Tag Info

New answers tagged

0

This is just from 2 years of class voice at the uni, so if there is anyone better qualified to answer, take their answer over mine. The different warm ups do different things. Most warmups stretch range, and you certianly don't want to belt at the end of those, because you're already at the top (or bottom) of your range, and belting at the edges of your ...


-1

Singing scales from your diaphragm.


4

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 ...


1

Just keep doing the exercises. At least you then have the proper reflexes and control and vocal cord resilience for the time when the depth is there. Which may eventually lower the barrier when it isn't readily.


1

Being tone deaf is a myth usually propagated by inferior teachers. If a teacher tells you or a person you know that he cannot do music because he is tone deaf then it speak less about the persons music ability and more to the teachers inability. It is often symptomatic of teachers who do not want to go the extra mile for pupils who struggle. I have seen ...


-1

how you fix it: Start playing the drums. You'll develop rhythm pretty quick. You should be able to feel the phrases coming and going. Drummers know how to time based on 32nd notes for pretty good accuracy. I began my musical journey with drums, and everything else was easy to grasp after that. Not saying everything was easy, because it's not, but timing ...


1

The problem could easily lie with either the way the musicians are playing the music or your inability to hear it and yourself clearly in the monitors. It may have nothing to do with your ability to keep tempo at all. Many very talented and gifted vocalist who can sing karaoke or with a backing track they practice with, do just fine - until they try to ...


0

Suzanne I have experience with this problem, and a suggestion. Center your awareness of tempo not in your toes, and not in your thinking process but squarely in your pelvis. In rehearsal, take time to affirmatively relax your body, taking care to concentrate on your jaw and, to put it delicately, the place where you sit down. Nice and relaxed. If you ...


2

Can you read music, or, more importantly do you know the rhythm that you are trying to sing and that is tripping you up? that is to say, do you understand what is going on rhythmically? From my experience as a teacher when students struggle with this it is because they do not understand parts of the rhythm that they cannot feel "naturally." So, if you ...


1

When I started having singing lessons I got worse. This is because my teacher had to break down my old bad habits and start me over again, building new ones along the way. After a while, I got better. I learned to use my diaphragm (and got really loud in the process). I learned to control tone and power over the full range of my voice (which got bigger). I ...


5

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 ...


3

Yes, there is a correct way to sing without belting or projecting. Singing from the diaphragm will absolutely take your singing to the next level - it just takes discipline to develop. Hang in there. Singing technique is no joke and WILL make all the difference in your singing career, be it for personal enjoyment or fame. However, if you feel you aren't ...


1

It looks like there's a software called OhmStudio that might meet your requirements, at http://www.ohmstudio.com/ . However, as others have pointed out, latency can be a real issue here. Data won't transfer over the internet instantaneously, so there might be some latency - you both likely won't be able to hear each other in real time. As per my above ...


2

Skype should work, or perhaps zoom https://www.zoom.us/. Your problems have nothing to do with VoIP (if you can tolerate the latency) but with the playback setup in PA. Get a decent sound card, a decent headset and perhaps a headphone pre-amp. If the acoustic piano is really that loud, try a noise cancelling headphone.


0

I used to have a similar problem. When I sang higher notes I had less volume and my voice lost all of the richness that was evident in my chest voice. I can't remember where I read or saw it - but what I learned was this. I was tensing up trying to hit the higher notes and contracting many of the muscles in my face, mouth and throat. It seemed like the ...


0

I hated my head voice and it was for that exact reason that I sought out a singing teacher. I have listed below the techniques that I have used to be able to use this range better, I still don't love it but I'm not afraid of it any more. (For reference, my vocal tone is similar to Gaz Coombes.) Nasal Tones Blend (nasal -> similar to a bahhh tone from a ...


3

"Just for fun or getting feedback" -- don't attempt to mic the vocal and the piano separately. Mic the room. This is the only easy way to get a natural sounding recording. If you close-mic any instrument, you'll get a recording without any of the natural effects added by the room, and you'd have to compensate with artificial reverb, EQ and so forth. Studio ...


4

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, ...


-1

the phase cancellation / comb filtering from using multiple mics is not worth the effort or the cost or the time if you are doing this just for fun. Not getting into it here but in short the combination of complex waves from the same source at two different points in time (distance and time are related) (the speed of sound 1 foot = 1 millisecond) when the ...


0

When no one is around, hold any high note in head voice and record on your phone the sound of all conceivable combinations of positioning your throat, tounge, jaw, abdomen, neck, and even your eyelids. Make a chart so you can keep track You WILL hear a difference and then you can decide for yourself what works best for you.


-1

In rock and pop vibrato is undesirable. Someone who can sing "straight" is more effective than someone who wavers, intentional or not. In modern rock and pop, someone who uses vibrato cannot be autotuned and therefore is considered useless. I wish this wasn't the case, I'm a big fan of depeche mode - both singers use heavy vibrato. But it's been over 20 ...


0

There are some youtube videos which show exercises for working on that obvious transition to head voice. My personal favourite is lip trills while humming a scale. Generally just try to do exercises involving notes spanning your chest and head voice and repeat these quietly. The trick is quietly. If you sing too powerfully in your chest voice you are likely ...


1

For this, and the other recording you asked about, and obviously any future recordings you will be doing, a better solution will be to arm yourself with an extra mic. This may well involve a small mixer as well, but lots of gear = lots of fun. One mic is really too much of a compromise, but with two, balancing signals is a doddle.Proper mics will always give ...


-1

A falsetto is not in any conceivable meaning defined by being "forced", and there is no useful singing voice where the perceived resonance (what some voice types are named after) would be in the throat. Basically you are throwing around words in the hope that they mean something you can read up upon using the internet. But in the internet you have no ...


2

Sing. With regard to vocal practice, there is little point in not practising the whole range. You need that for connected registers, stable tonal quality, good vocal closure and endurance. With regard to your performance vocal range, you pick that for which you can deliver results and performance satisfactory for you and listeners. Whether or not you ...


4

While I feel amalgamate's post is the answer you are looking for, I can offer some suggestions to objectively improve/compare your singing volume. Seek one-on-one vocal instruction. While singing in a group you learn to focus on blending your voice with others, this could definitely deter your ears from remembering what your voice sounds like and could ...


2

This site says that the average whisper is 30db and the Fortissimo (loud) singer is around 80 db. I found another site that suggested that Opera singers can reach past 100db (it was less specific so I take it with a grain of salt). This site and others say that average shouting voice is about 88db. So I would conclude that the range of useful singing ...


3

There are several ways to get more comfortable with the sound of your voice and get feedback. First, try Karaoke. Not sure where you live but I am sure there are venues which have Karaoke nights. It was karaoke that made me realize I could sing better than average and started my journey into performing. It was the genuine feedback I got the first time ...


-1

Does it really matter? The loudest a voice would go often takes it from singing into shouting, so the distinction is blurred, anyway. The volume may well not be the same over a range of pitches. The sound, as in a word, or just 'lah' will muddy the waters,and a larger built person will probably have more projection, partly due to bigger lungs, and maybe ...


5

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 ...


0

Once your technique is correct it will happen naturally. The amazing thing about vibrato is that is happens naturally without force. It's a symptom of singing with a good and open space (hi palette and low larynx) along with just the right amount of breath control. I had to work on my technique before it happened naturally. Now it's automatic.


1

I can briefly explain what vocal vibrato means to me; it means that you are currently executing phonation with a perfect mouth shape and inner-space.. hence a natural vibrato is the result (it's not actually "forced"; but allowed to happen naturally). The first time I did it I was blown away.. because I didn't "do it". I practiced proper technique and one ...



Top 50 recent answers are included