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This is the sign for a ‘scoop’, indicating that you start singing a little lower than the target pitch (perhaps a semitone or two), and slide/‘reach’ up to it. In this case, all three affected parts will probably start around the same pitch as their previous note (which makes the tenor notation confusing, because it looks like it's sliding up from the bass ...


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It's a sort of vocal glissando. The word is sung, with the last part of it sliding up from the first to the second note's pitch. Can be done best with vox or instruments which can slide or bend notes - violin, guitar and trombone spring to mind. (Infinite pitching).


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There are no special techniques involved in this recording. There are three noticeable traits that occur at or near the time-points mentioned: The natural reverberation of the space in which the recording was made (throughout the entire recording). The interchange between the entire ensemble and a smaller subset. Occasional vibrato.


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The best way to have any recording sound good is to make a good sounding recording in the first place. This is not an easy task. Excellent recording engineers have usually spent at least a decade learning their craft. Like most things, the right equipment helps but can’t make someone without skills sound like someone with skills. So you have to study and ...


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Let's make your example a little longer in order to experiment with it, say, "I can't wait, for the day, you will be, here with me", all sung as 2 eighth notes and a fourth. When I sing it as you describe, with each group of three words joined up, and a pause in-between the groups, it sounds like a standard line from a rock song. However, if I do ...


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If you can turn your vibrato on and off at will, then that's great. Not everybody can do that, so you have the best of both worlds. Just make sure your vibrato doesn't sound forced or unnatural (get an expert opinion). You might need to work on controlling your vibrato. Then all you need to do is decide where vibrato is musically appropriate.


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Like Tim says: this is a notation symbol for glissando applied for singers: let your voice glide like a Trombone: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/glissando-singing-lesson/


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The specific case In the specific instance of "I can't wait", use the "c" of "can't" to separate the words. In order to pronounce the letter C, the tongue briefly halts the flow of air. Extend that moment of haltedness before allowing air through to actually for the C. That is, the back of the tongue blocks the air at the very ...


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There's a lot to be done, before ever processing anything, just with how you set up the recording. I qualify as a "newbie" at production myself, but the smattering of instruction I've gotten suggests: Microphone placement is incredibly important. Move it 3 inches away, 3 inches in, and the difference is incredible. The best way to figure this out ...


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CVT is sort of a commercial product, and you can learn about it on the internet. There is even a phone app explaining various parts of the method. On the other hand the teachers have their own background and experience, and possibly only at some point of their career got involved in learning and getting certified in given method. The details of how they ...


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Take it slower. Put an extra word between each word - sing 'I-fish-can't-fish-wait'. Then do the same, THINK the 'fish' but don't sing it. Now, faster... Think diction. Actually MOVE your lips, mouth etc. to create each sound clearly. And don't rely on 'getting into the habit'. It's YOUR brain, YOUR body. Take control of what it does.


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Be in control of your vibrato. It's something you probably should be ABLE to do, when appropriate. Some singers have a wide, seemingly uncontrollable vibrato. Maybe that is what you were trying to avoid? Others add a little vibrato during the course of a long note. That's a good trick to have available. Take control. Not much 'just happens' in a ...


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You're kind of asking a question that could be simple in a way that makes it difficult to understand... I assume you mean moving up/down notes to sing basic songs? I mean, if you can say a sentence in your normal voice out loud, and then find the note on the piano that you usually hover around and play it, you can probably figure out how to manipulate your ...


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