How to sing like white people - a guide for singers

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by pklima, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    is it a fad? i'm just asking before i spend countless hours practicing it. i just want to make sure. i'll start in the morning. thanks for the tip. :thumbsup:
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  2. Steve


    Aug 10, 2001
    "it's a unique sound..but everyone's all sounds the same..but it's unique"

    OK, I'm sure you're very funny and informative but that just made my head hurt. I'm out at 00:20.
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  3. pklima

    pklima Commercial User

    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    Karoryfer Samples
    Well, not literally "everyone". Just all the non-conformists.
  4. Lowness

    Lowness Inactive

    Mar 13, 2015
    Healdsburg, CA
    Yes, it is a joke.
  5. okcrum

    okcrum in your chest

    Oct 5, 2009
    Verde Valley, AZ
    RIP Dark Horse strings
    :D I was once recording a singer who had the worst P popping I've ever heard. In the interests of (studio) time we finally had them sing another consonant (B I think) in its place.
  6. g4string


    Sep 19, 2002
    Melissa, TX
    Nailed it.....

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  7. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    That's pretty interesting really. I've been hearing those patterns for a while now and didn't have a name to give them.

    I hear one other pattern she didn't mention - hurry through some syllables and sit long on others. Like the little girl who won the talent show does.
  8. Kevan Campbell

    Kevan Campbell Bergantino Artist, Vibe9 IEM Artist Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2008
    Austin, TX
    This was freaking hilarious, and made only better by the fact that she does have an beautiful voice when singing normally. I don't know how she made this video without cracking up every take!
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  9. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Of course. My dad says the key to that, at least in the blues, is to talk and make it sound like singing.

    Yeah, it sounded pretty confusing to me at first as well, but listen to just about any Albert King song, especially this version of Matchbox Blues and it begins to make sense.

  10. Steve


    Aug 10, 2001

    You mean How to sing like Ricky Lee Jones?

    Now I get it.

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  11. tekhedd

    tekhedd Tone chaser

    Feb 9, 2009
    Colorado, USA
    Owner/operator of BYTE HEAVEN
    Poe's law, she's too good at it. :)

    The longer you watch, the better it gets.
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  12. David Vector

    David Vector Supporting Member

    Jun 4, 2006
    The real face-palm is all the people taking it seriously and making negative comments when it says right in the video description that the vid is "sarcastic and for entertainment." I mean, especially with the goofy glasses worn to drive it home, how can people be so literal-minded and oblivious?
  13. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    Brill! :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

    But she left out the Millenial Whoop... :cautious:
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  14. nutdog

    nutdog when I'm a good dog they sometimes throw me a bone

    Feb 19, 2009
    in the dog house
    I like her
  15. twinjet

    twinjet Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    Shawn Mendes does that bit about adding an I after vowels. 99% sure that's why I wouldn't mind him losing his singing voice in a tragic carrot eating accident.

    U-i-rethra. Didn't you pay attention?
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2017
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  16. shorthand

    shorthand Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2014
    She's brilliant, and I always get mad crushes on dryly funny women. Sadly, however, the guitarist I play with sings like this, and he's not funny.
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  18. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Lake Havasu City, AZ
    Regarding her video: I absolutely *LOVE* the type of humor of making fun of something and demonstrating how ridiculous something is, but presenting it in a "matter of fact" way. Similar to Monty Python (Brits making fun of Brits in a serious manner). Her video cracked me up! Two thumbs up!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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  19. superheavyfunk

    superheavyfunk 音楽は人生だ

    Mar 11, 2013
    I just learned about this thru a friend who made a Facebook post complaining about indie singers. I'd never heard it (or maybe just not noticed) but then again, I don't listen to CRAP. lol

    Seriously, why do ppl sing like that? This is like, a general white ppl thing these days?
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  20. gln1955


    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    Checked out her Youtube channel and yeah, she can sing. She's also very pretty behind those goggles.
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