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

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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 ...
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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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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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Which key to move higher to?

When you are singing in the key of C and you want to go a bit higher, then do you go to G (next on the circle of fifths) or C# / D (closest tone above c)? Edit: just to clarify: when I said go ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Can I connect a Digitech Vocalist Live FX to a Boss RC 300 Looper?

I am hoping someone here can help me. I would like to run my Digitech Vocalist Live FX Processor through my Boss RC-300 Looper. I am not Tech savvy. Is it possible to do this and if so how?
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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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Can't even sing the middle C or below. No hope?

I am a 19-year-old guy and I can't sing middle C or below without straining. I can sing from E2 and up to B2 comfortably. But I don't think I am a true bass because my voice isn't really deep or can ...
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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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What's the quickest and best way to learn pitch control when singing in your normal range?

I've been learning the intervals by singing them for a few days, example I play a C on the piano and then I sing a C and a G for a perfect fifth. I find it to be a great way truly know your intervals. ...
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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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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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How do you make a Vocaloid do a "hard" pronunciation for "Through"

I'm working on this part of Dance With the Devil (Braking Benjamin) I can show you that, I can see right through all your empty lies The vocaloid synthesizer Miku that I'm working with wants to ...
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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 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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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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What is this thing that they do in Cosi fan tutti?

I hear some people talk about singing as something that is extremely connected to speech. Some even say that we must first begin with the speaking voice before we start to sing. I did an interesting ...
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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 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 ?
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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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Why I have "pops" in my vocal

I recently noticed when I'm singing I have "pops" like Popcorn in my voice. I've never had this before, what is that "pops"? It's normal? Here's example https://drive.google.com/file/d/...
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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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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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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 ...
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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:...
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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?
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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 ... ...
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What is the term for multiple simultaneous vocal lines?

Is there a specific term for when a song has different vocalists singing different melodies at the same time? I know that polyphony refers to multiple simultaneous melodies, but is there a term ...
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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 ?
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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 ...
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Are Layne Staley's vocals on the studio version of Alice in Chains' "God Smack" possible to replicate live?

On Alice in Chains' 1992 track God Smack, Layne Staley's vocal tremolos seem pretty far-fetched to me. I'm guessing the effect was applied in the studio during the recording process. Nonetheless, I'm ...
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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 ...
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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 is the 'natural autotune' singing effect achieved?

This singer's videos were doing the rounds recently and have got some mainstream media coverage (1, 2) and I'm intrigued to know how the effect is achieved. It sounds a little like the voice 'breaking'...
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Why do Talkbox and Autotune effects sound similar?

Talkbox and Autotune are completely different effects. In the former sound of an instrument is modulated through a hose in the singer's mouth, in the latter the frequencies of the singer's voice are ...
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Are there formal definitions of "high tenor"?

Many people mention terms like "low" and "high" tenors. Are there formal definitions of "high tenor"?
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How much can transposing a song by a half step or a whole step help a vocalist?

It is not uncommon for a singer to ask for a piece to be transposed up or down a half step or a whole step. This minute change might be a big change for instrumentalist, like horn players, who have to ...

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