|SidMau ||09-09-2013 04:47 PM |
Learning how to Sing?
Well... It's something I'd like to do, but don't know how to go about it. I'll be taking sight-singing lessons through school for my AP music theory class but I don't feel like that will teach me how to use a singing voice and what not. I have never been particularly good at singing, my voice is very quiet and relatively low. I don't know how to manipulate it from a talking process to a singing one, and I don't know where to start. I can play a note on my bass and get pretty close with my voice, but that's just like hitting an A at the 12th fret. I also have difficulty sustaining notes, which is another thing I feel like can be learned...
Any and all help or guidance would be great, thank you!
|bassinplace ||09-09-2013 07:04 PM |
You don't have to have a good voice to pass as a singer, just ask Bob Dylan, Lou Reed or Jimi Hendrix. :ninja: Seriously though, the small amount of vocal coaching I got taught me that you always sing from your diaphragm, always keeping your throat open. You control the tone by using your "head voice" or "chest voice" or something to that effect. Just like anything else, you get good with lots of diligent practice.
|bluesblaster ||09-09-2013 07:19 PM |
Just do it and keep on doing it and eventually you wont suck too bad. I did it out of neccesity and now years later Im better than I expected I'd ever be. I'll never win any vocal awards but my range has improved dramatically just from exercising that vocal muscle.
|corinpills ||09-09-2013 07:30 PM |
The main advice I would give you is to work on intervals: the defined amount of space between notes in a melody. Conveniently, they are the same distance on your bass. Tone is something you can't do much about at this stage, but a good foundation at singing in tune will get you halfway there.
By the way, Dylan was a great singer at times. He had destroyed his voice by years of smoking, but in his heyday he had a full range of expression available. That scooping thing is only a very small part of his 50 year career and belies a very shallow knowledge of his music. But that's for another thread, I suppose.
|Floyd Eye ||09-09-2013 07:36 PM |
I'm pretty familiar with Dylan's entire career and I would never call him a good singer. Joplin was a horrible singer too.
|Stilettoprefer ||09-10-2013 12:28 AM |
Just rock out in the car to every song you know haha. That's how I got to where I'm at with singing. I probably annoy the crap outta the people next to me in traffic, but I don't give a crap :P
Makes the drive go by faster, too :)
|Root 5 ||09-10-2013 07:43 AM |
I think I can hit the pitches ok. What I don't like is the tone of my voice. Blech!
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