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

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John Fogerty’s vocal technique on “Have you ever seen the rain”

My question is how does John add all that rough timbre to his voice on this track. It’s unique from any other CCR track that I know of. Is he contracting his throat to create this sound? Or a nasal ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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What does it mean when a vocal teacher tell you that your lowest notes are heavy? [closed]

Some people say they like (or at least don't have any problems) singing in their speaking voice. I find it uncomfortable singing down there. I find it a bit heavy myself. My vocal teacher told me to ...
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In classical singing the speaking range is not a specific register. Why is this?

I disslike singing in my speaking range. I feel like it is much easier to sing above the speaking range. In classical singing the speaking range is not a specific register. Why is this?
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What does this 'x' mean on the stem of the voice's note, above the notehead?

I was looking at the score for Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot lunaire (On Youtube), and on the voice staff none of the notes are connected with each other and they have this x or * on their stem: What ...
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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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Did people sing higher before?

I have been listening to old recordings of sing-alongs. It wasnt too low for me as a tenor. Today many people sing too low for me. I am thinking of music from older movies. ...
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Is it easy to sing soprano in choir? [closed]

When I as a tenor sing a melody I use a comfortable range. A soprano does this as well. When in a choir I will have to sing much higher but the soprano can stay at her comfortable range. Thus the ...
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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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How to sing rock like this?

Can anyone please explain in technical terms how Richie Kotzen achives the singing voice in this song? The more singing terminology the better. Thank you ! Richie Kotzen - Mother Head's Family Reunion
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Neologism based songs

Lacking in music vocabulary I'm finding it hard to articulate, but I am looking for songs (or the genre) that use sounds and made up words purely for its aesthetic quality. The closest thing I can ...
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Low notes and puberty [duplicate]

So I've been thinking... I'm almost 18 years old and, after puberty, I can't seem to be able to reach a low D or C. My range ends at about E2-Eb2 depending on the day and I can project those, E2 at ...
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Male vocal type statistics

This website describes four different vocal types for males (described as distinct from ranges or registers): Pulled Chest - High Larynx Light Chest - No Chest Flip - Falsetto Mix I am wondering if ...
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Will my vocal range become lower as I get older? [duplicate]

I’m a 14 year old male right now and the lowest note I can hit is D#2; my highest note is C4 (on a good day). Can I expect my range to become lower than it already is as I get older, or will my range ...
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In musical terms, what properties are varied by the human voice to produce different words / syllables?

Why, for example, does the word "hello" sound completely different to the word "goodbye", or the letter "a" from the letter "b"? I know it can't be pitch, because all of these words and syllables can ...
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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 normal for the voice to get 'tired' when practicing head voice?

I'm a 37-year-old male and I'm in to Rock/Heavy Metal singing. I would like to be able to sing higher with more power (as I'm sure every singer does). I discovered my head voice about 2-3 months ago, ...
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Is it Good Practice to Sing Saptak while Practicing Bansuri

So far I hadn't seen anyone practice singing Saptak (Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni Sa) while practicing Saptak on Bansuri. Would it be good practice or even a good idea to practice singing alongside playing ...
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Are there really great singers out there that didn't learn anything about singing technique but are just born with talent? [closed]

Most of the singers that I met that have no training have one issue: they have no singing power and have a weak diaphragm. They might be perfectly in tune but they are not really belting it out. From ...
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Do seventh chords add vocal pitches not found in triads? [closed]

I was wondering what is it about seventh notes... Fmaj7 Tall and tanned and young and lovely       G7 The girl from ipanema goes walking     &...