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How to control riff and runs effortlessly? (Singing) (I'm bad at breath control)

Soo, I can do riff and runs nicely, cleanly separated but has bad control and very bad breath control (i think), i have tensions all over my body but not too much. Soo, I feel like I'm not prepared ...
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How will and how to use singing vibrato help riff and runs especially with vocal runs note separation?

Soo I'm learning vibrato and I can do riff and runs but sometimes had bad separation.. I'm thinking that maybe somehow learning vibrato will help me but will it actually and how? I'm learning from ...
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If whistle voice = super high headvoice, then can I use high falsetto to learn whistle note?

Soo I want to learn whistle tone, and I can do falsetto but not headvoice. I heard people say that whistle is super high headvoice, can I use falsetto instead in place of headvoice to learn whistle ...
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Teacher needing helping with student's voice

So I am a private teacher and have a fourteen year old student that has a very hard time singing above an A5. Her voice either cuts out or is very unsupported and airy. It is also very shaky. There is ...
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What is the healthiest and safest way to sing with a belty, powerful and emotive voice? Is glottal compression really safe?

So, I usually sing loudly without belt or something like that. I did some research on this and I want my voice to sound powerful, very loud, emotive in a safe way. Just like this song: Jon Bon Jovi - ...
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What's an easier way to separate the notes in a riff and runs?

So, I'm learning riff and runs and memorized major and minor scale. I happen to have a problem that my riff and runs are messy, so I followed this tutorial: Which is ...
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What is the process to produce vocal effects similar to Oblivion by Lo Key (using Cakewalk by Bandlab)?

I am trying to create a vocal effect similar to this in Cakewalk. I also have a tool for shifting pitch and/or formant. So far, I have just been duplicating a vocal into several (around 3-7) tracks, ...
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Wouldn’t there be an advantage to songwriting beginning with just one vowel or syllable and are there examples of this historically?

Isn’t this sort of the idea behind Solfege? Not focusing on the assigned pitch aspect of it right now, but the use of syllables with no intent to form words. Also, I am aware that there has been ...
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Is there a way to sing actual clear, nice two notes? (Polyphonic overtone singing)

So I found this two video On polyphonic overtone singing, I'm just wondering is there a way to actually sing good two notes that doesn't ...
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Singing improvisation when the band plays low

I tend to go to jams with other musicians and sing (improvise). On such events musicians often play blues/rock on quite low-pitch scales, which is a difficult place for me being a mezzosoprane voice. ...
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Anyone knows how this rare "angelic" headvoice/falsetto is achieved? (Edit) [closed]

So I randomly scrolled Youtube and found this cover: At 1.06, I'm wondering.. how is this "angelic" head voice achieved? If it's just airy/breathy head voice, ...
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My falsetto sounds like normal chest voice and doesn't sound like falsetto at all. Any help? [duplicate]

I've seen other questions in various forums, YouTube videos, and other sources on the internet like: How can I tell if I (or other male singers) are using falsetto or head voice? But they don't ...
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What is this vocal ornament called?

There is a vocal technique used in this audio clip that sounds Arabic and melismatic on the lyric “smile”. The notes go up from G3 to G#3 and back to G3 again. Some say it is a mordent but I think the ...
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Is headvoice (or "lighter" chest) considered light singing needed for singing riff n runs?

I am learning to sing riff and runs and I don't know but my research in google and youtube says that riff and run singing has to be light singing, looking riff and runs as up and down instead of ...
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What is it called when the same melody is played at different speeds by voices with different timbre?

I'm imagining this situation: A melody is played by a voice (by a "voice" I mean an instrument or an actual human voice). The same melody or a very similar melody is played by another voice,...
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What is the technical term for this type of singing?

You have two vocalists and the first vocalist sings a verse and as he begins the second verse, your second vocalist begins to sing the first verse. The two verses are then sung together.
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Performance directions for a vocal technique

I'm in the process of transcribing Just Like Heaven by The Cure from audio to notation. The lead singer Robert Smith has a vocal style where he doesn't seem to hold a pitch for long before sliding to ...
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Advice as to what voice or in which section I should sing in choir [duplicate]

Need help! So I am a male of 25. My tessitura sits comfortably at F3 - G5. My voice sits quite high and light (meaning I cannot sing the normal tenor line with the tenors; however my voice can ...
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What is the difference between mixing tracks with and without vocals?

So whats the differences about regular edm track with no vocals vs pop/rock/rap tracks. Because i know it’s something different. I want to know how i should mix instrumental behind the vocals in pop/...
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What is the best way to change the “style” of your voice entirely?

I am a 20 year old female. The only singing experience I have outside my car is in a choir where I sang soprano. However, I have stopped singing since then and I’m a decent alto. However, when I try ...
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Why do people think rapping is new and different from singing?

Why do people think rapping is new and different from singing? Are Staccato (short) and Tenuto (held) the correct terms to differentiate the length of the notes and weren’t these two note speeds both ...
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How is (male) falsetto taught?

I've encountered men and boys who are seemingly unable to sing in falsetto. They sing as high as their chest voice will allow, straining at the top, but are unable to slip into falsetto. Presuming ...
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What would using only one Solmization(Solfège) syllable to sing the lyrics to a song be called?

For example, if one were to sing la or al (or other 1 consonant and 1 syllable combinations) to replace every morpheme of the words in a song. Is there a name for that idea, or is the closest thing ...
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Is it a good idea to drink alcohol before a performance? [closed]

I remember that when I was searching for a vocal coach I drank one tot of a nameless liquid, this turned me into a social butterfly the likes of which I never imagined I could be. I then aced my ...
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Do bass singers' voices deepen after puberty? If so, by how much?

I have heard that bass voices tend to continue deepening well after puberty, sometimes into the early thirties. Is this true? I believe Geoff Castellucci once said in an interview that at eighteen he ...
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What acoustic instruments are great for Droning? [closed]

I want a drone, using only acoustic instruments, with as little effort as possible, to accompany singing.
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What are the main concepts that aid singing in key?

In my previous question I asked about how many notes are needed to establish what key you are in. That kind of dodges around the purpose of me asking so here’s a more direct question. With an ...
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How to approach changing keys when singing from sheet music?

For the purpose of ear training and to practice reading sheet music, I am trying to sight sing from the book "Melodia - A compréhensive course in sight singing" https://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/...
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How to write instrument names in a standard professional way in the sheet music

This question is about how to write instruments names on a score. On the page at: https://musiciandevelopment.com/2016/05/16/how-to-prepare-a-professional-score/ it states: list the full instrument ...
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Why does my voice seem to require large amounts of air?

Been singing ang gigging for years and stay booked however, still have issues such as, having to inhale lots of air to maintain my tone. Why? Examples of my singing can be found here: https://www....
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What are they doing to sound like that when singing Gregorian chant?

I am trained to sing with classical techniques with what some call the position of yawning. I even sing Gregorian melodies like that and it sounds very good for those melodies. I do not sing like a ...
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Do sopranos find Silent Night easier in Bb than in D?

I have looked at the soprano lines in SATB arrangements and found something that seems a bit strange. I'm referring to, for example, arrangements of Silent Night in Bb, with the sopranos singing the ...
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How do tenors deal with having to sing lots of D4s in a choir?

I just started singing in a choir as a tenor. I have some training as a tenor (classical techniques) but I am not trained in choir singing. The choir chose to sing a Kyrie by Philippe Mazé. It begins ...
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How is singing Gregorian chant different from singing with classical techniques?

I am interested in Gregorian chant. I would like to sing it but it is often sung in low ranges which makes it difficult for me as a tenor. The range for eg Credo III can be C3-C4. It is very low for a ...
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Typical pitch interval of the exclamation "uh-oh!" [closed]

When one encounters a problem, one might exclaim "uh-oh!" What is the typical pitch interval between "uh" and "oh"? The absolute pitches of "uh" and "oh&...
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Best practices for community choir audition with unknown song

I recently auditioned for an SATB community choir local to me. Prior to auditioning, I sent them an email and asked what the audition process entailed, so that I could prepare. The choir director ...
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How to know which areas of a new song to sing softly and which areas to sing loudly?

I can sing with dynamics, but the problem is I dont know how to effectively apply it. Can someone tell me how do I know which areas of the song to sing softly and which areas to sing loudly while ...
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Will a voice teacher help me improve if I’m a bad singer?

I want to learn how to sing despite me being bad at it. I love to sing, it frees me and brings me joy! I recently got a voice teacher. I know this is a probably a dumb question. (Probably because I’m ...
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Do classical singing techniques make low notes harder to sing?

I've been thinking about singing low notes and classical technique. I sing at church and some melodies go from C3-C4. The other men seem to have no issue with that range. I am not sure they use as ...
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What is the best method to sing in a range where we are not comfortable?

to sing over an instrumental which has very high notes and I have a baritone voice, how do I do it? I naturally sing an octave lower https://vocaroo.com/1dU1HsGbiZrX I force in fasletto https://voca....
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What is my vocal range (how many octaves) and how can I expand it without straining? [duplicate]

I'm 13 years old and want to become a singer. My highest note is a D7 which I hit twice but otherwise it's an F6. My lowest is a G3. I can't really find how many octaves that is so... yeah. I'm also ...
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Is there a word in English to describe instances where a melody is sung by multiple singers/voices?

I'm talking mostly in popular music / rock / etc. One prominent example of what I'm referring to is the start of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody (pretty much up to the "I'm just a poor boy ... "; ...
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How should I teach myself how to sing?

I really really love to sing! I started a year ago. I want to pick up singing and sing well and sound nice. I play two instruments, so I have good ears. I’m young (15). How should I go about teaching ...
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Should tenors find Bb2 an easy note to sing?

When I, a male singer, look at melodies in hymnals the lowest notes seem to be Bb2 and A2. Those are very low for me. Bb2 is very difficult for me to sing. It seems that most people, whether singing ...
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What is the best way for a female voice to hum high notes?

In choir our conductor gave us the advice that your lips should be tingling when you hum, which worked well for lower notes. However, when me and the first sopranos got up to the higher notes, we ...
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Does temporarily quitting singing lessons affect your voice

I have been taking singing lessons for 9 months, but I will have to stop for about 3 to 4 months because I will be moving to another state for some reasons. Will this cause my voice to get worse, and ...
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i have a weird baritone voice and why is my range so limited [duplicate]

I am a 19 years old I have recently started to sing about two years ago and I just want to know why I have such a limited range I’m a baritone but I don’t fit the basic standard for it, my range is a ...
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Help to separate voices in piano score

I'm trying to write in MuseScore Rachmaninoff's transcription of Tchaikovsky's lullaby. But there is this section that puzzles me a bit in terms of voicing: No matter how I try to separate the ...
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Why high notes are too nasal and have to be pushed out hard through my nose [duplicate]

I am a 22 year old male singer. At first I could not sing any note above a C4 (not including falsetto). But now after some practice I can go higher than C4, but the problem is that my voice becomes ...
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Why doesn't vocal music use C clefs nowadays? [duplicate]

I've noticed that in older scores the tenor parts (and sometimes the alto parts) are notated using C clefs, but nowadays you almost never see C clefs but instead the tenor parts are notated using an ...
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