Questions tagged [voice]

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

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Increasing range

I am a low tenor-flip falsetto and i really want to increase my range i`m 22 years old. my range is around B2-E5(Although i struggle to sing both B2 and Db5) While i want a mix i was wondering if i ...
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How to control unintentional, natural vibrato in singing?

So, I'm 14, going on 15. And by vibrato, I mean of the voice (vocal cords?). Anyway, a good description of it would be that it just came out of the blue. I was singing to myself one day, maybe a ...
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Is practicing Indian classical on a harmonium a problem?

My Indian classical music teacher asks me to practice alankaars on a harmonium. 1) Will practicing on a harmonium somehow bias my voice towards the western fixed tempered scale on which the harmonium ...
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Improving breath support

What are some exercises or tips to help singers improve their breath support?
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Rock Vocal Production - The Strokes (Live)

I am curious about the production on the singer's voice in this live performance and this live performance (the effect is similar). I'm sure you are all familiar with the vocal sounds of Is This It ...
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What are the horizontal lines in this renaissance piece?

In one of the scores of Byrd's Ave verum corpus on CPDL, one notices horizontal lines : What do they mean? Are it a kind of phrasing marks? Were they added by the editor? Edit The Misa de Notre ...
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What is the purpose of doing this exercice with humming?

There is a vocal exercise in which you sing a do-re-mi--fa-sol-fa-mi-re-do-do-sol-do. You do this in many keys as possible. Is it good to do this with hunming? What is the purpose of doing this ...
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Optimum Singing Pitch

Do singers have an optimum pitch within their tessitura (the range within which most notes of a vocal part fall) or would the their tessitura be considered the optimal pitches? I already know about ...
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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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How do I train my musical ear. (Not sure how to phrase this question.)

I'm singing in a church for fun (I've only had a few lessons). I can sing great when i'm singing along to someone else who is on key and sounds great such as listening to like Beyonce or Sam Smith on ...
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Why do singers use vibrato and not tremolo in their voices?

I thought both tremolo and vibrato are the two main ways of melody inflections on instruments. Yet I noticed singers only talk about vibrato with their voices and not tremolos, why is this?
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How can you tell when you unintentionally change keys when singing?

My dad always tells me that when I sing I change keys. Like I'll start out right and then change for a single phrase or word and then change back. I don't know when I do this, I can't tell and my ...
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How can I improve my interpretation, “reciting” ability or just voice expressiveness?

I've been taking some singing lessons lately and I really feel like the main error I have to absolutely correct is lack of emotions and expressiveness in my voice. My teacher some times tries to make ...
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Is it that remarkable that a 5 year old girl can sing high b flat?

My 5 year old had a couple of one on one singing lessons booked in anticipation of upcoming choir auditions. I knew that sometimes she sounded great, but just as often she sounded awful so I was ...
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Will my voice sit better in the mix with a baritone guitar?

I have a deep singing voice (pleasant range: E2 to D4, extreme range: B flat 1 to F4). It is not shockingly bassy but warm. So if I want to cover a song, I need to transpose it. But I have to ...
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Expanding my vocal range [closed]

I'm currently 17 yrs old (male) and my full-voice vocal range is from Eb2/E2 - G4/G#4. I regularly sing and try to healthily push the limits of my range with a vocal coach. My question is, do you ...
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What's the genre of this music? [migrated]

In this music, there is a humming female voice. What is that called?
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When the human voice changes pitch are certain interval changes physically easier?

I'm wondering along the lines of physics and how things resonate. I don't know how pitch changes work when something vibrates, especially the voice or wind instruments. I sort of understand that a ...
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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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What is the technical term for this type of (“rough”) vocals?

I know that this is not live, I believe this is a scene from a film, so of-course it would have been recorded and mixed in a studio and then edited in to the film. It sounds so nice and powerful! Can ...
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Why do theatre performers 'quiver' their mouths when doing vibrato?

The classic things you learn from anywhere is that vibrato comes from healthy singing technique and good breath control. Singing gently, you can attain a nice vibrato without having to move your mouth ...
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Singing after playing sports (after running) [closed]

In short, such things. So I went to the stadium and ran. I walked from the stadium after the run 1 minute passed. And I want to sing and I sing. The voice is beautiful and I want to sing. In short, I ...
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What techniques do singers use in order to hear if they sing the correct pitch?

What techniques do singers use in order to hear if they sing the correct pitch? I do not want opinions. What is really going on? What is it that good singers actually do that bad singers don't? What ...
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How much can I expect my vocal range to improve with high quality vocal training

I am a 22 year old male. My range is currently E2 to G#4 and I am untrained. How do I fare compared to your "average joe" singer in terms of the size of my range? I understand that there are plenty ...
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Learning to sing with scales and vowels

I've started learning how to sing this week and been wondering about few things: Should you do triads, scales, huffing ( basically all exercises ) for all vowels? When attempting to sing from ...
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Why can I easily sing or whistle a tune I've just heard, but not as easily reproduce it on an instrument?

People with perfect pitch can easily reproduce a tune they've just heard on their instrument of choice. Most trained musicians without perfect pitch can also do this, but they would have to ...
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Which of my singing tones sounds alright? I need feedback please [closed]

I am a beginner at singing and I need some good feedback with my voice please. I am not sure which one is best, I say the 'Yee" 4-5 times with each a different tone (Airy, Throaty, Mix, etc.). But I ...
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What is the term for the sung voice found especially in Bach's chorale music (eg. Jesu Joy of Man's Desire BWV147)?

I have wondered what the correct musical term for the voiced melody overlaid in a piece like Jesu Joy of Man's Desire BWV147, or Sleepers Awake BWV645 is. In this piece of music (and other likes it, ...
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Can I get nauseous from singing while closing off my nose in my throat? [closed]

Please note that I am not trained in singing. There are certain muscles in the throat that allow you to close off your mouth and nose independently of each other. When I sing loudly (which is the ...
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Why can human voices sound like musicians' instruments? [closed]

We could represent any classical music using human voice. Why?
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Singing: Is it true that all of your power behind singing should come from your diaphragm?

I'm not sure if I can ask this here, but I have a question about singing technique. My teacher once told me that all of your power behind singing should come from your diaphragm and that you shouldn't ...
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In the aria “Queen of the Night”, is there a name for the “screaming” part?

In the aria "Queen of the Night", is there a name for the "screaming" part located here: I also hear it used in other arias sometimes. Is it a technique or just a ...
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What pitches for singing “Movable Do”?

Considering that everybody has their own most comfortable singing range: when using the 'movable do'-system for solfège, which pitches does one choose to sing the various syllables? Can 'do' be any ...
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Do people who sing with lots of power have a smaller vocal range?

Do people who sing with lots of power have a smaller vocal range? I have heard that if one sings with power, eg like an opera singer, you will get a smakler range. I feel that the more power I use the ...
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Vocal manipulation during live performance

I'm looking for a way to transform vocals of my performers during a live performance. The performers will be using 5 microphones in total and will sing together as a choir most of the time. I want the ...
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How do people sing the high notes using their head voice without making it sound like they are using their head voice?

I heard rock singers etc., who sing really high notes, and I think that they use their head voices. But when I use my head voice, it doesn't sound melodious. What can I do to improve on this?
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Using IK Multimedia AXE I/O for vocals? [closed]

I have been researching upgrading audio interface. This one looks good, although I'm not sure whether I can plug a mic into it for vocals. Any help appreciated. Thanks.
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How does this Baritone singer sing so high?

Caleb Hyles has the low end richness or a Baritone, but the range of a Tenor. What singing voice type is this, and if I'm correct that he's a Baritone, how does he sing so damn high with ease?
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How to do songwriting starting from the lyrics, if I don't play any instrument?

I usually write new songs starting with a free backtrack. Then I imagine which words and melodies can go with it and in that way it's pretty easy to write a new song. Finally I can sing them at open ...
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What is the difference between male head voice and falsetto?

What is the fundamental difference between head voice and falsetto in male singers? I think I know the answer, but I cannot be sure in its credibility, since all my self-researched knowledge comes ...
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If your perception of your voice is off, how can you sing at the correct pitch? [duplicate]

When listening to a recording of your voice, it often sounds higher pitched than when you were speaking. This has been well researched as being caused by you being able to hear some of your voice as ...
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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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Find Vocal Range with Statistics/Hertz

Caveat: if you're not into science meets music, please just skip this post. I'm being asked to sing for a music class. I dislike singing. I don't sound good. I would not make it far on American Idol....
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How do people with high voices deal with having to sing down to Bb2?

I find that singing down to B♭2 in "Silent Night" at church is pretty hard. I think the key of C or C♯ is better for me. How do people with high voices deal with this? Do they just keep ...
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How to roll on an o

Often during a song, some singers with almost no air in their voices, sort of roll on their o's, switching from one note to another without a break. Listen to the video below on 0:11. How can I ...
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Is it possible that women can sing baritone songs?

I know this is probably a weird question but I am just wondering if it is actually possible for other people. I'm currently 15(and a girl) and my comfort zone is around the baritone voice type. Even ...
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Are baritones a third below the tenors?

I have understood that baritones like to choose a key which is a major (or minor) third below the comfortable key for a tenor. If I, a tenor, sing Twinkle twinkle little star in F the baritone would ...
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What is the definition of classical singing?

What is the definition of classical singing? When people refer to themselves as singing using classical technique what do they mean?
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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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What is the difference between singing and speaking?

I can both sing and speak C#3 . There would be a difference between using the note for singing and speaking. What is the difference between singing and speaking? If it depends on what kind of vocal ...