Questions tagged [voice]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
1answer
17 views

Using Vocal Rider with Cubase and/or Audacity

I use Cubase Elements and purchased Vocal Rider. After installing and activating Vocal Rider, I couldn't find it as a standalone program in start up. I tried to understand if it's possible to use ...
1
vote
0answers
61 views

What is the name of the vocal technique of this song [closed]

Can anyone please tell me what is this vocal technique in the following song (2min 23second)
-2
votes
1answer
180 views

Did Agnetha and Anni-Frid always sing in unison? [closed]

I was listening to some ABBA songs that I hadn't paid much attention to since my childhood, and it occurred to me that, even though they are known for being a multi-singer group, they never really ...
8
votes
3answers
1k views

How can I distinguish between a full 7th chord and a 7th chord without a 5th in figured bass?

The standard figured bass is usually just a 7 for a 7th chord in root position, right? If this is correct, the 5th and 3rd are assumed. But what about if the 7th chord should omit the 5th and double ...
6
votes
1answer
119 views

Why can I pick out any singer's voice from a choir when I look at them?

Our choir often practises in sections e.g. the sopranos sing their bit while the rest of us wait their turn. I discovered by accident that as I look at any particular singer, I can very clearly hear ...
0
votes
2answers
48 views

How do you properly/professionally record your vocals and its processing?

I'm a fairly experienced newbie in producing and I've always wondered specially on a lot of "tutorials" on Youtube specially when you search "how to edit/process vocals"; their &...
4
votes
0answers
98 views

What are the mechanics behind singing a "split note"?

I'm interested in the mechanics behind producing a certain vocal sound. You can hear it clearly in the vocal track for "Smells Like Teen Spirit", on the word "well", as well as &...
3
votes
2answers
75 views

What embouchure and mouth configuration is the best for singing soul music?

I only started singing soul music well when I started keeping a large horizontal embouchure and I started pushing the back of my tongue up and the soft palate down, sounding more "nasal". ...
1
vote
1answer
45 views

What is taught in lessons using the CVT method?

I'm interested in doing some vocal lessons with a Complete Vocal Technique (CVT) coach. I've read around the concept and seen a few exercises, even had a taster session but what if one was taking ...
2
votes
3answers
403 views

How do I get in the habit of separating my words while singing?

I sustain all my words together and would like to figure out how fix it. For example if I sung "I can't wait" (quarter note, quarter, half) I would like to separate 'i' and 'can't' but I ...
1
vote
2answers
77 views

I've sung without vibrato for years, if I choose to use vibrato now, is it forced?

People talk about vibrato being a thing that happens naturally but I have always gone out of my way to sing notes straight. Vibrato doesn't come naturally to me unless I choose to use it. Am I forcing ...
8
votes
3answers
1k views

What is this curve going upwards to a note that's also detached from the previous note? [duplicate]

In Cedric Dent's "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands, this symbol appears attached to the note on "-ands." From first glance, it seems like a poorly drawn legato, but there is a ...
-2
votes
1answer
119 views

Gregorian Chant vocal technique

What are the following vocal techniques? on the word Quantus at 0:17 on the word mi-rum at 0:36 on the word mundus at 1:30 on the word ju-dex at 3:14 on the word Et at 3:59 on the word O-ro at 3:12 ...
0
votes
0answers
46 views

What do you call the singing in this video? [duplicate]

It is just a bunch of ooohs and aahs, but I'm wondering what style of singing this is?
12
votes
4answers
1k views

In what key signature is singing written in, and how do I adapt for alto saxophone?

Note: I am not that good in general music theory but I will try to get my point across as best as I can. I am currently in charge of writing/transposing the scores of a little hobby band. I got the ...
0
votes
1answer
777 views

Which kind of contralto is Diana Ankudinova?

(Disclaimer: I like listening to music, but know very little about music theory...) I read from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vocal_range that: "Women are typically divided into three main groups:...
6
votes
5answers
3k views

Is singing a song one octave lower out of tune?

If a song is in C3, and I sing in C2, is it considered out of tune, or is it OK but not preferred?
7
votes
2answers
1k views

What's the technique called where a singer forcefully breaks their voice?

I'm sorry that I'm approaching this as a novice so I can't describe it in correct terminology. However; every time I hear this song, from the point heard in the below video ... ...
1
vote
1answer
97 views

Why everybody say that percussions like drums or whispering does not have notes? [duplicate]

Nevertheless I think each time there is one sound, there is one fundamental note and harmonics ?
2
votes
1answer
257 views

What would you say my fach could be?

I know you've already seen loads of this but I think I might need professional advice, none is available where I am. I am 17, I have a very full and resonant low register. I can give a loud D2. My ...
9
votes
2answers
580 views

How are backup vocals notated in sheet music (score order)?

Many pop songs have a lead singer singing over instrumentals. However, on certain phrases, the singer may be joined by a backup singer who sings the same words and rhythm but harmonizing above. How ...
12
votes
2answers
879 views

Caro Mio Ben: pronunciation

I have a question. I'm currently studying bel canto with a very good teacher. However we are in disagreement about one factor. In "Caro Mio Ben", the words "languisce il cor" ...
2
votes
1answer
126 views

Lyrical Contralto vs Dramatic Mezzo-soprano

I'm a self-taught singer who would like to ask about lyrical contralto vs dramatic mezzo-soprano. The range of my voice is from F3 - F5. On the upper end, I can sing up to C5 quite comfortably. (I've ...
2
votes
1answer
65 views

Choosing a Voice Teacher [duplicate]

I would like to hear some suggestions for questions I can ask potential voice teachers in order to hopefully choose a good one and avoid wasting my time and money by working with someone who might not ...
1
vote
0answers
31 views

Sync Licensing for released music [closed]

I have songs out that I would like to submit to sync libraries. I'm curious if it is possible with the song already on streaming platforms.
2
votes
0answers
36 views

How to sing with mix voice without raising my larynx and still being comfortable

Range:E2-E4 then F4-G4 is my break. I can sing an F4 in what I think is my mix sorta comfortably but slightly higher I tense up and my larynx rises. The only way I can sing the G-B range is by yelling....
2
votes
1answer
125 views

Why does my singing voice sound squeeky [closed]

Most of the times I sing on pitch but still my singing sounds extremely dull. . How can I fix this ?
3
votes
1answer
70 views

What is the most physically efficient way to change pitch within a vocal register?

What is the best method to vary notes when I sing ? by stretching vocal cords ? by increasing/decreasing my air pressure ? by using both at the same time ?
0
votes
3answers
85 views

What are the benefits of using no beams in simple vocal melody? [duplicate]

I've noticed some of my favorite musicians went out of their way to use no beams while writing vocal melodies. Why would they choose to exclude beams? There are beams in the music but not the vocal ...
8
votes
3answers
1k views

I need a stage vocal monitor. Can I use a spare amp?

I sing backups and play bass. Sometimes it's hard to hear my singing, and would like a stage monitor so I can hear my voice. I have a spare guitar amp. Can this be used as a vocal monitor? How would I ...
2
votes
2answers
70 views

Are there hidden technical difficulties for vocalists when they transpose?

I am not a vocalist, but an instrumentalist. When I want to transpose something up or down a half step, this takes considerable work: different hand/chord shapes on the piano, completely different ...
5
votes
3answers
146 views

I'm a singer struggling with tempo and time

I'm a singer with a decent voice and technique, I also used to play the violin so I can read classical sheet music and sight-read pretty well. However, I've always struggled with counting. I have no ...
17
votes
7answers
2k views

Vocal range of a crowd

I am planning to sing a song and which has a vocal range of D3-D4. I want the crowd to join in too. Should I raise or lower the tune of this song to better fit the crowd's range? Which key or vocal ...
0
votes
1answer
62 views

If I am going to dabble in the world of music, what aspect should I train more to build a solid base, and thus obtain better results(?) [closed]

Good morning, I think I summarized it pretty well in the question, however, I mean exactly that "push" that a beginner must have, something that avoids excessive stumbles in their learning, ...
0
votes
0answers
163 views

What characterizes My Chemical Romance's music? [closed]

I want to write a song like My Chemical Romance, but I don't really know how to. What characteristics make their sound distinctive? In particular, I'd also like to know what makes Gerard Way sound ...
5
votes
1answer
69 views

Is there a name for "singing between registers", as if one as at the end of their range, to produce multiple notes?

I've been experimenting with singing a note and then slowly devoicing it or applying less pressure with my, usually near the top of my chest / modal(?) register, and trying to get that harsh sound ...
14
votes
10answers
3k views

Why are "scales" mentioned less to singers and more to guitar players?

Scales are still confusing to me. When I sing I don't know anything about scales. Nobody suggests me to sing in mixolydian, phrygian or anything like that. But, when I play guitar, it is very ...
2
votes
2answers
411 views

How to record/stream digital piano and microphone audio at the same time

I was trying my best (with my limited knowledge of audio equipment) but couldn't seem to find an answer for my specific goals! Here are the points I want to achieve: I want both my voice and my ...
3
votes
1answer
70 views

How to get rid of a sharp resonance in the first formant region during singing?

On recordings I've noticed, when I belt, my voice tends to have a sharp resonance in the region of the first formant, typically when the 2nd harmonic hits the 1st formant, causing it to become ...
2
votes
2answers
144 views

I have been struggling at achieving pitch accuracy since forever. How can I prevent singing off-pitch?

An audio of myself singing to Billie Eilish's "Bad Guy": my bad guy cover I have been singing for a year and 4 months now. When I started I had no knowledge of pitch, tone and dynamics. I ...
1
vote
3answers
158 views

How long can musicians perform before they get tired? [closed]

I'm conceiving a story where this might come up. How long can musicians perform before performance drops? There are hard limits imposed by biological needs (e.g. having to go to the toilet), but I'm ...
1
vote
2answers
96 views

Should I learn harmonium to learn western singing?

I am an Indian, and I want to learn western music/singing, but my teacher says first you have to learn harmonium to learn singing. So I am confused: should I learn harmonium, because as far as I know, ...
6
votes
3answers
1k views

Do film scores match film dialogue pitch?

Human speech (including dialogue in movies) has a certain pitch. The harmony between the film dialogue and the film score can be influenced by the filmmakers. For example, the score can be composed ...
5
votes
1answer
184 views

My chest voice range is extremely narrow,

I'm a male singer. I've been studying voice, training, and doing exercises for almost 15 years and my natural chest voice range is still about the same, a D3 to about an F4. It's always been this way. ...
2
votes
1answer
75 views

Is there a word or music term for when a singer is mimicing the instrument, like at the beginning of the song Dang Me by Roger Miller? [duplicate]

Title is self-explanatory. I'm asking if there is a word or musical term for when a singer is mimicking the sound of the instrument that's playing. An example of what I'm asking for is at the very ...
3
votes
2answers
108 views

Why do I hit some notes only on some days

I'm a lyric baritone. My lowest modal note is D2 (I just developed it few months ago). My higher notes however seem to pose a problem. I can sing an F#4 in just about any day, however, my G4 seems ...
3
votes
1answer
249 views

MuseScore 3: Play Different Instrument per Voice

Is it possible to play different Instrument per voice In MuseScore 3? How to do it?
1
vote
1answer
79 views

Can someone help me identify my voice type? [duplicate]

I am Male/14. My morning voice is C2 and my normal speaking voice is D#2. The highest note I can hit is A2. Is this considered bass or low baritone?
12
votes
1answer
487 views

Chord voicings used by backup trios in Motown girl groups?

On songs like Be my baby by the Ronettes or Will you love me tomorrow? by the Shirelles (a Carole King tune), there seems to be a standard style of arrangement where you have the lead vocals sung by ...
2
votes
3answers
119 views

How does it feel (or where) to change the pitch while singing?

I unfortunately use my larynx while I change my pitch, and I really don't know where or what or how to feel while I change my pitch without using my larynx. How do I even control my vocal cords ...

1
2 3 4 5
20