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voice producing strange sound (buzzing)

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This is not me singing, but this is an example of the question I am about to ask. When I sing, there seems to be a kind of "buzzing" sound, as if something were perhaps obstructing my vocal chords. Listen carefully to the singer in the video: you will hear it. He is a very good singer, but I personally am concerned about my voice. I do not know if this is a sign of damage or if I'm doing something wrong, or if I could lessen this "buzzing" when I sing... Could anyone shed some light on this for me?

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This is not me singing, but this is an example of the question I am about to ask. When I sing, there seems to be a kind of "buzzing" sound, as if something were perhaps obstructing my vocal chords. Listen carefully to the singer in the video: you will hear it. He is a very good singer, but I personally am concerned about my voice. I do not know if this is a sign of damage or if I'm doing something wrong, or if I could lessen this "buzzing" when I sing... Could anyone shed some light on this for me?

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paquijote: This gentleman is singing with a classical tone quality, with twang, also known as "singer's formant'.

Post a recording of yourself, and by hearing, we can help you ascertain if the 'buzzing' sound you have in your own voice is what we would expect.

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Thank you for your response Steven! Here's the link to a brief recording:

http://www.box.net/shared/291gm4e4px

The "buzzing" is more pronounced when singing open [a], particularly around 0:14. There is no pain whatsoever, I'm just a bit worried. I have take classical voice lessons, and am currently in search for another teacher in Denton, Tx (if you know anyone...) However, the buzz is still present when not singing in a "classical" style. Please let me know about the recording...

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I'm not hearing anything of concern.

If it sounds different inside your head, that would need a skilled conversation with someone in the same room, I don't know how much help we online folks can be.

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Thanks for posting this. I agree with Joanna. I don't hear anything of concern in this recording, but rather an easily-produced sound, with a free vibrato.

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Denton? Alright. I live in Grayson County.

Anyway, I'm just a listener and I think the linked performance and your performance are fine. I'm not a vocal professional in any sense of the word. But I think you are easily carrying a clear tone. And kudos to that performer. German is not an easy language to sing in because of the way words end on a consonant or two. (I know because I speak German.)

I like to keep things simple because I am a simple guy. If the singing is not causing pain or loss of voice afterward, there is a good chance that nothing is wrong.

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actually i think it somehow sounds like this.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8zroG9QWNc < 4.26 - 4.27.

was that achieved by laying back too much support and air?

when i sing some songs, and hit a certain range in my singing, i will sound like that. even when im all out singing..

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actually i think it somehow sounds like this.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8zroG9QWNc < 4.26 - 4.27.

was that achieved by laying back too much support and air?

when i sing some songs, and hit a certain range in my singing, i will sound like that. even when im all out singing..

Ah that was nice. Are there any women teachers doing this? Sometimes it's hard to relate.

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This is my friend singing. He claims that he has a buzz when he sings. He also finds it weird cause when he uses vocal pitch detectors its says that he can belt up to an F#5 which he thinks isn't possible. Can somone tell me if the buzz in his voice is a good thing or a bad thing?

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