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Unread 05-29-2007, 05:16 AM   #1
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hey guys...newbie here :(

Hey peeps im very new in the music world....i started getting singing lessons 4 months ago and i attend it every week...

though i want to sing like seal, guy sebastian and michael bubble.....hheh

i have a couple of questions;

1- i have a straight toned voice.....to become a really good singer do you have to have vibrato???
2- singing in the morning, does it help you alot??
3- karaoke.... does it help??

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Unread 05-29-2007, 10:17 AM   #2
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Hey peeps im very new in the music world....i started getting singing lessons 4 months ago and i attend it every week...

though i want to sing like seal, guy sebastian and michael bubble.....hheh
Don't try and sound like somebody else... find your own personal mojo.

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1- i have a straight toned voice.....to become a really good singer do you have to have vibrato???
Vibrato is a technique that you have to learn, also, it helps a lot.
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Singing in general helps... but always, morning or not, warm your voice up...

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It's just more practice...
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Unread 05-29-2007, 12:12 PM   #3
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Hey peeps im very new in the music world....i started getting singing lessons 4 months ago and i attend it every week...

though i want to sing like seal, guy sebastian and michael bubble.....hheh
I agree with Ax, but would add that you could choose higher goals than that.
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Vibrato develops as you learn to breathe and use your diaphragm properly. Vibrato helps with breath control as well as pitch. People who sing straight-tone all the time tend to sing a little on the flat side.
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Only if you are warmed up. You could hurt your voice if you sing a lot while not warmed up.
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As long as you are using correct technique that your instructor will teach you, yes.
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Unread 05-29-2007, 12:45 PM   #4
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I wanted to get controlled vibrato, and when I first started taking voice, my instructor told me not too worry, that it would come in time. I agree now I seem to be getting it, but the more you practice (what your instructor tells you to practice i.e. exercises) the quicker it will come.

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Unread 05-29-2007, 12:48 PM   #5
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Hey peeps im very new in the music world....i started getting singing lessons 4 months ago and i attend it every week...

though i want to sing like seal, guy sebastian and michael bubble.....hheh

i have a couple of questions;

1- i have a straight toned voice.....to become a really good singer do you have to have vibrato???
2- singing in the morning, does it help you alot??
3- karaoke.... does it help??

THANK YOU!!!
I think dudes with a vibreto (no offense) sound wierd

personally i dont think u need to have a vibreto voice.
leave it to the guitar
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Unread 05-29-2007, 03:17 PM   #6
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I think dudes with a vibreto (no offense) sound wierd

personally i dont think u need to have a vibreto voice.
leave it to the guitar
Please do not offer advice in the vocal forum unless you have some sort of knowledge about singing.
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Unread 05-29-2007, 03:54 PM   #7
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Please do not offer advice in the vocal forum unless you have some sort of knowledge about singing.
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Unread 05-29-2007, 04:04 PM   #8
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Thanks for your help guys!!!

ya cuz with vibrato obviously my singing teacher has it and i really want to learn it but i know it will take allloootttt of practice and time to develop it. and i have only been singing for 4 months and she wants me to sing in public at the end of this year!!

I **** my pants if i sing infront of the mirror!! ill think ill pop the question to her on how to develop it. I just want vibrato for the long notes....hehehe

my fav vocal exercise is the "bubble" one, how you put your lips together and blow...like as you come home from a long day and u sit and and make that "brr" noise from your lips...hehe thats always fun....and apperently a GREAT way to increase your tone and all that....

thanks for the help...im really starting to get into singing and i want to sing really well

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Unread 05-29-2007, 04:06 PM   #9
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p.s i love this forum cuz you guys give out positive comment to help each other out...if i asked anyone thats not "singing" they will prob tell me im crap and tell me that im not good enough.....practice makes perfect hehe
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Unread 05-30-2007, 06:22 AM   #10
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Yes, "lip trills" as someone in the other thread identified... this exercise will develop your breathing, vocal power, and strength. And you can do them in the car, shower, etc. Great thing to practice. I always admird Frank Sinatra's vibrato most of all. He uses it sparingly but very effectively.
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Yes, "lip trills" as someone in the other thread identified... this exercise will develop your breathing, vocal power, and strength. And you can do them in the car, shower, etc. Great thing to practice. I always admird Frank Sinatra's vibrato most of all. He uses it sparingly but very effectively.
Subtle vibrato is great for pop music.
I guess that's why I don't care much for Josh Groban. I believe they have to use processing effects to tone down his massive vibrato.
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... and i have only been singing for 4 months and she wants me to sing in public at the end of this year!!

I **** my pants if i sing infront of the mirror!! ill think ill pop the question to her on how to develop it. I just want vibrato for the long notes....hehehe
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One of the best things about learning to sing properly is that when you go to sing in front of people, an amazing thing happens: confidence! I am no Pavarotti, but there's one thing I don't worry much about when I'm up front with a guitar in my hands. I know my vocals will be at least adequate... the rest still makes me kind of nervous.

Not that the first time is easy, but you will get used to it.
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Unread 07-06-2007, 07:17 PM   #13
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yea my vocal coach wants me to sing infront of people this year!! IM NOT READY!!

i only been with her for about 4 months and she wants me to get out there!!

oh yea btw people singing 2 1/2 octives....is that good??? im a tenor
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yea my vocal coach wants me to sing infront of people this year!! IM NOT READY!!

i only been with her for about 4 months and she wants me to get out there!!

oh yea btw people singing 2 1/2 octives....is that good??? im a tenor
2-1/2 Octaves is about average... And if she thinks you're ready, then the only thing holding yourself back is you.
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2-1/2 Octaves is about average... And if she thinks you're ready, then the only thing holding yourself back is you.
2 1/2 octaves is probably above average. I can only sing 2 octaves (Low B to High B). I could stretch that a little by belching a little lower and screaming a little higher but neither would be pleasant or good for my voice.
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