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

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What is the title of this tune found in movies? [closed]

It is often used in movies and is an acapella group of men going "bum bum bum..." at different pitches. It is usually less than 10 seconds and is often used in trailers or in a transition scene.
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What's the term for the duplication of a note, when a singer has to repeat a verse but it's a syllable longer?

This is something I mostly associate with nursery rhymes and songs that use a specific melody repeated over and over. An example, from a version of London Bridge Is Falling Down: Build it up with ...
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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 to eliminate vocal fry on bridges?

my sound becomes squeaky(vocal fry) on bridges. How do I eliminate it?
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Can I connecct 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 savy. Is it possible to do this and if so how? Thanks ...
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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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Unknown Music Notation for Vocals

I would to ask what the notation circled in red meant. Thank you
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Vocal technique: Why is Smiling Used to Sharpen Notes?

A very common technique in singing is to smile in order to brighten the tonality of a given note and raise the pitch of the note. When it comes to raising the pitch of the note, is it the overtones ...
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What's it called when all the instruments cut out and only the vocals continue and then the instruments return?

This is one of my favourite techniques within music (if it even is one). As such I would love to know what its called, thanks :)
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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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How do I know if I'm singing on the right key

I've been singing for around a year, I've come a long way but there's a place where I struggle and I don't know if I'm using the right approach. When I learn a new song, I usually look online for the ...
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I constantly have phlegm in my throat and have to clear my throat all the time [closed]

Alright, so I have a few problems with my voice rn. One is my nose is always clogged/running. So I always have a problem of phlegm going down my throat, which is horrible for my throat in the first ...
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The discriminating power of experienced listeners

Consider a choir of n singers who sing the same tune in almost perfect unison. When asked how many singers they do hear, test persons may say: don't know more than 3, 5, 10, ... 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, ... ...
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Am I still a tenor?

I'm only 16 and I recently found how to mix my head and chest registers. I LOOOOOOVE singing in my passaggio, but it feels so unnecessary since it's so high, for a male anyway. My full range goes ...
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How to use pitch pipe app in different majors for singing? [closed]

I have an app that can tell what what pitch I am singing but I have to give it a note such as C4. I know the notes/octaves in C major but I don't know what E4 would be in B flat major. Thank you in ...
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How much can my vocal range improve with vocal training? [closed]

I currently am a 15 year old male singer, untrained and have the range of a D3 to a D5 and an E5 on my good days, I really want to be able to sing a G5 or higher. I believe that anything is possible ...
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Is it hard for a baritone to sing F4?

Is it hard for a baritone to sing F4? Many people say that baritones cannot sing Silent Night in C. Is F4 really too high for a baritone? Do you find this too high? This is what the organists have ...
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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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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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Hoarseness after 5-6 songs of singing

I started 6 months ago to sing and at the beginning i was feeling very bad in every song. I mean it seemed that i was damaging my voice in every song. Now i'm better at this, when i reach those 5-7 ...
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why would a singing teacher never ask a person to do this? [closed]

The teacher I went to last spring was a good teacher in many ways but I am actually not that happy with certain things she did or did not do. In a previous thread I asked about singing without ...
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How to practice mixed voice without sounding like I'm screaming?

I'm a 16-year-old high tenor who recently found my mixed voice (YAY!!) about a week ago. When fully warmed up, I start mixing around Bb4 and go up to Ab5 and twice last week I hit an A5! Unfortunately,...

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