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This answer actually has two parts: Melisma is when a vocalist sings multiple pitches on one syllable. When you hear music in this way, you would say that the music is melismatic. Coloratura is a "coloring" of musical figuration meant to embellish the musical line. In Handel's time, much of the embellishing was improvised over the written line. It also ...


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There's quite an interesting change that happens in your voice when you're healthy. In men, it causes the voice to deepen and become more sonorous, and men with deep voices are perceived to be more attractive and healthy to the opposite sex. Your better vocals post workout are likely down to an increased lung capacity, and better blood flow. I'm tempted ...


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Although the two terms are often conflated, and although there are plenty of situations where the difference isn't noticeable, the intended difference is that portamento is a relatively quick pitch slide between all or most of the notes during a melody or melody section. The pitch slide tends to come only at the very end of the note, more or less during the ...


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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 ...


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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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Well, a pillow. The problem of most silencers, namely different response and resonances and sound characteristics is, of course, acerbated since the voice is very much driven by sensory and acoustic feedback. So that is not a realistic solution. More realistic would be a practice chamber, namely a sound-proofed cabin you build somewhere in your apartment. ...


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The unfortunate thing about singing is that you can do your voice and yourself damage if your technique is wrong or you over exert yourself. It's for this reason that I would say getting personal feedback is a top priority; however this doesn't mean you need to shell out hundreds on a face to face teacher. you can: Join some singing forums Sign up to ...


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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 ...


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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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I would like to expand on @jjmusicnotes' answer. When a number of notes for one syllable are written out in the sheet music by the composer, the term used to describe this is melisma. When the performer chooses to add additional notes in an improvisational manner (notes which are not written out by the composer), the usual term for this is ornamentation. ...


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What you are referring to is vibrato, not tremolo. All singers use some amount of vibrato. These days the use of strong vibrato is mostly associated with opera singing, but this was not always the case. Vibrato helps you sing louder, and with less fatigue to the voice. Some singers learn to sing with a little vibrato or a lot, and learn how to control how ...


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When you are singing from your diaphragm correctly, every breathing muscle on the way up has an influence on the breath pressure. When you lock stuff up, fewer muscles are involved. Which means fewer things that can go wrong. When children start walking, they may lock their knees to reduce the variables they have to keep under control. It's not the ...


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If you are concerned about a "muzzle or silencer" then you don't really understand how singing works, and you don't understand how your ears work either. Anything that would "muzzle" the mouth or the voice would severely alter the way that you form words and sounds, and severely alter the way that you form the notes themselves. You would sing in a way that ...


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My music history professor stated flat out that Handel's English text setting was just plain bad because of his poor understanding of the language, and this was his Exhibit A. There is also the Golf Song: "FORE! Unto us a child is born!" I think he could have done better: "All WE, like SHEEP, like SHEEP have gone astray" but that's just my opinion. ...


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Can 'do' be any pitch one wishes?, i.e. does this mean everybody chooses their own key to sing in, transposing the music while singing? A movable 'do' can indeed be any pitch, however, in a group setting, the entire group must use the same any pitch. Otherwise, you get unintended multitonality, and chaos! If needed, the group's leader could pick a pitch ...


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There are already some good answers on how to learn technique, and just getting out there and singing. I wanted to give some ideas as to how to listen to yourself outside your head. One method to listen to yourself is to use an audio recorder. The average phone will be adequate, although if you have higher quality equipment, it might be better. But speed ...


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In Western music, based a 12 note chromatic scale, there are fixed frequencies that are named notes. Picking an octave at random, and using A4 = 440 Hz as a reference, here are some frequencies in Hz (that is, oscillations per second) C4 261.63 C#4 277.18 D4 293.66 D#4 311.13 E4 329.63 F4 349.23 F#4 369.99 G4 392.00 G#4 415.30 A4 440.00 ...


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Average untrained baritone male range is F2-D4 Average untrained tenor A2-Ab4 and will have naturally resonant falsetto/head voice up to Eb5 that can slide in and out of call register. Average Trained Baritone range is F2-G4(A4 Extreme). Average Trained tenor range is A2-C5(Eb5 Extreme). falsetto range can vary between the two, in fact some baritones can ...


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Here are some suggestions Teaching oneself to sing isn't as simple as learning an instrument. There are limitations to what we can teach ourselves. Seek a teacher! What immediately concerns me is this: I cannot really get my throat voice that high, if I try it soon ends up sore It is this kind of behavior that leads to injury. If your are sore, ...


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Have you tried a vocal teacher/coach? Find a good teacher who will be honest with you. Ask them to give you the honest truth, upfront. Also, they should be able to help you improve your singing as well, which will make your situation all the better. Also, as you sing more and more in public, you should not only become more comfortable, but also a better ...


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Our voices are lower in the morning because the vocal cords and the subtle musculature which surrounds our larynx are in a state of relaxation from resting the voice overnight. In my case I used to sing professionally as a bass in a nine a.m. choir then as a tenor, my legitimate range, at the 11:00 service. In order to have the bass notes for the 9:00 ...


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Not only is this quite normal for a singer, it can actually be a sign that you're breathing correctly in the more intense passages. I first experienced it when learning to breathe from the diaphragm when I first began taking voice lessons. When we sing intensely, we tend to go through a lot of air. Compared to normal breathing, this looks an awful lot like ...


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Singing pitch is mainly controlled by the tension on the vocal folds. Higher pitch, higher tension. You failed to mention your age: the vocal folds (basically peripheral parts of muscles) and other movable parts of the larynx are fixed to cartilage. This cartilage construct gets a growth spurt (like a calving glacier) when your voice changes in puberty ...


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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: ...


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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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Screaming in vocals has been around much longer than popular music. Many singers in many genres have had screaming in some vocalization they have done to provide emphasis to a phrasing or a lyric. See composer Alban Berg as an opera example. But if we are to stick to popular rock music like metal, during the 50's you had people like Little Richard and ...


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Do a Google search on "vocal isolation booth" and you will find many companies that sell these devices. They the size of a walk-in closet, and they are expensive. But this is the only really effective option for an apartment.


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There are plenty of tricks. I guess the cheapest way to do this is to hang bed sheets on your walls, egg boxes or foam that is shaped like it. However, depending on how thick the walls are in your building, it will not be enough... These are the 3 most commonly used and cheapest solutions, but they are also the least effective...


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Movable Do is called such because it is just that: movable. Movable Do focuses on intervallic relationships. When you change keys, "Do" becomes the new tonal center for that key and all of the other solfege syllables are transposed accordingly. For example, in the key of D, "D" would be "Do". If we changed keys to "F", "F" would now be "Do." Fixed Do ...



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