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

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Do I have a really low voice, or does every pop singer have a really high register

I had a tendency to sing most pop songs an octave lower, but now that I noticed and started singing them properly, I have noticed I cannot reach most pop songs at all, at least without falsetto. Like, ...
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Should I be consciously moving larynx when doing vibrato?

Aspiring classical singer here. Lately I've been experimenting with vibrato when singing by essentially just moving my larynx up and down gently but rapidly. I've certainly been able to produce a ...
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What Causes the Changes in Singer Voices Like Mick Jagger's?

His voice has gone from fairly musical/tonal to being more shouted than anything else. This was at least somewhat inspired by a recent question about the effects of smoking on a voice over time. Is it ...
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Can smoking allow a singer to sing in a way a non smoker couldn't?

A lot is said about how singers shouldn't smoke because smoking ruins their voices. However, there are certain singers known for being smokers who also have a typical hoarse smoky voice. When I listen ...
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Universal list of instruments, finding the suitable instrument for mimicking a voice recording [migrated]

I am wondering whether there is an app which displays a universal list of world instruments with sample playings, where you can also attach sample voice recordings and search for the instrument that ...
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Learning to sing: Some songs i can sing straightforwardly other i really cant is this normal?

I've been learning to sing for a year. And I noticed some great improvements but there is one thing that happens to me that is totally strange: When I listen to songs, there are songs that I can "...
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What's the name of the "warbling" vocal technique in "The Tale of Jenny and Screech"?

In a song by Ren, called The Tale of Jenny and Screech, there's a musical technique that I've heard a few times over the years, but never known the name of it (if it has one, as I'm sure it does). It'...
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How is my singing? [closed]

Am I good enough for busking and open mics? I am also a song writer and wishing to record an EP soon. Am I good enough though? Would value some honest feedback :)
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when you only sing in F#

Tim Minchin sang this song: It is called "when you only sing in F#". Apparently the song is really funny. If you know music. I do not know music, hence I am ...
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What can a modern DAW do with analog sounds?

It's been several years since I last found much time to indulge my music hobby but I'm starting to think about it a lot lately so I want to get back up to speed a bit, at least conceptually. When I ...
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What do opera and musical singers do in order to feel the pulse of the music?

In opera and musical singers often have to feel the pulse without having an instrument showing it to them. In La donna e mobile there is a waltz accompaniment but many arias or tunes do not have an ...
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Is there a separation between the speaking and singing voice in classical singing pedagogy?

I've been think lot about what classical singing pedagogy is all about. One could say that it is a lot about the sound, ie people singing with what is referred to as the laryngeal tilt. This is not ...
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What is this vocal technique called and why is it used?

Some opera singers do something with their voices that to me sounds a bit silly. It is probably a stylistic element that id difficult for me to understand. Richard Tauber's Dein ist mein ganzes Herz ...
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How is singing operetta and schlager connected?

I sometimes read or hear about people who are operetta singers. They don't sing opera (even if some did). They sing operetta. Many of the operetta singers are also non-musical actors in film or ...
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Solfege - why don't I just sing the numbers?

When practicing singing, I found myself naturally singing the number of the Key instead of the Solfege. So for example singing London Bridges Falling Down was 5 6 5 4 3 4 5 . . . vs ...
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My voice chest range is D#2-G#4.What is my voice type?

I extended a little my voice chest range recently.It was G2-D4,now it's D#2-G#4.1) How to determine the type of voice by range? Chest or chest+head or chest + head + falsetto? 2) What is my voice type?...
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Vocal fry plus? Does this John Lennon singing style have a name?

I recently learned the term "vocal fry" from an online singing lesson on pop singing styles. Now that I know what it is, I should think this is an effect instantly familiar to most people, ...
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Do certain workouts damage our neck for singing?

I am 19 years old boy , and a beginner in singing , inspired by artists like One-Republic , Conor Maynard ... I'm no old in online singing courses (like 5 months) , but I've been practicing some ...
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How to Practise Singing Live with Bad Sound Systems

Last night I hopped on stage and sang at an open mic in a hostel. The sound system wasn't great, and I found it really hard to hear myself relative to the music. Probably I was singing painfully off ...
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How to turn block chords into arpeggios

I have written a chord progression using block chords and now I would like to turn this into an arpeggiated two voice texture. Is there any advice that someone could give me on how to do this with ...
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Interval recognition : should I use reference songs?

I am at the beginning of my journey to learn singing. To master interval recognition, my teacher and many people recommend using reference songs (the first 2 notes of the song corresponding to the ...
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Question about Duncan Laurence - Arcade [closed]

I'm trying to sing this song. Maybe someone can explain to me. If you look at music sheet for this song(https://musescore.com/user/31196819/scores/5480313) you see that after "I carried it, ...
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Difficulties matching pitch after the note was played

I am trying to become decent at singing, and I have noticed some difficulties in matching pitch, if I try to sing AFTER the note was played. I try to reproduce that with an example here, of a computer-...
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Improving singing without singing?

Weird question, I know, but I have inflammation in my tonsils that prevents me from singing and I’m wondering if there’s any exercises I can do in the meantime to progress my singing until the ...
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overtake a voice(part), unexplained chord progression,

Above image is 'Bach 371 Chorales No5 An Wasserflüssen Babylon' in G major 1. The first red box I think I saw the rule not to overtake other voices. second measure in the first red box the bass ...
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Will nicotine gum (e.g., Nicorette) harm my singing voice?

Since about the age of 30 (I'm 35 now) I have sometimes been addicted to smoking tobacco. I know that smoking tobacco can damage my singing voice--I have experienced this personally. Lately, I had ...
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Maintaining strumming rhythm while singing [duplicate]

I finally have become a lot better maintaining a rhythm while strumming guitar. But as soon as I try to sing,I lose my count. Example, with a standard DDUUDU pattern I find I'm actually thinking the ...
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How to practice improving intonation (singing) [duplicate]

I am an experienced musician, I'm a music ed major, having studied piano for over 10 years and singing for 4 years. I have sang in a couple musicals, a vocal jazz ensemble, and a choir. I also passed ...
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Songs Memorization [closed]

How do I improve my song memory? I've realized that I'm poor in cramming songs. I only sing one or two lines in most of the songs and it hinders making fun as I play.
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What are inner and outer voices in music of late 20th century and 21st century?

In many textbooks voices are classified as inner and outer. Outer voices are the highest voice (soprano) and the lowest voice (bass), and the inner voices are all the other voices that are between the ...
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Are voices that have very big pitch difference always independent and less dissonant?

Voices can be "blended" or be independent. Independent voices are very distinct, the listener can hear each voice separately. On the other hand, "blended" voices are those which ...
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How is the starting pitch chosen/remembered for music sung in Abenaki culture?

I'm learning to sing and teach to children several Abenaki songs. I was careful to be authentic in sourcing them, and am working through a book and audio recordings prepared by a Penobscot elder and ...
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Can the voice be trained to sound tremulous when singing?

I was inspired to ask this after I've listened to some KALEO, whose lead singer's voice has an interesting tremor that compliments the blues-inspired style. I'd like to give this live performance as ...
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How do I transfer my garageband project to logic pro without the vocals messing up?

I exported a project to logic from garageband and everything lined up PERFECTLY. I got so excited because I recorded this song years ago before I had logic. I thought everything was perfect until I ...
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Interval Perception

I am learning to sing and I am pretty bad at it for now (I sing out of tune). I was told that a good ear is important to sing well. This makes sense, so I looked for ways to quantify the quality of my ...
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As a singer to playback music, does the quality of the playback affect intonation?

I am an amateur sound engineer. I often have choirs and singers that practice, and sometimes perform, to playback music. Often I use MP3 files with reasonable compression, as these are sometimes ...
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Is there a word for when you scoop to the same note?

I'm a vocalist who's done different kinds of ensembles over the years, and I often have this instinct to scoop to (rearticulate? emphasize?) a repeated note if the other voices change to make a ...
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Should one transcribe granular 16th information in sung melodies?

I'm noticing a lot of the sung melodies to my favorite songs have weird looking 16th note offsets like melodies landing on "e" and "a" in 1e&a. This turns an easy to read ...
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Keeping notes in mind for singing

This might sound weird, but here goes: I have started singing lessons. I was terrible. I still am, but have made tremendous progress in a short period of time (2 months). I used to think that I was ...
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If I lose weight, will my voice be a little higher pitched?

For instance my weight is 78 kilograms, and when I speak naturally, its around about 80 to 100 Hz in average… If I lose 10 kilograms and so I weigh 68 kilograms, will my natural speaking voice be a ...
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How should I choose a piece for a beginners choral audition?

I am having a difficult time choosing a piece for a choral audition. The chorus I am aiming for admits new singers with no previous experience in singing, and I was told the audition is not much of a ...
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Develop Singing and playing skills

I've reached a point where I need to sing so I can enjoy my guitar journey. My problem is I feel my voice isn't good enough and to coordinate both singing and playing is still an issue unless I'm ...
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Singing with music through headphones

I am taking singing lessons and also using apps to complement my training. My teacher recommends against singing with headphones on. This article also explains clearly why I should not use headphones ...
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How to dare to sing? [closed]

I want to sing even if there are people all around me. I know that singing is not dangerous; it’s not physically dangerous, it’s safe. I know that I mustn’t care about others, but I don’t succeed. ...
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human singing voice shows impulse-like high frequency component in spectrogram

I have recording of singing voice recorded in studio with high quality devices. When I open it as spectrogram (using ocenaudio), the periodic impulse like high frequency components are shown as in ...
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What do you call airy falsetto like low voice? [closed]

I'd like to know the term to call the airy low or mid voice as like the high airy sound is called "falsetto", since falsetto is used only in high notes.
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Voice, What voice type am I a Bass Baritone, a Baritone, a Tenor, an Alto, a Soprano, a conta tenor? [duplicate]

My chest voice range is B flat 1 to E5 on a good day F5. I can sing in all this range. My falsetto goes to at least F6. I get requests to sing using all my range. I will be 83 February 27,2022. ...
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Breathing for singing : stomach only or ribs?

I am taking singing lessons where the teacher taught me to breath by focusing on the movements of the stomach. However in this video, the teacher indicates I should breath by expanding my rib cage. ...
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Best method to learn to sing as an adult [closed]

I am bad at singing, but very motivated to learn. I have started some singing lessons, but I find the pace to be very slow. What are some best practices when learning to sing? Can anyone give me their ...
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I think I am singing in tune although my voice still sounds bad [closed]

I really like singing, but when I sing most of the time it just sounds too monotone or awkward, I think I can hit the notes and have the correct pitch, but what can I do to get better https://vm....

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