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So, I start singing lessons this Friday

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by BurnOut, May 15, 2017.


  1. BurnOut

    BurnOut It's The Billy Baloney Show Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    The Natti
    My singing duties have been growing ten fold this year. In my endless quest for improvement, I start taking singing lessons Friday. My neighbor who is a professional vocal coach for opera, and whatnot has decided to take me on as a student. It's actually something that's been in the works for awhile now. We gonna trade some labor for lessons. I'll end up being a better singer than a bass player. So I got that going for me.
     
  2. Dough
    Ray
    Mee
    Fah
    Sorn
    Lah
    Tee
    Dah
    :D
     
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  3. BurnOut

    BurnOut It's The Billy Baloney Show Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    The Natti
    I'll be whipping out some Sebastian Bach soon
     
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  4. BurnOut

    BurnOut It's The Billy Baloney Show Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    The Natti
    Guess I should of posted this on TalkVoice
     
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  5. You should have tagged the not so mellow man, he's into vocal performances :cool:
     
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  6. kartiste

    kartiste

    May 5, 2008
    Bach wrote great bass lines.
     
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  7. BurnOut

    BurnOut It's The Billy Baloney Show Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    The Natti
    MM don't really talk to me, think he might be weirded out by the creepy puppet.
     
  8. ak56

    ak56 Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2015
    Carnation, Wa
    Good for you!

    I've been singing for decades, but took vocal lessons for about 6 years, from my late 40's to mid 50's. It's amazing how much it can improve your singing, even if you have a lot of experience.

    Having someone with knowledge examining your technique, and knowing how to help you develop it (or correct bad technique) is very beneficial.

    I should apply that thought to my bass playing some day.
     
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  9. That's cool. I'm very interested in the concept, since in my own vocals, I probably could do it in a way that's less straining. Would also like to get more range up top, but I haven't found any youtube videos (for instance) where I've seen this done successfully, where people increase their top end while retaining the quality. I've seen people become "less $hit" up there, but not really great. If anyone has any links; I'd be grateful, though. :)
     
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  10. Doner Designs

    Doner Designs Steve Doner Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2012
    Metro Chicago Area
    Doner Designs is an alias for Steve Doner
    I never thought of singing as something that could be taught or learned vs having the gift, but it does make sense.
     
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  11. BurnOut

    BurnOut It's The Billy Baloney Show Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    The Natti
    Thanks, he said I should record the lessons. I'll be passing on any great information as I get it here. Also to my bandmates, So stay tuned.

    I'm already a good singer, just wanna up my game. He said most everyone famous who sings has a vocal instructor. It's what he does all day every day, endless line of people come to him.
     
  12. BurnOut

    BurnOut It's The Billy Baloney Show Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    The Natti
    That's on the list too
     
  13. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis
    I don't talk to anyone much. As a part time actual lead singer, I am a complete narcissist. When I play bass, I find a need to morally lecture others. Thank God I play guitar as well. No guitarist has ever been accused of thinking...

    I was going to suggest the following advice from Cat Stevens:

    Well, if you want to sing out, sing out
    And if you want to be free, be free
    'Cause there's a million things to be
    You know that there are

    And if you want to live high, live high
    And if you want to live low, live low
    'Cause there's a million ways to go
    You know that there are

    Here's the deal with singing. It's just like bass playing. Practice A LOT and you will get good. It's about guaranteed!
     
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  14. MrLenny1

    MrLenny1

    Jan 17, 2009
    N.H.
    Smart move.
    Singing will get you more gigs than playing bass.
    Good Luck.
     
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  15. In my life as a video game junkie, I'd sing the Ramones, Judas Priest, et al. on my PS4:

    singstar_80s5.
    the little bars let you know if you've got the pitch right & if you've got two USB microphones you can do duets



    TBH, I had been singing the lyrics to "You've Got Another Thing Coming" wrong for decades.
     
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  16. BurnOut

    BurnOut It's The Billy Baloney Show Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    The Natti
    Thanks MM, Love Cat, and really dig Harold and Maude too. Would love to have Cat's skillset.
     
  17. BurnOut

    BurnOut It's The Billy Baloney Show Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    The Natti
    That's the plan, getting better at doing em both at the same time every day.
     
  18. A great teacher makes an incredible difference. Keep it up.

    Also keep up your fitness - it'll improve your tone and endurance. Allow at least 3hrs to recover from a heavy cardio session before singing.
     
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  19. That's some pretty odd advice. Coincidentally I was just reading something that recommends 30 minutes of cardio immediately before doing vocal exercises or rehearsals.
     
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  20. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    Hilarious!
     
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