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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 can I extend my male chest voice range higher when singing piano/pianissimo?

I sing tenor in an SATB choir and currently I can reach F#4 when singing loudly at the top of my chest voice - sometimes G4 depending on the 'shape' of the note. For all the pieces we've done this is ...
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Small instrument to check my sight singing

I practice sight singing in the morning. I need some way to check if what I vocalize is correct. What is very small instrument I can do it with (barring a smartphone that I don't want to turn on in ...
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How Shazam's search works? [on hold]

Just want to know how and from where this app is getting all the accurate data. Is it linked to Google? I heard it uses acoustic fingerprint to search our audio but in which library ?? How is that ...
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Why does my dental crown vibrate when I sing a high note?

I have a dental crown and when I sing a particular high note, the metal post in the crown vibrates and becomes so intensely uncomfortable that I have to stop singing. Please explain what's happening.
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Extension of lower end of the vocal range

I'm a 17 year old male with a comfortable range of D2- E2-E4-F#4 I've been working on my lower as well as the higher end of my vocal range and while I've gotten better at the highest end, just ...
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I cannot hold my pitch when accompanied. How to best practice this?

I am an amateur among very musically talented friends. They have repeatedly complimented me on my singing voice, and asked that I participate more in their musical get-togethers. However, I found ...
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Sing John Legend's All Of Me to the piano accompaniment [closed]

I want to sing John Legend's song All Of Me to the piano accompaniment. I have already learned how to play the accompaniment through this tutorial. After that, I want to sing to it. But the ...
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Are most male pop singers really tenors?

I listen to a fair amount of pop music, and I have picked up on the trend of high ranges for the male pop singers (Somehow, this seems less pronounced on the female side). The male pop singers all ...
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Am I using falsetto in this audio recording ? (vocal range test)

I wanted to test my vocal range, and test how high I can go without forcing too much and without using falsetto. I tried to sing C4 to C5-D5 (I did 3 recordings), but I have the feeling that above B4 ...
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Do hard rock singers use distortion effects on their vocals?

I've been wondering how hard rock/metal singers (e.g. Layne Staley, James Hetfield, Dave Grohl) manage to achieve such a 'gritty' sound with their vocals. Do professional rock singers ever use ...
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How do I establish my vocal range, and extend it without hurting myself?

I am 17 years old and I have a little deep voice in my age right now. My vocal break is in F4, so I'm very confused and have problems in my voice when singing because I don't know if I'm destroying my ...
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Why do some synthesizers have two or more oscillators?

Many synthesizers (like the Elektron Analog Four) have two oscillators. The Novation Peak has even three oscillators. This seems to be common in subtractive synthesis: Source: https://de.wikipedia....
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Can I use my behringer umc202hd as a preamp for my mixer?

I currently have a behringer umc202hd audio interface and I'm looking to upgrade to a usb mixer (behringer xenyx q802usb). I'm doing this to give myself more mic inputs however, I don't want to waste ...
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How, and how long does it take to learn sight singing by yourself?

I have been playing violin for about 6 years now, and I can read music for it pretty easily. The thing is, I attribute that to me having the muscle memory related to positions on the violin, as I don'...
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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 any about hand-signs for solfege. What are the solfege hand-signs? In our ...
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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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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 ...