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What vocal techniques are needed to prevent strain when talking into a vocoder?

I suspect that at the root of the problem is the fact that when singing into the vocoder, your brain doesn't get the expected feedback (the natural sound of your voice) and therefore instinctively ...
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Singing with music through headphones

People who sing along to music while wearing headphones sound terrible because they’ve generally got the music so loud they can’t hear themselves. The article correctly points out that singers wear in-...
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Learn to sing with headphones

Bear in mind I started my singing long before the ability to tape yourself was as simple as holding your phone in front of your face, so this might feel a little...ancient ;) You have to develop a ...
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Voice resonating at the back of the mouth

Resonance is genre independent. The only time one might not opt for maximum or at least controlled resonance is if they have commercially valuable tone already. Think Louis Armstrong. The techniques ...
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How much time should be spent on vocal warm ups for children's choir?

This is a question where even professional choir directors and singers can't agree on. Some do quite long vocal excersises (sometimes with all kinds of gymnastics) and some just start to sing. The ...
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How to access super high voice range?

I've seen people misidentify the octaves before on this type of question, so be certain that you have the correct notes (C6 is the "Soprano High C", and should sound really high). If you have the ...
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Is it normal for the voice to get 'tired' when practicing head voice?

How do you get to Carnegie hall? Practice!!!! You stated that you just found your "Head Voice". Yes you are tiring yourself out. Its something new that your throat will have to deal with. Over time ...
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Almost tone deaf when singing

It's probably that you need practice focusing on voice intonation and accuracy. Is there a way to improve my pitch recognition for my own voice? Or is it just a matter of improving vocal accuracy? ...
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Am I still a tenor?

1) You will have more than one passaggi. The orientation of those passaggi will determine your fach, ultimately. 2) Physically speaking, you're still not 100% developed. If you're serious about ...
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Is it a bad idea to practicing sing/voice act high and low pitch on the same day near the extremities of your vocal range?

You might be getting into your fry register on the low notes, depending on how low you are trying to go. The fry register can be bad for the voice (damaging to the vocal cords.) Try looking up some ...
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Singing with music through headphones

'Singers constantly struggle to sing in tune..?' Not heard that one before, and changing the eq between hearing in open air and through cans, well, it's the eq that's changed, not the pitch. One ...
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What Kind Of Voice Do I Have

A convenient way of measuring this is with what we call "octave designation." In typical octave designation, what we call "middle C" is C4. An octave higher is C5, an octave lower is C3, etc. Your low ...
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How to sing like a crooner?

If you're already taking singing lessons then I would suggest the best person to ask is your singing teacher. She has a distinct advantage over someone on the internet in that she's actually heard ...
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Do birth defects in the neck limit the range of some singers?

You don't get high notes by bending your head up, or low notes by bending it down! So, in itself, there's no reason why limited mobility such as you describe should affect singing.
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Learning Indian Classical vs Learning Singing in general

Long story short: if you live in an area with strong Indian culture and are very familiar with Indian Classical music, start there. If you just think Indian music is cool, start somewhere else. ...
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I'm a 17 year old boy who has been described as a Tenor, but somehow I feel like my voice hit a brick wall

There are so many things that you can do wrong as a singer. Only a qualified vocal teacher listening to you physically will be able to tell you exactly what you are doing wrong, and how to work on ...
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Why do I hit some notes only on some days

Many factors can affect this. Low-grade inflammation is among them. If you suffer from respiratory allergies, even mild enough that you notice no other symptoms, you may find that the higher notes ...
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Why do I have trouble staying within a narrow range of notes when singing songs that are toned down?

I have a very low voice and had some early classical voice training that had me singing with that "covered" operatic tone that involves a deep chest voice and a low larynx position. After ...
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What's the point in knowing your vocal range and voice type?

Tessitura is a term more accurately applied to the range of songs, as opposed to the vocalist's range. As in a song may have few or many notes that are slightly out of 'normal' range for a particular ...
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Is vocal pitch trained or natural?

It's a bit of both. You have what you have, genetically, and some people have a great range of 4 octaves (rarish), compared to a lot who have a decent two octave range. The latter is enough for most ...
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Is perceived progress in singing performance necessarily a good indicator of the quality of the teaching method?

This is very subjective. The quality of a particular teaching method is only one factor. It may be very good quality but not necessarily suit all students, or teachers, for that matter. Teachers of ...
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Help! Light voice with non-existent high notes

Okay, there are a few things to unpack here: Your age. The voice doesn’t really mature until people are in their 30’s, and will continue to mature as they age. One of the biggest issues with young ...
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Better learn to sing high notes with or without singing a song?

High notes "head voice" start at most people around E4 (on guitar is the first string). Without a vocal coach, It is difficult to establish a stable head voice. It's like learning an instrument or ...
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Is it normal for the voice to get 'tired' when practicing head voice?

In addition to User Eamon O'Dwyer's answer, I think the headaches may be a point of concern, especially for days after practice. I recommend you see a vocal specialist about that, if not a doctor.
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Is it normal for the voice to get 'tired' when practicing head voice?

Yes, fatigue is normal from use, but your level of it comes from poor technique. Your jaw and neck are tired because you are relying on the muscles to make the sound and not using enough air. 99% of ...
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Low notes and puberty

Okay, Nick. We've got to unpack some things. Your voice doesn't mature at the same rate as the rest of you. Believe it or not, your voice won't really reach full "maturity" until your early-mid 30's. ...
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Vocal/ Humming troubles

The answer is right there in your first sentence... "recovering". Once you've actually recovered, you'll be fine. No good trying to rush it & push it, you'll hurt something if you're not careful....
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Sing High notes and muscles

my vocal teacher and she told me that have a connection between muscles and high note Yes, she is right. The question is: Which muscles? >and every time that have a high note I need to make a squat ...
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