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  1. leithinkjesusiscool

    Singing Improvement and training

    It's kinda nice if you have drums included. Drums have helped me much more than any metronome or being without them. Or you could play rhythm on the guitar.
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    Informal way of learning...

    Well, if got it right certain kinda singing is more natural. I can't imagine Hank Williams having learned his yodel feeling from formal teacher. But he did have a mentor. But he might have sung solfege in hi church. One vocal style which I find weird is the style used by guys like Jussi Björling. When he sings O helga natt it sounds bit too much. Country music would have sounded more natural, ie if Waylon Jennings would have sung it. I guess classical singing can be unatural sounding to me and many others. Are people here saying that country is more natural and nearer how we normally speak?
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    Informal way of learning...

    Somehow I got the feeling that you are a rock singer who likes the Highwaymen. I am no authority on the subject but that's what I heard. But yes you can sing. Yarl you say...then what about twang? Let's be practical here: how can a vo al coach help me sing songs like this one? You say one must simply just sing them and vocal exercices are unecassary when learning this kinda (or maybe I missunderstood you).
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    Your warmup experience...?

    Yes that the hiss! Have you ever tried yourself or heard students doing hiss and warmups when doing their daily stuff like making breakfast or something simmilar? Isn't that really the nice thing about singing: you can practice while doing other stuff or is this a no no? I think it can help a lot.
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    Your warmup experience...?

    Hi! I would find it interesting to know how you deal with your; so called, warmup exercices. Personally, mine are eg. breathing (mostly just the hiss exercise), lip trills, vowels. They are of course, also more than just warmups as I use them for learning intervals and so on. I've tried the hiss exercice while preparing tea in the morning but...the more physical things I do the shorter my hiss become but on the other hand you sometimes play an instrument and sing which is physical. Might be difficult to get the right body position when being in the kitchen. People, on the other hand, talk about how you can do your exercices while preparing tea and things like that. Has this worked for you or has it not worked? What are your experiences?
  6. leithinkjesusiscool

    Informal way of learning...

    So you can sing that low octave Johnny Cash used for I walk the line. One octave lower than most guys can sing. Is this really easy? Why not upload a sobg and give us an example of your Johnny Cash voice? I don't trust you untill you prove it
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    Informal way of learning...

    You just can't mention Sia without thinking of ice cream. Anyway, Freddie Mercury lost his voice mostly during his later years when performing live. I guess the voice can get hurt later in life even if you don't feel it now. I'm not sure this is due to not taking formal lessons as many don't kill their voices like Freddie.
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    Informal way of learning...

    Hi! Can you tell me how people like Muddy Waters or Johnny Cash could learn how to sing without formal lessons? What kind of special informal thing helped them? When I watch documentaries it's like they just did it and it was extremely easy for then but I don't think that's really the truth.
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    Your experience with remembering intervals

    Do you sing the intervals/melodies in equal temperant even if you sing without a piano, ie accapella? Are we singing them differently when away from the piano?
  10. Howdy! I usually do an exercice given to me by a teacher I once had. It's bassically a C harmonic scale in thirds (C-Eb-D-F...). Doing this with a piano is kind of easy. I would not be able to do this without a piano. I recently talked with a musician I know and he told me something interesting. The advice was not to see singing as a theory instrument like the piano where you can easily find the notes. Piano is easy when it comes to find the intervals. Singing, he said, is a lot like talk and when you do different accents. If I could be more expressive when talking it would help my singing. I guess he's right. Still, I'm not comfortable with singing the intervals without the piano. What are your experiences with this?
  11. leithinkjesusiscool

    I heard it through the grapevine

    Hi! I am thinking about learning to sing I heard it through the grapevine. Do you have any tips on where to start? I know some piano so maybe that would be a useful help. Is this a difficult song that is hard for a beginner?
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    question on different vocal traditions

    Hi! I am taking vocal lessons from a woman in the classical/church style. We work with singing easy melodies (I play them on piano as that is my instrument) as I am not too experienced in singing. I guess a vocal coach in blues/jazz/gospel would focus on that too but also sing blues scales and microtones. I have a question to you who are very experienced in singing: What is the difference between taking vocal lessons in the classical/church tradition and jazz/blues/gospel tradition? And yes I am aware that there are many subtraditions in these vocal traditions. And please understand that I am asking this so that I will know more information and therefore can take practical descision in life.
  13. leithinkjesusiscool

    John Lennon

    this is his voice:
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    John Lennon

    Pax! What do you think about John Lennon's voice technique? How would you describe it? Do you think his songs are easy to cover? did he use many different recording techniques or did he actually sing great? I personally think his coolest song is Woman.