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How many of you Can REALLY Sing?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by FS7600, Nov 27, 2005.


  1. FS7600

    FS7600

    Nov 27, 2005
    I was wondering, how many of you can really sing.

    If so, prove it by uploading your song here, http://studioboards.com/music.php where everyone will be able to rate and comment on it.

    I do know there is some great singers on this board. I can feel it.


    I think Im a decent singer. but not anything compared to some people.
     
  2. I can sing but I'm technologically impaired...or just lazy. Probably more the latter. Actually yea, I'm just lazy.
     
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I can sing in choirs - singing bass really helps with sight reading!! :)
     
  4. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Well, I can't 'not sing'. Which is to say. I can stay in tune, I can stay on rhythm, I have a wide vocal range(3 octaves) and I can provide embellishment. That doesn't mean my intonation is perfect(I'm often off by a couple cents here and there and sometimes struggle to keep a line perfectly in tune), and it also doesn't mean I have a great voice or a knowledge of 'how to sing'.

    I have recorded myself singing a little bit, but ultimately, I'm never satisfied with it. I know I can do better, I need more training.

    I'm currently working on a couple of bass+vocal songs, covers really, just getting used to the whole singing and playing thing. I'll try and get those recorded eventually.

    With regards to singing in general. So much of what makes a 'good' singer 'good' is the context that they are presented in. Singer/songwriters aren't always the best singers, but they make songs that work to their strengths and that give their vocals a place to sit well. In a way that a well qualified or experienced singer might not be able to make one of their songs sound good, despite 'better' singing abilities.

    So, it's just one of those things.
     
  5. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    It depends on what you mean by "singing". I can sing in tune and in time, have a decent vocal range, but I don't have a nice voice. I sang tenor during five years in the university's choir. I sing background vocals in my bands and I'd really love to try as a lead singer, but again, my voice isn't good. I do it at home, alone. I like to sing (while playing my bass, of course) Kiss' "Goin' Blind", Primus' "American Life" and Megadeth's "Sweating Bullets". The only time I had a "spotlight" was like five years ago when Lou Bega released his version of "Mambo # 5". It was a huge hit and a mandatory item in the set list, so I did the arrangement for my band, but I'm the only tropical music player in the town that has decent English skills (there are a few others, but they are rock musicians. NOT A SINGLE member of a tropical band here knows English :scowl: ) and I thought: "I'll have green hair surrounding my nuts before one of these guys can sing this decently" so I decided to take the vocal duties for this. I felt very embarrassed at first but after many gigs I felt like vaccinated (anesthetized?) against that.
     
  6. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    That's what I was saying - I love singing in choirs, but wouldn't be so keen on exposing my voice 'solo'......;)
     
  7. There are a lot of people who Genuinely believe they are good or great singers - however just think karaoke or tone deaf.
     
  8. I-Love-Ratm

    I-Love-Ratm

    Feb 24, 2003
    I'd love to be able to sing.I'd rather not excel any more as a bassist to get a decent voice but I can't!
     
  9. Bard2dbone

    Bard2dbone

    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    Oh Gawd. I wish this were less true.

    I am good enough to be a decent backup singer. But in my last band I ended up as the lead vocalist because we couldn't find anyone better.

    Well that's not quite right. We auditioned something like fifty people, over close to three years. Out of that many, TWO were better than me. One was looking for a cover band gig to make money quickly before moving to California. The other one we hired on the spot. He showed up for the next rehearsal stoned and I fired him.

    Of the remaining four dozen, or so. the best ones sounded about as good as me. There weren't many that good. Many were physically painful to hear (tone deaf and rhythm blind) with no clue how to actually function in a band setting, as opposed to their shower.

    But even the worst of them, people worse than William Hung or Ashlee Simpson, all thought they were the next big thing. None of them ever had a realistic concept of their actual singing voice.

    So the next time you see the deranged wierdos on American Idol's loser episode, keep in mind that is not the bizarre statistical quirk it ought to be. Those people are the majority.
     
  10. I can sing for the most part but, sometimes I try to hard to sound like Chris Cornell or Jack Bruce and throw my voice out so then I cant sing for like a week, I really need to work on creating my own voice that will go with my singing abilities.
     
  11. I can't even sort of sing, much less really sing.
     
  12. I have landed the part of the Scarecrow in The Wizard Of Oz out of about 500-700 people trying out. I would consider myself to be a pretty good vocalist, but, puberty would certainly like to change that! :D Haha. . .

    -Jay
     
  13. The Clap

    The Clap

    Jan 5, 2004
    Scottsdale, AZ
    +1000

    It's amazing how it only takes one unqualified family member saying 'my, your singing is lovely' to convince even the most atrocious singers that they are God's gift to vocal performance.
     
  14. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    I could sing well enough to front alot of stuff, if I didn't have to play bass... I find that I just can't concentrate enough on intonation, timing, and phrasing as much as I want to while also playing bass - although it's not so much a problem while playing guitar... Only problem with that, is that I tend to gravitate towards 1 guitar bands, and I'm not a good enough guitarist to carry that role - although I have done decently as a partime lead singer/rhythm guitarist - and I'm more than adequate as a bassist who does backups with occasional lead vocals... I don't have any way to provide a clip at the moment, or I would...



    - georgestrings
     
  15. FS7600

    FS7600

    Nov 27, 2005
    I would love to take a listen to some of you guys music.
     
  16. Aj*

    Aj*

    Jun 14, 2005
    West Yorkshire, UK
    Puberty destroyed my voice. I have a few octaves in the bass/tenor range and a bit of mid so to speak but no high at all. I can sing in tune and in time but I don't like my own voice much when I sing a lot of stuff, for some stuff it sounds ok though. Pity because I write loads of songs, we're still looking for a vocalist who can hit the spot, we've fired plenty already.
     
  17. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Alexandria,VA
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    Well, I can sing well enough to write a sticky on the Band Management and Performance Forum ;)

    I can sing lead, and I sing about 6-8 songs a gig. The max for me is about 12-15 before the pipes wear out a little. If it's a quieter gig, I can do more. I'm a much better singer acoustically than when amplified - go figure :meh:

    I'm decent at harmonizing, but when the going gets tough, I sing the melody.

    Now, I'll have to find a recording that I like....
     
  18. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    I have heard NJL sing the Whataburger jingle
    in Spanish.

    I kid you not!
     
  19. Currently workin on and looking into recording some solo stuff.............so I sure hope to hell I can.

    :cool: