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How to Practise Singing Live with Bad Sound Systems

In addition to Todd's answer -- In general, I can hear my own voice best if I put a somewhat cupped hand on my face, with the base of the thumb on my jawbone, and some fingers resting lightly on the ...
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How to Practise Singing Live with Bad Sound Systems

Get some foam earplugs. Put them in. Then wear some overear headphones and play backing tracks or songs into them loud enough so they sound comfortable with the earplugs in. Then try to sing along. ...
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How to Practise Singing Live with Bad Sound Systems

Practice with the backing track turned up far too loud. Or turned down far too soft.
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Interval recognition : should I use reference songs?

I definitely used reference songs, and the caveat is definitely well made. One advanced technique is to use different reference songs for the same interval depending on the harmonic and melodic ...
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Question about Duncan Laurence - Arcade

Yes, the sheet music is accurate. Bars 7-8 and 19-20 contain different lyrics but the same melody an octave apart. Actually the entire 12 bars is almost exactly the same an octave apart but I’m using ...
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Difficulties matching pitch after the note was played

Previous answers here are great and get to the heart of the matter. The only real way to get used to finding a note with your voice is to practice. The thing about practice is, for one thing, you ...
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Difficulties matching pitch after the note was played

What's interesting here is that you are singing the minor third against the target tone. So it's not "out of tune" but rather harmony. A minor triad or chord consists of the 1st, 3rd, and ...
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Difficulties matching pitch after the note was played

First off, the pitch you're listening to sounds oddly wobbly to my ear, and that can't be helping matters. Second, from what I heard, you have trouble zeroing in on the note regardless of whether the ...
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Difficulties matching pitch after the note was played

In the recording I hear a higher pitched reference note followed by a lower pitched note you sing. I can only guess what's going on there. I assume that you are not yet comfortable to sing the higher ...
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Improving singing without singing?

Work on your musicianship: get better at reading rhythms, piano proficiency, sight reading. Read about diction (e.g. voiced and unvoiced TH). Review meanings of score indications such as leggiero. ...
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Improving singing without singing?

You can train pretty much all of your primary and secondary vocal musculature silently, including diaphragm, tonque and lips along with the laryngeal musculature. You can of course study your ...
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Does this mode of voice have a name and a use?

Nodules on your vocal chords appear at about 1/3, so some people manage to get the two sections to vibrate independently in what is close to an octave. The singer of the funk band Slickaphonics used ...
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What is the term for multiple simultaneous vocal lines?

Quodlibet is the term you’re looking for. From Latin for “as you please”, it’s two or more recognizable songs put together into another piece sometimes for lighthearted or humorous effect… and has ...
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Which kind of contralto is Diana Ankudinova?

Sorry for my english but I think that they are asking weather Diana is a contralto profondo, contralto basso or different type of contralto bc D. is still young.. + one can have both dramatic and ...
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overtake a voice(part), unexplained chord progression,

1. Voice crossing The general rule is that one should not have voices cross: an upper voice moving below a lower voice, or a lower voice moving higher than an upper voice. The reason for the rule, is ...
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Does this mode of voice have a name and a use?

It sounds like false chords to me. I can't promise that's it, but just a guess. I would look into a bunch of techniques and see which one sounds/feels the most like what you're doing. Some ideas are ...
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Will nicotine gum (e.g., Nicorette) harm my singing voice?

Yes. Nicotine supplements will damage your voice. As will smoking and being around people who are smoking. According to The Singer's Voice, by Michael S. Benninger and Thomas Murry (Plural Publishing, ...
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Learning to sing while playing a syncopated strum

This strum pattern - and most others - are spawned from the very basic 4 downstrums in 4/4 music. Obviously after each down, there must be an up in order to be ready for the next down. That means ...
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