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Try this: get any song, rewrite the lyrics using the same melody (parody), turn off the song and create a new melody. Or sing it with the same melody. That's similar how Yesterday (Beatles) was born. The original lyrics was about Scrambled Eggs I like using Randomizer for faster songwriting. Random Music Generators https://random-music-generators.herokuapp....


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I think the terms you want to use are track or channel, level, balance, and mix. In a recording you can have multiple tracks for instruments. In live performance they are called channels. Well, I suppose you have channels for both recordings and live - it's just the electronic path - the track would be the channel's data recorded to some media. The track/...


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Polyphony is the term. You can name specific genres like round or madrigal but they don't make sense to use when your examples are rock music. This is sort of a "trick" based on presenting the two lines separately as verse and chorus and then combining them later. If the listener doesn't know anything about harmony and counterpoint it seems like ...


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There is no term that specifically denotes multiple simultaneous vocal lines while excluding multiple simultaneous instrumental lines. There are many terms that denote various ways in which multiple parts are played or sung at once, and some of those ways are historically or primarily vocal styles (fauxbourdon, for example). Some of these terms (including ...


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I think the term you're looking for is counterpoint. See the song, "One Day More" from the musical, Les Misérables, which is an excellent example. The song is deconstructed in this Wikipedia entry: (scroll to the "Composition" section): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Day_More


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Your voice is probably Baritone or Bass. You said you can sing Space Oddity (David Bowie). The lowest note he sings is B2 on piano. This is low af. Most songs from 19xx until today have a vocal range between A3 and G4. It's a struggle for baritones and bass singers. I suggest you having private lessons with a professional vocal teacher. It will not only help ...


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The answer is no; the style of scat singing in unison along with an instrumental solo, or doubling it at an octave (like George Benson) does not have a specific, concise name (as far as I can tell).


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In the case where an instrumentalist doubles their own improvisation with voice, there is not a specific term. Slam Stewart made his name doubling his bass in this way, having gotten the idea from Ray Perry, who did the same in his violin solos (recording not readily available). In general, it's considered something of a novelty. Some musicians famously ...


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I think you will find lots of information by reading about poetry and meter. Scansion is the "scanning" of a line of text to determine its meter. That is probably an important thing for you to look into. The basic idea is poetry (lyrics) can be written to fit into regular metrical patterns like iambic which is short/long or weak/strong. There are ...


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One method could be a simplification of one I use to write large vocal parts - as even after all these years & can't just write them all down, or even sing them all one after another straight out of my head.* First, pick a simple song, a 3- or 4-chord wonder to start with. Maybe a country-style song - something with a strong melody but nothing too '...


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Your example song, "Feeling Good", was first performed in 1964 by Cy Grant in key of B minor. The score you show is in E minor. Michael Bublé sings it in Eb minor. Nina Simone sung it in G minor. The octave in which the melody is sung seems to be a minor detail here. It is common for singers to transpose the song to match their vocal range. As I ...


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Well, if a song is notated in G clef it is standard that a male sings one octave below, while a female sings the octave that is written. So maybe that is what this is about?


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This answer's primary motif is the difference between Random and Systematic Errors in a Scientific Experiment. Random errors are pretty random as the name says and cannot be correct once the data collection phase is over, while Systematic errors are those that are almost constant and can be corrected later after the experiment's data collection phase is over....


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I had a similar problem, and realized that my connection to the recording device (my computer) was bad. I was using an amplifier/mixer connected directly to the PC's built-in audio interface (i.e. not using USB), and couldn't figure out where the noise was coming from. By using a real "pro-sumer" audio interface (with its own built-in phantom power ...


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I‘ve never cared about this. I think they edit all songs in treble clefs, maybe because pop singers are not all used to read bass or tenor clef. (Most pop songs for male voices are in a higher range than Bariton while the girls mostly sing lower, say in the same range.) I was wondering if it's even a thing that sometimes the vocals won't exactly match the ...


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Any decent DAW will have a Noise Reduction option. They usually work by sampling the noise floor from a few seconds of audio just recording the background noise, then using that profile to process the noise out. Of course that should be done after all the other efforts suggested elsewhere to reduce the noise floor in the first place, get your mic proximity ...


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what else can I try? Use a multiband dynamics processor that can be set up as both a compressor and expander, and use it as a multiband gate. For each frequency band, particularly high frequencies, attenuate everything that's below a threshold level. I don't know if Logic has such a plugin, but Ableton Live has. I use Ableton's multiband dynamics plugin, ...


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