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Unread 10-07-2007, 07:43 PM   #1
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How do you find that "perfect" volume for your voice?

I keep ending up singing too loudly whenever i sing along with christian rock bands(hillsong, starfield, mercyme)..and when i try singing a song along with a soft acoustic type of singer(jack johnson, Colbie Caillat, gabe bondoc), i tend to sound a lot better.

I mean if you sing good on ur medium volume, shouldnt you sound as good as if u were singing louder?

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Unread 10-08-2007, 07:16 AM   #2
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I mean if you sing good on ur medium volume, shouldnt you sound as good as if u were singing louder?
That depends on how good your technique is and whether you are over-singing. Every singer has a point, even with good technique, where they are over singing. When you over-sing, it won't sound as good and it is harmful to your voice.

Personally, I think I find it easier to sing loud. Singing soft requires a lot more breath support and good technique especially in the upper range.
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The volume I sing at depends on who or what I am singing with. You don't want to overpower anything you are in an ensemble with. Generally, you should be able to hear yourself as well as the other people or accompaniment.. whatever the situation is.
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sing at the volume you sound good at...if listening to Hillsongs makes you want to sing louder, then turn it down a little.

I know in performance, the easy answer is to sing where your comfortable and let the sound guys play with your voice in the PA.
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Unread 12-06-2007, 11:09 PM   #5
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I think this is a very important issue.

It bugs me, anyway...i seem to sound better in softer feels, maybe it's just my style.

But even if i'm singing the same songs, it seems that live, the rush makes me put more power (maybe in a bad way), which just makes my voice sound more adolescent (i'm 24).

I'm pretty sure this is caused by my inconstant technique, though...


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