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Simple solution - record yourself and play it back, to yourself and others.Do it a capella after giving yourself a key, and play along to the recording;and while playing guitar,You'll soon find out.It also sorts out good friends from bad ! Playing and singing with others also gives good feedback.


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Why does my singing sound OK when I'm playing the guitar, or doing scales, even though I don't have perfect pitch? Because you store (memorize) and recall (sing) distances (relative pitch), not addresses (absolute/perfect pitch). The information you use is the amount of change in each note in relation to the last one, not the actual frequencies of every ...


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You can use software to analyze your voice. There is software that will draw a chart of what you sang (the frequencies you sang), where you can see how close or far you were from each note. Some options include Melodyne, Waves Tune, Nectar, Canta, GSnap. There are a lot of options out there, from all the price range (some free). On these charts your voice ...


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Good question! The answer requires at least a little music theory. Vocal melodies (or any melodies, for that matter) are likely to use the notes within accompanying chords to some extent. However, melodies are unlikely to only use notes within the accompanying harmony (chords). In fact, melodies would be rather dull if they did! Depending upon the style or ...


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Fun alternative: you can try a karaoke game like Singstar or Ultrastar, the latter being open source. They allow you to play a song and sing along, and will give you a score depending on how well you "hit" the notes. I'm not sure how accurate it is, but I had a lot of fun playing with friends.


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While you do sing many notes a chord is composed of at least 3 notes and forms the harmony to support the melody(the notes you sing). The chord being played will not only support the melody, but it will help give the song a tonal center. Any melody can have harmonic tones(chord tones) or non-harmonic tones(non-chord tones). A harmonic tone is a note in the ...


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Good question. I can see that it's hard to articulate what you mean, but I still think it's a good thing to ask about and have answered. I suppose a way of describing it might be that you'd like to sing a song, and sound like you mean it ? "Project, dahlinggg" as the luvvies say. Its true though - sing at the person who's outside the venue having a ...


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Listening to vocal performances by other singers will help you to develop your musicality. Listen to the ways in which other singers phrase melodic lines, articulate words, use dynamics, and so on. In the meantime, aim for contrast of these same musical elements when you sing: use contrasts of dynamics. Ensure these contrasting dynamics can be easily ...


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Singstar is very forgiving, wouldn't use it for deciding whether you can hit a note to within 10 cents. Melodyne etc would be good to test not just whether you can hit the notes, but also whether you hit them easily, or take some time to settle to pitch. Singing to a tuner is painful, the more you watch the indicator, the more nervous you'll get. Singing ...


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I like using software that charts your voice frequency over time. Example of output of such software you can see on the following graphic. Space of screen where chart is drawn is devided into the fields that represent notes. You simply sing your part and try have your chart in the middle of each field, then you sing on pitch. When you are exactly in the ...


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Practice with a tuner that can output flat tones. I use two. One outputs a tone to my earbud while I measure my intonation with the other. You can start to "feel" when your in tune since it will sound brighter. Using a vibrato is also important since it will make that process not so "exact".


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Yes, there are correlations. Passagios tend to fall on certain notes for certain vocal types, and tessitura is a function of vocal type. And yes, tessitura often extends a little bit above the second passagio. According to the page below, the following notes roughly correspond to these classical vocal types... but there is individual variation. ...


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I would say it's much more important to get her singing than to get her singing lessons. She can sing in a childrens' choir, form a band, etc. There are so many different things one can do with singing, and early formal study as (say) a classical singer could (maybe! not necessarily) be counterproductive if she ends up wanting to front a band. Or vice ...


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General hints for a general question: Listen to vocalists that have the energy that you want to have. Record yourself imitating them. Compare and change your vocals to match their vocals. Sing from the diaphragm, not from your chest or your throat. Learn to phrase. Listen to trumpet players and violinists and try to copy as in step 1. Record an argument ...


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It depends quite a lot on the context: The third above a melody is two notes above it in the scale, it could just be you're not completely clear on where the melody goes next. If you're singing with someone, the third is quite a good place to be to find harmonies. Remember, too, that a key is not a range of pitches, it's a selection of notes. Which key ...


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Sounds like you're singing a harmony. But - to do that, there is usually a voice already singing the main tune. Harmonies often work in thirds - think Everly Brothers, et al.It's not wrong, but something inside is making you sing another part apart from the main tune.Some people do this naturally, others work for ages to be able to do it.Not all tunes lend ...


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Create your own style by listening to other singers. I also had the same problem when I first started singing its all about the confidence. Keep on training and sing in front of people a lot that'll help you build up your confidence. Energy comes with confidence. The more your confident with you're singing voice the more outgoing and energetic you'll sound. ...


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I have told many of my friends and colleagues this technique to help you understand where vibrato comes from. A good example is to imagine vibrato to be laughter. Eg: Ha. ha. ha. ha. The "haha's" is actually a broken vibrato. A vibrato that is not connected or wavy. Once you understand this, you can begin working on trying to connect each 'ha ha' with a ...


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You don't need to use your diaphragm..you may also use your chest voice in singing, or singing without raising your neck , larynx and head...i am just only 13 years old..and i discover when i read books about how to position your larynx when singing..... it tells me that i should control it...after two days i try those techniques and when i sing high notes ...


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The answer depends on the teachers available in your area. If you live near a big city, or near a music school you will have more options than if you do not. 1) Choose a voice teacher experienced in the style of music you wish to learn. Many teachers will lie and say they can teach every style. If you want pop, find a pop teacher, if you want classical ...



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