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

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Is it possible to state whether someone is singing in tune?

I have a recording of a vocalist accompanied by guitar. The vocalist claims not to have a good voice but swears he is "singing in tune". Is there anyway to determine if this is true and, if in this ...
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How can we sing the same note either with chest or head?

I've seen a singing teacher being able to sing the same note either as a chest note or as a head note. I tried to do it myself and it seems to me this can be done with the middle range notes by ...
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Why are the contestants in shows such as “The Voice” often drowned out by the background instruments? [closed]

Since we are tuning in to vocal reality shows such as The Voice to hear how good contestants voices are, don't the producers realize that we want to hear the voices more than a loud piano or over ...
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How to eliminate vocal fry on bridges?

my sound becomes squeaky(vocal fry) on bridges. How do I eliminate it?
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How to personallise songs to fit my voice in audacity

Though I've taken vocal lessons for about a year I'm an inexperienced vocalist (Approx. Range ~D3 - ~D5). I'm currently using karaoke versions of songs as backing tracks and sing on top of them. For ...
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High notes in the mix voice

When singing high notes, is mixed voice the same thing as head voice? Is mixed voice just a bridge between head and chest, and when you sing higher, it is actually your head voice?
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Unknown Music Notation for Vocals

I would to ask what the notation circled in red meant. Thank you
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In “All we like sheep have gone astray,” are we laughing with Handel or at him?

Nobody can ever sing — or practically even talk about — "All we like sheep have gone astray" from the Messiah without noticing that the words "We like sheep" are prominently accented, in a way that ...
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How do I do overtone singing?

Is it just a head voice overlaying a steady chest voice? How does this work? Do you need to have 2 different airflows? Please explain! I have tried it multiple times but every time just end up in a ...
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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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How to know if I sing in tune? [duplicate]

I try to sing and to hear my records but I don't know if I sing almost in tune or completely out of tune? How would I know? I will show you several records, can you give me points to improve on? ...
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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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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! For example, I know ...
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Troubles with high notes

I started taking singing lessons 1 year ago. First I was recognized as a baritono and had a not so extended range, as far as I know, I gained 2 or 3 notes in the low part and moved from a Fa4 to Si4 ...
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Need to gain one or 2 semitones vocal range… higher or lower? [duplicate]

I would love to be able to do "House of the Rising Sun" by the Animals justice. It is anchored around A but in 3 different octaves. For me, A2 is really the very ...
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What section I would be in (13yo, D#2 - A5, E6)? [duplicate]

I can hit a D#2. I am 13. I am kind of confused on what section I would be (i.e. bass, baritone etc.) I can go up to an A5 note with my chest voice. In my head voice I can hit a E6 comfortably. Can ...
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How to mic an upright piano to record singing and playing?

I have a pretty standard upright piano and I'd like to move some of my playing+singing from guitar to piano as a way to get more comfortable playing chords. I like to record myself - just for fun or ...
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What is the use of pharyngeal resonator or pharyngeal resonance in achieving mix voice?

Mix voice is blend of chest voice and head voice. That means it is blend of mouth cavity and nasal cavity resonance. So what's the use of pharyngeal resonator or pharyngeal resonance?
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Do beginner tenors ussually start doing exercices in some kind of mezza voce or full voice?

Do beginner tenors ussually start doing exercices in some kind of mezza voce or full voice? Some say that tenors do not begin learning to sing well by using full voice immediately. Some say that full ...
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Voice recording for deep warm voice (spoken) [migrated]

I need to record a male voice for narration. I want to strengthen the natural "warmness" of the voice. I am not sure what the technical term would be, but I am looking to get a warm, deep voice. Think ...
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I am a middle school girl with an untrained D3 to D6 range. Is it impressive, and how much could I extend it by with training, aging, etc?

I've never had proper vocal lessons before, and my friend says 3 octaves is really impressive without proper training. Is it? None of my octaves is just screeching.
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What is the correlation between money notes and scale used in a song when singing? [closed]

I wonder what is the correlation between the scale I chose for a song and the "money notes" I'm going to sing in the more tense moments of the song, like in the prechorus. They are usually going to be ...
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Techniques to develop vibrato in singing

Is vibrato gifted or is it developed by constant practice? Are there any exercises or techniques to develop a good vibrato in singing?
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Piano: How to Internalize a Beat in One Hand?

I am learning an to play this accompaniment while I sing "Counting Stars". I am having trouble internalizing the beat in one section, and as such I keep losing rhythm. Not just for this song, it is a ...
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How do I improve my voice?

I am an 14 year-old girl who wants to improve her singing voice. How do I go about doing that? I heard that you need to strengthen the muscles around the vocal chords, but I have no idea how. I am ...
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How will a long break affect a singer's voice?

If a singer takes a long break from singing, be it many weeks, months, or years, how severely will it affect his ability to sing (vocal range, singing technique, etc)?
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Ear and singing training

I have read plenty of different questions related to ear training, even way more answers, but I'm still struggling to obtain a clear-cut answer (provided that it exists). I have taken up on singing ...
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What songs are good for an young alto? (10-13) [closed]

I am a young teen who is trying to find some songs for me, because everything comes out airy or soft. Is this normal for a person my age? Please help!
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XENYX Q502USB and Neewer NW 700 Mic not working

As the title says, im using a Behringer XENYX Q502USB mixer and a Neewer NW-700 mic and get no microphone signal on my pc. What I currently have: I got the mixer plugged in via usb in my pc and the ...
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“Uh WoOooOo” in reggae/dub/rasta jungle

Is there a name for the "uh woOoOo" vocalization present in reggae and derived music genres? Example: Barrington Levy - Here I come
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Composing for mezzo-soprano

I'm composing for a competition that is for a string quartet but also has a requirement for a mezzo-soprano. I have very little experience with singers but I'm aware that the range is A3 - A5. Are ...
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Safety of exercises in Alan Greene: “How to Sing and Speak Properly” book

I have years of experience singing incorrectly on a hobbyist level. My voice has a lot of tension and I have very little concept of what makes up "good technique". I want to improve my singing tone ...
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Advice for singing [closed]

I feel like I generally am on pitch but still don't like my tone a lot. My goal is to be able to sing pop music at a really high level and I don't know how to make my tone more pop sounding, or just ...
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Why do I have such a small vocal range?

I’ve been working on my vocal range for a long time now, but it seems to always stay extremely small. The lowest note I can hit is the G below middle C, and the highest note I can hit (in full chest ...
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Is there a term for when the music of a song seems to be 'layered ontop' of the vocals?

I used to get this impression from Rammstein's 'Heirate Mich'. Normally when I listen to music, it sounds like the vocals are ontop of the music (if that makes sense). With that song though, it ...
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Do Musicians Who are Trained on Other Instruments Automatically Acquire Singing Ability?

I watched a guitarist on YouTube discuss some concept about harmony, and he played a note and sang an interval above. He prefaced with "now, I am not a good singer but...", and proceeded to sing notes ...
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Why is ii6 always used instead of ii?

I've noticed in ii-V-I that it is almost always ii6-V-I or ii6/5-V-I. Why is this the case? Should the descending fifth in the bass of ii-V be a very strong progression?
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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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What is my vocal type [duplicate]

Good Evening everyone! I am trying to discover my true vocal range and have had a couple answers. I have gotten dramatic tenor, light baritone aaaand high tenor. Certainly you can't be all 3 right? I ...
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When looking up the key of a song, what octave is the singer singing in?

When you look up the key to a song and it says the key is something like E♭ or F, how do you know what octave the singer is singing in? Is it, for example, an F3 or F4? Is it above or below ...
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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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How can I do voice isolation in Ableton?

How can I isolate voice from background music? Is it even possible? I tried it with Audacity but the quality is not good enough.
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Looking to find my voice classification

I'm an 18 yr. old male, looking to maybe get into singing. On a bad day my lowest is C2 and on a good one A1, if vocal fry/subharmonics are not considered. My highest sits somewhere between A3 and C4, ...
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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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Is it possible to use a vocoder to imitate another singer?

Is changing pitch enough for anonymizing a person's voice? piqued my interest about digitally altering voices and the similarity to vocoders in music, and it just occurred to me: The carrier signal ...
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What kind of instrument involves simultaneously singing into a microphone and playing a keyboard? [closed]

I've been to a few concerts (and recognize the same sound in recorded music) where the singer sings into a microphone and plays chords on a keyboard. The sound captured by the microphone isn't played ...
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My singing hit the pitch but still sound terrible. What is my problem?

I think I hit the pitch fairly well. But for some reason, it just sounds weird and off-putting for me. Is there an underlining problem that I can't see here? I don't have any vocal training but I do ...
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Breathing for singing - shoulder movement

I've been told for the longest time that if my shoulders move during singing AT ALL I'm doing something wrong. The problem is, I feel like I can't get a full breath without my shoulders going up a bit ...
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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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Do I need a teacher to learn singing for a hobby

Basically I want to learn how to sing, but I want to mantain only as a hobby, not pursuing any career or academic success. I have no background in singing and I think my voice sounds terrible when ...

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