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I wish I could point you to some scientific studies; I cannot. But I can speak on the basis of a lifetime of my being a semi-professional traditional choral singer and soloist who has a university music school degree in singing. I have extensive experience with a cappella choral singing, with singing accompanied by piano and organ and orchestra, and even ...


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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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It is true that most of your singing should come from your diaphragm. The diaphragm is able to push large volumes of air across your vocal chords with little to no strain on your throat while minimizing any strain on your vocal chords. UPDATE: In reality, (from a purely technical point of view) you don't actually control the diaphragm itself when singing ...


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Are you a singer who is primarily looking to increase your vocal performance or are you actually interested in learning the instrument for the instrument itself? I would say these two things are different. Because if you are really only interested in singing, then there are plenty of vocal exercises you can do to increase all of the things you want and much ...


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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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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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Puberty. That's what is happening. During puberty, your vocal cords are going through a lot of changes which will eventually lead to a much deeper voice for males, and usually a slightly deeper voice for females. On the way, your body has not yet learnt how to control them at their new size, tension etc (similarly to the way kids get very clumsy each time ...


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First, you both will need patience. Learning to distinguish sounds from one another is not a simple process. Imagine if you were color blind and had to reproduce the color blue after only seeing it flash in front of you for a moment. Of course, the obvious difference here is that there is little to be done for color-blind people, and hearing notes / music is ...


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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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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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Two things: You want a pop filter: You can use techniques to avoid the negative effects of sibilants (s and soft c) and plosives (t and p). Bad-sounding sibilants and plosives have one thing in common: they are unvoiced. That means that your voice box is not vibrating when you say them - they are created just with air moving past the lips and tongue. ...


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To sing with the type intensity you hear from singers such as Dave Grohl without blowing out your vocal chords or making your throat raw requires both proper technique and some stamina (as well as certain precautions). First let's talk about stamina. Singing involves many muscles in the face, mouth and throat but the most important muscles used in ...


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The octave the notes are written in is irrelevant in most transcribed pop vocals as there are many different types of vocalist. Remember we typically generalize vocals into 4 different groups Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass and we also typically like to perceive the melody as well within the upper section of the treble staff so typically pop lead vocal parts ...


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This kind of effect emulates the behaviour of old fashioned high impedance dynamic microphones and low fidelity amplifiers/speakers; the Shure green bullet is the most well known contemporary model of this type of microphone. Most guitar amps, public address systems like you find at bus terminal, or even the speakers at a drive through are day to day ...


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The answer, and I am serious, is "noise". "Noise" is defined as sounds that do not create a repeating oscillating waveform, which is to say that they do not produce a pitch. All instruments have components of their sound that are types of noise. Many percussion instruments, including drums, produce more noise than waveforms with pitch, but percussion ...


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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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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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To put it simply, in a song, there's melody and there's chords. They do have some relation (certain notes do not sound good with certain chords, to various degrees) but they are two separate things. In order to play the guitar you sould know the chords (you already have that), in order to sing the melody you should find the notes sequence that consist it. ...


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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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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 ...


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As a guitar teacher, here is what I have always wanted students to be able to do in our first lesson: Tell me or at least know for themselves something about why they are learning guitar. The answer, "I'm not sure, I just like it" is actually one of the most promising answers, as opposed to "Well there's this girl, see?" which does not bode well, in my ...


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I sort of disagree with the first statement: what vibrato actually is, depends on the instrument group at hand. For (at least: wood-) winds it is a variation of support, which would mainly translate to a variation in volume (but admittedly also some pitch variation as well). On strings as violin situation is opposite, that main effect is a variation in ...


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It probably has to do with the nature of the context. Many times jumping into a dissonance, even if you were just singing the pitch, will cause you to second-guess your concept of what pitch is coming next. Harmonically, pitches can function differently based on context. B at the top of a e chord is different from B in the middle of a Gchord. Technically, ...


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What you describe sounds like the symptoms of performance anxiety - also known as "stage fright". I used to suffer from it myself when I was first learning to sing and play guitar at the same time. I could sit in my living room by myself and play and sing songs perfectly. But the moment there was even one person listening, I totally fell apart. Could not ...


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There is far more to singing than just the vocal folds. Much of the sound of a singers voice is shaped and influenced by muscles in the throat and face (including your nasal passages). So even if food does not come into contact with the vocal folds themselves, certain foods can have an effect on other parts of your vocal tract that can affect your singing. ...


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There are rather few synergies between the mechanisms of playing most instruments and singing, to the degree that it makes no sense to pick up a particular instrument except for the sake of playing the instrument on its own. Lung capacity does not really change all that much and it is rarely a limiting factor in singing: it's much more important to focus on ...


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Not being completely sure what you are asking - I will answer the question as if you are writing a melody for a song based on a pre-determined chord progression. If you were to approach writing a melody by first defining a chord progression, you would probably want to start with chords that fit within the key you decide your song should be in. So let's ...


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Should I buy an audio interface to support my AT2020USB mic? Is it necessary to buy it... If you keep the existing microphone, than no. The primary purpose of an audio interface is to convert an analog signal into a digital one. Because your microphone is a USB mic (and USB cables carry a digital signal) there is already an analog-to-digital converter ...


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Men's voices continue to change well into their twenties. I started off as a bass (solid E2) and ended up as a mid-high bari. There's not much point in worrying about vocal classification right now. Anyway, something's off with your octave numbers, or your labeling of vocal registers. C6 is soprano high C. There's no way you're singing that in modal ...



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