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Get a teacher. You don't really need what you are asking for. You don't need to obsess over 1/100 tone fluctuations while you are, say, screwing up your voice. Without a teacher you can't possibly make a good use of the kind of software you are asking for anyway. You need to take EE 101 before using an oscilloscope, after all. I don't care how your mind ...
As a visual learner myself, I can see why this would seem appealing, but having tried it myself, I have to echo Some Dude's sentiment that you really don't need this. It might be neat to play with a few times, just to see what kind of fluctuation exists in your voice, but overall, its very unlikely to help you become a better singer. The reason is that if ...
It depends on what you mean with "be a bass". Singing Arias with jumps and coloratura with consistent articulation, good phrasing, and carrying power across the range? Nope. Whether formal study or not, you don't get there without wagonloads of targeted practice. But it would likely be disappointing for both of you to try competing in her home space: ...
A way to get real time visual feedback would be to sing at an electronic tuner with a built in microphone. There are phone apps available for that, or dedicated devices for $10-20. It wouldn't record and graph, though.
These may help, but you'll learn over time what works for you: Drink lots of water (caffinated, milky or alcoholic drinks can cause this kind of effect) Swallow, don't cough. Try a sharp out-breath with your throat as open as possible, don't cough, but force a lot of air through your throat.
This is a result of excess mucus in your throat. Fly Paper recommends granny smith apples to get rid of it. The article also has other useful tips for keeping your singing voice healthy. An Apple a Day Keeps the Mucus Away. Wait…that’s not the saying, is it? An old opera trick is to keep a baggie of cubed granny smith apples backstage. The acid ...
The disconnect between chest and head voice that you experience is completely normal. It is called the passaggio. To minimize the difference in sound between the two vocal registers, you must gradually make them meet in the middle. Chest For your chest voice, try and raise your overall range in half-step increments. Use any of the standard effective ...
Most of the time, the first note you'll need to sing will belong to the chord you're on. One of the strings will be playing that note. In practice time, isolate that note for each particular tune, and play it separately. It will usually be a 1,3 or 5 of the chord. Learn to play a chord, and sing the 1,3 or 5 of it. There will be a bonus when you start to ...
I am either an operatic Lyric or Verdi Baritone. This is defined by 1) tessitura, 2) range, and 3) "quality" of the voice. I know that I am a Lyric of a Verdi and not a Baryton-Martin because my voice has a heavier quality than that fach. I am actually more comfortable singing in the higher tessitura, which separates me from bass-baritones and others. Also, ...
Glissando is a discrete portamento whereas portamento is a continuous glissando.
You can sing along with a piano/guitar that is playing the melody. I believe this will be really efficient, because you'll hear the exact melody and you'll see where exactly is your problem, and you can work on it. I believe the piano would be best, as it has really clear overtones that will help you listen to a crystal clear melody.
First a disclaimer: I have never taken voice lessons nor have I sang in a formal group/choir since middle school. I sing casually for myself and my friends, and I play saxophone. The phenomenon you are describing is not unique to vocals - the same occurs when I travel through the range of my saxophone. In that case, it has a lot to do with the fact that my ...
Take lessons from a professional voice teacher. You need constant feedback from a professional who can evaluate what you are doing and show you how to gradually improve it. Learning to sing is not something you can do by reading descriptions on web sites or in printed books.
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