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

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Songs Memorization

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 is the best method to learn to sing? Can anyone give me their idea of ...
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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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What is the importance of the accompaniments for singers?

Why singing teachers says you must sing or practice a song with accompaniments or backing track (karaoke) ? I don't understand what is the point of singing with accompaniments, when i asked my teacher ...
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Singing: Head and Chest Voice, let them come naturally or intentionally?

I am taking Singing lessons, and starting to read about Head Voice and Chest Voice. I was told to sing from the Diaphragm. Does this also mean I should start singing from the head and chest voice ...
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Does this mode of voice have a name and a use?

I found when I was a child that if I attempt to sing a note in a particular part of my vocal range, I can produce a chord rather than the usual single note. I can even speak in this mode. It is ...
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How can I, as a low bass, sing higher notes in my chest voice? (This is after a couple years of attempting to expand my range) [duplicate]

For the past 2 years or so, I have been using vocal warm ups and exercises to attempt to increase my upper range. I can go down to an A1, but I cant comfortably sing higher than an E4. My choir ...
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Is my voice damaged? Is the last note falsetto, head voice or something else? [closed]

Disclaimer: I feel that the recording I attached is pretty loud, so bear that in mind. I'm sorry if I'm doing something wrong, but I am really desperate and I created an account here just to ask about ...
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Singing in electronic music

In most of electronic and synth-pop music the accompaniments are played in very high or very low octaves that the voice couldn't match, so how the singers in this genres sing in tune without any ...
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I can match pitch/melodies if played at a piano but not if i directly hear a song is it normal for a beginner?

Hi guys i'm 6 month into singing, and i have started where i wasn't able to match any pitch at all. With the help of a piano (and a app to see if i'm correctly matching the pitches) i started to match ...
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Cannot produce (sing) any sound higher than #C5

I'm a male hobbyist singer, probably somwhere between baritone and tenor. I cannot seem to produce any sound above a #C5. I'm not talking about singing in full voice, just to squeak out anything, ...
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Here my singing. What should I focus on improving? [closed]

Here are two short examples of my singing from two months and two weeks ago. What should I focus on improving? http://myeasywebaddress.com/Stage/MusicTheory/YesterdayBeforeAfter.mp3
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I sang, got really light headed and it wont go away. What should I do? [closed]

So one day I was singing and I started getting a bit light headed so I paused for a bit and kept on going, but the lightheadedness only got worse and worse until the point that I was about to faint, ...
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What is this notation used for the singer? [duplicate]

Consider this excerpt from Te Deum Laudamus by C.V. Stanford: What is the notation used on top of the voice? I suppose the letters indicate the notes (d(o)-r(e)-m(i)-s(ol) for re-mi-fa#-la in D major)...
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Phonetic Singing Methodology?

I'm teaching myself to sing and had a major breakthrough when I realized that the sound of singing a particular word might not be the same sound as when speaking it. For example the song Yesterday (...
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Where to go with mixed voice training?

I've learned to transition from chest voice to head voice without a break. However, the quality of my higher registers is not satisfying yet. The figure below shows the spectrogram between 2 and 10 ...
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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 ...
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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)
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 &...
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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 &...
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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". ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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