung this way. Think Everly Brothers, or Beatles All My Lovin'. The basic tune is sung, and the harmony is a third on top. Consider the scale - we'll stick to C maj. Going up the scale, if a C note is sung, a third above it will sound good, thus, E. Next, D, and a third above is F. Then ...


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The answer to your last question is probably yes. But I'm guessing that this is not exactly what you want to know. It's also about timbre not just volume. If you keep a consistent medium or low volume you might still be able to bridge smoothly but your voice will probably start thining out as your get to the 4th octave. That might or might not be what you ...


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I have the same issue. A friend of mine gave me a tip which helped me. Try to sing from deeper down your throat. It is hard to explain, but basically, by doing so, you will stress your upper part of the throat less.


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Since you are trying to do something original, nobody can give you a definitive answer. I'm going to assume the question means you really don't want to develop your untreated voice, and you don't mind sounding like a robot, having unclear lyrics etc. I would recommend buying or borrowing a budget guitar multi-FX pedal - or a computer application like ...


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Try out a number of mics and amps. Forget about effects by and large. You are sort of fantasizing about turning your voice into something more like an instrument. How popular are purely instrumental bands without vocals? The voice is quite a multidimensional sound production device and you tend to have decades of practice at least with some aspects of ...


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This has been a problem for me as well. I started taking vocal lessons to correct a "slow wave" (vocal chords vibrating at different rates due to thyroid surgery). Most of what everyone is saying is dead on in terms of not tensing up the neck which restricts airflow and does not help your cause. The one thing that I will add is that my teacher has me ...



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