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Old 08-18-2007, 11:05 PM   #1
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Default Can Anybody on This Board Sing?

I think that I have a nice unique voice. Al Green is my main influence. But anyways, can any of you sing?
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Old 08-18-2007, 11:26 PM   #2
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*raises hand*

Just for fun though
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Old 08-18-2007, 11:26 PM   #3
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Mary had a little lamb. Little lamb. Little lamb.

No. I suck.
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Old 08-18-2007, 11:27 PM   #4
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no i cant.
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Old 08-18-2007, 11:27 PM   #5
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yea i sing. im in the process of starting a band. i play guitar and sing.. its a fun and arduous process of trying to find the right melodies im comfortable with.

for every 100 songs i come upwith, i find 1 or 2 that im comfortable with to finish lyrics/verses/bridges etc.

if youre interested in getting better, just go to a bookstore or google and read books on music and singing. i bought this theatre book for actors thats really good too.. talks about diction, throat, diaphragm, neck, mouth movements.. the whole works.

youtube has some singing lessons also.
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Old 08-18-2007, 11:29 PM   #6
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A can spit some pretty ill bars, son.

But no, I don't sing.
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Old 08-18-2007, 11:32 PM   #7
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I do back up voc. (Do lead on ac couple of songs) in our coverbands. In my original/ jam group, I just let the guitar player do his thing with the mic. The drummer can be hard to keep up with sometimes if I don't pay attention. Dude is FAST!
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Old 08-18-2007, 11:35 PM   #8
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bass player eh? Yeah I sing a little. mOstly play the guitar and so forth but I do some backup/harmony and some lead

Im killer at karoke though! mostly stevie wonder and merle haggard
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Old 08-18-2007, 11:37 PM   #9
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Well if I was trying to beak in the music industry, do I have to have a great voice or a unique voice (good, also).
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Old 08-18-2007, 11:37 PM   #10
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I trained to be an opera singer when I was between 15-19 years old, so yeah I can sing pretty damn well.
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Old 08-18-2007, 11:40 PM   #11
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I trained to be an opera singer when I was between 15-19 years old, so yeah I can sing pretty damn well.
Sound anything like the guy from Queensryche? He was also an Opera singer before joining them.
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Old 08-18-2007, 11:40 PM   #12
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damn Kwajo... dont just brag about it. Offer some tips.
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Old 08-18-2007, 11:42 PM   #13
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damn Kwajo... dont just brag about it. Offer some tips.
I would, but there isn't a whole lot of correlation between the kind of singing that sells these days, and classical opera. I mean obviously singing is singing, but my vocal style and training can't operate that well outside of classical and folk music. I can try to sing lots of styles, but those are the ones my voice is best suited to (I'm a bass with a wee bit of baritone range as well).

The best advice, as with all music, is to practice. If you think you have a unique voice, you need to hone it, develop a style and work on technical aspects of singing, like projection and breathing. Do breathing exercises, practice your pronunciation of consonants so that people can hear the words you sing properly, and work on singing out from your chest and head, not your throat. Do scales to practice your pitch, work on extending your range so that you can sing a wider variety of music, and work toward purity of tone and accuracy before flair and showy twittering.

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Old 08-18-2007, 11:44 PM   #14
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Well if I was trying to beak in the music industry, do I have to have a great voice or a unique voice (good, also).

This is going to be a looooonnnnnnggggg lesson bud. The music industry is tricky, but I'll tell you everything I can remember.

~Follow trends. This SUCKS but if you want to get noticed, you have to go with the trends (ex: snappin').

~Have talent. A lot don't have this, but it will insure a long career. People like Alicia Keys and Michael Jackson are examples.

~Have good quality stuff please. If you only have catchy songs, or one hit wonders-you will get bashed by alot of people.


I have a few sites in my favorites that teach stuff about making demos and getting noticed and writing, but what music are you persuing?? R&B maybe? :)
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Old 08-18-2007, 11:46 PM   #15
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The best advice, as with all music, is to practice.
Words from the wise folks. Not everyday you get this sort of direction without having to pay for it.
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