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Questions tagged [voice]

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

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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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Which song, using just one instrument or one voice, has charted the highest in the US Billboard Hot 100? [migrated]

The song can have one instrument or one voice, but not both, and must be performable without multi-tracking. I imagine the classical charts contain such recordings, like piano performances, but what ...
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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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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 ...
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Is there a name for talking-in-tune singing?

I've been listening to Roger Waters (from Pink Floyd) and quite often his vocalising doesn't seem close enough to singing to actually call it singing. His vocalising for Pink Floyd is usually singing, ...
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I wanna be a singer [closed]

I'm 21½ , male, my voice isn't good at all, but I can sing in a normal range, I can't even go high or go low, I'm untrained If I join a singing class, is it will helps me or not. Can I be a good ...
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Converting Vocal Line into Guitar - Speed, Dynamics

I'm struggling with creating a vocal-less cover version of a song that does have a vocal line in my digital audio workstation. I know exactly what's going on in terms of notes/chord progressions in ...
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What equipment and setup do I need to be able to hear both my vocals and guitar through headphones while playing?

I'm moving into an apartment after playing acoustic guitar in a house for the past year and starting to learn to sing; I now have to be a little more quiet. I want to play an electric guitar and hear ...
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How can you lower the speed of voice vibrato?

Over time with practise and good technique, I have finally developed a soft vibrato on the deeper notes. However, it is quite a fast-paced vibrato with a short period between oscillations. What ...
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Did Courtney Hadwin sing in a way that is unhealthy for her voice?

Courtney Hadwin is a 13-year-old girl who showed an amazing performance in America's Got Talent recently. The video is available on YouTube: Courtney Hadwin: 13-Year-Old Golden Buzzer Winning ...
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How to record guitar and voice in laptop?

I want to record guitar (using line cable) and my voice(using earphone's microphone) on my Dell laptop(which has only jack) both at same time. Is there any way to do it in the cheapest way? Thanks in ...
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How can I sing in mixed voice?

When I sing past D4 it gets lighter, weaker and airy and I start losing control around the D4-B4 area and above and also my larynx is raised. I am 13 years old. Examples here: ...
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Large diaphragm condenser mic without pop filter

I see some artists singing into a large diaphragm condenser mic without pop filter and can hear no 'popping sounds' even though they are singing quite closely to the mic (see ...
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(How) can I recover lost whistle register? [Male]

Disclaimer: I have never taken proper singing classes so my vocabulary may be incorrect, I hope you understand what I mean. Thanks to my quite late voice change (when I was ~15) I have have developed ...
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At which pitch does classical soprano start to sing in head voice?

I heard that soprano uses their head voice more often than chest voice. But just like a tenor, they all have two passaggios. For example, I have found that a coloratura soprano would have her ...
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To what extent can you 'sculpt' your vocal sound?

I know that it's possible (with the aid of a vocal coach) for someone to learn how to sing better (in terms of accurately hitting notes) and possibly to extend their range; however, I'm wondering to ...
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Is vocal pitch trained or natural?

I know some people with 4 octave voices that sing purely for fun and yet others with a mere (comparatively) 2 octaves who are serious singers. Why is there such a big difference in this? Is it to do ...
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Piano playing matching pitch of spoken voice - is there a name for this?

This is my first post of the Music SE so apologies if this question isn't in the right place! The other day, I was listening to a new album by electronic artist "Yimino" and I came across this (...
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I'm 17 and I still sound like a 12 year old; will my voice ever change?

here's the deal: although I have no former professional training in music, I still enjoy singing and playing the guitar. I am by no means unbelievably talented when it comes to singing, but I'd say ...
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What do actual vocal ranges look like?

I know the theoretical range for each voice type, but I would like to understand know the real ranges of singers in practice. If you're a singer, do you have the same range as other singers with the ...
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Where to practice?

I always wonder where do sopranos, alto, and tenor practice their vocal, so that there do not disturb their neighbours? Especially those who are taking examinations like the ABRSM, Trinity, etc. I ...
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Unable to properly hear myself singing, but can hear well playing or singing others

I'm looking on a voice (singing) a little like an instrument where you don't use muscles on fingers, but muscles inside your neck/throat. I got some practice in playing bass (guitar/double-bass) and ...
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I stopped singing for a while and now my low notes tend to “cut”

I am a baritone. Usually, when my voice is perfectly warm, my range goes from a Eb (on the low C octave) to a natural A. In class I could reach a high C, obviously without the power of a tenor but ...
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Are women's voices one octave higher than men's voices?

I heard this somewhere and was wondering if it's true that women's voices are one octave higher than men's?
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How many tones are in a human voice at the same time?

When I play a note on my synthesizer or my guitar, it is exactly one frequency plus the overtones and subfrequencies which are doubles and halves of the tone. But when I listen to a vocalist, it ...
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Vocal strain Breath support (broadway belting)

When I am vocalizing from middle C onwards, around E4, F4 (passagio) onwards up to C5 I always sound "strangled" when I try to sing within that range with "full voice". I have been practicing head ...
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Learning to sing while playing a syncopated strum

[This is a possible duplicate of How do you sing and strum guitar chords simultaneously? but maybe this question is more specific.] About me I'm used to singing (in a choir) and I'm learning to play ...
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Is there a specific vocal technique to sound “croaky” towards beginning of phrases?

Enrique Iglesias in his song Hero, uses a vocal technique where he somehow stresses beginning of many phrases that sound especially "croaky", starting with "~~~Would you dance...", where "~~~" refers ...
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Training set for automatic transcription of singing [closed]

I'm making an automatic music transcription system for singing so that you can convert your voice to midi. To train the system, I need WAVs of singing that are perfectly synched to midi files. Does ...
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Sheet Music Notation for Pronunciation

I'd like some ideas for adding notation to a piece of choral sheet music for the benefit of unification of vowels, diphthongs, and consonants. We already show breaths with a " ' " and no breath with ...
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Whether child singers know what they are doing while singing different pitches or do they do it automatically? [closed]

Many young children sing perfectly. Do they know what changes they are doing in their body to sing a high pitch or low pitch? Whether they are doing those changes automatically without knowing what ...
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Large amounts of tension in my lower singing range

I'm a pretty novice singer, but am a fairly accomplished instrumentalist. I'll be singing in a choir over the next year or so, and I'm trying to be at least semi-prepared tone-wise. I probably fit ...
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Is the pitch-producing mechanism for singing and humming the same or entirely different?

The sound-producing mechanisms in string instruments and the flute are entirely different. Are the pitch-producing mechanisms used while singing a song and humming a song (humming with closed lips and ...
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How to transcribe close 3-part vocal harmony?

What are some good ways to figure out what notes are being sung? I can always tell when more than one note is being sung, but telling the difference between 2 and 3 separate pitches is very difficult ...
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Signs Vibrato Isn't Coming From The Right Place?

If a singer is only able to vibrato at particular pitches or on certain vowels a sign that vibrato is being produce incorrectly, such as a vocal wobble? For example if someone who is new to vibrato ...