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Questions tagged [voice]

Questions related to the use of the human voice as an instrument (singing).

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what are the hand-signs in solfege?

I've searched in SE for solfege and names of altered notes or tones. This point seems to be cleared. But I couldn't find a about hand-signs for solfege. What are the solfege hand-signs? In our school ...
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How to access super high voice range?

I'm a 20 year old guy, I was wondering if I could possibly expend my vocal range up to the 6th octave in any way ? I can go from G2 to G5 with the piano Would it be possible to hit like up to a C6 ?...
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Can't sing high notes in a chest voice but can in falsetto?

I've always sang in a falsetto voice-its simply easier for me-but I've recently wanted to sing in my chest voice more. When I sing high notes I can reach really high notes (I'm a soprano), but when I ...
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How to sing wihtout a supporting melody

I can sing pretty much in tune a lot of melodies, but only when I play the same melody on guitar at the same time. When I hear the melody on a guitar I'm somehow able to follow it with my voice almost ...
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How do you sing opera as a male? [closed]

I am a baritone who's been singing "professionally" for about a year now. But I've always liked opera and I would like to learn how to.
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What is Shoshana Damari's voice called?

Here and here are some samples of Shoshana Damari's singing. She was famous, among other things, for her very distinctive voice. Her voice is lower than a mezzo. Would that be a contralto? Or is the ...
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Recording guitar & voice simultaneously: which microphone type(s)? [closed]

I wanna record some songs, which I sing and play on the acoustic guitar (+ some harmonica here and there). I wanna get two microphones: one for the guitar and one for my voice/harmonica, in order to ...
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Building whistling muscles

I happen to inherit the ability of emotionally creative whistling to good music. To prove my point, here's a piece to which I whistle: https://app.box.com/s/grkromn1brjksou5qecwgs9w6odwi7ik My problem:...
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What kind of range does one need to sing in an amateur, volunteer choir?

It's not a professional or collegiate choir; it's all amateurs, unpaid, and all singers and directors/accompanist are volunteers. (There is a brief audition, which I already passed at a sister choir, ...
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Should I keep dBFS level on vocals relatively same?

While recording vocals, should I gain whispering so dBFS meter is on similar level as when I do a scream? Like should it always sit, let's say about -15 dBFS, or is it fine when whispers are much ...
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New to singing : voice “stuck in throat” or speaking

I have been playing the guitar and some other instruments for quite some years but I have never really sang before. I am trying to train my voice for something fun next year at the end of the summer. ...
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Terminology used when a high note in a sentence is sung like a flasetto

In many pop songs I've listened to, when the singer touches the high notes in a line, it is sung like a falsetto. For example, in this cover of Hello by Conor Maynard, the chorus starts from 1:14. ...
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Losing my lower range

As I get older the lower end of my voice is deteriorating. I can still sing as high as I always have but it's my lower range that isn't what it used to be. I also can't seem to make interval jumps ...
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Passaggi, fach and volume

I was wondering how the locations of the passagi are to be located when their place depends seemingly quite heavily upon larynx height, time of day and especially volume sung! E.g. me for example I ...
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Melodic line for voice soloist with divisi. Why?

In Schubert's "Nachthelle", for tenor solo and male chorus, there is a section in the soloist's melodic line that have, apparently, divisi (upper melodic line, in the photo). Why? Is of soloist's ...
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When should vocal soloists memorize music?

Are there any general guidelines for modern practice about when vocal soloists should memorize their music instead of using a score? I've seen in many performances even of "standard" works like the ...
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How to Increase the Vocal Range of my Chest voice without using Mixed Voice

I understand that normally there is a transition state between chest and head voice called mixed voice when you are trying to sing higher notes. So my chest voice currently caps off at F4 and I ...
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Do people usually sing diatonically?

I saw this segment on Post Malone saying how his music is catchy because he sings diatonically see 2:20. Which got me thinking. Aren't most pop melodies diatonic? And if not, what's an example of a ...
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What’s my voice type

I know that classifying a voice type isn’t something I should focus on but I’m just curious about what I would be labeled as. My speaking range is from G2/Ab2-D3/E3 (this is just when I speak, I tend ...
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What is the physiological background of the practice of opening the voice in theatre?

While singing coaches offer elaborate physiological background for what's going on behind the exercises, when it comes to voice coaches for actors or techniques for opening the voice I can't find any ...
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How do accidental notes work in a blues song? [duplicate]

In the notes prior to the sheet music, it is said that an accidental note only lasts for one bar. Here in bar 3 an accidental note has been applied to the C in bar 3. In such a case why has the sharp ...
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Am I a mezzo soprano?

If my range is from G3-C6 with my tessiratura being from the A below middle C to the A below “high C” (C6), would I be considered a Mezzo Soprano? My break from chest voice to mixed voice is at the E ...
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Can we support our high and low notes while singing with throat

I have some questions to ask you guys. Can you support your notes and have resonance when you sing with your throat ? How do I use chest voice and how do I use my diaphragm? People just say “use your ...
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Are vocal training apps like Vanido effective in learning to sing?

I have a question about vocal training apps like Vanido. This app (and many similar ones) are based on daily training in singing scales. It also gives you a feedback on how far you are from any given ...
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How do I get into the music industry to become a performer?

I'm 14 turning 15 in a few weeks and I've been singing my whole life. I just started vocal training about a year ago and my voice has improved significantly. Here's a little info about meso far (you ...
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Why I cannot sing always well?

I'm an adult male that has a not so good or bad singing skill. Nothing to be ashamed of. I have noticed that I can sing a lot better after 2 or 3 songs that I know well. After that, it is like I can ...
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can you major in choral works as an instrumentation or is it just voice?

Sorry for, like, the dumb question, but do people actively try to join choral ensembles (and thus major in the choir as an instrumentation), or do they just go into voice for their majors?
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Why do I sound so horrible?

I'm a complete beginner and learning, but I hate my tone. I have done research and the tips to sing less nasally aren't helping. Neither are the tips to keep my soft palate high. Any suggestions? ...
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Where I can find “Harmonica” VOICE in Yamaha PSR E423?

I am not able to find Harmonica VOICE in PSR E423. Can someone help if it has got different name in keyboard?
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Is it real vocal science to say that most men can sing A2?

I have trpuble singing A2. It is hard. The thing is: some sing-along books actually have melodies with A2. This seems strange to me since some of us aren't baritones at all. My question would be: Is ...
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Free software to analyse voice pitch [closed]

I'd like to analyse recordings to see when and how much out of tune I sing, in order to practice my singing. I'm aware of expensive solutions such as Melodyne, but is there any free way to do that?
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How do singers know when they really can sing a tune? [duplicate]

How do singers know when they really can sing a tune? I have watched Swedish Idol and some people really can't sing (maybe training would help). If I wanted to check if I could play Silent night on ...
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Vocal Mixing Help

I'm doing a cover of a song, and I'm trying to replicate the way the vocals in the original song were mixed. This is the original song: I've been working on this ...
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How can I improve my voice?

I am a 16 year old male and my voice sounds horrible, I mean still better than average but still I find it terrible, so I would like to know if I can still train it at this age or is it too late ...
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How much will my voice improve as I grow up?

I am a male 17 years teenager, and I have a vocal range that goes C2-F2 in vocal fry, and then I can go up to F#5, but with very little quality. I started practicing the high notes a short time ago, ...
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How can I get more volume to my (bass-)voice?

I'm a 19 years old male and my (singing!) range is F2-B3, although my I can get down to D2 when I am relaxed. My friends and I are singing sometimes and then I am mostly the deepest voice. The weird ...
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Vocals and basslines

I usually only sing by keeping the notes on the chords or sometimes notes that are omitted from that certain chord ro give it the fullness. I want to ask if Its possible to sing along with the melody ...
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BPM and Singing

I just wanted to ask why some songs have slow vocals but high BPM? When you have a high bpm, doesnt that mean you need to sing faster? Example: Illenium - Fractures has a bpm at 160 but the vocals ...
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Would a tenor have trouble singing in a baritone range?

When I sing higher songs, it’s much easier and I can do all sorts of fun things. However, I have a short beard and I talk with a deep, almost vocal fry voice, so it feels weird. It’s not really girly, ...
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Do contemporary singers sound “wrong” without a microphone?

When I play guitar and sing, it isn’t very loud because I mix my head voice with falsetto. It’s impossible for me to know what this sounds like without recording my voice- but the only way to record ...
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How do singers know if they hit the right notes when singing acapella?

How do singers know if they hit the right notes when singing acapella? You can't check against the piano as you are singing acapella.
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Why are country singer often good at low notes?

Why is that country musicians who grew up singing in church are often good at singibg low notes? What factors would make them sing low notes easily? Does upbringing derermine what vocal range you ...
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Do most men even sing that low (A3)?

I just played a tune with the range of A3-D5 (I think that's the correct English terminology). When I started singing I had a problem with the A3. The last melodic lines is A3-C#4-D4. This seem lika ...
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Can't sing high notes anymore after a bad cold

I'm a twelve year old female that sings with a choir (I'm a mezzo soprano that sings alto when there is no sop 2 part). Around Christmas last year, I got a really bad cold. Like, so bad I could ...
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Why do some not need warmup exercices?

Catholic monks, eg Benedictines or Carthusians, often sing very well. According to stories I've read some sing not so well, but most are amazing it seems. They don't do warm ups before singing the ...
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Psychological barriers in vocals

I've started vocal lessons and am trying to learn to sing, but I've come across a very difficult situation which makes me want to quit, as it makes me change myself completely, although I understand ...
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How can you musically notate a certain type of vocal performance?

I've been listening to some Roxy Music recently, and was struck by the style of singing where much of it is not actually sung - I mean there is a pitched component, but it doesn't really belong to the ...
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Better learn to sing high notes with or without singing a song?

I am just starting to learn singing high notes. I often tried to sing songs that have notes I could not comfortably reach. After warming up, I quickly want to sing these songs and record my singing to ...
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passagio relative to tessitura

I have read on many many sites that the vocal breaks for the male voice is between E4 and F#4 but in the male vocal groups you have bass singers, baritone singers and tenor singers and their ...
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Home recorded mic signal seems a bit weak

I've been setting up a home recording studio in my basement. I have a brand new Shure SM58 dynamic mic that I bought, which I am inputting straight into an Mbox 2 USB interface, which connects to my ...